A wounded spiritual warrior here working on getting over the UC. I am a healer myself so the words, “Physician Heal Thyself” ring very true for me.
Some More about me:
Surfing and hanging out with my dog.
10 BM’s daily, some blood, mucus, urgency.
UC, Olive Oil, Mind Body Spirit, Healing
I am 42. The first time I got Colitis I was about 30. It was real bad with 15 to 20 BM’s daily and some accidents. Put me on Asacol and it finally helped but every time I tried to get off I got sick again. I finally used Acupuncture, Herbs, Diet, and Emotional Work/Therapy. All of that fused with a very slow weening of the meds and I got off the Asacol and was in remission for 10 years. In October 2012 I went through a move, a break-up, and a new job all at once. At the same time my symptoms started to come back and are now back in full flare, but not as bad as when I was younger. I REFUSE to do any western meds at all this time. I know that for me, they only masked the symptoms but did nothing to cure the root of the problem.
I am using HGH and I think it is helping a little. I cut out all dairy, alcohol, gluten and most sugar. I tried the smoking and it did NOT help, but I think it is more likely to help if you were a previous smoker. I tried the Terramin clay and it did NOT help. That does not mean it will not help you, we all have different systems. I am about to try the Olive oil and supplement it with Capsules of Hydroxytyrosol. I will let you all know if it helps. I read Grahams thread about Olive Oil and he seems to be getting tons of good feedback for himself and others are also benefitting. We shall see.
I am also doing breath work/rebirthing work once a week. Each time it’s like a month of therapy in two hours. I know for myself without a shadow of a doubt that the emotional component/stress is a huge part of Colitis. It is no disease that this flare sprung up right during a stressful time for me. I invite everyone to look at when the flare started and look at what was going on in your life to see if the stress levels were very high when it started. My guess is the answer will be yes for most of you. It’s important we treat our whole selves. Mind, Body, and Spirit.
written by Wes
submitted in the colitis venting area