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C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

During one of my weekly radio shows, 2 to 3 p.m. each Thursday, the question of hemorrhoids came up and I promised several listeners I would do an enews on this subject. Fortunately, I have not had this problem so I have no personal miracle remedy to suggest! I have to admit that it is difficult to find scientific studies on any treatment other than the old-fashioned surgical approaches. The only thing I found significant was laser surgery which certainly sounds far superior!

Of course, the time-honored approach is to avoid constipation, eat a diet with plenty of fiber and lots of water.

Sitz baths, ice rubs and Preparation H are among the most common recommendations. Witch Hazel may help with itching and discomfort.

Listeners have suggested Hemmoraid from Teeter Creek Herbs and even acupuncture, Rutin (400 to 1200 mg daily) and B 6. The internet is filled with possibilities but I cannot find any scientific study of the many products pushed. When a hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, surgical incision and drainage may be essential.

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.

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