Natural Treatments for HPV
Diet and lifestyle for HPV
Keeping a healthy immune system is crucial for clearing out HPV and keeping it suppressed. HIWC will work with you to help you boost your immune system with diet, herbs/supplements, and lifestyle changes.
HIWC offers Turmeric Suppositories and Green Tea Suppositories, both of which aid if fighting HPV. Green tea suppositories can also come with Vitamins A & D which further aid in fighting HPV.
Escharotic Treatments for HPV
Detection of abnormal cells in the cervix is typically determined using a Pap smear and possibly a follow-up biopsy. When the cells lining the cervix change and become abnormal, this is referred to as cervical dysplasia. Abnormalities are usually classified along a range from inflammatory changes to dysplasia (pre-malignant change) to carcinoma, or cancer.
Frequently, HPV, or the human papilloma virus, causes the cellular changes seen with cervical dysplasia. There are over 100 different types of HPV, but most do not have the ability to cause serious changes to the cervical cells. Most HPV infections are temporary and can be cleared in a few months, and in some cases a few years.
An escharotic treatment is a series of in-office treatments that apply an escharotic mixture of sanguinaria (blood root) and zinc chloride onto the cervix. This mixture causes burning of the cervical cells to remove the abnormal tissue. It has less side effects and is less invasive compared to other ablative treatments such as LEEP procedures. Following the in-office procedure, at-home treatments are also used that which include vaginal suppositories that use botanicals and vitamins to remove the dysplastic tissue and support cervical healing. The escharotic treatment is performed twice per week (with at least 2 days in between treatments) for three to five weeks. While escharotic treatments can still cause scarring, they cause less scarring than other treatments that destroy the tissue, such as LEEP and other procedures that involve cutting. Escharotic treatment is a great option for women who wish to become pregnant in the future.
Escharotic treatment takes about 20 minutes to complete and is typically done twice per week for 5 weeks.
- Bromelain, a natural enzyme is first placed on the surface of the cervix. Bromelain dissolves the top layer of the cervical cells that are infected and damaged by the HPV virus. The Bromelain is left in place for 15 minutes with heat applied to activate the enzyme.
- After 15 minutes, the Bromelain is removed using cotton tip applicators soaked with Calendula OfficinalisSuccus
- Then a mixture of zinc chloride and Sanguinaria, a plant extract, is then applied to the cervix. This will cause the abnormal tissue to slough off. This is removed after 1 minute and removed with Cotton tip applicators soaked with Calendula Officinalis Succus
- A green tea suppository is placed on the cervix to complete the procedure