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Overview of Behçet's Disease

Complimentary and alternative treatments for Behçet's disease that are considered below include:

  • Low Dose Naltrexone

Treatment of Behçet's Disease

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

According to the Low Dose Naltrexone home page [LDN], LDN has been seen to benefit Behçet's Disease, which is considered to be an autoimmune disease. [LDN] reports that all patients with autoimmune processes who were treated by the late Dr. Bihari [Bihari2003] using LDN "have experienced a halt in progression of their illness. In many patients there was a marked remission in signs and symptoms of the disease." Dr. Bihari suggests a 50% to 70% overall response rate [Bihari2003]. Please see [LDN_Denise] for a video interview of a patient with Behçet's disease who has benefitted from LDN.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of Behçet's Disease with LDN.

Please see What is Low Dose Naltrexone? for more information.


References for Behçet's Disease