The Best Natural Relief from Piles
The yoga system offers effective home treatment of hemorrhoids (piles). From yoga poses that strengthen, to ayurvedic remedies which soothe and heal, relief may finally be at hand.
There’s a myth that only pregnant women get piles, but it is something that affects millions of guys too. Hemorrhoids are bad news. They can be irritating and annoying, and factor in the intense pain they come with and you’ve got something that can drive you mad! They really are a pain in the ass.
Fortunately, natural home treatment of hemorrhoids can be completely safe and can help reduce the discomfort, and the likelihood of them recurring.
There are many causes of piles; from over-exertion and constipation or diarrhea, to bad diet and stress. Sitting a lot on cold or hard surfaces can aggravate them. Regardless of how you got them the treatments for the piles (internal and external) that we will outline here are similar.
So let’s get down to it….
Home Treatment of Hemorrhoids
First things first, let’s start with common sense: a warm bath (avoid perfumed soaps or shower gels etc. as these can aggravate things. Some natural soap can be used to gently clean your anus).
You may want to add a cup of sea salt to your bath as this will help soothe and relax. Soaking in the bathtub will not only cleanse and relax your body and mind but it will also help to bring the swelling and other irritations down in the affected area to a manageable level.
Additionally, before you bathe you might want to think about wringing out a damp washcloth and put it into a zip bag. Lay it out flat and let it sit in the freezer (for a short amount of time – 30 minutes or so!) or the refrigerator for however long you want. Using this as a cold compress upon the rectal area to help you get to sleep or just to enjoy your television time is an extremely useful method that many find necessary when they have hemorrhoids.
Natural Hemorrhoid Relief Through Diet
Diet plays an important part in helping alleviate hemorrhoids, and, of course, stopping them occurring in the first place.
According to ayurveda (the ancient yoga health system), foods that help alleviate hemorrhoid symptoms include bananas, figs and radishes. Carrots and spinach are good too. If you do eat red meat, then give it a break, and cut out coffee, colas and other drinks that contain caffeine.
Drinking aloe vera juice can help regulate and soothe your digestive and eliminatory systems, so that is highly recommended. Indeed applying some cool aloe vera gel to the affected area can bring immediate, and welcome, relief.
Ayurvedic Remedies for Hemorrhoids
A little-known, yet effective, treatment is to use garlic. Remove the outer skin from a clove of garlic, and pop it into your anus (make sure it goes completely inside). This is best done last thing at night. Don’t worry, it’ll come out when you visit the toilet in the morning. The qualities of garlic help soothe and reduce inflammation. Onions work equally as well (they belong to the same family, after all), but garlic is easier to use!
Another ayurvedic approach is to mix a tablespoon of honey with half a teaspoon of mustard powder. Using a cotton tip, apply it directly to your anus. You can re-apply this after every bowel movement.
Home Treatment of Hemorrhoids with Yoga Poses
Yoga poses like Plough pose (Halasana) , Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) and Cow-Face pose (Gomukhasana) are effective in assisting the blood flow within the body, helping reduce the effects of hemorrhoids.
A balanced routine of yoga positions will help your entire body, but you may want to ensure that a couple of these are included for a bit of additional help.
By following the simple suggestions above you will help alleviate the symptoms of hemorrhoids, and improve your all around health and physical well. Importantly, though, it will also lead to fewer instances of getting hemorrhoids in the first place.