How Homeopathy Treatment Can Help with Colitis

Colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the colon that can significantly impact one’s quality of life. Unfortunately, traditional treatments often come with limitations and potential side effects. 

However, there’s a growing interest in exploring alternative approaches, with homeopathy emerging as a promising avenue. 

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve into the mechanism of homeopathic treatment for ulcerative colitis and the different homeopathic remedies that can offer relief for people living with colitis.

What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that primarily affects the colon (large intestine) and the rectum. It is characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the inner lining of the colon, leading to various symptoms and complications. 

Ulcerative colitis is one of the two main types of IBD, the other being Crohn’s disease. Some of its most common symptoms include:

Severe cases of ulcerative colitis can lead to complications such as perforation of the colon, toxic megacolon (a life-threatening condition involving severe dilation of the colon), and an increased risk of colorectal cancer,

What are the traditional treatment options for colitis, and how does it affect the body?

The exact cause of colitis is still not fully understood. This is why traditional treatments for ulcerative colitis only aim to control inflammation, alleviate symptoms, and induce and maintain periods of remission.

Treatment options include anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and JAK inhibitors. These therapies may be effective for some patients for a certain period. 

However, efficacy may vary among individuals, and not everyone responds equally to these medications. 

Furthermore, long-term use of some medications (e.g., anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids) can have long-term side effects, such as kidney issues, bone density loss, mood changes, and more.

Other therapies, like immunosuppressants and JAK inhibitors, can increase one’s risk of infections and cause liver function abnormalities. 

What is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine developed in the late 18th century by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. 

The central principle of homeopathy is “like cures like,” which means that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used in highly diluted form to treat similar symptoms in a sick person.

Homeopathy also emphasizes the individualization of treatment. Homeopaths consider not only the physical symptoms but also the mental, emotional, and constitutional aspects of the individual when selecting a remedy. The goal is to stimulate the body’s inherent healing mechanisms and restore balance.

Homeopathic treatment for ulcerative colitis: How does it work?

Homeopathy approaches ulcerative colitis from a holistic standpoint, considering the totality of symptoms and the individual’s overall well-being. 

Here are some ways in which homeopathy may be used in the management of ulcerative colitis:

Homeopathic treatment for ulcerative colitis, compared to traditional interventions, reveals distinct advantages. First off, homeopathy tends to be gentler on the body, with fewer side effects. 

Unlike some medications that focus solely on symptom suppression, homeopathy aims to address the underlying causes, promoting long-term healing and preventing recurrence. 

Moreover, homeopathic remedies are generally considered safe and do not typically interact with other medications. This can benefit individuals with complex medical histories or those taking multiple medications.

What are the key homeopathic remedies for ulcerative colitis?

Homeopathic practitioners consider various factors, including the type and location of symptoms, the nature of the discomfort, and the patient’s emotional state. Here are a few homeopathic remedies that are sometimes considered in the context of colitis:

  1. Arsenicum Album

Arsenicum album is a homeopathic remedy derived from arsenic trioxide, a compound of arsenic. It is known for its diverse applications and is commonly used for severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, restlessness, anxiety, and weakness.

  1. Mercurius Solubilis (Merc Sol)

For blood and mucus in stool, tenesmus (straining during bowel movements), abdominal pain, and fatigue.

  1. Nux Vomica

Nux vomica is used to treat a variety of physical and mental health conditions. In colitis, it is typically used for symptoms such as constipation alternating with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a sensation of incomplete evacuation.

  1. Sulphur

For diarrhea with burning sensations, abdominal bloating, and itching around the anus.

  1. Podophyllum

Podophyllum is often indicated in homeopathic practice for gastrointestinal complaints. It can be used to alleviate symptoms of profuse, watery diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and weakness in colitis.

  1. Phosphorus

To alleviate symptoms of bloody diarrhea, abdominal bloating, and a burning sensation in the stomach.

  1. Aloe Socotrina

To relieve symptoms of colitis, such as the urgency to pass stool, with sudden and copious diarrhea, often with a gurgling sensation in the abdomen.

Remember, homeopathic treatment for ulcerative colitis should be personalized, and a qualified homeopathic practitioner should be consulted to determine the most suitable remedy based on the individual’s unique symptoms, overall health, and constitution.

Where to find the best homeopathic doctor near me?

Embark on a journey to optimal health and well-being with Trilogy Medical, where Dr. Jeff Lester, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, leads the way in providing exceptional homeopathic care. 

At Trilogy Medical, our commitment is to deliver personalized, patient-centered solutions that go beyond traditional medicine. 

Experience healing in a welcoming environment at our modern facility equipped with the latest technologies, providing you with the comfort and confidence needed for your wellness journey.

Besides colitis, our homeopathic practitioner specializes in providing homeopathic medicine for allergies, homeopathic treatment for IBS, and more:

Ready to take the first step toward holistic healing? Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the best homeopathic doctor online

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

A Unique Approach to Attention
Deficit Disorder

A growing number of the population, both adults and children, suffer from ADD and ADHD. This condition can interfere significantly with a person’s life in many ways. The common way of treating it is by the use of specific medication. These force focus quite impressively, however there are some drawbacks. Long term dependency is common along with loss of appetite and insomnia. The most unique approach to ADD is by the use of Constitutional Homeopathic Medicines. They are very safe, easy to take and quite effective. Noticeable results often come in 2-3 months after beginning treatment. Results often last for many years or even permanently. The homeopathic remedies are often from mineral or plant extract and are taken in chewable pill form. Once they are effective, the changes can often help the self-esteem grow and create a better sense of well-being. Hyperactivity can diminish, behavior improves and focus and attention improve. In children, grades often improve as well as procrastination.

There are over 50 homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat ADHD, ranging from common to more esoteric.  A common plant remedy used is Nux Vomica. There is often a hurried feeling with impatience, irritability and racing thoughts. The speech can often be rapid. Stomachaches or constipation are often found. Teasing is a common trait. Another plant remedy is Ignatia amara. There is often a more shy or inhibited personality or with mood swings and lack of confidence. Frustration feelings are common. Stomachaches and headaches are often helped with this remedy. Staphysagria is a plant remedy prescribed when there is more shyness and inhibition. The child is often very sensitive and scared of raising their hand in class. The person can appear quiet on the outside with a lot of thoughts on the inside. A common mineral remedy is Argentum Nitricum. The person is more on the loud side with a lot of thoughts and a lot of laughter. They can be the life of the party and have quite a carefree attitude. They are usually very generous and open hearted. Sulphur is another common mineral remedy. These types of people are often naturally mechanical, analytical, curious and quick-witted. They are often born leaders with a strong sense of fairness. Baryta Carbonica is used when the person is on the slow side, naïve or child-like. They can be extraordinarily shy or even bashful. They often want others to speak for them. There can be a sweetness in their personality with delayed development. Phosphorus is a remedy used when there are a lot of scattered feelings along with anxiety, especially with anticipation and impressionability.

While it may be tempting to pick one of the above remedies and start using it for yourself or giving it to a loved one, there are actually many different factors that go into selecting the best remedy. Even once the right remedy is found, it is important to use the correct strength (these commonly range from 6c to 200c). Some strengths can only be purchased through a professional homeopath. There are also different strategies for taking the remedies.  Some work best if they are taken once every few months and some work best if taken daily, or even multiple times per day.  With over 35 years of expertise in Constitutional Homeopathy, Dr. Lester is able to identify which remedy or remedies are most likely to result in positive, long-term change. There are signs beyond the improved focus that we look for to make sure a person is responding well, and may change or combine remedies to get the best results.    

Homeopathic medicines work by eliminating noisy thoughts in the brain that are usually quite distracting to the person. They desensitize the brain and nervous system to remove negative states of mind. The result is a quieter state of function in both the mind and body. Sleep improves. Bad dreams can go away, and life can become easier. Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, can often result in ADD and ADHD tendencies. Once a trauma imprints into the brain it is often difficult to get it out. By the desensitization process of homeopathic treatment, the PTSD and ADD typically disappear together. Homeopathic treatment often enhances psychotherapy and learning technique programs. If homeopathic treatment was offered in the schools, then the classrooms would be quieter and more manageable. It has been proven that when the mind has been traumatized, the person will not be able to learn. The combination of homeopathic medical care to unload the brain, combined with any type of educational therapy will speed up the results by tenfold.

At Trilogy Medical in Soquel, we serve the community with decades of experience, offering services for both adults and children to help build self-esteem and success. Dr. Jeff Lester, DO and Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc. administer homeopathic medical care, acupuncture and healthy nutrition at the clinic.  Check our website at or give us a call at 831-600-8117. You have nothing to lose but your lack of focus!

Homeopathy for Children
of All Ages and Stages

The use of homeopathic medicine is a spectacular life enhancing treatment for so many conditions that children commonly face in childhood. Whether it is an immune system challenge, behavior difficulty, skin conditions or low self-esteem, homeopathic medicines can provide significant results. These amazing medicines can often cure conditions rather than suppress or just provide temporary relief. Homeopathy has been around in the US since 1825 and was used by most physicians up until around the 1940’s. They are natural, free of side effects and administered commonly by chewable pills. The most exciting effect is that children can be and often are permanently cured of the ailment that they suffer from in a very short time.  Chronic skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis will often resolve rapidly. Recurrent infections will rapidly resolve. Gastric upset such as constipation, diarrhea or frequent stomachaches are often easily treated. Allergies and asthma are commonly cured permanently. Migraine headaches can reduce significantly or disappear completely over time.

Homeopathic medicines are made into potencies from dilutions of natural substances most commonly from plant or mineral extract. They can help modify a child’s behavior by removing abnormal impulses or emotional states that cause children to struggle. By making a child less impulsive they become more socially accepted and gain more self-esteem. These amazing remedies are able to increase focus and improve memory. Children on the autism spectrum can make great improvements over time with well-prescribed treatment along with educational techniques such as speech therapy.

The only reason that homeopathic medicines are not widely used is from the lack of education in the training of practitioners. The study of homeopathy is a great undertaking similar to medical school. The reward of many years of serious study is the ability of obtaining frequent cures of all kinds. Children enjoy taking the remedies as they are chewable and sweet tasting. They also get excited at the prospect of having hope of change and improvement.

With accurate homeopathic care there can be more peace in families. Calmness can prevail when the whole family is treated. Teachers will often notice that the child’s behavior has noticeably changed in a very short time. The remedies can quiet talkativeness and on the other extreme decrease shyness. I recall one 12 year-old boy who underwent treatment for extreme shyness with anxiety where he was too hesitant to raise his hand in class. After 4 months he began raising his hand answering questions in class. His self-esteem grew rapidly. His tendency to stutter resolved and he became more social. His mother was greatly appreciative of his progress.

A child’s appetite can often improve with constitutional homeopathic care over 4-5 months with more interest in healthy foods. As fear decreases an adventuresome spirit can appear. Subsequently we often see growth spurts develop more rapidly. Dark circles can disappear from under the eyes as the immune system comes into better balance.

If you are interested in learning more about this gentle but profound and truly healing system of medicine, see our website at and The sooner you incorporate this comprehensive medical system into your child’s life the more you will help your child thrive. This may improve the trajectory of their lives forever.

Achieve “Immune Agility”
With Homeopathy

Immune agility means that your immune system is prepared to handle whatever might come its way. In our current days of the pandemic, it is more critical now than ever. When the immune system is free to react with a full and robust response to an incoming invader that might be lurking, then deep illness is much less likely to occur. This might answer why some people power through illness better than others. Whether it is a virus, a bacteria, the dreaded resistant MRSA staphylococcus bacteria, an injury, recovering from surgery, recurrent sinusitis or UTI’s, immune agility is the key. Immune agility leads to immune confidence and better health.

Constitutional Homeopathy can return the agility to the immune system by freeing it up and restoring it to full power. Through a process of “corrective signaling,” homeopathy has been saving lives, especially during the great epidemics of the past in the US. These included cholera, scarlet fever, diphtheria and even the Bubonic plague. The Hahnemann monument in Scott Circle in Washington, DC commemorates this reformation of medicine in America at the time of these epidemics. The German Dr. Samuel Hahnemann discovered that if a person’s immune system was compromised or stuck in a weakened state due to a chronic illness and they began fighting an acute illness, after successfully resolving the acute illness, the chronic weakened state would also improve or completely resolve. He then surmised that he could reproduce the same phenomenon by creating a similar stimulus to the immune system with a diluted and potentized extract of a substance from nature that had medicinal action. He published his first works in 1810 in Leipzig, Germany. It later spread to the US in 1825 with the successful treatment of cholera.

Today in the US, we unfortunately only have a singular system of medicine that is highly successful with bacterial infections, emergencies and suppressing symptoms. However, what is missing is a second system of medicine that restores the immune system, nervous system, hormonal system and circulatory system after it has been injured. Constitutional homeopathy was that system used by virtually all doctors in the US from 1825 until 1940. It was replaced with penicillin, sulfa, cortisone and insulin. These medicines were powerful, rapid acting and easy to prescribe as “one size fits all.” Homeopathy is more challenging since it must be prescribed with precision for each individual and how they need to be restored to health. However, the precision is what makes it so effective.

An investigative interview and examination is performed by a well-trained homeopath. A single homeopathic remedy is chosen to try to unlock, direct or empower a person internally to get well. The most unique part of homeopathy is that it communicates with the internal system in a way that can be rapid, gentle and permanent restoration to health. If this is done prior to a person being exposed to a harmful virus, such as the current coronavirus, they are less likely to succumb to the illness. We have seen this repeatedly when two people in a partnership share the coronavirus. The partner who is on homeopathic treatment fairs far better than the partner who is not on treatment. Often in a married couple, the partner who has the immune agility hardly gets sick. We have seen the untreated partner wind up with bronchitis or pneumonia more often. This can lead to hospitalization.

Just like prior to playing a sport, when you prepare the agility of the muscles and tendons, you are less likely to become injured. When constitutional homeopathy is employed prior to exposure to a tough bug, the immune agility might just save a person’s life. MRSA is the dreaded staphylococcus infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. Homeopathic care has been commonly successful. Chronic sinusitis will often resolve within a relatively short time. When the immune system is restored to full power, then the treatment is completed.

Dr. Jeff Lester has been using constitutional homeopathy in his medical practice since 1988. He has found it an invaluable tool in helping people find good health and extend their lives. You can find us at Trilogy Medical in Soquel on 41st Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA and on the web at Call us at 831-600-8117 to discover your immune agility.

A Unique View On How to Have
Long Term Healthy Relationships

People commonly repeat the same type of relationships in their lives as they witnessed in their parents. The posterior brain holds past memory and programs how we feel and react in our current life. The frontal part of the brain only has 10-20% influence over the posterior brain’s feeling and reaction tendency. That is why we can often make wrong choices or over-react to stress producing situations. There is a way to change this.

With the use of constitutional homeopathic medicines, it is possible to remove unwanted feelings and reaction tendencies from the posterior brain called the limbic system. This is the secret of living a life full of healthy choices with complete consciousness. Homeopathic medicines work by desensitizing the power of these negative memories over our life. When cleared, the conscious part of the brain becomes free to make healthy choices in life, including choosing the right partner.

When negative memories are erased from the limbic system people react more patiently and kindly to most life situations. Constitutional homeopathic medicines can reduce feelings of selfishness, self-centeredness, neediness, resentment, anger flares and feelings of being unloved and uncared about. When these feelings remain too strong in the brain, they will commonly ruin a healthy relationship. Desensitizing these negative tendencies allows a partner in relationship to react with more positive responses with patience, consideration, willingness to help without being asked, trustworthiness, confidence and long-term loyalty.    

These important changes can also help create healthy relationships between friends, parents and children and employees. When the brain is cleared of negativity people become more motivated to be productive, work as a team and be less concerned with what others are doing compared to one’s self.

The other great advantage of brain circuit clearing with constitutional homeopathic care is improved overall health and slower aging. We often see improved skin, hair and nails after months of treatment. When we feel healthier, we tend to respond more positively in our relationships. When pain diminishes, we also become more positive and light-hearted.

A significant current problem today is the increasing rise of pancreatic cancer. This is often based in a deep feeling of resentment about not having enough pleasure in life. There is often an “all work and no play” feeling in the posterior brain. The pancreas is responsible for processing feelings of joy and passion. The less we feel these good feelings, the more we crave fats and sugar in our diet. Each organ in the body has emotional expression that can often be detected through the constitutional analysis during the in-depth 90-minute homeopathic interview. The more we can understand the deep feelings within the brain and body prior to prescribing a constitutional homeopathic medicine, the more readily the inner negative feelings can be cleared for better health and improved relationships.

After the constitutional homeopathic treatment has been correctly applied, we will often see marriages improve, families with children find a more peaceful home and children will function better at school. Studies have shown that when a child has been through a significant life stress their ability to learn in school diminishes substantially. When the child undergoes psychological counseling their ability to learn improves. When counseling alone does not make enough significant change then constitutional homeopathic care can accelerate the improvement through the process of brain clearing.

The homeopathic remedies themselves are natural, FDA approved for use and made, most commonly, from plant or mineral extracts. The key to making the remedies active in clearing brain and bodily circuits is the potentization process done in the lab. When applied properly in a “like to like” way, they communicate to the system what needs to be changed. When not applied correctly, there will often be little to no detectable change. For the method to be successful, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced practitioner.

For more understanding of how constitutional homeopathic medicines work look to our website at under resources, “Watch Trilogy Talks” and videos. Come and visit Dr. Lester and our friendly staff at our clinic in Soquel, CA.

Can Allergies Be Cured?

It’s springtime and along with all of its beauty comes the notorious pollen associated with allergy season. The sneezing, blowing, coughing, head congestion and eye watering can cause many people to feel miserable. But why do many [some] people not react at all? It has to do with an immune threshold. The lower the threshold, the more symptoms get triggered. The higher the threshold, the less reactive the immune system is, leading to minimal to no allergy symptoms. Breaking through the immune threshold can lead to the body’s release of histamines, cytokines and leukotrienes, resulting in the allergy symptoms. Any medical system that can raise the immune threshold can reduce the tendency for allergies, often for many years.

Allergy shots try to stop the immune system from reacting to specific types of pollen by desensitizing the reaction. While it can lower the immune response to allergens, it also requires years of weekly or monthly shots. Allergy medications subdue the histamine-type chemicals that have already been released. Because they suppress the system, they often come with side effects like fatigue and grogginess. 

Constitutional Homeopathic Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine

At Trilogy Medical we use two time-tested systems that are gentle yet effective: Constitutional Homeopathic Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine. These can both raise the immune threshold to alleviate the tendency to have any allergy at all, whether from pollen, tree spores, food, dust or animal dander. Imagine never reacting to the allergen in the first place. Then there is no need for suppression with a drug or desensitization with hundreds of immune injections. Our approach is natural and long-term, leaving you with a cleaner, sharper, more balanced system.

The word “constitutional” refers to treating a person at a deeper level, affecting and powerfully tuning both the nervous system and immune system so that they work in better harmony.  At our office, your allergy treatment would start with a thorough consultation to find the homeopathic medicine that best matches your symptoms and your underlying constitution. Homeopathic medicines are all natural, FDA approved, easy to take, and inexpensive.  Anywhere from 4-6 homeopathic medicines will often be tried in sequence until the strongest one is found to raise your threshold the highest. Once found, we keep you on the same homeopathic medication for 6-12 months until the immune threshold remains in the highest state. At that point, your tolerance for many things improves significantly. The healed state can last for many years, and in many cases permanently. In a similar way, acupuncture and Chinese herbs can bring balance and clarity to the immune system, thereby reducing allergy symptoms and healing the system organically. 

The same principle can be used for asthma, chronic sinusitis, migraine headaches, eczema, dermatitis and even mild cases of seizure disorder. When the threshold of the immune system and nervous system is raised, these conditions do not get triggered. This becomes the cleanest and most elegant way to work with the body to achieve excellent health. Athletes often greatly appreciate this type of treatment since the effect is so clean. Mental sharpness and stamina improve as physical symptoms disappear. Children can perform better in school when the brain and head are clear. People often become less irritable, more productive and easier to get along with when they feel better. Sleep can improve when nasal congestion is reduced by reducing the tendency for the immune system to respond to an allergen. Neuro-immune balance through Constitutional Homeopathy or Classical Chinese Medicine just makes life better.

Dr. Jeff Lester, DO and Amber Weiss, PA-C, LAc provide these services at Trilogy Medical in Santa Cruz. Check out our services at and watch our videos under Resources “Watch Trilogy Talks” (or to hear our patients’ amazing results. To see if we’d be a good match to work together, call us at 831-600-8117 for a free 10-minute consultation or come visit us at our beautiful office at the corner of Soquel and 41st Avenue.