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External Hemorrhoid Relief

Updated on September 17, 2009

Natural Tips for Hemorrhoid Relief

Are you tired of the swelling, itching and pain that comes from external hemorrhoids?

After years of suffering from mild to severe hemorrhoids and seeing numerous doctors, I’ve learned a lot about what truly works and what does not. In this article I will outline 5 very easy ways to eliminate hemorrhoid pain that you can start doing before you finish this article!

Tip 1

Make a healthy homemade smoothie. One of the things my doctors always told me was to increase my fiber intake. Fortunately, one of my doctors was a naturopath so she also said to use natural stool softeners and gave me lists of foods that do the trick better than Colace and Dulcalax combined. Three foods on that list are bananas, blueberries and raspberries.

Bananas are a mild laxative and a natural antibiotic. They help remove toxins from your body, give you energy and they help to naturally shrink hemorrhoids—it’s true! Blueberries improve circulation, reduce constipation and bloating and they also work as a mild laxative to your body which makes your colon happy! Raspberries are filled with calcium and magnesium (as well as bananas and blueberries) which are natural healing agents when digested in the body. Add these fruits and some ice cubes, and sparkling water to a blender and you have a terrifically tasty hemorrhoid eliminator. For specific smoothie recipes visit the website at the end of this article.

Tip 2

Reduce the stress in your life. The daily stress we experience and even more chronic stressful situations worsen any condition we have, especially hemorrhoids. Practice the 5-7-8 technique where you inhale for 5 counts, hold it for 7 counts, and exhale for 8 counts. This simple breathing exercise will immediately shift your energy level and flood your mind and body with calming energy. Don’t take my word for it, close your eyes and try it now before you continue reading.

Tip 3

Make your own chilled witch hazel pads. Witch hazel is a substance that is safe to directly apply to the irritated area. I like to use paper towels for this but you can use cotton balls, napkins, even maxi pads (for you brave men out there). Simply place as many paper towels as you like in a container and pour witch hazel over them. Place the container in the refrigerator and when the feeling hits, take a few out to cleanse the area and help to reduce any swelling and pain. If you like this tip you can also freeze a few of these pads to use. It’s a little better than sitting in a bathtub and way more soothing!

Tip 4

Drink a cup of peppermint tea. I know what you’re thinking, tea, coffee, soda and caffeinated drinks dehydrate the body and should not be consumed if you have hemorrhoids. Well, you’re right. An excess of these drinks and processed foods will not help eliminate pain in this area. There is a way around this though.

You can use fresh peppermint leaves or a non-caffeinated herbal peppermint tea. The reason this type of tea is good is because peppermint is a soothing agent. It calms the stomach (remember this next time it’s upset), relaxes the digestive tract, and reduces inflammation in the body. Another added benefit of peppermint tea, it reduces stress and anxiety.

Tip 5

Last but not least, take a holistic healing approach to healing external hemorrhoids. Louise Hay, a holistic teacher and author, explains that hemorrhoids can be caused by our thoughts and how we cope with things in our daily lives. Take a deep breath and ask yourself the following questions.

Is there an area in your life where you’re afraid to let go? Are you angry at your past? Are you feeling burdened?

Do any of them seem true for you? If not think about what could be going on in your life right now that might be creating or worsening this condition for you. By bringing awareness to what the underlying causes may be, you can do something about it. Every thought carries creative energy so think about how easy it is to heal hemorrhoids and how great it feels to be pain free. Your body will respond accordingly!

For some more tips and cool videos (you won't belief what you can do with a banana peel) visit Hemorrhoids Info

If you want to know how to cure hemorrhoids in less than 48 hours Click here


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      somchai hnonmai 4 years ago

      A good quality article.

      If you are struggling from hemorrhoids, changing lifestyle and self-care measures are frequently effective. You can try natural remedies and in some cases surgery is a must. Thanks for sharing great information and tips.

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      amen 6 years ago

      Awesome article, each and every line i agree, it's true God bless You.

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      Evans9078 8 years ago from United States

      Yes, this is very true.

      Increasing the fiber intake is a very good factor in treating hemorrhoids. It is also best to take herb supplements for they are natural.