IRC (Infrared Coagulation) is a non-surgical treatment option for hemorrhoids. It uses infrared light to coagulate (clot) the blood vessels feeding the hemorrhoid, which reduces blood flow to the hemorrhoid and causes it to shrink. The procedure is typically performed in a doctor's office and does not require any anesthesia. Recovery time is also relatively short, with patients typically returning to normal activities within a day or two. IRC is considered to be a safe and effective treatment option for hemorrhoids and is typically used for early-stage hemorrhoids.