As of right now, we're still not sure if her fistula is totally healed or not. Fortunately, it never came to the skin, as it stopped at the abscess sac. The Dr.s were somewhat concerned about a recurrence, but felt that with medication it has a chance of healing. She's been on Imuran for awhile now, which is suppose to have a positive effect on healing fistulas. She was also on Flagyl for quite awhile. She goes back in the middle of June, and they will likely do another SBFT to see what the state of things are. Our GI had suggested Remicade as well, but like you the biologics really scare me. I don't know of any natural approach specifically for fistula healing, but it would be great to come across something that worked. Good Luck with the treatment for your daughter.
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.