Recently there has been a shift towards a more holistic approach to medicine, including the use of alternatives to mainstream medicine. This has resulted in a boom and substantial growth in what is known as the alternative health industry. Alternative remedies include looking to the past for treatments that were discarded and can be revived to effectively treat ailments.
As we know, the boom in alternative medicines has seen the emergence of organic supermarkets and stores, acupuncture clinics, Chinese medicine stores and alternative health practitioners. Is there a place for alternative medicine and treatment for the management of Crohns disease? It would seem so, as there are reports of many treatments that have been of real benefit to Crohns sufferers.
Acupuncture is one of the alternative ways to treat Crohns that has reportedly been effective. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment where very thin needles are inserted into various locations in the body. The needles do not penetrate very deeply below the skin and the insertion is painless.
Because Crohn’s disease affects the Gastrointestinal tract it is usual that Crohns patients suffer from a decreased ability of their bodies to absorb essential nutrients from their food. It’s not unusual therefore for patients to take mineral and vitamin supplements as well as trace element spplements, to address the deficiency. The most common vitamins that are lacking in people with Crohn’s disease are vitamins B12, C, E and folate. Minerals that are often deficient include iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.
Any Crohns sufferer seeking to manage their condition more naturally simply cannot ignore their diet and exercise regime.
There are many dietary alternatives for Crohns sufferers. Combining sensible nutritional intake and sensible, appropriate exercise regime for your age and physical condition builds up in your body the strength and stamina to better fight any ailment or disease, including the disease Crohns.
Alternative remedies and actions do not necessarily mean ignoring medications or the recommendations of your doctor or specialist. Quite the opposite, what you should aim to do is to create an holistic action plan with your health professional, so that you give yourself the best of both worlds.
As you probably know, there is no cure for Crohns. Not yet anyway. Research into the disease continues and a cure may yet be found. In the meantime the best approach is to manage the disease in such a way as to result in a lifestyle that is as comfortable as possible.
Please never forget that this article, and others like it that you may find during the course of your research into Crohn’s disease, is not to be taken as professional medical advice. This information merely serves to provide useful background information to you. You are advised, in the strongest possible way, to consult with your GP or Specialist medical practitioner to devise an approach to managing Crohns in the way that is most effective and most appropriate for your specific circumstances. The natural ways of stemming the tide against Crohn’s that have been discussed here can only play a part in improving your quality of life.
Source by Colin Cox