“I have always diarrhoea.” “Painful abdominal cramps dominate over every other aspect of my life.” “I always have blood in my stools.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their suffering from ulcerative colitis.
Recurring attacks of diarrhoea, intestinal bleeding as well as stomach cramps and intense bloating characterize this inflammation in the colon. The urge to evacuate is often uncontrollable – the stool cannot be held back. There can be up to 40 evacuations daily and it’s understandable that this weakens the person enormously.
Modern medicine assumes this is a chronic immune reaction against the intestinal flora with genetic factors also playing a part, and which can be aggravated by stress and strain.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on ulcerative colitis?