Pancreatitis refers to acute or chronic inflammation of the pancreas.
Acute pancreatitis does not last long and eventually heals completely. Chronic pancreatitis is considered irreversible and causes degenerative cellular changes within the pancreas that continue and progress even after the cause, usually alcohol, is removed.
Some people with acute pancreatitis experience little to no symptoms, whereas others experience severe abdominal pain that stabs outward into the back. The pain usually begins without warning, reaching maximum severity within several minutes, and then persists for hours or days (usually no more than 48 hours). The pain is relieved by sitting and made worse with movement, and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating, increased heart rate, and dizziness.
Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are similar to those of acute pancreatitis, but they typically last longer and are recurring, increasing in severity as the disease progresses.
One of the primary causes of acute pancreatitis is excess alcohol consumption. Abstaining from alcohol can help prevent future attacks from occurring. Chronic pancreatitis is often by gallbladder problems, such as gallstones. Other causes include liver problems, being overweight or obese, nutritional deficiencies, and/or the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
Note: In some people, the only indications of pancreatitis are poor digestion and assimilation of food due to the pancreas being unable to release sufficient amounts of pancreatin, an enzyme involved in the digestive process (evidence of this happening is a pale-colored, bulky, greasy stool) and/or diabetes, due to the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin.
Future episodes of acute pancreatitis can be prevented by addressing the cause or causes. Chronic pancreatitis, on the other hand, can require insulin shots, as well as a dietary and program aimed at balancing blood sugar levels and supporting pancreatic function. A liver and gallbladder detoxification program may also be advised. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the pancreas.
Caution: Chronic pancreatitis requires professional medical care.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here.
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
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- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you. Contrast therapy of hot and cold packs can help ease the pain caused by pancreatitis.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Water.
- Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide.
During an attack of acute pancreatitis, fasting from all foods and fluids except pure filtered water is recommended. Then follow a diet that emphasizes foods high in complex carbohydrates and fiber, such as whole grains, legumes, and vegetables, along with small amounts of fruit. Avoid all sugars, caffeine, and alcohol.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Useful nutrients for helping to prevent pancreatitis include chromium, pancreatin enzymes with meals, pancreas glandulars, lipotropic factors, vitamin B complex, vitamin B3 (niacin), pantothenic acid, vitamin C, L-phenylalanine, acidophilus, magnesium, multiminerals, and liquid chlorophyll.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitionershere.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- Haritaki or Terminalia Chebula.
- Amalaki or Emblica Officinalis.
- Yashtimadhuk or Glycerrhiza Glabra.
- Behada Terminalia Bellerica.
- Shankh-Bhasma, Praval-Bhasma and Shankh-Vati.
- Rohitakarishta and Punarnavadi-Qadha.
- Tamra-Bhasma, Arogya-Vardhini and Maha-Shankh-Vati.
Yoga is also extremely beneficial and Indian gooseberry is often recommended.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
- Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
- Asian ginseng (Panax ginseng)
- Peony root (Paeonia officinalis)
- Cinnamon Chinese bark (Cinnamomum verum)Da An Wan, Da Chai Hu Tang and Da Cheng Qi Tang are also recommended, along with reishi mushrooms.
Acupuncture has also proven extremely beneficial.
The essential oils of marjoram and lemon massaged over the pancreas and lower abdomen can help relieve pain. Primrose oil is also recommended.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
- Betadine (HCL)
- Papain concentrate
- Glutamatic acid
- Ferrum Phosphoricum
A tea made from milk thistle, fringetree bark, and balmony, and milk thistle can help ease liver and gallbladder problems associated with pancreatitis. Holy basil, cat’s claw and grape seed extract are also recommended.
Juice Therapy: Carrot, Jerusalem artichoke, beet and garlic juice, combined with an equal amount of pure filter water can help relieve painful symptoms of acute pancreatitis.
Lifestyle: Exercise regularly as this helps stabilize blood sugar levels, easing the burden on the pancreas.
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Alternative Professional Care
If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating pancreatitis: Acupuncture, Detoxification Therapy, Energy Medicine (Electrodermal Screening to determine the pathogens, Ondamed), Enzyme Therapy, Homeopathy, Hydrochloric Acid Therapy (administered intravenously by a physician in a 1/1000 dilution), Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Oxygen Therapy, Qigong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies)
Healing benefits of primrose oil: www.livestrong.com/article/557158-primrose-for-pancreatitis/
The healing benefits of coconut oil: www.naturalnews.com/036028_coconu_oil_health_solutions.html
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Fresh vegetable diet protects against pancreatitis: www.naturalnews.com/036454_pancreatitis_diet_vegetables.html
Gardasil jab linked to pancreatitis: www.naturalnews.com/024233_vaccine_Gardasil_girls.html
Antioxidants relieve pancreatitis pain: www.naturalnews.com/025275_pain_antioxidants_antioxidant.html
Further Information (links and books)
The Pancreatitis Diet Bible by Kris Stevens; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Anti-Inflammation Diet by Christopher P. Cannon and Elizabeth Vierck
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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