involve the blood vessels that line the anus.
Pressure on the walls of the rectum weakens the
muscles that support the hemorrhoidal vessels.
They then become enlarged and lose their support
and result in a sac-like protrusion inside the
rectal canal (called internal hemorrhoids) or
under the skin around the anus (called external
If the internal
hemorrhoid pushes out of the anal opening, this
hemorrhoid is called a prolapsed hemorrhoid.
Sometimes, blood can pool in an external
hemorrhoid, forming a clot (thrombus). This
hemorrhoid is called a thrombosed external
hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids can occur at any time,
but become more common with advancing age.
Younger people, pregnant women and women who
have had children are most apt to develop
hemorrhoidal problems. The condition occurs more
frequently in some families.
drainage is described as "clearing the clouds".
The therapist uses a gloved and lubricated
finger, inserted in the rectum, to gently stroke
the inside walls of the rectum. This gentle
motion helps to stimulate circulation in the
rectum and causes blood to flow out of the
hemorrhoid and back into the rest of the body.
drainage does not work for everyone. It works
better on internal hemorrhoids versus external
ones and it is better to have the treatment
during a flare-up as opposed to having it done
for prevention. Some people notice an immediate
difference with the treatment while others may
feel little, if any, difference. It is a safe
treatment that is worth trying as a natural
alternative to drugs and surgery.