I go to a holistic practioner. She requested a copy of my blood work and looked it over to see if anything is "off". For example my liver enzymes were a little out of whack and she gave me a supplement to take for it. My next test came back fine.
When I first went to see her, she changed my diet and elimanted alot of things from it--eventually I re-added them back slowly. She also gave me supplements to take. At the time I first started taking Remicade and was feeling really great. After changing my diet and taking supplements, I felt even better. I think it's well worth it. My bowels are alot calmer and I have energy I haven't had in a while.
I think it's a personal choice to see a holistic practioner because you have to be ready to make some changes and unfortunately health insurance doesn't cover it, so it's out of your pocket.
Remicade- 5th Infusion Sept 28th
Dx with UC In Mar 2004. Mainly Left sided, at times has skipped through the whole colon. Also have IBS.
150mgs of Imuran, Asacol 3/3x's day, Bentyl as needed