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.