Salmon Creek Clinic in Vancouver, Washington USA is having some success in relieving symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis (IC). This clinic is recommending homeopathic remedies. As many other remedies, improvement can take two or more months to properly evaluate the effectiveness.
Just as a reminder, before changing your treatment protocol, check with your medical professional. Again my purpose in writing this blog is to shine some light on treatments, remedies and solutions that have helped others that you may have not heard of. As always, take time to research on your on and evaluate based on your assessment.
The clinic’s success with treating IC is mostly achieved through dietary changes and homeopathic medicine.
Some foods for certain people are problematic when it comes to proper digestion. Poor digestion of these foods may cause inflammation in the bladder because of the products of bacteria metabolizing these poorly digested foods. These toxic chemical byproducts can be irritants to the bladder. Eliminating the chemical source of inflammation resulting from these toxic chemical byproducts from poorly digested foods allows time for the bladder inflammation and pain to go away.
Some foods that are potentially intolerant and can cause problems are potatoes, fruit, sugar (white, brown, turbinado, raw, molasses), eggs, milk (and milk products), and corn. For a complete list, visit the clinic’s web address provided below (click on dietary information tab at the top).
The clinic also recommends daily hydrotherapy (warm sitz bath) to help improve the digestive function to heal the bladder. Cantharis 30c is a commonly recommended homeopathic medicine by the clinic. Additional herbal products used to alleviate IC symptoms are Marshmallow Root and Mahonia.
Dr. Jared Zeff heads the clinic. He is a licensed doctor of naturopathic medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. He works mainly with people with chronic disease. Check out the testimonials on the clinic’s website. One person writes, “There are very few practitioners like Dr. Zeff around anymore.” Another person writes, “I highly recommend him to anyone in need of medical care.” And finally, another states that “Our family continually thanks God for Dr. Zeff and the staff and Salmon Creek Clinic.”
Again, always research any practitioner thoroughly. You can never be too careful when it comes to your health. If anyone has information on this clinic/practitioner, please share your experience. If you have another person who has helped you with your IC, feel free to add that person’s contact information in the comments below.
For more information, you can visit http://www.salmoncreekclinic.com.