MD, PhD, FMedSci, FSB, FRCP, FRCPEd

We have become used to bogus claims made by homeopaths – far too much so, I would argue. Therefore, we let the vast majority of their bogus claims pass without serious objections. Yet exposing bogus claims would be an important task, particularly when they relate to serious conditions. Doing this might even save lives!

According to the website of the ‘HOMEOPATHIC DOCTOR’, homeopathy is mild in nature and tends to modify the body’s natural immunity. It is the responsibility of the immune system of the body to protect it from all sorts of damage, whether from bacteria or viruses or from any other disease. It also helps in repairing any damage that may occur at any time. Homeopathic medicines help strengthen the natural immunity of the body so that it can perform its natural functions in a more efficient manner.

5 Best Homeopathic remedies for Ulcerative Colitis

In my experience, homeopathic medicines like Merc Sol, Baptisia, Nux Vomica, Arsenic Album and Phosphorus have been found to be quite effective in the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis…

Merc Sol- One of the best homeopathic medicines for ulcerative colitis with blood and tenesmus

When there is too much bleeding with tenesmus and other symptoms, Merc Sol is one of the best homeopathic medicines for ulcerative colitis. There are frequent stools with blood being discharged almost every time. The patient is a sweaty sort of patient who keeps on sweating most of the time. Creeping sort of chilliness may be felt in the back.

Nux Vomica- One of the best homeopathic remedies for ulcerative colitis due to high life

When the problem has occurred from living a high life, Nux Vomica is one of the best homeopathic remedies for ulcerative colitis. Excess of alcohol, stimulants like tea and coffee, late night partying and other habits incident to modern lifestyle can contribute to such a problem. The patient is usually a chilly sort of patient who cannot tolerate cold. He is unusually angry and that too at trifles.

Arsenic Album – One of the best homeopathic medicines for ulcerative colitis with anxiety and restlesness

When the predominant symptoms are the mental symptoms of anxiety and restlessness, Arsenic Album is one of the best homeopathic medicines for ulcerative colitis. The patient gets anxious, worried and restless for no rhyme or reason. There may be weakness which may be disproportionately more than the problem. There is increased thirst for water, though the patient takes a small quantity or a sip at a time.

Baptisia – One of the best homeopathic remedy for ulcerative colitis with low grade fever

When there is low grade fever present along with other symptoms, Baptisia is one of the best homeopathic remedy for ulcerative colitis. The patient has great muscular soreness all over the body as if bruised and beaten. Appetite is reduced or next to nil. At the same time, there is constant desire for water. Stools are very offensive, thin and watery.

Phosphorus – One of the best homeopathic medicine for ulcerative colitis with increased thirst for cold water

When there is intense thirst for cold water, Phosphorus is one of the best homeopathic medicine for ulcerative colitis. The patient is usually tall and thin. The diarrhoea is copious. Stool is watery and profuse bleeding may be present. Patient feels too weak and more so after passing a stool.

The ‘HOMEOPATHIC DOCTOR’s first statement was ‘in my experience…’? Unfortunately most patients will not understand what this expression truly means when written by a homeopath. It means THERE IS NOT A JOT OF EVIDENCE FOR ANY OF THIS. Had he stated this clearly, it would probably have been the only correct sentence in the whole article.

People who understand medicine a bit might laugh at such deluded clinicians and their weird, unethical recommendations. However, patients who are chronically ill and therefore desperate might take them seriously and follow their advice. Patients who suffer from potentially life-threatening diseases like ulcerative colitis might then cause serious damage to themselves or even die.

And this is precisely the reason why I will continue to expose these charlatans for what they are: irresponsible, unethical, uninformed, dangerous quacks

11 Responses to Homoeopathy for Ulcerative Colitis? Not if you want to survive the condition!

  • Homeopathy for ulcerative colitis? Pah! A few minutes’ googling told me that nutritional supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic, reiki (notably the Levashov Method) and yoga all claim treatment successes, often in people who’ve already tried one or more of the other ‘treatments’ without success.

    Could it be that ulcerative colitis, a chronic, distressing disease for which science as yet has no clear explanation, is fertile territory for exploitation by all types of Big Snakeoil? The symptoms of ulcerative colitis fluctuate enormously, with symptom-free periods interrupted by serious flare-ups. Anything a patient does or tries when a flare-up is about to go into remission will naturally be credited with having cured the disease.

  • I had decided to no longer contribute to your dangerous and hypocritical blog but feel obliged to respond to this latest poisonous comment.

    My daughter suffered with this many years ago and the only solution on offer from the “conventional” medics was to remove her colon completely and connect her intestines directly to her rectum. This I trust that you will agree that this was an extreme physical and emotional violation.

    I wish I had known of the homeopathic solutions available at that time which would almost certainly have saved her from years of discomfort and ongoing health issues caused by the removal of her colon by treating the cause at the deepest level.

    What is sickeningly hypercritical is the fact that you trained in and openly praised homeopathy in your early days when you were happily practicing it on all and sundry, or was this a cynical lie in your book?

    it is about time you woke up to the fact that people need to have balanced and reasoned information including “warts and all” so that they can make informed choices about the heath care they receive.

    • “What is sickeningly hypercritical is the fact that you trained in and openly praised homeopathy in your early days when you were happily practicing it on all and sundry, or was this a cynical lie in your book?”
      I NEVER PRAISED IT; I SAID IN MY MEMOIR THAT I WAS IMPRESSED; THAT’S DIFFERENT.
      I AM NOT ‘SICKENLY HYPERCRITICAL’ – YOU PROBABLY MEAN ‘HYPOCRITICAL’ – BUT YOU MIGHT BE SICKENINGLY DAFT TO MISUNDERSTAND A FAILY SIMPLE SITUATION SO BADLY.
      Anyway, even if I had praised it, intelligent people are capable of changing their minds – in fact, this is the very definition of intelligence!
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      “I wish I had known of the homeopathic solutions available at that time which would almost certainly have saved her from years of discomfort and ongoing health issues caused by the removal of her colon by treating the cause at the deepest level.”
      As there is no evidence whatsoever that homeopathy would have worked, it might have killed your daughter. Have you considered that she would not be around any more without the surgeons intervention?

    • There are no homeopathic solutions for this or any other disease so don’t beat yourself up. Your daughter got the care she required.

    • Stop beating yourself up: there is no homeopathic solution for this or any other disease for that matter. That’s the information you need. Your daughter got the treatment she required.

    • As someone who has had to remowe several colons destroyed by inflamation I have no other word for this than MADNESS. Surgery for colitis is a last resort in seriously ill patients.
      Colin is a prime example of the narcissistic, self centered ungrateful bastard who should be grateful for the help his daughter got. In Hahnemanns days and even not so long ago she would have died from the colitis.

    • This I trust that you will agree that this was an extreme physical and emotional violation.

      This is, of course, a matter of choice. Since such surgery is only done in very serious, life-threatening situations, the homeopaths would have “healed” her completely, in their usual competent fashion, *after* she died.

    • @Colin on Thursday 22 September 2016 at 12:32

      “My daughter suffered with this many years ago and the only solution on offer from the “conventional” medics was to remove her colon completely and connect her intestines directly to her rectum. This I trust that you will agree that this was an extreme physical and emotional violation.”

      This is nothing new. Most times, the patient cannot decide if the illness condition was better or the condition after treatment is better.

  • Colin. Since you dream that homeopathy could’ve helped your daughter, try Googling “Homeopathy cured my ulcerative colitis” and see how many people there are out there who will tell you that it has. I’ll save you the effort. There aren’t any. What there is, though, is page after page of idiot homeopaths making claims like those Professor Ernst has highlighted above. Bluster, whinge, obfuscate and dream all you like as proponents of homeopathy always do. One day, perhaps, the truth will dawn.

  • We have become used to bogus claims made by homeopaths – far too much so, I would argue. Therefore, we let the vast majority of their bogus claims pass without serious objections.

    I wonder if that is the case. Could it be that people with thinking powers are starting to address these claims with enthusiasm and are subsequently simply becoming discouraged because the homeopaths keep on repeating the same nonsense over and over, without ever addressing any objections or seriously answering any questions except by accusing real doctors, in largely the same way as Hahnemann did in the first 100 or so pages of his Organon?

  • Lets be honest here, the cause is the diet and “food” (drugs cough* cough*) consumed today. All the gluten, gmo, plastic, histimeans, ect., found in the food today.
    UC – 6 years. 23years old… i want a better option than suppressing drugs, that cause more harm than good just to feed the pigs of the pharmaceutical companies and the kick back for these doctors (drug dealers/middle men cough* cough*)

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