Hemorrhoids are varicose dilation of veins in the anal area, associated with enlargement, prolapse, inflammation, sometimes bleeding of venous sections of the rectum. The human rectum is permeated with a network of venous plexuses with small arteries. The basis of hemorrhoids lies in the dysfunction of these vessels: increased arterial blood flow and reduced blood outflow from venous plexuses. This disruption leads to the expansion of venous plexuses and the formation of hemorrhoidal nodes. It has been found that this condition is more often diagnosed in men (80%).
Symptoms of hemorrhoids:
- Unpleasant sensations,
- Itching and pain in the anal area,
Depending on the location of the hemorrhoidal nodes, internal, external, and combined types of hemorrhoids are distinguished. Depending on the degree of complication, four stages of hemorrhoids are diagnosed.
Causes and factors of hemorrhoids include:
- Genetic predisposition,
- Straining of the pelvic muscles and increased pressure inside it due to excessive physical exertion (sports activities, lifting heavy objects),
- Venous congestion in the vascular plexus of the pelvis and weakening of intestinal peristalsis due to a sedentary lifestyle,
- Constant bowel disorders due to unhealthy and unbalanced nutrition,
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea,
- Pregnancy and childbirth,
- Various intoxications (alcohol, etc.),
- Infections causing inflammation of hemorrhoidal veins.
Psychosomatics of Hemorrhoids
It’s common to refer to life’s nerve-wracking difficulties as “hemorrhoids.” Looking at the metaphysical symbolism of veins, it becomes clear why such an identification of difficulties and disease occurs. Blood vessels are the “roads” through which life force and joy (blood) move. And along this path, obstacles in the form of problems and experiences appear, disrupting normal functioning and leading to stagnation (disease).
The location of the ailment suggests what issues are associated with it. Thus, the rectum is responsible for freeing our body from processed and unnecessary waste. Hence, the appearance of psychosomatic hemorrhoids in this area clearly indicates that people suffering from this ailment cannot or do not want to get rid of the unnecessary, accumulating negative emotions, and fearing change.
Psychosomatics of Hemorrhoids: Views of Liz Burbo, Louise Hay, Vladimir Sinelnikov
Renowned author on psychosomatics, Louise Hay writes that the anus is a channel for releasing everything unnecessary. And problems with this organ, in her opinion, are caused by extreme clogging (with unnecessary old thoughts, beliefs, and emotions). In Louise Hay’s table of disease causes, hemorrhoids symbolize the fear of the last line, anger about the past, fear of letting go of feelings, and oppression.
According to Dr. V. Sinelnikov, hemorrhoids appear if there is difficulty in getting rid of the old and unnecessary in life. Elimination occurs heavily and painfully due to anger, fear, rage, guilt related to past events. A person is burdened with unpleasant emotions, feels the “pain of loss,” and therefore does not want to let go of the past. V. Zhikarentsev sees the psychological causes of hemorrhoids as fear of the forbidden line, the limit, anger towards the past, fear of letting go of the process, a burdensome sense of guilt.
According to psychologist Liz Burbo, hemorrhoids speak of emotional tension and fear that a person does not want to show or discuss. These suppressed emotions are associated with the fact that a person constantly forces themselves, especially in the material sphere. All this becomes a heavy burden. Considering that hemorrhoids appear in the rectum, which is the final section of the large intestine, the psychologist writes that a person strains and rushes themselves in connection with the desire to finish something quickly. According to Liz Burbo, psycho-emotional tension is often created by a person’s desire to have something or someone. This desire is related to the feeling of material misfortune or the inability to make decisions. Moreover, the stronger the insecurity in oneself or in the future, the more suffering hemorrhoids cause. The psychologist believes that the anus as the final opening symbolizes the end of an idea, relationship, or other process. Pain in this area speaks of guilt due to a strong desire to end something. According to Liz Burbo, bleeding in hemorrhoids indicates that a person does not allow themselves to enjoy life. The person has reached the limit of their capabilities. Everything they have suppressed in themselves bursts out. Dr. Luule Viilma characterizes a person suffering from hemorrhoids as conducting a heavy, bitter war without the desired result. Such a person is characterized by a desire to finish what they started at all costs, using any means and opportunities.
Reiki specialists, B. Baginski and Sh. Shalila, write that it is difficult for a person suffering from hemorrhoids to let go of something, that something worries them, but they cannot or do not want to get rid of it. Yoga teacher G.G. Stacenko (Guru Ar Santem) writes that the psychological cause of hemorrhoids becomes greed and unwillingness to let go of what should leave according to natural laws. A person may feel sorry to let go of what relates to the navel chakra: things, money, or energy.
Psychological Causes of the Ailment
Repeated studies by scientists and psychologists have revealed that this ailment is most often found in people who regularly experience psycho-emotional stress. This means that both excessive physical strain and excessive psycho-emotional overload, associated with a specific sphere of life, reflect on the body as tension of the corresponding organ and lead to the same consequence. In our case – to hemorrhoids. Strong attachment to something, unreleased memories of something unpleasant in the past, trust only to close ones, fear of change – these characteristics belong to people suffering from hemorrhoids. Bleeding in hemorrhoids indicates their loss of taste for life, which is accompanied by anger and disappointment. People suffering from this ailment are usually irritated, instead of seeing the positive in the situation.
Psychosomatics of Hemorrhoids in Women
Psychosomatics of hemorrhoids in women are related to such inherent qualities as impressibility and emotionality. However, it should be considered that the inner world of a woman may contain many fears: fear of unattractiveness and fear of losing a loved man, fear of losing a job, anxiety for children, etc. If all these qualities and negative emotions, combined into one whole, “settle” in the inner world of a woman for a long time, then her body, for the sake of self-preservation, will be forced to find a painful way out of the situation.
Psychosomatics of Hemorrhoids in Men
According to psychologists, the psychosomatics of the occurrence of hemorrhoids in men are based on the fear of losing what they have as a result of changes and the desire to achieve more. Considering the characteristic male tendency to suppress and keep their fears and problems inside, the mechanism of increasing pressure inside the body becomes clear. And then the matter is left to the body: how much it can withstand.
Ways to Heal Psychosomatic Hemorrhoids
If we are talking about a psychosomatic ailment (and not hemorrhoids that appeared after lifting weights), then the action algorithm here is quite simple (as in the case of other psychosomatic ailments). It would be better if you calm your thoughts and emotions and relax before “debriefing.”
- A calm analysis of the obsessive thoughts and strong emotions preceding the disease that have long troubled you. As a hint, you can use the psychological causes listed in the article.
- Realization and acceptance of the psycho-emotional cause of your ailment. Here, honesty with yourself and the courage to acknowledge your wrong, destructive thoughts and emotions are needed. Realization brings liberation.
- Formation of a positive perception of the surrounding world, building a gentle attitude towards yourself: learn to let go of negative thoughts and emotions, choose relaxation techniques for yourself, give yourself time and freedom, be confident in yourself, be able to express your feelings, etc.
- Form the habit of thanking the Creator for each day of life and rejoicing every day.
Live easily and joyfully, and be healthy!