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Postby owmybum » 20 Nov 2012, 12:36

I am very interested in finding out about different alternative therapies. I am following Neen and her acupuncture, and I would like to hear about others experiences.
I have heard about some sort of cranio therapy, I'm not sure of its proper name, but basically it is to do with the nervous system. Can anyone throw any light on this?
There has to be some reason I am just not healing.
I have also wondered about the lactulose I am taking. ... My mum is a diabetic and as a result the increased amount of blood sugars make healing very slow for her... I am starting to think the suggery lactulose is not doing me any favours.
Any ones thoughts on any of this would be very welcome
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby richibeno » 20 Nov 2012, 13:33

hey omb
as long as you keep blood sugars at a normal level
diabetics should heal fine ,if you r sugars are high ,bugs and bacteria feed on the sugar,causing trouble
and slower healing
lactulose is on the high side for sugar ,maybe try another
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby jr2 » 20 Nov 2012, 15:56

owmybum,
Gosh, there are so many different things to try. It's really great you are getting some extensive evaluations done, which will help shed light on your muscular function. Pelvic floor physical therapy s one alternative approach that could potentially help.
Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine is another.
Self dilation at home using graduated anal dilators is another that a few of us are trying out. My CRS has also suggested my trying this.
My GI doctor suggested trying daily enemas for a few months to see if that would help. I haven't gone that route (yet).
I have tried various topicals with varying degrees of success and failure.
My diet is impeccable with no cheating in terms of what works for my body.
I take supplemental zinc, vitamin C, magnesium, and eat lots of colorful veggies and fish for their wound healing properties.
I use a modified squat position on the toilet to reduce the pressure on the anal canal, and never ever strain.
You may wnt to consider switching to Miralax, called Movicol in the UK, if the sugar is concerning to you. Other than the blood sugar issue, if you have any yeast contributing to your fissure situation it might be a good idea to think about switching.
Other alternative therapies I've heard of are light therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (though this would be super expensive), seeing a naturopath for specialized herbal formulations, etc.
I pretty much have to be open to everything because the doctors I've seen have all advised against surgery for me given my other health problems.
I hope your upcoming testing helps add some clarity to your situation.
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby owmybum » 21 Nov 2012, 05:18

Wow, thanks jr2 for all your suggestions.
I am actually undergoing pelvic floor treatment at the moment. I have been on a program since June. At the start it made a difference, along with the diltiazem, then , all at the same time, I got a new diltiazem and didn't get on with it, and my pelvic machine was altered with a new setting to lower the anal resting pressure, and things all went a bit pear shaped! Have gone back to square one!
If you don't mind me asking, what other problems do you have that mean they won't consider you for surgery? That must be tough x
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby Reptaronice » 21 Nov 2012, 11:17

I use enema therapy with good results. I still do use it now to a smaller degree with aloe vera, olive oil and MSM. This is considered kinda out there but it has worked well for my healing!
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby owmybum » 21 Nov 2012, 13:29

Hi Reptaronice,
Could you pls tell me what enema therapy involves doing?
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby jr2 » 21 Nov 2012, 16:14

owmybum.
i have had several surgeries for other conditions, one of them was for a cyst that left me with neuropathy in the vaginal area. The concern is that nerve pain will be made worse. Second, I have severe digestive problems that could be Crohn's disease and suffer with frequent diarrhea and urgency where I have trouble controlling and holding back when I have to go, so there is a big concern about continence. Further, I don't respond well to procedures and surgeries and tend to get complications, so there is concern there.
I too am curious about the enemas. Do enemas soften stool that is already in there?
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Re: Alternative therapies?

Postby owmybum » 22 Nov 2012, 12:40

Jr2,
Sorry to hear you have so many other health issues... I bet it really takes its toll on you. I can't imagine dealing with all that on top of a fissure... I hope you get some answers to your digestive problems soon..... Diarrhea is extremely aggravating to fissures. I can see why any more surgery for you is a no no... It's not worth making things even worse!
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