I also wanted to give "alternative" approach a try, so just today I had my first appointment with a doctor who specializes in traditional chinese medicine and accupuncture. He came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. He was not promising to give me "miracle drugs" and cure me. He was very honest, realistic and has a "let try just a few things at a time and see how it goes approach".
He did do some accupuncture today, it was actually very relaxing. Then he suggested I start on a liver detoxifier liquid that I put these drops in my water each day, and he also gave me a B12 injection today.
He definiately wanted me to stay on the entocort and just see how it goes for now. I called my GI this morning to let him know that this was the next step I wanted to try, rather than just uping the dose of entocort. Unfortunately I find out that he is away on holidays until September! Now I can't follow his advice on when and how to wean from the entocort. Oh well, just wait and see.
I go next Tuesday and Friday for more accupunture and see what else he recommends. I feel excited (but realistic) I know this isn't a quick fix, but I feel positive about
this being a new start on how to help my body fight this DD, with proper diet, want to start my yoga again, meditation, and of course the darn meds when we need them. I just want to try and stay away from the big guns for as long as possible.
He did not discuss diet of any sort today. I don't know if he will, but I have all the books and know what to do ?? its just a matter of being very dedicated.After surgery when I was feeling so good it was so easy to pretend to be "normal" and eat and enjoy to some extent. How soon that can change.
The visit today cost me $100, that included the accupuncture, drops and b12 injection. In Canada, this is not covered by our medical insurance.
Hope you find someone that you feel comfortable with to give the naturopath route a try, the way I look at it is there's nothing to lose!
41 yr old farmwife!! and mom of boys 11 and 9
resection surgery Feb. 2008
Pentasa, Entocort (when needed), citalopram,probiotic