Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of disorders known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). IBD occurs due to a poor immune system that adversely affects the gastrointestinal tract, causing inflammation.
Crohn’s disease results in inflammation and, at times, causes ulcers and scars on the digestive tract, starting from the mouth to the anus, but it is more common around the small intestine.
Crohn’s disease requires proper and detailed diagnoses because its symptoms can be mistaken for other intestinal disorders.
Causes of Crohn’s disease
Though the cause is not yet certain, certain factors, such as the body’s immunity, genetic make-up, and other environmental factors such as lifestyle and diet, are susceptible to the cause of Crohn’s disease.
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease symptoms are restricted to the digestive tract and include other external symptoms. Internal symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain (may be bloody at times), weight loss, bloating, flatulence, and itching around the anus, which is peculiar to some patients. On rare occasions, symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the upper part of the abdomen are observed in some patients.
Among the external symptoms shown are fever, skin rashes, arthritis, osteoporosis, mouth ulcers, ophthalmic involvement, anemia, and retarded growth noticed in children.
Due to the symptoms that Crohn’s disease shares with other intestinal disorders, a thorough physical examination is required to diagnose Crohn’s disease. Blood tests will query anemia, a pointer to bleeding in the intestine. A high white blood cell count indicates inflammation in a part of the body. A test carried out on a stool will show if there is bleeding somewhere or an infection. Other tests include gastrointestinal series and colonoscopy to determine if abnormalities such as inflammation are present and to ascertain which part of the gastrointestinal tract is affected.
Homeopathic Treatment for Crohn’s Disease
Using a holistic approach, homeopathic treatment is administered to Crohn’s disease patients by determining the state of immunity of the patient to target the therapy towards restoring the immunity level to a healthy state. This treatment is based on the theory of individualization and symptom similarity. Through this approach of individually dealing with all the signs and symptoms noticeable in the patients, a full vitality recovery can be regained using homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathic treatment for Crohn’s disease requires a thorough constitutional medication, and this is done by administering a homeopathic drug that is peculiar to the diagnosis made on an individual patient. It also requires finding the patient’s emotional state to find the right balance for recovery.
Homeopathic treatment is not only aimed at managing the symptoms of Crohn’s disease but also at addressing the cause and susceptibility of individuals.
Many therapeutic drugs are available for treatment, and their selective use depends on the diagnosis of the cause and the noticeable symptoms.
The treatment calls for the need to consult a qualified homeopathic doctor for proper care and treatment.
When the correct homeopathic drugs are used in treating patients, coupled with a healthy emotional state, the patient is significantly improved.
Homeopathic remedies for IBD.
Ignatia treats irritation that has a root in an emotional disturbance. Ignatia helps the emotion stabilize, and this eventually gets rid of the irritation.
Nux Vomica is another effective remedy for the treatment of Crohn’s disease. This is the best remedy for patients who are consuming excessive amounts of alcohol.
Mercurius solubilis is a suggested remedy for those suffering from rectal bleeding, loose stool, and an icy sensation. Additionally, an intense thirst for water is present. For those who are experiencing intense cutting or tearing pains in the rectal area along with profuse bleeding of bright red blood from the rectum, nitricum acidum is a helpful medication.
Staphysagria is used to manage nervousness that triggers irritability and a flared temper, affecting the digestive tract’s peristalsis and causing digestion complications.
Lycopodium is another effective remedy for Crohn’s disease. Lycopodium clavatum can help reduce the effects of inflammatory bowel disease, and patients may experience a craving for sugary and warm drinks. This homeopathic remedy is often prescribed to those who appear pale and gaunt, with yellow face discoloration and dark circles around the eyes.
Aurum treats difficulty in digestion by correcting the wrong feelings of guilt and low self-esteem, which all affect the ease of digestion.
Other homeopathic medicines for the treatment of Crohn’s disease include Veratrum Album, China, Arsenicum Album, Aloe Vera, Mercurius Corrosivus, Phosphorus, Sulphur, and Ipecacuanha, and their application depends on the symptoms that need to be treated.