@donnamae65 My husband is in his mid-30s and starting to show signs of what we think may be ulcerative colitis. I’ve been looking into alternative methods of medicine, including Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Some treatments have been clinically shown to be effective. I think anything proven effective is worth a shot when you’ve exhausted mainstream treatments. Certain herbal formulas as well as acupuncture may help. Many insurance companies now cover the latter. I’ve had similar frustrations with the medical community not taking this disorder seriously, so I’m sympathetic. Good luck in healing and getting well.