Studied Homeopathic Remedies
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Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in the rectum that can ache and bleed. They are very common and are usually caused by constipation, a low-fiber diet, a sedentary lifestyle, or pregnancy. They may be accompanied by a tear in the anus called an “anal fissure.”
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Hemorrhoids
One study evaluated the effectiveness of the homeopathic remedy
for the treatment of anal fissures, a possible complication of hemorrhoids. This 15-day,
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
of 31 people tested
9c given over a period of 15 days.
Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Hemorrhoids
The homeopathy remedy
is frequently used for hemorrhoids. Aspects of the
Collinsonia is often used when hemorrhoidal pain is associated with alternating diarrhea and constipation, as well as heart palpitations and swelling of the lips.
Hamamelis may be traditionally indicated when there is throbbing, raw, aching pain in the anus, made worse for many hours after passing stool, and accompanied by significant bleeding. Back pain may be present as well.
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