(l) Foot massage:
l) Hemorrhoids: The massage is applied to anus (32), rectum (31), anus and rectum (52), sacrum (56), small intestine (25) and transverse colon (29) reflecting areas.
2) Anal fistula: The massage is applied to anus and rectum (52), adrenal gland (21), urinary bladder (24), lymph nodes (upper bodx ,39) and lymph nodes (abdomen, 40) reflecting areas (Fig. 103).
(2) Foot acupuncture:
Meridianal acupoints: At Shangqiu (SP 5), Taichong (LR 3), Xia (GB 43), Gongsun (SP 4), Zhaohai (KI 6), Jinggu (BL 64) and Dazhoc. (KI 4) acupoints, a reducing acupuncture technique is applied and the needles are retained for 20 minutes. Acupuncture or embedding acupuncture at Shugu (BL 65) may produce a good analgesic effect after an anal operation.
This is an anal condition with the dilatation and distortion of submucosal venule plexus of lower rectum and subcutaneous venule plexus of anal canal forming venous clamps. Hemorrhoids can be classified as external, internal and mixed types. In traditional Chinese medicine hemorrhoids are believed caused by improper diet with too much uncooked, cold and spicy food, indulgence in alcohol, constipation and over exertion of bowel movements.