Five Natural Cures For Crohns Disease
by Sharon Dobson
When looking for natural cures for Crohn s disease, you should know that there is no known cure yet, but you can use natural remedies to help lessen or eliminate some of your symptoms.
If you see something that claims it is a cure, you might want to skip it. Instead, look for things that can help with your symptoms, but make sure your doctor knows what you are doing.
Some of these natural remedies can help you put your Crohn’s into remission, and that may seem like a cure, but it is likely that this chronic condition will flare up at one point or another in your life until a true cure is one day found.
One of the first natural remedies you can try to help reduce symptoms would be to alter what you eat by following the Specific Carb diet. It is important that you talk to your doctor before you start this, as you may already be having problems with getting nutrients from your food, and this can make that worse. This diet asks you to give up vegetables, foods with preservatives, milk and related milk products, most oats and grains, and sugar. This leaves you with little choice, but you can have fresh cuts of meats and you can have many fruits. It is a lot to give up, but if it works for you, you may be happy to do it.
Another of the natural cures is to take specific herbs to reduce inflammation. These can be dangerous if mixed with some prescriptions, so talk to your doctor before you take anything. If these can succeed in reducing your inflammation, you might find many of your symptoms are going to go away. Another natural option you can try is acupuncture. The main mission behind acupuncture for Crohn’s is to stimulate the points on the body that relate to the digestive system to promote self healing along with the points related to immunity to give your immune system a boost.
Two other types of natural remedies are stress relief and help with depression. Though stress is not a cause of Crohn’s, it can be a trigger for a flare up. You can learn many approaches to help you relax, and these things might help improve quality of life. Activities such as yoga are great at encouraging relaxtion, and you can also employ many different breathing techniques when you are feeling under pressure. Depression is a common problem when flare-ups are bad, as they can make life difficult. You can find someone to talk to about your feelings, and you can also begin an exercise program that might also help alleviate depression.
Just because there are no natural cures for Crohn’s disease does not mean there won’t be one some time in the future. There might also be a medical cure, but for the time being, you can only control the root problem of inflammation, and try to lessen the severity of the symptoms that come with it.
No matter what you want to try, natural or not, you should always make sure your medical doctor knows what you are doing so that they can keep an eye on your level of nutrition. This is already a problem for Crohn’s patients, and could be made worse with some of these natural cures for Crohn s disease. Find a doctor that will work with you when you want to try natural remedies, and keep up with your medical treatments as well.