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alternative/oriental medicine advice needed please

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  • Posted By: Nymphete
  • December 25, 2007
  • 09:09 AM

I have been suffering from bowel and bladder problems (constipation, anal fissures/haemarroids causing bleeding, tender, bloated stomach, and constant UTIs) for a long time now and I was wondering what type of homeopathic/naturopathic (not quite sure of the difference) alternative/oriental medicine I should seek.

I have done a lot of research online, and am always coming across accupuncture and discovered a type of chinese abdominal massage therapy that is supposed to be really good, but because I don't have a lot of money to try everything right now, I was wondering if anyone knew what would be the most beneficial type of treatment for me to try. I aim to try everything as soon as I have the funds, (am now completely discouraged with western medicine) but I really can't find information that pin points the best treatment that would help give me some relief in the meantime.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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  • My 19 year old daughter has suffered Irritable Bowel Syndrome all her life and what you describe is her problems too. She takes mintec peppermint tablets to settle her stomach and eats very healthy and fibre foods. When not well hot black peppermint tea is soothing, sennetabs for bowels and prescription colofac for bloating is good. Metamucil on a daily basis is a plus. Work out your eating habits and symptom habits and find a pattern so you can work out what you should not eat. She also suffers reflux and takes carafate. She uses nilstat or cannersol for thrush, antibiotics are a must for UTI's, boiled water to drink and plenty of it, anal fissures can be treated with chemist products if you ask them but unless you follow a strict diet for your body these problems are hard to deal with. You may need a colonoscopy to rule out anything else.Heat packs are great for the pain and peppermint oil massaged into stomach. She is stuck with all this but manages it very well but it took a long time.
    tess41 1 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 01:17 PM
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  • See that you are in NZ, so I would suggest accessing this site and talking to Jon. www.meridiankinesiology.co.nz I have an alternative health pro for almost 25 years, dealing with many types of conditions. Jon and I have communicated a good bit and I feel he is very good in finding true causes and helping the body heal.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 05:51 PM
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  • Traditional acupuncture would help with the UTIs for sure. I would not go with massage. The other problem might respond to a change in diet and you could research macrobiotic online for free. You could also try homeopathy and could research your symptoms online and get the remedies at a help food store. Perhaps combining homeopathy remedies and acupuncture might be the best thing for you. There are also herbal formulas you could take and you could do that research online, too. People in the health food store could direct you to books or specific remedies for UTIs. If you are getting UTIs back and forth from a boyfriend, perhaps it is a STD and you both need treatments...don't know if you have a boyfriend, but they can be a source of ongoing UTIs..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 05:54 PM
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  • Traditional acupuncture would help with the UTIs for sure. I would not go with massage. The other problem might respond to a change in diet and you could research macrobiotic online for free. You could also try homeopathy and could research your symptoms online and get the remedies at a help food store. Perhaps combining homeopathy remedies and acupuncture might be the best thing for you. There are also herbal formulas you could take and you could do that research online, too. People in the health food store could direct you to books or specific remedies for UTIs. If you are getting UTIs back and forth from a boyfriend, perhaps it is a STD and you both need treatments...don't know if you have a boyfriend, but they can be a source of ongoing UTIs..Hello!I agree- go with Acupuncture. I agree with Dr. Ralph AKA Gus too.Acuann is the acupuncturist who hangs around here- but she must be celebrating with the kiddies :).There is that website yinyanghouse.com and I feel that it gives really good advice. There is also acupuncturetoday.com Be well, I hope you recover your health very soon.Best,Fruity.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 01:07 AM
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  • Have you checked into state funded medical care? Your symptoms sound like IBS.Teresa
    TeresaC 41 Replies Flag this Response
  • You can try something really inexpensive and is good for you all around. It's not a fast cure, but it works over a period of time and the more you take it, the better your system gets. It's especially good for the digestive system. Yogurt with the good bacteria in it from Dannon. It's called Dannon Activia with Bifidus Regularis yogurt. I'm not a doctor and I'm not promoting the brand, but the active ingredient in the Dannon Active yogurt is the key for helping your good bacterias to grow and help your digestive system. My husband used to make the live active bacteria Kiefer/Kefirs from the original form of bacteria into yogurt, but after Dannon started marketing the yogurt WITH the good bacteria in it, we just decided to get the yogurt instead. Besides, I like the yogurt MUCH better to the one my husband makes because it's more flavorful and not as sour. Here are some sites that might give you some insight into Kiefer and yogurt. There are many many more available info on the web, and you should do some research, but if you have any more questions regarding Kiefer you can email me. http://www.cocoonnutrition.org/catalog/page_kiefer.php http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5569230 http://www.activia.us.com/index.asp Good Luck.
    RaspberryT 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Many people who have symptoms like bloating or diarrhea actually suffer from unrecognized malabsorption of carbohydrates, and hemorrhoids symptoms and anal fissure might be the result of your constipation -diarrhea problems.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • If you're brave enough, you can try this: http://healingtools.tripod.com/thn10.html
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have two words for you that changed my life. Slippery Elm. It really helps to sooth your intestines when its going through your system. Secondly Probiotics work wonders for this condition. I also went on a colon cleansing program and an all raw diet for 5 months and now my IBS is in remission. I know this is an extreme diet, but I was tired of having this for 7 years so I went to a master natueropath to seek help. It really worked, and I hope you can find something that works for you!-joshua
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