Everyone wants to go for a non-surgical treatment for piles. Piles or बवासीर is a common problem these days due to various reasons. Today, the change in lifestyle such as no or less physical work, untimely meals, long sitting hours and excess consumption of fast food is making people susceptible to piles.
All these factors lead to constipation which is the primary reason for piles. There are two ways you can treat piles- surgical and non-surgical.
Ayurveda is a non-surgical holistic approach that describes the condition of body, mind and soul. Ayurveda is all about bringing balance in health and alleviating problems. Piles in Ayurveda is known as ‘Arsh’. Health problems are due to imbalance in the energies – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. And the digestion problem is due to aggravated Pitta dosha. Ayurveda assures no recurrence in this treatment.
Types and symptoms of Piles according to doshas
According to Ayurveda, there are different types and symptoms of piles depending on the doshas
Piles due to Vata Dosha
In this, the patient experiences severe pain and constipation. The lumps or piles are hard and dark in color.
Piles due to Pitta Dosha
In this situation, the piles are soft and red in color. The patient with Pitta dosha experiences symptoms such as inflammation, high fever, bleeding, diarrhea and excessive thirst.
Piles due to Kapha Dosha
Patients with Kapha dosha have poor digestion and the size of piles or hemorrhoids is large. They are slippery and white in color.
Ayurveda experts provide a list of dos and don’ts for patients diagnosed with piles:
- Drink enough water
- Consume food rich in fiber
- Take medicines or laxatives only under the supervision of Ayurvedic doctor
- Do not go unless you feel the urge to defecate
- Do not strain too much on the toilet seat
- Avoid sitting for long on the toilet seat
- Exercise and be active
Ayurveda Treatment For Piles
If you are expecting non-surgical Ayurvedic treatment for piles, the options for you can be dietary changes, lifestyle changes and herbal remedies.
Pristyn Care Ayurvedic doctor determines the dominant dosha before providing the right treatment.
If you are suffering from piles, avoid spicy and junk food. They may aggravate your condition. Drink enough water to avoid constipation. Stop smoking and consumption of alcohol. Even processed food and caffeine should not be consumed. Red meat is difficult to digest so, avoid it.
Initial stage piles can be treated with medication only. There is no need for any other procedure unless piles become more severe. In severe cases, medications and Ayurveda can go hand in hand.
Your dosha will factor into the medicinal remedies your Ayurvedacharya chooses and any dietary or lifestyle changes they recommend you make in order to prevent the recurrence. Some medications may not be suitable for your dosha, so follow your Ayurvedic expert’s guidance.
Herbal remedies or Kshara Karma
In Ayurvedic medicine, the Kshara Karma method is another approach for treating piles. Kshara is a caustic, alkaline paste that manages piles. The paste is made of a herbal blend and has a cauterizing impact. Kshara is applied to the piles using a specialized device called a slit proctoscope. The paste then chemically cauterizes piles, which may have been open and bleeding.
Depending on your dosha, Ayurveda doctors take specific medications to balance your body as you recover. You may also need to make dietary or lifestyle adjustments to support healing.
It’s possible to be allergic to herbal medications. The doctor suggests testing the ointment or paste on your arm, and if no reaction occurs in 24 hours, try applying to the rectal area.
Look at the video where the Ayurvedic expert explains the condition where they suggest surgery or Shastra Chikitsa.
Therefore, you can prevent symptoms of piles naturally with Ayurveda by determining the dominant dosha. Ayurveda decodes your body and prevents the disease from growing. It can be a safe and effective method. Everything depends on the piles condition and how your body behaves towards a particular treatment. Talk to a medical professional before you decide the treatment for piles.