I didn't try Chinese herbs but I did the SCD diet, pranic healing, acupuncture, supplements, and yoga. None of it changed the course of my disease but I wholeheartedly support the notion of trying anything within reason. Good luck and I hope you find a regime that works for you.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free