Holistic Nursing Services

Freddie WindRiver, Licensed Nurse                                                     Shutesbury, MA  (413) 259-1416 

Holistic Nursing Services

Colon Hydrotherapy

Getting a colonic

Taking a Sauna

Giving yourself an enema


Hemorrhoid Therapy

    This is not a cleansing therapy, but one I have developed experience in because some of my clients have a problem with hemorrhoids. I offer my clients extensive advice on how to manage and heal this painful problem.

     A hemorrhoid is actually a varicosity of the hemorrhoid vein in the rectal area. Hemorrhoids develop from straining to have a bowel movement, and from sitting on a toilet seat. Much of the world’s people do not have toilet seats, and almost none of those folks have hemorrhoids! Most hemorrhoids can be prevented by using a rectal douche or an enema at the least urge to strain to have a bowel movement.

    One of the most helpful therapies is to avoid using a toilet seat. Many people, especially elders, will need to do exercises for a period of time to stretch their thigh muscles enough to squat comfortably. Once you can relax in a squat position, it will be safe to experiment with squatting on a toilet seat with bare feet, or on the ceramic bowl under the seat with non-slip shoes. Fabric socks are not safe for this purpose. There are stools that can be purchased to help you use a toilet in a position that take the pressure off your hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids will slowly reduce in size if you avoid all straining to have a bowel movement, and if you use the squatting position whenever the bowel movement is large, firm, or causing pressure on rectal tissues.