Crohn’s Disease

Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

Crohn’s disease develops in the lowest parts of the small and large intestines – is often related to stress. While neither a specific cause nor a cure is known, stress has been shown to aggravate symptoms, which include loss of appetite, chronic diarrhea, cramping, pain in the abdomen, and weight loss.

There are several ways to address the symptoms of Crohn’s and enjoy long periods of remission. Therapies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), such as acupuncture and herbal remedies, are often beneficial, as are dietary adjustments. Ayurvedic medicine, massage, and energy work may also provide relief.