What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

IBD, or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, is an experience(often called a condition) that effects over 10 Million people worldwide.

UC(Ulcerative Colitis) and CD(Crohn’s Disease) are the two most common forms of IBD. 

Other forms include Microscopic colitis, Lymphocytic Colitis and Collagenous Colitis.

In most cases IBD can be managed with pharmaceutical medication. In some cases, surgery is needed.

Whether you have needed surgery or not, in a growing number of cases IBD can be managed solely through dietary and lifestyle changes.

(Reference The Crohn’s and Colitis Summit and One Great Gut Collection resources) 

 

Sometimes Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies can solely handle IBD. According to the United States National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, CAM includes alternative medical systems, mind-body interventions, Biologically based treatments, manipulative and body-based methods, and energy therapies.

Integrative Medicine, which includes, like minded medicinal physicians working together with qualified complementary alternative medicine providers in an evidence-based environment have demonstrated the following results over 20+ years of clinical and cost outcomes. 

 

60% Decrease in hospital admissions
59% Reduction in hospital days
62% Savings in Outpatient surgeries and procedures
93% Patients satisfied with the integrative therapies

96% Would recommend to friends or family