Chronic inflammation of the colon is extremely painful condition marked by frequent bouts
of blood-streaked diarrhea If the patient has not already undergone food allergy tests, these
should be undertaken before treatment begins.The condition has 8 variety of causes.from
deficiency and cold in the stomach and spleen to dampness and heat, qi stasis, blood or food
stagnation or possibly 8 yin deficiency. This is a troublesome and relatively common complaint
which seems to respond rather more positively to Chinese Medicine remedies than to modern
medicine, which usually treats the patient with steroids or by surgery to remove the most severely
affected parts of the colon. Dandelion, poria, astragulus, peony and ginseng bay be used.
Nothing seemed to help Trevor D's colitis In two years of treatment with steroids to help the
coating of the bowel, others which went into the blood stream, and a foam which he had to inject
into his return, he was still rushing to the washroom every half hour, constantly passing blood,
unable to sleep and losing weight. He consulted in our clinic after he had seen a TV program of
Chinese Medicine and acupuncture He was found a lot of inflammation in the guts caused by
damp, heat and toxins which had to be cleared from the system. Mr.D was given two lots of
herbal pills, tiny thing that looked like shotgun pellets, and bad to take ten of one type, and
twenty of the other every day, which supposed to tougher up the bowel.
Treatment centred on the kidney, which is responsible for the antibodies which protect the
system from disease. One of these forms a lining in the gut, and when this is damaged, colitis is
the result. Before starting to work on the kidney, however, herbs to clean the body were given.
"We have a saying in Chinese Medicine that even the best artist can't paint. A good picture
without a clean white sheet of paper. One lot of medicine was to clear the toxins, the other was to
treat the kidney". The herbs included dandelion rhubarb and ginseng.
Trevor D. admitted, "To be honest, I was suspicious at first, Only desperation took me there.
When I felt an Improvement, I thought it was an imagination. I didn¡¯want to give myself false
hope. But as the weeks went by, I could see a marked improvement. Now I am gaining weight, in
fact I am having to watch what I eat".
Colitis is one of the conditions which Western medicine finds difficult to treat Surgery is often
the final resort. Chinese Medicine has a good success rate using herbal medicine.