Good that you found this forum..a very active forum with a wealth of information- make use of it..
Appreciate your involvement in your sons's treatment and disease.
To answer your questions:
Unfortunately we don't have any experience with accupunture.
Hope you have tried the norm of avoiding gluten, dairy,sugar and processed foods. If not give it a try.
Check into Paleo diet, or SCD diet or any anti inflammatory diet. There is no one size fits all diet.So may have to customize accordingly. Mostly the diet helps to control the symptoms.but for other few- remission is gained. Its all trial and error.
You asked for alternatives: Here is my top list in case DD hits a flare...
1. Fecal transplant- Brought DD back to normal life. Browse this forum or net if interested. Check into power of poo website- Lots of success stories. Also search for Briggs Protocol in this forum.
2. LDN - Browse this forum
3. SMOKING or nicotine patches- I don't know about
you- But for us this in list. Do a search in this forum.
4. Spinach sunflower seed diet- Browse this forum
5. Grapeseed extract.
7. Nopal- latest one here..
All these treatments can be a hit or miss as we are unique. GI's usually don't support any of these.But they know people try out all different approaches to gain remission...So do what you think is apt for your son...
Daughter 21yrs- UC Pan colitis.-In Remission.
Diagnosed in May 2011
SCD diet (2011-2013)
Sugar,milk,wheat,Out side food -Occasionally.
Current meds- Lialda- 2 tabs a day.
5 Home fecal transplants for C.diff in dec 2011.
Post Edited (Bloom93) : 3/16/2015 10:35:07 PM (GMT-6)