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Phytotherapy of chronic abdominal pain following pancreatic carcinoma surgery: a single case observation

Authors Wiebelitz K, Beer A

Received 5 July 2012

Accepted for publication 9 August 2012

Published 16 October 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 845—848

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S35635

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Karl Rüdiger Wiebelitz, André-Michael Beer

Department of True Naturopathy, Blankenstein Hospital, Hattingen, Germany

Abstract: A patient with pancreatic carcinoma diagnosed in 2005 suffered from chronic abdominal pain 6 years later that did not respond to conventional pain treatment according to guidelines. Furthermore, several complementary medical approaches remained ineffective. In the long run, only an Iberis amara drug combination relieved pain sufficiently. The drug is registered in Germany for the indications irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia. The multi-target approach of this combination drug may account for the effectiveness under these fundamentally different pathophysiological conditions. No serious undesired effects have been described in the use of this drug for other indications and none were observed in this case.

Keywords: Iberis amara combination, early dumping syndrome, late dumping syndrome

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