Haemorrhoids (1)


Haemorrhoids (1)


"Haemorrhoids, or piles, are varicose veins of the rectum or anus. They are common in middle and later life, often caused by years of chronic constipation." 
Haemorrhoids has 3 different types: internal Haemorrhoids, external haemorrhoids,  prolapsed haemorrhoids. [1]

Haemorroid image

Almost everyone after 40 to 50 years old will have some degree of haemorrhoids because we walk with 2 legs. Grad1, Grade 2 are not serious and it may not need to have a surgery. However, Grade 3, Grade 4 are recommended to have a surgery. 

Please Do Not Leave It until It gets WORSE.

How Eastern Medicine helps for haemorrhoids.

Eastern Medicine divides the haemorrhoids with 8 different types.[2]

The causes of haemorrhoids: Heat in the small intestines causes haemorrhoids, and heat in the large instestine causes blood stool [2]

Anal Fissure 맥치(脈痔) : small abscess like grain in the anus, pain and itching
Perianal Abscesses 장치(腸痔)란  Prolapsed anus due to internal haemorrhoids. 
Haemorrhoids due to Qi disorder 기치(氣痔)란  swollen and painful caused by emotion
Bleeding Haemorrhoids 혈치(血痔)란  Mixed with blood in the stool.
Haemorrhoids due to immoderate drinking 주치(酒痔)란 painful and bloody stool after having alcohols
Male haemorrhoids (모치(牡痔)): Pimple like mouse'nipple near anus and have pus
Female haemorrhoids빈치(牝痔)란 Swelling near anus and have pus
Anal Fistula누치(瘻痔)란 hole in the anus due to chronic infected anus.


Treatment with Eastern Medicine

Acupuncture treatment according to each types of haemorrhoids are given as well as Traditional Eastern Herbal Medicine according to the types of disease and personal characteristics. 


If the haemorrhoids are painful and its grade is 3 or 4, then surgery is recommended and the surgery is a quick way to remove pain. 



[1] : Department of Health & Human Services (2000) Haemorrhoids, Better Health Channel. Available at: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/haemorrhoids (Accessed: 09 August 2023).

[2]: 한의학고전DB (no date) 한의학 고전 DB. Available at: https://mediclassics.kr/books/8/volume/8 (Accessed: 09 August 2023).