Alternative Medicine For Pancreatic Diseases

Pancreatic diseases are difficult to treat only by conventional medicine.

Unfortunately, pancreatic diseases are pretty common.

Thousands Americans are involved in horrible chain of acute pancreatitis – chronic pancreatitis – pancreatic cancer. About 80,000 cases of acute pancreatitis occur in the United States each year; some 20 percent of them are severe. Many of these cases are getting chronic. Each year more than 30,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the pancreatic cancer. Beside that, millions people suffer from hidden pancreatic insufficiency with digestive problems such as gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation or diarrhea, food intolerance and food allergies, etc.

Pancreatic diseases often cause hospitalization, disability, and disrupted social life due to chronic diarrhea, fatigue and weight loss. Patients with chronic pancreatic diseases may experience a sense of helplessness and frustration. Consequences of pancreatic diseases are depression, sometimes to the point of suicide or narcotic dependency.

Usual, non surgical treatment of the various symptoms and complications of chronic pancreatic diseases addresses the two main issues of pain and pancreatic insufficiency involves pain management with analgesics and narcotics, administration of the pancreatic enzymes, and diet modification

But pancreatic disorders are exceptionally complicated problem. Thus, it is important to understand, that pancreas condition often requires a multidisciplinary management approach involving different kind of practitioners.

Successful treatment of pancreatic diseases requires a team work and practitioners of alternative medicine can be very good players in this process. No questions, alternative therapy can improve the quality of life and the life span of sufferers of pancreatic diseases.

There is a simple example, how alternative therapy can help people with chronic pancreatic diseases.

Holistic medicine focuses on the root of the problems causing pancreas congestion, inflammation and possible malignancy.

Three important issues are lying into the basis of developing of pancreatic diseases: 

Deficiency of minerals, microelements and bicarbonates, which cause the acidosis and changing of biochemistry of bile and pancreatic juice. Difficulties with production and elimination of bile. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (valve between pancreatic and bile ducts and duodenum).

All these issues can influence and aggravate each other. All of them can give a push to developing symptoms and complications of the pancreatic diseases. Even in advance of pancreatic diseases, positive changing of them can give the people with chronic pancreatic diseases possibility to recovery.  

Make sense here to look back on experience of the European doctors which use drinking healing mineral water for treatment of chronic pancreatic diseases. This method of treatment has a hundreds years of extensive medical research and clinical practice.

There are a lot of healing mineral spas in the Europe, where people with chronic pancreatic diseases, and also many other sufferers from liver, kidney, gastro intestinal and metabolic disorders, spend healthy vacation using drinking healing mineral water, diet, massage, acupuncture and so on.

The Czech town of Karlovy Vary has been a famous international healing resort since the 1700s. Europeans call the local spring mineral water the “healing gift from the earth” or the “miracle mineral water.”

Hundreds of the thousands Europeans with poor functioning of the pancreas or chronic pancreatitis have been drunk spring healing mineral water in this famous spa for hundreds of years. Visitors throughout Europe and Asia have been traveled to Karlovy Vary for one to six month stays to drink the Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water for different chronic conditions.

For rich sick people which couldn’t visit Karlovy Vary, water was carried by barrels and bottles all over the Europe. Czech doctors understood that mineral content is a major healing factor of this water and research was done to manufacture the salt from the evaporated thermal spring water. In 1764, an inexpensive method was discovered that made it possible to distribute the genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt all over the world.

Dissolving the salt in the warm water has been given the possibility for home treatment. Czech doctors determined that the water manufactured from the genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt had identical healing properties as at the spring.

European doctors have been used healing mineral water preparing from the Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt for pancreas, liver and gallbladder diseases for more than 250 years.

Hundreds of clinical texts and articles have been published describing the positive effects of the water on both animals and humans. Unfortunately most of them were published in Czech, German, Russian thus there are unknown by American medical establishment.

According to research of many European scientists and physicians who practice also alternative medicine, the most important action of the water in chronic pancreatic diseases is to enhance production and flow of bile and pancreatic juice, open the Sphincter of Oddi and decrease pressure inside the pancreatic duct.

Additionally, the Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water supplies the pancreas with the alkaline minerals and bicarbonates, the main ingredients of the pancreatic juice. Alkaline pH is essential for pancreatic juice because digestive enzymes work only in an alkaline environment.

Czech scientists found also that the water can promote secretion and increase the activity of pancreatic enzymes in healthy volunteers, people with chronic pancreatitis, and patients after gallbladder removal. Drinking this water can promote secretion of liquid, alkaline bile, cleanse the bile ducts from small gallbladder stones and sand and support the elimination of bile throughout the hepatic and common bile ducts, and gallbladder.

Healing properties of European Karlovy Vary Healing Mineral Water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt are totally unknown by American public and most of medical professionals.

Used for centuries by generations of Europeans, Karlovy Vary water made from the Genuine Karlovy Vary Thermal Spring Salt has been popular in Europe as a natural approach to chronic pancreatic diseases.


The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment and advice of a qualified licensed professional.


Peter Melamed, LAc, RN, Ph.D. received his medical education first as a registered nurse and then as a medical doctor in Russia. He took specialized training in anesthesiology, intensive care, and internal medicine. He became interested in holistic healing through his clinical experience with herbs, acupuncture, healing mineral water and internal cleansing. He was granted a license to practice acupuncture in Russia in 1978, and from that time he combined conventional Western medical treatment with herbs, acupuncture, and other non-drug healing therapies.
In 1975, Peter Melamed established Biotherapy as a natural holistic approach to healing. Biotherapy combines the wisdom of traditional Russian folk medicine, ancient Oriental medical therapies, and European and American naturopathy with cutting-edge Western technology.
After immigrating to the USA and passing all the exams Peter Melamed succeeded in starting up a private practice in 1996 at the Biotherapy Alternative Medicine Clinic of San Francisco Bay Area. Get more info at