Has anyone tried and had any luck/success (or not) with acupuncture and/or herbal meds or supplements?
I started acupuncture last week and so far haven't noticed any real improvement. My understanding is that the effects are cumulative, but I'm curious how many sessions it would take for me to see results, if any. I was laid off last month and my insurance doesn't cover it, so I'm a little stressed about the financial end of things. My GI wants me to go on Remicade. My acupuncturist seems to think she can help me avoid going that route. I'm currently experiencing swelling in my right ankle daily (for the last three months) and pain in the left side of my jaw. Colonoscopy revealed two areas of inflammation. I just don't want to get as sick as I did the last time, so I am looking for any and all noninvasive, but helpful approaches that I can find.
Acup suggested today that I start taking Isatis Cooling tablets- some kind of Chinese herb that's supposed to address inflammation in the gut. Any one heard of this?
I currently take: 2 pills Pentasa 2x a day, turmeric, fish oil, Vitamin D, acai berry, Osteo-biflex, multi vitamin, Align probiotic and now Isatis Cooling tablets.