Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the inner lining of the large intestine (the colon or bowel) and the rectum become inflamed. Inflammation usually begins in the rectum and sigmoid colon (the lower portion of the large intestine) and spreads upward to the entire colon.
Because of the inflammatory condition of the bowel, defecation may occur frequently, often in the form of diarrhea. Ulcers can form in regions of the colon where the inflammation kills the cells lining the colon walls.
According to a leading theory about what causes ulcerative Colitis a virus or unusual bacterium interacts with the body's immune system to trigger an inflammatory reaction in the intestinal wall. Currently there is no medical cure, except through surgical removal of the colon. Only in rare cases, when complications occur, is the disease fatal. The risk of colon cancer tends to be greater than normal, except in cases in which only the rectum and lower colon are involved. Although children and older people sometimes develop this disorder, it most frequently affects people between ages 15 and 40. Males and females are affected in equal numbers.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who brought the Transcendental Meditation technique to the world more than 50 years ago, has revived and systematized Maharishi Vedic Vibration Technology. The word "Vedic" means pertaining to Veda, the field of Pure Knowledge or Total Knowledge of Natural Law.
For thousands of years, Veda and the Vedic Literature have been held to be the expression of the Total Knowledge of Natural Law. According to tradition, the Vedic sounds contained in Veda are the fundamental vibrations which structure the material universe, including the human body. Through a tender impulse of Vedic vibration, pain can be transformed into a feeling of pleasantness and abnormality can be transformed into normal physiological functioning.