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   Posted 2/28/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
A friend just suggested I try acupuncture for my colitis.  She claims it was the only thing that finally cleared up a horrible rash that the doctors c ouldn't get rid of.
Has anyone tried this?  I would be happy to pay even if my insurance wouldn't cover it.

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   Posted 2/28/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always meant to and the lady that teaches my yoga class practices accupuncture. I asked her and she says she has treated others with UC. I've put it on hold until post pregnancy to try it out.
34 yr old female
Diagnosed with Pancolitis in 1/2007
Baby due 3/2009
Meds:1600 mg Asacol a day, Ferrex, Pre-Natal Vitamins, Lovenox, on and off Prednisone (40 mg then taper)

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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Didn't work for me, I went into a flare anyway and decided I was probably wasting my money.
But I agree it can work really well for some things. Helped my cat a lot.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. 
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, trying 15/20 mg. Appt 3/6 to discuss Humira, etc.   

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   Posted 3/1/2009 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, This is my experience on chinese med. I went 3 different herb med doctors who also practice acupuncture. They all suggested me to take herb med for UC. I spent about $1700 and made my condition worse. I tried 2 doctors from LA and 1 doctor from San Jose, ca. I would not intend to try anymore in the future.
Good Luck to you

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   Posted 3/1/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I try acupuncture at the moment. Does it help?: don't know.
The woman I am seeing use both acupuncture and acu-pressure under the feet. Also she has given me som nutritional guidelines to follow as well as some herbs. She says it's the combination that helps.
So the "treatment" is:
- Acupuncture/acupressure
- Herbs
- Nutritionals: Pea protein, lots of nuts/seeds, low on carbs, vegetables preferably cocked, unprocessed meats, no sugar, no coffee, no alcohol
I do okay, but I'm still on medication, and normally do fine on medication. Mentally I seem to be doing better - but maybe that's just the hope of a cure giving positive thoughts.
I don't know
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