Educating yourself is the first step and the best choice you can make for yourself. I believe there is always a better answer, a different option, an informed choice, a possible avoidance and a way around everything. In order to be successful in advocating for yourself when sick and in the healing process you have to know what is going on in your body and understand it! Self-management is the new age medical practice in North America which comes from patients wanting to be a part of the process dealing with their bodies. They are educated, questioning patients who want to take ownership and make the decisions in the healing process.
Homeopathy teaches the patient to listen to what is going on with their bodies and to read the signs and act on them immediately to reduce symptoms and in time heal. Everything takes time, think about how long it took for your body to get to this point, this sick…it will of course take time to heal too. Nothing is magic, nobody has super powers to heal you immediately and within nature everything evolves in time just like homeopathic medicine takes time! The foods you consume, homeopathic medicine, natural-path medicine and biofeedback to name a few alternative medicine rather than the harsh western medicine ways is the way of the future.
I cannot come to terms with treating or managing the “symptoms” of IBD with prescription drugs, as this only causes more issues, ultimately hiding the symptoms but not healing them which is hindering the body even more. In Western medicine doctors are taught to remove the issue causing the symptoms to fix the body yet that is not always the best decision. In alternative medicine the underlying issue(s) are determined, treated and healed. It’s too bad society is taught that practitioners are the key to health when clearly there are other options. Don’t get me wrong practitioners are needed and save lives but there are other options in healing IBD other than removal of bowels, intestines and colons.
It seems to me all the information I have read online about individuals having surgery and relying on ostomy as their working gut is extreme and in most cases unnecessary. Of course I don’t know the circumstances behind these decisions but none the less I find it such a scary, permanent and preventable procedure. Unfortunate, for some, yet an advantage for others that there are many advancements and information out there in the medical world now for individuals to make a more informed decision, that it makes me feel bad for the ones who didn’t have access to it in the past. No one should suffer or struggle the way we do with autoimmune diseases and I view masking symptoms and surgery to add to the suffering which to me is so unfair and unnecessary.
In my experience I found healing the natural way with homeopathy, I am so grateful for the information and the path I’m taking so that I can live a healthy life without surgery. For me knowledge is freedom from surgery, over the counter medication that manages only the symptoms and these diseases constantly reaking havoc on my body. I want to share my successes and triumphs with whomever will listen in hopes it will reach others and they can find healing in the same none evasive ways I have found for healing IBD. Things have to change in the western medical world and the only way for that to happen is to educate yourself and find the best solution for your path on the IBD road.
I hope for everyone who is living with autoimmune diseases find healing! ~Peace