Do complementary therapies, for example acupuncture, hypnotherapy or aloe vera, have a role in the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease to achieve symptom control and normal daily activities? (active / remission / maintenance)

Record type Uncertainties identified from patients' questions
Source Inflammatory Bowel Disease PSP
Why is there uncertainty? No relevant systematic reviews identified

Original Uncertainty

Placed 17th in pre prioritisation voting

This is an indicative uncertainty and the following submissions were merged to form this one:
Is aloe vera effective for disease maintenance in Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's disease?
Is Aloe Vera gel drink beneficial to help manage Crohn's disease?
How effective is Aloe Vera in Crohn's disease?
Is there any evidence for the use of Aloe Vera tablets or juice for the treatment of Inflammatory bowel disease?
Is there any evidence for the use of Aloe Vera tablets or juice for the treatment of Inflammatory bowel disease?
Is aloe vera an effective treatment for people with Inflammatory bowel disease?
Is aloe vera effective to reduce diarrhoea, blood or mucus in stools in people with Inflammatory bowel disease?
How effective is acupuncture in alleviating symptoms of Inflammatory bowel disease when combined with lifestyle and dietary adjustments?
Does acupuncture help Inflammatory bowel disease?

Uncertainties identified from patients and clinicians


References to reliable up-to-date systematic reviews:

None identified

What is needed? Systematic Reviews
Systematic reviews that need updating or extending None identified
Systematic reviews in preparation None identified
Ongoing controlled trials None identified

Classification

Which health conditions? Gastroenterological and liver diseases | Inflammatory bowel disease
What is person's age? Any age
Which types of treatments?

Which Outcomes

Ability to undertake activities of daily living; Inducing remission; Maintaining remission; Quality of life; Adverse effects


Record ID: Publication date:29 Feb 2016
Last reviewed date:28 Feb 2017 Publication Type:Known Uncertainty
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