Hemorrhoids are usually due to the congestion of the blood in the portal system that returns from the intestines to the liver. Acupuncture moxa and shiatsu help a smooth blood flow in the lower abdomen and free up the area. Usually hemorrhoids come in combination with other problems like liver imbalance, constipation… Also specific point are used for rectal bleeding. In case of occult bleeding ( dark blood ) in the stools, a medical examination is required to determine which part of the digestive system is bleeding and can sometimes be a medical emergency.