Questions on Hemorrhoids
Q: Why are women affected more than men?
- Anatomical factors mainly: The larger pelvic cavity may cause the intestines to extrude or enlarge, which in turn slows circulation and encourages piles.
- The influence of the fetus in pregnancy: The pressure of the fetus on the tissue in the rectal area encourages backflow within the venous system. [Laceration of the perineum during childbirth may similarly encourage the occurrence of Edema, pain or disease in the nearby tissue, and Piles. "Abdominal "hollowness" after childbirth may dull or distort the desire to defecate. Stools stored too long in the intestine turn dry and this in turn encourages Anal Fissure.]
- Menstruation and Leucorrhoea may disturb the skin around anus and cause chronic inflammation, which leads to piles and Anal Eczema.
Q: Does alcohol aggravate the condition?
- Alcohol accelerates blood circulation and weakens the tone of the blood vessels! Too much blood is transmitted to the Plexus Venous, and symptoms will be aggravated for patients with a tendency to, or pre-existing, Piles. The effect on nascent or existing fissure can be even more dramatic.
Q: Is constipation a factor?
- Constipation is a common symptom with hemorrhoid patients. About 50% or more of mature adults have constipation. It is not only the cause of many rectal, anal and large-intestine diseases, but also may cause and aggravate many other diseases of the body too.
Q: Is diet a factor?
- Yes, once you begin treatment you will be advised to avoid certain foods. Beyond this, a reasonable diet is not in conflict with the treatment.
Q: I am still working with western style treatments for my condition. Is this new form of medicine compatible with what I have already been doing?
- Yes and no. Firstly, it is not “new” – these conditions are documented to have been successfully treated in China for thousands of years. The Chen family protocols are merely an extension of this long-standing practice. If you have been using mainly ointments and gels, whether prescription or over-the-counter, this course of therapy will completely replace those protocols. You will be starting from scratch. Of course, if you have had past surgery, or are contemplating new surgery, the expectation is that this course of treatment, if successful, will entirely dispense with the need for such aggressive treatment ever again.
Q: Is there evidence that theses treatments, which appear very successful in the east, work also on “western” physiology and diet?
- The Chen family has been developing their protocols over generations. In China, at their own hospitals, and through their own trained specialists, over 3 million individuals have been treated with a 98% success rate. In tens of thousands of cases, symptoms which would ordinarily trigger a surgical intervention here have been completely relieved with these non-aggressive protocols. Although western diets may be superficially different, the cause and treatment of these conditions are universal.
Planning Your Treatment
Q: Is it correct that I must attend the clinic each day during treatment?
- Yes, because this is an all-natural, non-aggressive approach that deals directly with the specific areas involved (and therefore dispenses with the need of treating you via a systemic series of oral drugs), you must attend in person each day. Simple cases are can be dealt with in as little as 7-10 days. More complicated cases can take 3 weeks or more. A successful course of treatment translates into years of pain-free living in exchange for that very small investment of time.
Q: Is there easy accommodation in the area? What documents do I need to enter Canada?
- Your own travel professional can assist you. The city of Toronto is home to many of the largest tech firms in the world — and is therefore a key “destination of choice” for business travel. Accommodation is both plentiful and varied.
Q: Will I be able to converse in English during my treatment?
- Of course. However, understand that the senior doctors themselves were rotated to North America from hospitals in China, and therefore English is not their first language. This means that smalltalk and chitchat may not be in abundance.
Q: Are lifestyle changes recommended?
- It may be that aspects of your diet or lifestyle are not optimal for one with a tendency to rectal problems. The professionals at NATCM will be happy to discuss this with you.
Q: Do I need any therapeutic devices post treatment?
- Generally, no. However some clients find that they can use the toilet with less stress on the rectal area if they raise their feet during the evacuation process. This can be done at home, for example, by tightly rolling up a bath towel or mat so that you end up with a very firm support about 8 inches off the ground. Put this support in front of the toilet, left to right, and use it to comfortably raise and support your feet and legs. The improved posture should help significantly. (A professional device made of plastic, to accomplish the same end, can be special-ordered from NATCM.)