Treatment for UC or IBD in 'Ayurveda'

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   Posted 4/29/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Readers,
     I am a patient of UC and currently undergoing treatment of 40 mg Prednisone + Asacol. I had the first course of Pred(40mg 5 days, then 30 for 5 20 days) about a month ago, and i had a flare up few days back, and the doctor asked me to take pred again for a month. I know that this disease is not to going to go for ever with any of these medicines, rather it can only control for few months/years. So I gathered information from some of the friends who had this disease years before and they are fine now by switching to 'Ayurveda' (Indian traditional or Herbal Medicine). And the good part is there is no side effects for Ayurvedic medicines. The importent thing is you have to 100% stick on the diet and the medicine. In India 'Kerala' State is famous for Ayurveda. Here is one link. **Please read the forum rules before posting. Among them Kottakal is one of the famous place. There is contact information in their website.
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Post Edited By Moderator (Lonielane) : 4/29/2009 4:06:21 PM (GMT-6)

Rio in Maryland
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   Posted 4/30/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Anu, I tried some ayurvedic remedies in the past and didn't notice much of a benefit then, but am always interested in learning more as I'd much rather treat UC with natural treatments.

Could you email me the link to the ayurveda web-site? My email address is in my profile. Thanks.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine, 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 x 3 times a day, Metamucil wafers
Vitamin E enema or Mesacol/Asacol enema at least once a week
Spinach & sunflower seed diet

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   Posted 4/30/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anu
I don't know about this Kerala ayurvedic center. However, I had tried one in Delhi. I had also tried Unani. Both of them have similar herbs. It did help for sometime. However, the whole process of making the medicines was quite painful. So far as Ayurvedic person is concerned, I found that he was cheating his patients. He was mixing steroids and other allopathic medicines - grinding them in powdered herbs. I found 100s of empty bottles of allopathic medicines/steroids, in a dump at his centre.

Unani was good - He was a Former Dean of Tibia college and was also in Majeedia Hospital. Old man. Very nice person. He is considered an authority in Unani medicines.
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   Posted 4/30/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Gee, yes, if they grind steroids into the mix, that would probably make you feel better. Of course, you'd have no idea what dosage you were being given, or how to take it safely.

This is why we need to be careful when obtaining "natural" remedies. They're largely unregulated, and can contain whatever the maker wants to put in them.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rio & All,

Here is the link to one of the doctors. *****

I am not sure whether PSA.Delhi is saying about the same doctor **** or anybody else.

Here is the other link to Ayurvedic centres in Kerala.  ****
But only thing you have to contact them via email or phone and have to check whether any of them has a cure for this disease. I know Kottakal is a fmous place for Ayurveda in Kerala.

Best Wishes,
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Post Edited By Moderator (Judilyn) : 5/1/2009 9:34:55 AM (GMT-6)

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