What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the Large Intestine. The inflammation makes the colon empty frequently, causing diarrhoea. It can also be exasperated by stress, poor diet. Because there is inflammation, the first step is to reduce any aggravating foods such as alcohol, coffee and wheat.

Symptoms can include

– Fatigue                            – Loss Of Body Fluids & Nutrients

– Weight Loss                    – Cramps

– Loss Of Appetite            – Stress

– Rectal Bleed

Vitamins

Vitamin C, Omega 3 & 6, Probitics

Diet –

Foods to Avoid                                   Foods To Eat

Greasy Foods                                      Rice

Spicy Food                                          Fish

Sugar                                                   Fruit

Alcohol                                               Antioxidents

Coffee                                                Probiotics

Processed Food

Can Acupuncture Help?

In my experience, Acupuncture twice weekly over 5 weeks and then once a week for another 5, not only was the Colitis significantly improved  but there was significant improvements in their general well being. According to Chinese Medicine, Ulcerative Colitis is often caused by excessive heat and dampness in the body. I will go into more detail on that on the initial consultation. This will include an Acugraph assessment as well as traditional Chinese diagnosis (Tongue, pulses etc) From there , we will formulate a plan for the coming weeks.