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LizM
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posted 02-10-1999 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LizM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to hear from anyone who has had any experience with homeopathy and IBS or other alternative treatments. Or non drug ways of dealing with the stress that brings on IBS symptoms - yoga etc.

Pattee
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posted 02-10-1999 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pattee   Click Here to Email Pattee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Liz .Learning to meditate has helped me alot.The book Creative Visualization has been very helpful.It helps me keep this in perspective so I can stay in control and not the other way around.It is one of the things that keeps staying positive.it has also pened up channels of communication with God that I thought I had lost.I hpe tis helps .Love Pattee

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posted 02-10-1999 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for flux   Click Here to Email flux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In it ideal form, homeopathy is a sugar pill. It contains no medication whatsoever. Thus, on its own it does nothing. People who feel better after being on it are probably experiencing a placebo effect or spontaneous resolution of their symptoms.

However, just as with herbal remedies, homeopathic pills may be tainted with impurities.

treti
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posted 02-11-1999 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for treti   Click Here to Email treti     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was under GI care and tried medications wich helped for 2-3 months. Then they were changed to another which helped for some time as well.

A few weeks ago I saw a naturopath and recomended a specific treatment that I am folowing. The first week I felt a little worse. Although I'm far from being normal I have noticed improvement. I do not have the "gut burning sensation," severe cramping and extreme urgency.

I am not "blind" to this treatment and it is too early to tell, but I do have an open mind as I did when I was taking the meds. "If this is placebo effect, then dipentum, lomotil and carafate were also placebo pills"

I am eating as healthy as I can, and especialy learning about nutrition. I have always tried to eat healthy. I recently learned a new twist to "you are what you eat"
it is "you are what you digest."

Good Luck, Treti

Ivy5416
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posted 02-11-1999 04:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ivy5416     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am interested in this also. When its cooler my daughter and I intend trying Tai Chi. My GI agreed with this idea. It is something we can do together which isn't too strenuous.

treti
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posted 02-12-1999 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for treti   Click Here to Email treti     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ivy,
You will enjoy tai chi. I am presently taking classes 2 times per week. It is an excellent form of excercise. It has helped me with the strengthening and also the meditation aspect. I hope you enjoy it.
Treti

sadie
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posted 02-17-1999 11:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sadie   Click Here to Email sadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago. My doctor said there was no cookie cutter cure so I decided to try the alternative route. A year ago I saw a hypnotist and also started going to a reflexologist. To make a long story short...I wouldn't waste my money on the hypnotist again, but between the diet and the herbs recommended by the reflexologist I feel I am 95% "cured"!

Nicol
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posted 02-18-1999 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lots of people on the Crohn's Board use Aloe Vera Juice and flaxseed or fish oil to help things during a bowel movement.

Boots
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posted 02-18-1999 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boots   Click Here to Email Boots     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is the address of your Crohn's board?

Nicol
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posted 02-19-1999 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol   Click Here to Email Nicol     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are 2 really good Crohn's Boards.
Faith's Board is
www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb331753
Canadian Crohn's Board is
www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb330438

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