Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Acupuncture and Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic disease which cannot be cured. It can be healed only. Even today, there is no effective and promising treatment or cure. However, there are diverse symptoms to indicate its occurrence in the body.

This disease exhibits symptoms that interferes the work and personal life of patients. It may disturb the quality of life too. It can bring biological disturbance in the liver, thrush in the mouth, lesions in the eyes and arthritis that effect as causing pains at large joints.

For medications to treat the disease can end up causing some other problems or side effects in the body. Several treatments have been invented to heal but till date there is no full-fledge treatment to cure it.

Acupuncture is one of the traditional treatments popularly known to heal Crohn's disease. Acupuncture can heal this disease but cannot cure it fully. Acupuncture is originated from China. It has many traditional therapies employed to cure most illnesses and Crohn's disease is one of them.

Acupuncture works through the nervous system and energy channels of the body. It is a therapy in which painless needles are injected in different parts of the body to stimulate brain cells. Theses needles work for the brain to release endorphins and encephalon's, which are natural pain killers to boost the immune system of the body. It also rejuvenates to calm the nervous system. It is considered that acupuncture is the best way to heal psycho-physiological health problems.

Acupuncture is one of the popular treatments as it does not have any side effects on the human body. Even though, there is no evidence, which can support the use of acupuncture for treatment Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome.

The therapies recommended for acupuncture are generally directed as gastrointestinal sensory, gastrointestinal motor, or central nervous system processing. Though, the efficiency and performance of these therapies vary on diversity of symptoms. It is difficult to analyze the results of these therapies on basis of short- term studies. Due to limited options of these therapies, people are inclined to use other alternative therapies for curing Crohn's disease.

Acupuncture is widely accepted by western countries for curing certain gastrointestinal disorders and bowel infections. However, on estimating randomly, the trails of acupuncture used for treating irritable bowel syndrome are, some trials shown no clear evidence in support of acupuncture as an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. So it is concluded that combination of acupuncture and Crohn's disease needs further investigation for successful implementation.

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