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Can Homeopathy Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

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Homeopathy Doctor, Ahmedabad  •  24years experience
Can Homeopathy Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

When the digestive tract is affected by a group of disorders, it is commonly described as the IBD or inflammatory bowel disease. It is classified into two main types:

  1. Ulcerative colitis
  2. Crohn’s disease.


Common symptoms associated with both these diseases include a change in

  1. Bowel habits
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Pain in the abdomen
  4. Fatigue
  5. Reduced appetite
  6. Extreme weight loss.

Left untreated, these conditions can be life-threatening. When it comes to either of these inflammatory bowel disease, the goal of treatment is to reduce the inflammation and pain and reduce the risk of complications.

Role Of Homepopathy In Treating IBD-

Homeopathy can be very effective in dealing with inflammatory bowel disease. This form of treatment not only reduces the intensity of the symptoms being experienced but addresses the root cause of the issue and keeps it from recurring frequently. Homeopathic medications have negligible side effects and can be safely prescribed to children and adults of all ages. This medication can be taken alongside other forms of therapy as well. However, self-medication is not advised. This is because homeopathy is a form of constitutional medication where the ideal remedy is based on the symptoms shown as well as the patient’s overall physical and mental health. Thus, a remedy that is effective for one person may not be equally effective for another.

While some homeopathic remedies are prescribed for patients suffering from diarrhea that worsens in the morning, patients who complain of diarrhea that is aggravated at night may be prescribed a different medication. Medication is also dependent on the foods that trigger bowel irritation. For example, different homeopathic remedies are needed for patients who complain of diarrhea worsening by eating fruits and milk and those who get diarrhea after eating meat. The patient’s lifestyle can also influence the remedy. For example, some patients may prefer cold water while others prefer to drink warm water. The same medication cannot be prescribed to both of these patients.

When following a homeopathic mode of treatment, it is important to follow the prescription and be patient. Since homeopathy addresses the root cause of the issue, its effects may be slow to notice. However, it provides a long-term solution. Do not change the medication or its dosage on your own. Ideally, when taking homeopathic medication, a gap of at least half an hour must be maintained before eating or drinking anything. If two or more medicines must be taken at the same time, maintain a gap of about 5 minutes between each of them.

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