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This topic is meant for support of holistic and alternative healing and sharing experiences. Please do not post negative opinions of holisitc or alternative healing if you hv not tried it.

I was wondering if anyone is working with a Holistic dr that uses suppliments and homeopathics for healing. I am working with one and I'd like to know what are other peoples experiences. I'd like to know how long it took to heal. What some of the stresses that your body has. How you feel about holistic healing. Why have you chosen to work with an alternative method dr.?

I hv been working with my holistic dr. for several years off and on. I first went to him for depression when western meds did not work for me. Since then I hv learned alot about how my body works and the stresses that it goes through. I hv also learned to see and treat the underlying cause and not just treat the symptoms. With my the new diet and suppliments that I am taking sometimes I feel worse and wish that the healing was already over and sometimes I doubt the remedies and suppliments I am taking BUT slowly and surely I am starting to regain my strength and a clearer head. My brain fog Is not so bad now and the icky sick feeling is starting to lift. I'd like to hear from others with celiac who work with a holistic dr. Because I get some neg feed back from people who don't know what it is. Iv run into many who doubt holistic healing and alternative medicines. It'd be nice to hear of others who know about it and hear bout their experiences.

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This topic is meant for support of holistic and alternative healing and sharing experiences. Please do not post negative opinions of holisitc or alternative healing if you hv not tried it.

I was wondering if anyone is working with a Holistic dr that uses suppliments and homeopathics for healing. I am working with one and I'd like to know what are other peoples experiences. I'd like to know how long it took to heal. What some of the stresses that your body has. How you feel about holistic healing. Why have you chosen to work with an alternative method dr.?

I hv been working with my holistic dr. for several years off and on. I first went to him for depression when western meds did not work for me. Since then I hv learned alot about how my body works and the stresses that it goes through. I hv also learned to see and treat the underlying cause and not just treat the symptoms. With my the new diet and suppliments that I am taking sometimes I feel worse and wish that the healing was already over and sometimes I doubt the remedies and suppliments I am taking BUT slowly and surely I am starting to regain my strength and a clearer head. My brain fog Is not so bad now and the icky sick feeling is starting to lift. I'd like to hear from others with celiac who work with a holistic dr. Because I get some neg feed back from people who don't know what it is. Iv run into many who doubt holistic healing and alternative medicines. It'd be nice to hear of others who know about it and hear bout their experiences.

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I have been going to a Naturepath for the past 6 months and it is hard because most people, including my regular Dr. dont believe any thing she says. But I have to go with my gut feeling and everything Ive researched. It only makes sense to me to work with your body and try to prevent illnesses through nutrition, vitamins and supplements rather than waiting till your sick and take medication. This Naturepath is also a Physician and has had the basic training but has chosen to look at health outside the box and she is the only one that suspected gluten intollerance after years of seeing regular Drs. I also find it interesting that she reads all my test results (blood, cholestrol, thyroid, even bone density tests) completly different than my regular Drs. They say everthing looks good and she seems to say, "wait a minute, I detect a slight irregularity here and we should get it straightend out before it gets any worse" I feel like traditional medicine just expects you to have problems at certain ages and spend all their time trying to find a medication that wont kill you with side effects. Good luck with the holistic approach and keep doing your research on your own as well.

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I have been going to a Naturepath for the past 6 months and it is hard because most people, including my regular Dr. dont believe any thing she says. But I have to go with my gut feeling and everything Ive researched. It only makes sense to me to work with your body and try to prevent illnesses through nutrition, vitamins and supplements rather than waiting till your sick and take medication. This Naturepath is also a Physician and has had the basic training but has chosen to look at health outside the box and she is the only one that suspected gluten intollerance after years of seeing regular Drs. I also find it interesting that she reads all my test results (blood, cholestrol, thyroid, even bone density tests) completly different than my regular Drs. They say everthing looks good and she seems to say, "wait a minute, I detect a slight irregularity here and we should get it straightend out before it gets any worse" I feel like traditional medicine just expects you to have problems at certain ages and spend all their time trying to find a medication that wont kill you with side effects. Good luck with the holistic approach and keep doing your research on your own as well.

I go to an alternative internist for my thyroid and to obtain bio-identical hormones for menopausal symptoms. She is as much of an MD as any physician in the HMO system but also chooses to think outside of the box which traditional medicine is trapped in. She uses both Eastern and Western medicine techniques, depending upon the problem you have.

I have had tremendous luck with alternative medicine so it has proven it's worth to me. I hate to use the word luck because that denotes it's not real medicine and I know it is. It's just different than what people learn in med school here.

She treated my thyroid disease successfully when no one else in the HMO system did. They all only looked at the TSH levels and we all know how useless that is when you have Hashi's. She treated me successfully for systemic yeast problems, which actually was only part of the problem but I didn't know it was celiac disease way back then. My symptoms improved dramatically but when you cut out carbs battling yeast, it also improves the celiac disease. Hindsight is so 20/20! :rolleyes: I actually was the one who figured out Celiac but she was the only doctor who helped me immediately, when I requested testing.

The others had me on a wait list for an appointment and told me to go to the ER if things got really bad. Just what I wanted.....to be tested for a GI problem by a bunch of strangers at a hospital! :(

I haven't used holistic/homeopathics for healing from celiac disease because that is something which is done with diet and it takes a lot of time anyway.....not an overnight fix. BUT I have had sinus infections and other minor problems, where homeopathics were used and let me tell you, they worked very well and no side effects. My body really likes them and responds well. I have been blown away with some of them as they literally cleared my head during a sinus infection and I never had to take a decongestant. I also have Sjogren's Syndrome and extreme dry mouth so am reluctant to take anything which dries you out.

I could tell you other stories about alternative healing I have done and you just wouldn't believe me if I told you. I keep those stories to myself so people won't think I am loonier than they already think I am. :lol: One involved a renowned faith healer near my home and all I'll say is the problem I went to her for was severe and that was 25 years ago.....I haven't had a problem with it since I left her home all those years ago. It's a problem that is routinely treated today with appliances and other annoying treatments and it has totally gone, in my case. I was the supreme skeptic before but kept an open mind and have literally had quite an education in how to deal with disease on a different level. I also was lucky to find good doctors and not people who take your money and don't help you.

All in all, I would encourage anyone to try good, solid alternative medicine as a back-up when traditional medicine isn't helping. However, see a doctor who practices and be wary of those who aren't. I know that sounds crazy coming from a person who saw a faith healer for a chronic problem but I figured I would give her a try, on the advice and recommendation from a trusted friend. Who knew it would be so successful? The problem was not a life threatening one so I was never in any danger of dying from bad medicine!

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Raven's been seeing a homeopath for about a year now. He is truely amazing. He's helped her in areas where her CF doctors haven't seemed to be able to make any head way. I can't say enough good things about this guy. I'm not sure how things will play out as far as her celiac diagnosis, but she has made leaps and bounds since being in his care. Even her CF doctors seem amazed at her sudden progress where there was none for so many years. I'm actually going to start working with his intern to see if I can get my migraines under control! lol

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