Disease information – ARSHA (piles / hemorrhoids)

Ayurveda discusses about anorectal disorders in very detailed manner. It not only talks about medicinal approach but other three ways as explained below.

//arivat pranan shrunati hinasti iti arshaha //

A disease which tortures patient’s vital force (prana) as enemy is called as Arsha according to Ayurveda.

In modern day to day life of urgency and emergency patients neglects proper diet and lifestyle habits. It ends in reducing digestive fire (Agni) or making it abnormal (mandagni).

Mandagni means patient is not able to digest food material at proper speed and time. It results in accumulation or stagnation of half digested food material (Aam) in the form of stool inside or throwing it before time in watery or semisolid form which disturbs doshas at anorectal region.

To treat these diseases completely one need to know the root cause and try to eradicate it. Ayurveda correctly explains the physiology, pathology and treatment of these diseases.

: Schematic diagram of general Ayurveda pathology of anorectal disorders:

Arsha: (piles / hemorrhoids)

A swelling which obstructs the path of stool and tortures patient is called as Arsha i.e. Piles.

Schematic diagram of general treatment of piles: It is of two types mainly

Any type of treatment of piles needs strict diet and life style pattern according to one’s prakriti.

Bhaktivedanta hospital ayurveda dept has efficient team of Ayurveda expert doctors. All treatment options are available for treating piles according to Ayurveda way as per patient’s condition.

Fistula in ano (Bhagandar): —
//Bhagavad darayet yasmat //

The disease in which there is severe pain like Digging around anus. This is a most painful condition which can be experienced by patient in his life. It can happen to everybody from 2 years age to old man.

According to Ayurveda General Pathology is as explained above.

IJAR (Indian journael of ayurvedic research 2010) has published a research
1) Ksharsutra treatment is comparatively easy and painless
2) Fistula surgery is more painful condition for at least 30-40 days after fistula surgery.
3) 98% cure rate with no recurrence
4) Day time procedure
5) Patient can do his daily activities

Ayurveda department of Bhaktivedanta hospital provides efficient ksharsutra treatment for fistula in ano by experienced doctors.

Parikartika (fissure in ano)

Kartanavat pida (typical pain like cutting saw) after stool and bleeding along with it is a main symptom of this disease. This disease is associated with both constipation and loose motions.

Pathologically there is increased vata ( pakwashayagata vata / malavritta vata ).

It occurs in
1) Young ladies
2) Just Delivered mothers
3) Constipated persons
4) Patients having loose stool

1) Correction of digestive fire (Deepan)
2) Relieving constipation
3) Avagaha (Hot sitz bath)
4) Anal dilatation


About Dr. Nanasaheb Memane

Dr. Nanasaheb Memane B.A.M.S; M.S., (Ayurveda Vachaspati) Head, Ayurveda Department, Bhaktivedanta Hospital Graduation in Nashik B.A.M.S. college of Ganeshwadi,Post graduation with university topper in VAM Amaravati – A well known Ayurvedic research centre for Ksharsutra and Anorectal surgery in India under guidance of Dr Varshney. Practical panchakarma training in ShreeVishwakmrita Clinic under guidance of Dr. Jamdagni in Pune.
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