Crohn's disease is viewed quite differently by traditional medical practitioners and homeopathic doctors. While the former sees it as an inflammatory bowel disease, those who practice homeopathic medicine see it as a disorder of the body’s immune system.
The most common symptoms of Crohn's disease are diarrhea, unnatural weight loss, blood in the feces and pain in the abdomen.
Homeopathic medicine treats Crohn's disease by strengthening the immune system and letting the body heal naturally. Even the way a homeopathic doctor diagnoses this disease is quite different than the traditional method. He will first make a detailed note of the patient’s medical history, including his mental health. Since the idea here is to not only treat the symptoms, but to make the body’s internal mechanism stronger, it is important that a holistic approach is use to treat Crohn’s disease the homeopathic way.
Unlike traditional medicine where a handful of medicines are used in different combinations on a number of patients, homeopathy uses a more individual approach to treating patients. As per the University of Maryland Medical Center, the most common homeopathic medicines prescribed by doctors to cure Crohn’s disease are mercurius, veratrum and podophyllum.
While mercurius is prescribed for those who experience diarrhea with blood in their stool, those with very loose motions and bad cramps are given veratrum. When patients also suffer from leg cramps besides diarrhea, a homeopathic doctor would recommend the final medicine named above, podophyllum.
Homeopathic medicines are always of a lower dose and higher frequency when treating chronic diseases like Crohn’s disease.
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