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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/19/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey folks,

Found this site via google. Was looking for alternate medicine and colitis. And that took me to the crohn's forum. Started posting there. This is my first post in the UC forum.

So has anyone tried panchkarama (ayurveda) for their colitis?

Diagnosed with UC (Procotosigmoiditis), area of 21 cms - Aug 2008.
Biopsy result: Acute chronic colitis.
Since March 2009 under remission. Not on any allopathy medications except a few herbal medicines. Strict diet control.
Ayurvedic treatment: basti/enema of medicated ghee+oils for 40 days scheduled over a spread of 4 months.
Herbal meds: Shatavari, Bael, Kutaj (Holarrhena Antidysenterica) and other doctor specified churans (powders).
Allopathy medicines for 2 months: Mesacol (Generic Mesalamine) (750mg) 3 tablets thrice a day, B-12 and BecasuleZ(multi-vitamin), Rantac(Zantac) thrice a day.

Rio in Maryland
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 891
   Posted 7/19/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear that herbal and ayurvedic treatments are working for you.

I did panchakarma a while back, and later on tried bael fruit as well as bael powder for a couple of months. Didn't see any benefit from them, but I've met people who have found them useful.
Rio, 33 year old male. Diagnosed with UC in 2006
100 mg Azathioprine (stopped), 4800 mg Asacol
VSL#3 & Primadophilus Bifidus, Metamucil
Vitamin E enema or Asacol suppository occasionally

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5975
   Posted 7/19/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
     Never heard of it.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

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