I would like to share my client’s journey with Crohn’s and homeopathy with you. But first for those who aren’t familiar with what Crohn’s is, it’s a condition of the gut which can be totally debilitating to live with. It’s essentially inflammation of the digestive system. While it can affect any part of the digestive system or the gut, the most common area is the end of the ileum (the last part of the small intestine). It also has the potential to go deeper into the bowel wall, and is one of the forms of inflammatory bowel disease.
Now bearing in mind that almost 75% of the immune system is in the gut. Within which almost 100 trillion live organisms promote normal function, protect the body from infection, and regulate the metabolism and immune system. You can imagine how a huge inflammatory process in this part of the body will have seismic negative, systemic effects, on the whole person.
In most cases (treated with big Pharma drugs) it’s a chronic condition and can have debilitating effects on the person suffering, with periods of remission and active phases of inflammation.
Symptoms can include abdominal pain, diarrhoea, tiredness and fatigue, fevers, mouth ulcers, weight loss, anaemia, and narrowing of the bowel due to inflammation. The symptoms can also be systemic like for example, swelling and inflammation of the joints.
For each individual the symptoms can vary in degree, but are equally distressing and make life very difficult.
Back to my client.
I initially had phone contact with the mother of my teenage client. She was, understandably, really anxious about her son’s diagnosis and continuing symptoms, which were not responding to hospital treatment. This included drugs like Pentasa and a liquid diet called Modulen. The consultant who was treating my client was adamant that the only way forward now was to move onto harsh immuno suppressant drugs. Which he would likely be on for life. Quite a horrific thought for any patient, let alone one who is a teenager.
Mum had thankfully contacted me, and after a few months of being advised against natural medicine by her consultant, they both came to see me for a consultation.
This appointment was very revelatory indeed. You see, homeopathy is about treating the root cause. So while my client’s individual symptoms were important, so was tracing it all back to when it started.
It transpired that the roots lay in the transition from primary to secondary school. While this is difficult in itself, what exacerbated the situation was the number of incidents with another child which bordered on harassment and bullying. My client had not voiced this before.
What should have been a time of discovery, transitioning and making new connections, had actually become a fearful experience. And while the situation with the other child did resolve itself the physical symptoms did not, they worsened.
The first time I saw my client for a homeopathy appointment, his stool samples, blood and colonoscopy were all showing signs of active inflammation. He was in a lot of pain and discomfort.
So my prescription included homeopathic remedies which addressed the root cause and the symptoms. Alongside homeobotanicals herbs, which help regenerate and support the body. Decreasing inflammation, promoting healing and balancing the immune system. We also changed a lot in his diet.
Energetically the gut holds the emotions of grief and frustration and chronic stress and anxiety can quickly damage digestive health.
I have been working with this young man now for almost 6 months, he continues to improve. His bowel movements are starting to normalise, the consistent abdominal pain is gone, he isn’t rushing to the loo while playing sports at school and is no longer experiencing breathlessness. Perhaps the most telling of all is that his most recent bloods all came back normal with no signs of inflammation, and the stool sample ‘borderline’.
I have full faith that with the backing of his tenacious and courageous mother, who dared to listen to her own intuition over that of the Consultant, my teenage client will go from strength to strength. He himself, is taking full responsibility for his healing and homeopathy has given him back his joy and health.
This is what Mum has to say:
I first spoke to Dipti about a year ago after my son had been diagnosed with Crohn’s.
I was at a low point in my life having been through difficult times in the past.
I felt lonely, lost and distraught at my son’s chronic condition. I didn’t know what or who to turn to, the medical profession had let me down in the past.
So I looked to alternatives in particular homeopathy as I had heard a lot about it although I had never tried it, much to the dismay of my son’s gastroenterologist who advised against it and I found Dipti.
From the very first time I spoke to her, I found her to be kind and compassionate. She listened, she heard and she advised. I felt at ease and comfortable talking to her and I knew then that I had found the right therapist and we embarked on what was to became an incredible journey.
My son has been seeing Dipti for about six months now and his symptoms have improved tremendously with her help. He will continue to see her. Dipti has provided us with tremendous support and is always on hand to help.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is truly brilliant.
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