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Are there alternative treatments for pancreatitis?

There are no medically approved alternative treatments for pancreatitis. There may be alternative ways to reduce certain symptoms of pancreatitis, however. Acupuncture or meditation may help to relieve pain by giving you something else to focus on and activate certain pressure points in the body. Nutritional supplements, such as vitamins A and C, may help those affected by chronic pancreatitis by reducing inflammation and pain. Talk to your doctor before trying any alternative treatment, and ask about proper dosing for supplements.

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