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Children 2014, 1(2), 149-165; doi:10.3390/children1020149

Integrative Therapies and Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Current Evidence

Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 6701 Fannin Street CCC 1540, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Received: 4 June 2014 / Revised: 5 August 2014 / Accepted: 11 August 2014 / Published: 25 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Integrative Medicine: An Emerging Field of Pediatrics)
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) primarily describes two distinct chronic conditions with unknown etiology, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). UC is limited to the colon, while CD may involve any portion of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. These diseases exhibit a pattern of relapse and remission, and the disease processes are often painful and debilitating. Due to the chronic nature of IBD and the negative side effects of many of the conventional therapies, many patients and their families turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for symptom relief. This article focuses on the current available evidence behind CAM/integrative therapies for IBD. View Full-Text
Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; breastfeeding; diet; PUFAs; probiotics; herbs; helminths; acupuncture; relaxation; exercise inflammatory bowel disease; ulcerative colitis; Crohn’s disease; breastfeeding; diet; PUFAs; probiotics; herbs; helminths; acupuncture; relaxation; exercise
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Misra, S.M. Integrative Therapies and Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Current Evidence. Children 2014, 1, 149-165.

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