Pancreatic Diseases – Alternative Therapy

Pancreatic diseases are condition that is very difficult to treat only by conventional medicine. Unfortunately, pancreatic diseases are pretty common. Thousands Americans are involved in horrible chain of acute pancreatitis – chronic pancreatitis – pancreatic cancer. About 80,000 cases of acute pancreatitis occur in the United States each year; some 20 percent of them are severe. Many of these cases than are getting chronic. Each year more than 30,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the pancreatic cancer. Millions people suffer from hidden pancreatic insufficiency and digestive problems.

Pancreatic disorders are exceptionally complicated issue.
For example, there are only a few possible goals of the treatment of pancreatic diseases:
o Repairing the proper producing and elimination of bile and pancreatic juice.
o Restoration of digestion and absorption.
o Reducing pressures in the bile and pancreatic ducts.
o Normalizing of Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction (SOD).
o Alleviation of abdominal pain.
o Decreasing inflammation and swelling of the pancreas
o Replenishing of deficiencies of minerals, microelements, vitamins and bicarbonates.
o Restoring of alkaline pH of pancreatic juice.
o Treatment of diabetes (if present) /
o Treatment of alcohol, tobacco smoking and chemical dependency (if present), etc.

Today different medical practitioners looking at the same underlying illness such as pancreatic diseases, have different point of view on cause, development and possible treatment of this disease according to their own specialty.

This sound a lot like the story about six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant's body. The blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar; the one who feels the tail says the elephant is like a rope; the one who feels the trunk says the elephant is like a tree branch; the one who feels the ear says the elephant is like a hand fan; the one who feels the belly says the elephant is like a wall; and the one who feels the tusk says the elephant is like a solid pipe. All of them were right, but it is so far from the real picture.

Alternative medicine offers for people with pancreatic diseases many non drug approaches such as:
o Diet and healing foods.
o Drinking Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt.
o Herbal Medicine.
o Acupuncture.
o Nutritional Supplementation.
o Point Massage.
o Chiropractic manipulations.
o Relaxation techniques, Hypnosis, self hypnosis by using CD at home.
o Colon Hydrotherapy with restoration of friendly intestinal flora.
o Anti Candida program and so on.

Many of these modalities could be safe and effective combine with medications, surgeries, endoscopic techniques, physical therapies, etc.

Successful treatment of pancreatic diseases requires a team approach and practitioners of alternative medicine can be very good players in this process. No questions, alternative therapy can improve the quality of life and life span of sufferers of pancreatic diseases.

The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.