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Are there alternative treatments for acute 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 may be prescribed if nutritional deficiency is a problem; take only what is prescribed. Talk to your doctor before trying any alternative treatment.

 

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