Summary of TCM Treatment of Anal Swelling


Anal swelling
Traditional Chinese medicine




People have become more sensitive to the local discomfort of the anus in recent years as their quality of life has improved. Anal bulge, which is related to Chinese medicine’s “post-heavy,” is a prevalent symptom in the anorectal department. The causes of disease are complicated, involving both objective and subjective elements. There is currently no precise plan for diagnosing and treating anal swelling. In the last ten years, Chinese medicine has briefly described the treatment of anal swelling.


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