Dear Dr. Stoll,
As a result of searching the Internet for information in regard to Hiatus Hernia from which I suffer, I have just discovered your very informative web site. My symptoms include a very badly ulcerated esophagus as well as ulcers at the top of my stomach (helicobacter is not present). I have been prescribed Somac 40 and have taken this for approximately one year. Whilst reflux has certainly reduced, I still suffer pain from the ulcers. I will be trying the ginger root therapy starting tomorrow, I will let you know how I go.
On the subject of ulcerative colitis, both my father and younger sister are long term sufferers of the above. As yet, treatment has not been successful for either. Do you know of any "alternative" treatment for this disease and if so, could you please point me in the appropriate direction?
I would really appreciate any help you may be able to offer.
Re: Ulcerative Colitis
Posted by Walt Stoll on January 09, 1999 at 11:47:05:
In Reply to: Ulcerative Colitis posted by Steve Marshall on January 07, 1999 at 20:08:29:
It is apparent that your family lives at the bottom of the bell curve for susceptibility to LGS. You all have it and each of you respond to that susceptibility in your own genetic way.
For more than 20 years it has been known that the most effective treatment for ulcerative colitis is the regular practice of skilled relaxation. This was first determined with the early research with biofeedback. This has been discussed so many times on this BB (and in my book) that I will not go into that here (just 1/7/99, there was another testimonial about this right here on this BB). Use the archives for more information.
The GRJ may well give you some relief but until you deal with the LGS, it will still come back. Be happy that your particular susceptibility is upper GI and not ulcerative colitis!