Having a daughter with a life-long debilitating illness, I know the responsibility that comes with making medical decisions for a child and how it far outweighs that of what we choose for ourselves, and I know how frustrating it is when nothing seems to help.
As for Crohn's and iodine supplementation, I know of no one who has used iodine supplementation to treat any medical condition, other than maybe for a thyroid condition like goiter, which is uncommon in the US since most of our salt has iodine added. I've never had a doctor suggest it for any condition I or a family member has ever had. I do have a family member with a history of thyroid cancer, so she may be an exception.
It would be wise to check with your daughter's GI, GP, and/or pharmacist before using any supplement since medications can and do have interactions with supplements and even some foods (like grapefruit). Though trace elemental amounts are needed in the diet, higher doses of iodine can be corrosive to the GI tract, even fatal, so you need to know what dosage is considered safe for a child her size.
An acupuncturist is not going to be an expert in Crohn's or its medications. Keep in mind that some supplements can have undeclared drugs in them - I get FDA warnings via email almost daily and they constantly find adulterated supplements, many with drugs that have never been approved for use in the US or have been banned - aside from the fact that they aren't supposed to be in the supplement to begin with. Even concrete/cement has been found in supplements where it was used as a cheap filler. Stick with a supplement source that you can reasonably trust.
Post Edited (JaSanne) : 11/20/2016 9:13:52 AM (GMT-7)