According to TCM theory, the anus is the place where the Directing and Governing Vessels meet, and it is the exit of the Large Intestine. Therefore, a painful anus can be caused by disorders in one of these Vessels or by disorders of the Large Intestine, including accumulation of Toxic Heat or of Damp-Heat in the Large Intestine, as well as deficiency or stagnation of Qi and Blood.
Generally speaking, anal pain is classified into two types – acute and chronic. The acute cases are often related to invasion of Toxic Heat or Damp-Heat. The chronic cases are often due to stagnation of Qi and Blood, or deficiency of Qi and Blood resulting from chronic sickness. Anal pain may be attributed to any of the following disorders in Western medicine: hemorrhoids, anusitis, polyps, fissure in ano, anal fistula, perianal abscess, anal prolapse and rectum carcinoma (cancer). There is chronic dehydration and constipation-caused pain. There is neurologically caused pain from coccyx injuries and lower back sacrum involvement. There are also unknown causes of rectal pain, such as medications causing problems.
Acupuncture works by removing the excess Heat, and freeing up the energy channels within the body to allow the blood to flow without stagnation.
My anal rectal pain was cleared with acupuncture!
“After eight months in grueling Anal Rectal Pain, four Colo-Rectal Surgeons, two internists, a group of G.I. Dr.’s and three failed Gaglion Blocks, I was finally put on a regimen of Acupuncture procedure that has successfully relieved and cleared the problem.” — Joseph Seid, Stratford, CT