Crohn’s is a chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory disease characterized by ulcerations occurring anywhere within the gastrointestinal tract and can progress to abscesses. There are many theories concerning the causes of Crohn’s disease, which typically begins before age 35, but none has been proven definitively. The most popular theory is that the body's immune system reacts to an exposure to a virus or a bacterium resulting in ongoing intestinal inflammation. People with Crohn's disease tend to have immune system abnormalities, but whether this is a cause or effect of the disorder has yet to be determined.
Characterized by such symptoms as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and mouth ulcers, and as well as complications involving the eyes, mouth, skin, joints, kidney stones, gallstones, as well as other associated diseases of the liver and biliary system. Crohn’s is a difficult condition to live with, and its negative impact on the quality of life cannot be overstated. As far as conventional medicine goes, the fact that Crohn’s disease has no known etiology means no specific therapy exists - drug treatments focus mainly on relieving symptoms, but do not address the root cause of the disease.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used extensively to treat inflammatory bowel diseases for thousands of years. In terms of the Oriental medicine’s approach to the treatment of Crohn’s disease, it almost always incorporates a treatment strategy combining regular acupuncture sessions and Chinese herbal therapy has been shown to have a proven track record at treating this debilitating and painful disease effectively, naturally and safely whether on its own or a as a support to conventional treatment.
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