I walked past a strip-mall spa the other day, and saw they offer colon hydrotherapy, also know as colon irrigation. For $85, they use a special machine to clean-our your entire colon with saline or something. Basically, a giant enema.
I know this would not help UC as it is, but it's an interesting concept. The problem with enemas is they only cover the bottom 1/3 of the colon and its hard to keep them in. If you used this machine to bathe the colon medicinally (cortisone, Vit-E, 5-ASA, etc) then maybe it would people off of systemic drugs. Might be inconvenient to do *every day*, but maybe once a week? The problem with colons is you can't put a little hydrocortosone cream on ulcers when they pop up, as you can on irritated skin.
Symptoms diagnosed 4/07. Currently taking daily 8mg Prednisone, 100mg 6MP, calcium w/Vit D, 1/2 Prilosec (protects stomach from prednisone), Fosamax (trying to build bones back up from prednisone effects), Retin-A (helps with back acne from prednisone use), probiotic, multivitamin.