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I would like to hear from anyone who has had any experience with homeopathy and IBS or other alternative treatments. Or non drug ways of dealing with the stress that brings on IBS symptoms - yoga etc.
 
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Hi Liz .Learning to meditate has helped me alot.The book Creative Visualization has been very helpful.It helps me keep this in perspective so I can stay in control and not the other way around.It is one of the things that keeps staying positive.it has also pened up channels of communication with God that I thought I had lost.I hpe tis helps .Love Pattee
 

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In it ideal form, homeopathy is a sugar pill. It contains no medication whatsoever. Thus, on its own it does nothing. People who feel better after being on it are probably experiencing a placebo effect or spontaneous resolution of their symptoms.However, just as with herbal remedies, homeopathic pills may be tainted with impurities.
 
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I was under GI care and tried medications wich helped for 2-3 months. Then they were changed to another which helped for some time as well. A few weeks ago I saw a naturopath and recomended a specific treatment that I am folowing. The first week I felt a little worse. Although I'm far from being normal I have noticed improvement. I do not have the "gut burning sensation," severe cramping and extreme urgency. I am not "blind" to this treatment and it is too early to tell, but I do have an open mind as I did when I was taking the meds. "If this is placebo effect, then dipentum, lomotil and carafate were also placebo pills" I am eating as healthy as I can, and especialy learning about nutrition. I have always tried to eat healthy. I recently learned a new twist to "you are what you eat"it is "you are what you digest."Good Luck, Treti
 
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I am interested in this also. When its cooler my daughter and I intend trying Tai Chi. My GI agreed with this idea. It is something we can do together which isn't too strenuous.
 
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Ivy,You will enjoy tai chi. I am presently taking classes 2 times per week. It is an excellent form of excercise. It has helped me with the strengthening and also the meditation aspect. I hope you enjoy it.Treti
 

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I was diagnosed with IBS 2 years ago. My doctor said there was no cookie cutter cure so I decided to try the alternative route. A year ago I saw a hypnotist and also started going to a reflexologist. To make a long story short...I wouldn't waste my money on the hypnotist again, but between the diet and the herbs recommended by the reflexologist I feel I am 95% "cured"!
 

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Lots of people on the Crohn's Board use Aloe Vera Juice and flaxseed or fish oil to help things during a bowel movement.
 

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There are 2 really good Crohn's Boards.Faith's Board iswww.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb331753Canadian Crohn's Board iswww.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb330438
 
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