chinese herbal medicine? benefit or useless?

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   Posted 12/2/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yestoday my friend told me that one of their crohn's friend used herbal therapy, and this helped her finally get into remission. I have had active crohns since my diagnosis 18 months ago. I have never been in remission, Ive already had four courses of pred. Currently im on methotrexate, but day after day i feel more terrible. I am really considering seeing the herbal practitioner she saw, but i just want to hear about any other negative or postive cases out there.

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   Posted 12/2/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Might help, but no herb is completely harmless. If you can get the exact name of the herb, it would help.

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   Posted 12/2/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
They might well be able to address some of your symptoms. I agree with njmom, find out what they want to give you and check it out first. Some poor Newt is gonna lose an eye. lol
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.  Give it about ten days.  I am NOT a healthcare professional.   Ask your doctor if this is safe for you. 

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   Posted 12/3/2009 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
lol thats true, i should find out whats inside before I try anything. thank you

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   Posted 12/3/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Kalmegh also known as Kang Jang as part of study and it was great. It put me in remission and I had no side effects. It has been used in asian cultures for centuries.

Symptoms of Crohns, Lupus and Hereditary Angioedema but not the diagnosis

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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
There was a thread on here somewhere about mushroom extract (or was it just tea?) that was supposed to help with symptoms. I don't know where it is though...
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
LMills wasn't that the Reiki mushroom or something like that?
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Could it have been kombucha tea? I've read about that helping in a book
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
erythema nodosum
currently taking 40mg prednisone, then imuran or remicade when i taper
feeling scare about side effects but will be happy to feel better :)

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