Cervical Dysplasia [CD] refers to abnormal changes in the cells on the surface of the cervix. Although these changes are not cancer, they can lead to cancer of the cervix if not treated. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes nearly all cases of CD. HPV is a very common virus that is spread through sexual contact. There are many different types of HPV. Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat but not diagnose CD and HPV. It is crucial to get regular Pap smear exams. It is the only way to make sure you have a healthy cervix or get timely treatment if cells are abnormal. However, HPV and mild or moderate cases of CD can be completely resolved with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
Traditional Chinese Medicine considers the whole body when looking at disease and disharmony. A detailed intake process helps Chinese medicine practitioners understand the root of the disharmony. Treatment for HPV and CD usually consists of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and lifestyle and eastern dietary recommendations. Eastern diet therapy is an important part of treatment, as studies have shown women with CD have a high frequency of general nutritional deficiencies—as high as 67% in one survey. Women with cervical dysplasia were especially deficient in beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin B6. Chinese medicine practitioners can help patients identify foods that are especially beneficial for them; this is done via an eastern nutrition profile. Eating foods that benefit the patient’s unique constitution helps to facilitate healing and rejuvenation of the body.
The length of treatment depends on the severity of the HPV as well as the patient’s overall health and any preexisting medical conditions. This is usually assessed during the initial consultation. All practitioners at The Nest have completed extensive post-graduate training in women’s reproductive health and have experience treating HPV, Cervical Dysplasia and other gynecological concerns.
For more detailed information on this condition and its causes according to Eastern and Western medicine, please refer to our blog.
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