I have a great acupuncturist and get fantastic relief with muscualar issues. However, when I had UC she should would not be able to help me unless I was off all meds and then even at that it was a crapshoot. I was never willing to drop all meds to try it but I appreciated her honesty.
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