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Acupuncture for Treating Rectal Prolapse

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My name is Brighton Roper. I am a licensed Acupuncturist. Today, we are in my office in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I'm going to talk about acupuncture to treat rectal prolapse. So, this is a position that's more commonly referred to as hemorrhoids. And acupuncture, in addition to Chinese herbs, can be used to treat this condition very well. This condition can have a variety of different causes, in terms of Chinese medicine. So, my job is to feel the patient's pulse, look at her tongue and ask her questions to find out what the cause. One of the points that is commonly used to treat this condition, is actually called Er Bai. And it's actually one of the extra points in terms of Chinese medicine. And this point consists actually of two points on either side of the tendon of flexor carpi radialis. This group of points is called Er Bai, and it is commonly used to treat hemorrhoids. Next, I'm going to show you two other points, urinary bladder 57 and 58, which are also commonly used for this condition. The following two points are on the urinary bladder channel. And they're actually both empirical points for treating hemorrhoids. There is urinary bladder 57 and urinary bladder 58. Other modalities might be used to treat this condition as well as topical, external, herbal formulas in the local area of the problem as well as internal Chinese herbal medicine. Again, I am Brighton Roper, a licensed acupuncturist, and I've just talked about treatment of rectal prolapse with acupuncture.

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