Crohn’s disease is a type of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), that usually affects the intestines. However, Crohn’s disease can affect anywhere from the mouth to the rectum. There are no cures for Crohn’s disease, so the goal of patients is usually to treat and improve the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. The main symptoms of Crohn’s disease include fatigue, loss of appetite, pain when passing stools, fever, cramping pain in the abdomen, weight loss and diarrhea. Other symptoms can affect those with Crohn’s disease include inflammation of the eye, inflammation of the liver, skin rashes, swollen gums, pain in the joints, fistulas, ulcers in the mouth, and rectal bleeding.
Homeopathy, which is a form of alternative medicine, is very helpful in treating and improving many of the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Homeopathic remedies are selected not just on the condition itself, but also on specific symptoms and other factors, making them far more personalized than over-the-counter medications for Crohn’s disease.
Colocynthis and Ignatia for Crohn’s Disease
Colocynthis is a homeopathic medicine that works best for those with Crohn’s disease that have colicky, charp like pain in the abdomen that is relieved with light pressure.
Ignatia is a homeopathic remedy that works best for those with Crohn’s disease that have spasms in the digestive tract that tend to be caused from emotional upset.
Pulsatilla and Sulphur for Crohn’s Disease
Pulsatilla is a homeopathic medicine that works best for those with Crohn’s disease that is accompanied with diarrhea. This treatment works best for those that suffer from diarrhea after eating foods that are fatty and rich. This treatment works best for those whose symptoms tend to worsen in the late afternoon and throughout the night.
Sulphur is a homeopathic remedy that works best for those with Crohn’s disease that are often awakened in the night and early morning with diarrhea. Usually the diarrhea is described as being as explosive. This treatment works especially well for those that have a burning like pain, that is relieved with cold liquids. Generally people that will benefit from sulphur crave alcohol or spicy food.
Homeopathy is made up of highly diluted animal and plant substances, so allergies are very rare, but they can still occur. Anyone with known allergies, especially severe allergies, or taking any prescription drugs, should always discuss homeopathic medicines with a doctor or licensed homeopath beforehand to be safe.