MANAGEMENT OF HAEMORRHOIDS (ARSHA) WITH YOGIC LIFE STYLE
‘Arsha’ (haemorrhoids) is an ailment that affects all economical groups of population. Though the disease is within the limits of management, it has its own complications like severe haemorrhage, inflammation and thrombosis, by which a patient gets severe pain and is unable to continue his routine work. Haemorrhoids are inflamed and swollen veins around the anus and lower part of rectum. They usually occur as a result of altered dietary pattern, altered life style, genetics, and pregnancy. One of the most common ailments of the rectum, affecting as much as half the population by the age group of 50. Suffering from haemorrhoids is not only painful but embarrassing as well. They may be classified as either internal or external. Many not only want to know how to heal haemorrhoids but how to heal them fast and naturally. The authors review the role of Ayurveda in the management of haemorrhoids (Arshas). It has been proved by scientific studies that botanicals improve microcirculation, capillary flow and to strength of the surrounding connective tissues of anus and lower rectum. Purpose of this article is to create the awareness regarding modification of life style for the prevention of Arshas / piles by regular practise of Yogic Asanas, following strict Pathya Ahara and Viharas according to Ayurveda.
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