The Anal Fistula is a chronically inflamed, abnormal tunnel between the anal canal and the outer skin of the anus. The fistulas develop after spontaneous bursting or after the operation of a perianal abscess. After the abscess has already healed, the fistula remains open and empties the secretions and pus.
Infection of the anal gland (cryptoglandular infectionc) is the leading cause of fistula formation. Other causes include Crohn’s disease, trauma or post-operative surgery.
The majority of fistula, “low anal fistula” is curable. With modern laser therapy (FiLaC), such a simple anal fistula can be treated gently and with low risk.
However, complex, high fistulas are difficult to heal and require special skills for the treatment of such patients. With Ksharsutra therapy, both simple and difficult fistula types can be effectively treated.
In anal fistulas, the Ayurvedic “Ksharsutra method” has gained worldwide recognition in recent years. This is a technique in which the anal fistulas are not surgically cut, but an alkalized medical thread is introduced through the fistula into the anal canal and tied. This medial thread enriched with healing herbs leads to a spontaneous healing of the fistula.
The procedure can be carried out on a day surgery basis, i.e. on an outpatient basis. The dreaded fecal incontinence is excluded with this method.