Alternative Medicine

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s Disease (CD) are chronic, relapsing conditions and treatment can sometimes seem to be tedious with unsatisfactory and disappointing results. There are many alternative or complementary therapies to conventional medicine and you may be tempted to try some of these over the course of time. 

Although some alternative therapies may possibly be helpful, many are not and may indeed be inappropriate – possibly harmful and almost certainly expensive. If you wish to try any of these alternative therapies, we advise that you discuss it with your doctor first, and that you take care to seek treatment from a registered practitioner. provides general information only and should not be regarded as a substitute for medical advice from your own doctor or healthcare provider.
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