by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD
© December 2015, L.D Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Definition. Hemorrhoids are a swelling of one or more of the veins that circle the anal opening. Often the swollen vein(s) can be felt, and may protrude outside of the anal opening, causing what feels like a soft bubble in the anal area. They are common symptoms.
A hemorrhoid is similar, in some ways, to a varicose vein, but the hemorrhoid is located in the rectal area.
Hemorrhoids are quite common, even among people who appear to be healthy.
II. SYMPTOMS OF HEMORRHOIDS
The main symptoms can be itching, pain upon having a bowel movement, and bleeding with a bowel movement. The blood is bright red and often it appears as a streak of red on the surface of the bowel movement. There can also be discomfort upon sitting down due to the swollen vein in the rectal area.
In more severe cases, a swollen vein can protrude from the rectum, requiring the person to literally push the swollen vein back inside the body. Rarely, it is possible for a vein to become caught and strangulated, which could cause serious pain and complications requiring surgery to correct.
III. CAUSES FOR HEMORRHOIDS
Some of these are well known, while others are not:
1. Pregnancy. Many women report getting hemorrhoids after a pregnancy, particularly if the baby is larger and heavier. Carrying the baby squeezes the veins, and damages them, eventually causing the hemorrhoid.
2. Straining to have a bowel movement. This puts pressure on the hemorrhoidal veins that can cause the condition. Reasons people strain to have a bowel movement are:
a) Constipation. The main reasons for constipation, in my experience, are not drinking enough water, drinking the wrong kind of water, or not eating enough cooked vegetables or some other dietary error. For more on this topic, please read Constipation on this site.
b) Hurried lifestyles. People do not want to just relax on the toilet and allow the bowel movement to come on its own.
c) Compulsive or obsessive bowel habits.
3. Infections. A chronic, and often sub-clinical infection in the anal area can weaken the veins in this area. This is a common site for some sexually-transmitted infections to settle, for example.
4. Liver congestion for any reason. The hemorrhoidal veins empty into the liver. If the liver is too congested, it can cause the blood to back up into the hemorrhoidal veins.
5. Copper imbalance that weakens the veins. Copper, in excess, damages connective tissue. This includes the veins. Symptoms that arise as a result include varicose veins, spider veins, hemorrhoids and other difficulties with the veins.
6. Yin. This is an energetic cause. Hemorrhoids are a swelling, and such conditions are always yin imbalances in the body. Yin is associated with expansion of a tissue or organ of the body.
This is important because the correction must be a yang correction. Nutritional balancing provides this, but most other health and nutrition programs do not.
Related yin conditions are:
a) A stagnant or congested liver. This is common today due to the many toxic metals and toxic chemicals that the liver must process.
b) A large diameter stool that presses hard upon the hemorrhoidal veins and may injure them.
c) Copper toxicity.
7. Hemorrhoids that occur while on a nutritional balancing program. On occasion, a hemorrhoid can arise during the course of a nutritional balancing program. These are usually due to congestion in the liver, along with an elimination of toxins. It might also arise while a person is on a program if the person eats something that is toxic for the liver.
So far, in all these cases, the hemorrhoid goes away as one continues on a nutritional balancing program.
1. Correct a yin body situation. This requires a nutritional balancing diet, in particular, although the entire program is extremely helpful.
2. Do not strain at the stool. Instead, relax when you go to the toilet, and do not be in a hurry.
3. Correct constipation. It is not that hard to do with a nutritional balancing program, even in long-standing cases.
Nutritional balancing. Most cases of hemorrhoids go away when one follows a nutritional balancing program. Please read a recent testimonial on this subject of a fairly severe case of hemorrhoids that went away completely on a nutritional balancing program.
Other corrective methods:
Galvanic current treatment. Severe cases of hemorrhoids may require a newer treatment using galvanic current that is applied with simple probes to the area. While I am not sure how this works, it can be very effective, painless and superior to surgery.
Not too many doctors offer this therapy, but one could most likely locate a doctor who offers it by researching this treatment on the internet.
Folk remedies. Many folk remedies claim to help with hemorrhoids. These range from poultices and suppositories made with potato or onions, and wheat grass implants, to over-the-counter remedies such as Basic H. These may help, but I suggest improving the whole body, even if you want to try a folk remedy.
HEMORRHOIDS AND COFFEE ENEMAS
At times, doing coffee enemas helps heal hemorrhoids. However, occasionally someone reports that doing coffee enemas aggravates their condition. This is unfortunate, because coffee enemas are extremely healing for the liver and the colon, in particular. Here are some possible solutions for this problem:
1. Bullet-proof coffee. A possible solution is to switch to the so-called Upgraded coffee, also called bullet-proof coffee (www.upgradedself.com/coffee) It may be less irritating. This coffee is excellent for anyone.
2. Use a urinary catheter. Instead of using the regular enema tip, one can buy a urinary catheter than attaches to the enema tip. This is a very small diameter catheter that can be placed in the rectum and can bypass the hemorrhoids, so that they do not become irritated.
3. Genital coffee implants. This is not a substitute for coffee enemas, but it is better than no coffee at all. To read about this procedure, please read Genital Coffee Implants on this website.
4. S.A. Wilson coffee. (available at www.SAWilsons.com). This very lightly-roasted coffee seems to be milder and less irritating to the colon, and may be easier to tolerate for those with hemorrhoids. It is too yin, however, so I do not recommend it unless it is absolutely necessary, and only for a limited period of time until the hemorrhoid heals.
If these suggestions do not help, then I suggest the galvanic current treatment to eliminate the hemorrhoids so that one can do coffee enemas. This is an instance in which a medical treatment may be very worthwhile.