How To Heal Cervical Dysplasia Naturally

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The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus which extends down into the vagina. Cervical dysplasia is the appearance of abnormal cells on the lining of the cervix. Abnormal cells are found via pap smear results.

There are usually no symptoms of cervical dysplasia. It is a common condition and mild cases often go away on their own.

Cervical dysplasia is NOT cancer; it is a cell transformation which COULD at one point transform into cancer. There is no need to panic if you have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia. The progression to cervical cancer is very slow; it can take over ten years for cervical dysplasia to develop into cancer – IF it develops into cancer.

Cervical Dysplasia Classification and Risk Factors

CIN Classification

The classifications of cervical dysplasia are mild, moderate, or severe. In a diagnosis, you may see the abbreviation CIN meaning “cervical intraepithelial neoplasia.” The CIN classification tells you how much of the cervical lining is affected by the abnormal cells.

  • Mild cervical dysplasia (CIN I) indicates that abnormal cells are found on less than 1/3 of the cervical lining.
  • Moderate to Marked cervical dysplasia (CIN II) means that abnormal cells are found on more than 1/3 but less than 2/3 of the cervical lining.
  • Severe cervical dysplasia (CIN III) abnormal cells are found on more than 2/3 of the cervical lining.

The risk of the lower grades of cervical dysplasia transforming into cancer is very low. There is a higher risk with severe cervical dysplasia transforming but it there is still no need to panic; in most cases, progression into cervical cancer (if it even progresses) is SLOW.

The next stage is called “carcinoma in situ.” This stage indicates the beginning stages of cancer. This stage is not full blown cancer although the risk of it developing into cancer is much higher.

The last stage is “Invasive carcinoma”. This is cancer. If this stage if left untreated will take over and may be fatal.

Remember, in any stage of cervical dysplasia, pre-cancer, or cancer there are alternative treatments available. You do not have to resort to surgical methods. However, I would advise, if you have carcinoma in situ or invaisive carcinama, that you seek professional advice in alternative cancer treatment to get adequate support and supervision.

If you are diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, do not let anyone (including your medical doctor) evoke panic in you. The concern is usually genuine, but being around those who are in constant worry or expect a negative outcome can affect you with toxic thinking.

The risks are not as high at the medical system may initially make you believe. A 1999 study from the University of Toronto, Canada showed that it was more likely for mild and moderate cervical dysplasia to return to normal rather than progress into cancer. They found that the chance of mild cervical dysplasia progressing to cancer was only 1% per year. A 1996 Finnish study indicated that 39% and 53% of moderate and mild cervical dysplasia spontaneously regressed to normal.

These results are without any treatment; if you support your healing using the natural methods mentioned below, chances are much better that any stage of cervical dysplasia will regress to normal.

Risk Factors for Cervical Dysplasia

HPV– HPV is the “human papilloma virus.” HPV causes most cases of cervical dysplasia. HPV is a common virus which most women will come into contact with at some point their lives. Most often HPV clears up by itself without causing abnormal changes in the cervix. The body can naturally fight off HPV, and any abnormal cells will return to normal.

When the body does not have adequate immune support and can not fight off HPV, visible changes on the cervix can occur such as dysplasia or warts. There are many different strains of HPV (more than 150 types). HPV affects only certain layers of the skin. The various strains can cause body warts, genital warts, mouth sores, or the development of abnormal cells on the cervix. Very few strains of HPV cause cervical dysplasia; 70% of cervical dysplasia is caused by HPV 16 or 18.

Having multiple sexual partners or having sex with men who have had many partners will put one at greater risk of contracting HPV. If you are in a monogamous relationship you have less chance of becoming reinfected with HPV. As with other viruses, you will not become infected with the same strain twice. If you have a new partner or more than one partner, precautions need to be taken, as you can contract another strain of HPV and be at risk of cervical dysplasia again.

Auto-immune disorders – Suffering from conditions which affect the immune system, such as Chron’s disease, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, or rheumatoid arthritis, will impair the body’s ability to fight off infections.

Exposure to Genital Herpes and Chlamydia – Women who have or have had either of these STI’s are at a greater risk for developing cervical dysplasia. These STI’s are thought to interfere with the body’s ability to destroy abnormal cells.

Dietary factors – A poor diet, high in refined or processed foods will lead to nutritional deficiencies and reduce the body’s overall health and immunity. Deficiencies in certain nutrients are shown to have a direct link in cases of cervical dysplasia.

Smoking – Smoking weakens the immune system and depletes the body of B vitamins and vitamin C. If you want to quit smoking then read about Natural Ways to Quit Smoking.

Stress– Stress and stress-related disorders also lower immunity and deplete the body of vital nutrients.

Family history of cervical cancer or dysplasia – A history of cervical dysplasia in the family can indicate a greater risk of developing dysplasia. But this becomes redundant if a women takes good care of herself and maintains health on all levels.

Hormonal methods of birth control – Oral contraceptives increase cell division rates of cervical cells. The risk of developing cervical dysplasia increases by at least 50% in those using oral contraceptives. Birth control pills also decrease levels of vitamin C, B vitamins, folic acid, and zinc. Research has shown a direct link between low folate levels and abnormal pap smears as well as an increase in the incidence of HPV infection.

Intra Uterine Devices – This form of birth control can irritate the lining of the cervix. The IUD strings hang outside of the uterus where they curl around the opening of the cervix. This can cause inflammation that mimics abnormal cancer cells.

Multiple pregnancies or pregnancy at a young age – Each time a woman becomes pregnant the cervix becomes weaker, making it more susceptible to cellular abnormalities.

Regular use of tampons – The mucous membranes inside the vagina are delicate, if you wear tampons for days at a time you are causing irritation to the lining of the vagina and cervix. If you use tampons regularly each month, the irritation will lead to an overgrowth of cells in that area. This thickening of the skin is a protective mechanism and is reversible once you stop using tampons.

Limit your use of tampons as much as possible. If you need to use one occasionally choose a brand that uses all natural unbleached cotton. Regular tampons and pads contain synthetic fibers, chlorine bleach, and dioxin; there is no need to expose your genitals to these known carcinogens. Alternatively, try a menstrual cup such as Diva cup, LENA cup, or the Blossom cup.

Excessive vaginal douching – Excessive douching changes the environment of the cervix, which can cause it to be more vulnerable to the attack of pathogens. It was found that douching four or more times per week increased a woman’s chances of developing cervical dysplasia. It is best not to douche unnecessarily. There is no need to douche on a regular basis, douche only when you have an infection or imbalance in the vagina.

Exposure to excess estrogen and xenoestrogens – One role of estrogen in the body is cell multiplication. Excess estrogen will cause more cells to multiply, often resulting in abnormal cell growth and gynaecological cancers. Estrogen should be in a natural balance with progesterone, but often a woman becomes estrogen dominant, increasing the risk for cervical dysplasia.

Excess estrogen also throws off the body’s balance of the trace minerals copper and zinc. Excess estrogen can cause a tendency to accumulate copper. Copper and zinc ratios are closely related, so if copper is high, zinc is low. Low zinc levels are linked to lowered immunity and more susceptibility to infections from viruses, fungus, and yeast.

Drinking alcohol affects the secretion of estrogen and slows its metabolism. When a woman has even one drink, her estrogen levels increase significantly. Alcohol also lowers immunity and zinc levels in the body.

Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds that mimic the role of estrogen in the body. Xenoestrogens are found in pesticides and other agricultural chemicals, industrial chemicals, petroleum products, car fumes, paint, lunch wrap, PVC, laundry detergents, body lotions, sunscreens, preservatives, food colorings, hormones from non-organic meats, eggs and dairy, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and birth control pills.

Medical Treatments for Cervical Dysplasia

If you have an abnormal pap smear, a doctor may send you for further diagnosis or treatment. Treatment varies depending on the severity of cervical dysplasia. Mild and moderate cases usually require no treatment, but a pap smear or colposcopy every six months is recommended to check if the dysplasia is regressing on its own or progressing into a more severe state.

Typical procedures for diagnosis and treatment are:

Colposcopy – A solution of iodine or vinegar is applied to the cervix to turn abnormal cells yellow or white so they can be seen more easily. A small microscope is then used to get a close look at the cells lining the cervix. Often the microscope is connected to a camera so the woman can see her cervix on a monitor. A colposcopy shows more and has a greater reliability than a pap smear. The colposcopy alone is safe and no more invasive than a pap smear; however, most of the time the doctor will ask to take a biopsy along with the colposcopy. You can always request to have only the colposcopy.

Cone Biopsy – The removal of a piece of cervical tissue. A biopsy is performed to determine if the abnormal cells have affected deeper layers of cervical tissue. Many women experience pain, cramping, and bleeding from this procedure. A biopsy is a very disturbing intrusion in the mucosal lining which can actually cause a starting point for the malign transformation. After a biopsy, it may take up to six weeks for the biopsy site to heal completely. The risk of any infection in the vagina is much higher after this procedure.

This procedure is also used to remove all of the abnormal tissue. It is standard to remove some of the healthy tissue as well to ensure all abnormal cells are gone. Scarring of the cervix will occur, resulting in less elasticity and pain in the area. In some cases too much tissue is removed, increasing the risk of premature labor or miscarriages.

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) – An electric wire loop is used to remove abnormal cells on the cervix. This procedure results in pain and discomfort usually felt as cramping. Bleeding of the cervix can occur, and brown discharge may be present for about four weeks afterward. LEEP can result in long-term scarring of the cervical lining.

Cryosurgery – Abnormal cells are destroyed by freezing via metal probes and liquid nitrogen. Cramping is usually felt with this procedure. One may experience a watery discharge for the first few weeks after cryosurgery.

Laser surgery – A laser is used to burn off the abnormal cells on the cervix. Cramping is commonly felt for a few days post surgery. A watery, blood-tinged, or brown discharge may be present for a few weeks after the procedure.

Total hysterectomy – A hysterectomy is the complete removal of the uterus and the cervix. This method is used in more severe cases of cervical dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, or invasive cervical cancer. Hysterectomies are very traumatic surgeries and can lead to sexual dysfunction and hormonal imbalance. A hysterectomy affects the nerves and blood supply to the pelvic region, as well as the function of nearby organs such as the bladder and bowels.

Most of the surgeries do not have a guaranteed success rate. In many cases, they do remove the abnormal tissue and women will recover without cervical dysplasia returning, but sometimes there is a need for repeat treatment. The surgery cause multiple traumas to a woman’s body and takes weeks to heal. Depending on the severity of cervical dysplasia and the amount of tissue removed, precautions need to be taken for 3-6 weeks afterward. One needs to abstain from sex, high impact sports, douching, tampon use, swimming, or using a bath tub for this duration. Some woman may take up to six months to heal completely.

If your doctor recommends surgery, make sure you are well informed on what stage of cervical dysplasia you have. Often surgeries are too readily prescribed for women with mild or moderate cases of cervical dysplasia, that most of the time will improve on their own. Surgeries are sometimes completely unnecessary and subject women to invasive procedures that can have long-term side effects.

When a woman decides to go ahead with surgery at any stage of cervical dysplasia, underlying causes are never addressed. This results in an increased chance of recurrence. Factors such as overall health, the state of the immune system, and the invasion of viruses are not taken into consideration, even though they are the most important factors affecting the healing process. One cannot think that simply cutting off a piece of abnormal tissue will cure them of a condition that has deep physical, mental, and emotional roots.

Natural Therapies for Cervical Dysplasia

There are a variety of ways in which a woman can support her healing process. It is best to use a combination of methods in which you have the most faith. Below are recommendations for dietary factors and supplementation, herbal healing, vaginal douching, suppositories, yoga, and meditation as well as other considerations for alternative healing.

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, and the trace mineral selenium protect the body’s healthy molecules while neutralizing free radicals and preventing cellular damage. Along with folic acid and B vitamins, antioxidants enhance immune function; increasing the body’s ability to fight viruses and HPV. It has been found that the lower the levels of these nutrients in the body, the greater the risk of cervical dysplasia.

Vitamin A – A powerful antioxidant that helps protect cells from becoming abnormal and may even aid in reversing cervical dysplasia. The body uses vitamin A to promote healthy epithelial cells. Vitamin A increases immune system response to invaders. Vitamin A is fat soluble and therefore is not flushed out of the body. Excess (over 25,000 IU) of vitamin A daily can result in toxicity.

Beta-carotene – Is converted to Vitamin A in the body and has similar effects. High levels of carotenoids are linked with a faster clearance time of HPV. Beta-carotene is water soluble and will not become toxic to the body. It is best to use both Vitamin A and Beta-carotene for the treatment of cervical dysplasia.

Vitamin B Complex – Low levels of the B vitamins are strongly related to cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. B vitamins play an essential role in the liver’s ability to metabolize estrogen. Low levels of B vitamins can result in excess estrogen levels. B vitamins are also needed for general health and disease resistance.

Along with B Complex, extra B6 is helpful to assist in cancer immunity and so is B12, which is important in proper cell formation and aids in the absorption of folic acid.

Vitamin C – Has antioxidant properties, helps to strengthen and boost epithelial cell integrity, and prevents the development of cancer.

Vitamin E – Has antioxidant properties, increases the availability of oxygen to the cells, prevents excess cell proliferation due to its role is the regulation of cell replication.

Folic Acid – Is critical in the synthesis and repair of DNA. Cells on the cervical lining replace themselves every 7-14 days; the cells are continuously forming DNA. If folate levels are low, DNA abnormalities occur and will affect the cervical cells. Folic acid has been shown to reverse the cellular changes that occur with cervical dysplasia. It may also keep the HPV virus from integrating into the DNA.

Folic acid is also sometimes called Vitamin B9 and has a close link with the other B vitamins. Folic Acid works best when taken with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.

Folate levels are found to be very low in women with cervical dysplasia. It is easily destroyed in the cooking process, and can be depleted by alcohol, smoking, oral contraceptives, and other prescription drugs.

Selenium – An antioxidant with claims to aid in the prevention of and the healing of cancer. Low levels of selenium can be related to abnormal pap smears and decreased immune function. Selenium increases the effects of other antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E. Selenium should not be taken in excess (over 400mcg per day).

Zinc – Important for healthy immune function and balancing excess copper levels in the body. Copper levels are often high in women with cervical abnormalities due to its relationship with high estrogen levels.

Recommended Daily Intake for Women with Cervical Dysplasia:

Vitamin A 10,000-25,000 IU
Beta-carotene 25,000 IU
B complex 100 mg
Vitamin B6 25-50 mg
Vitamin B12 800-1,000 mcg
Vitamin C 1,000-1,500 mg
Vitamin E 400-800 IU
Folic Acid 5 mg
Selenium 200 mcg
Zinc 30 mg

If you plan to take everything that is recommended, the cost of the supplements may add up. I have found that purchasing them online has saved a lot on the cost. The best site I have found for nutritional supplements is iherb.com. You can save even more on iherb.com if you enter the coupon code EME036.

Other supplements

Protease – A high-quality protease enzyme will help support the immune system. Protease enzymes clean up cellular debris such as dead or damaged cells as well as toxins in the blood. These enzymes will break down any protein that does not belong to the body; this includes viruses and other invaders. The required dose is 3-4 capsules per day for three months. After three months take one month off and get tested. If you need to, repeat the same dosage for an additional three months. The best option for a protease supplement is PRX by Theramedix; the next best is Virastop by Enzymedica.

Beta-mannan – A supplement formulated by Dr. Glickman. It is made from concentrated extracts of aloe. Aloe vera has antioxidant, anti-fungal, and antibacterial qualities. Beta-Mannan helps to support normal immune function and has claims for reversing cervical dysplasia and getting rid of HPV. It seems like many women have tried Beta-mannan for cervical dysplasia and the reviews are mixed. I would not rely on this product alone, but it may be a good addition to your healing regime.  In my opinion, drinking aloe vera juice daily would have just as good of an effect.

I3C (Indole-3-carbinol) Indole-3-carbinol is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Studies have shown that 200-400mg of I3C taken daily can treat cervical dysplasia. Participants were recorded to have reduced severity of cervical dysplasia and in some cases a complete regression when I3C was taken for 12 weeks.

DIM (Diindolymethane) is a metabolite of I3C and is often taken for cancer prevention. There is some debate over which is better, I3C or DIM. I3C is the better choice as DIM is but only one product formed in the breakdown of I3C. Other phytochemicals in I3C also have important actions against cancer.

Any isolated ingredient works better when taken with the other compounds which with it is natually found. Nature has a synergy we don’t understand. Of course, eating the whole plant is best, but no one can eat the amount of broccoli in a day that would equal 200mg of I3C, the minimum recommended therapeutic dose.

Eating a Healthy Diet

Eat a well-balanced diet; concentrate on fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Significantly reduce or eliminate the intake of refined sugars, processed foods, coffee, and alcohol, which all deplete your system of B vitamins. Limit dairy products and avoid all non-organic dairy as it contains synthetic hormones. If you eat meat, reduce the intake of red meat and switch to hormone-free poultry and fish.

A high intake of fruits and vegetables has a protective effect against the development of cervical dysplasia into more severe forms. Cruciferous vegetables such as bok choy, cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower contain an anti-cancer substance called indol-3-carbinol (I3C). Leafy Greens, as well as red and orange fruits and vegetables, are rich sources of beta-carotene and other carotenoids which reduce the development of cervical dysplasia. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables making sure to include tomatoes, papaya, tangerines, peaches, carrots, pumpkin and leafy greens such as kale, raw spinach, and parsley. Be sure to incorporate a lot of garlic in your diet to help support the immune system.

Eating whole grains will help regulate hormone levels due to their high levels of the B vitamins and Vitamin E. Foods high in folate should also be eaten whenever possible, these include brown rice, wheat germ, legumes, and brewer’s yeast. If you eat meat, choose chicken and organ meats because the folate content is higher than other meats.

Regular Douching

How to douche: Using a bulb syringe or a douche kit lay on your back in an empty bathtub. Insert the douche and retain for 10 minutes. You may find it easier to retain the liquid if the pelvis is tilted upward, you can always use your fingers to close the opening of the vagina to aid in retention.

It is best to douche before bed, so the ingredients can continue working overnight to support the integrity of the reproductive organs.

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) – Has an astringent action on mucosal tissue; it eliminates abnormal cells and heals inflamed cells. It is also a potent immune stimulator. Use 1.5 tsp of goldenseal root powder in 3 cups of boiling water, steep for 15 minutes, strain and use when lukewarm. Goldenseal will leave a yellow stain if it comes into contact with clothing, sheets, or towels so you may want to use a panty liner after douching with Goldenseal.

Marigold (Calendula officinalis) – Calendula is anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and beneficial against yeast infections. Pour 3 cups of boiling water over fresh or dried flowers, let steep and cool to a suitable temperature. Strain before using.

Pau d’ arco (Tabebuia Impetiginosa) – Another immune stimulator with antiviral and antifungal properties. Pau d’ arco has anti-cancer claims and is also found by the names taheebo and lapacho. Use 2 tsp of the bark in 3 cups of water. Boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and cool before using.

The above douches are best used three times a week for three months.

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) – Use 1/4 cup of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide in 2 cups of warm water. Hydrogen peroxide can be used once every other week as a douche.

Vaginal suppositories

Vagistatin – A Combination of Chinese herbs which helps to normalize imbalances in the vagina due to viruses, yeast, fungus, bacteria, and other microbes. The recommended administration for cervical dysplasia is to use the capsules as a vaginal suppository for 1-3 months duration. Do not use Vagistatin and douches, choose either and stick with it. I have only seen Vagistatin sold online; if you are interested click here.

Vitamin A– Can be found as a suppository, or you can break open a capsule and apply the oil onto the cervix. It can be difficult to purchase Vitamin A suppositories through retailers since most will only sell directly to medical or naturopathic physicians.  This is because supervision is advised while using this treatment. Bezwecken Transdermal Systems Inc. and Wise Woman Herbals are two companies sell the suppositories. You can also consider making your own – instructions for making and using Vitamin A suppositories can be found in this article. Treatment length may vary depending on the type of suppository you use, but it is usually advised to cycle their use by using the suppositories every other week.

Acidophilus – Used daily will help to establish a healthy balance of flora in the vagina and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, yeast, and fungus which disturb the environment in the vagina.

St. Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum) – Apply an oil made from St. Johns Wort every other night inside the vagina. On the other nights, apply it to the area outside of the vagina. According to macrobiotic principles St. Johns Wort produces yang effects; cancer thrives in a yin environment.

You can purchase St. Johns Wort oil or make it yourself. To make the oil, place the plant and the root of St. Johns Wort in olive oil for 21 days or longer. The oil will take a red color when ready.

Another way to make a more yang environment is to give the genitals mild exposure to sunlight.

Herbs

Herbs should be taken internally to stimulate a healing response in the body. An average dose is ½ – 1 tsp of powdered herb, or 15 drops of tincture 2-3x day on an empty stomach. Alternatively, you can make tea and drink it throughout the day. Most herbal medicines can be taken for three weeks continuously, then take one week off. Make sure you purchase good quality organic herbs.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – Is a powerful antioxidant, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial herb that is known to protect the body from developing cancer. Turmeric’s active ingredient is curcumin which has shown to prevent cell damage and reverse cancer. Take a minimum of 1 tsp a day, and use liberally in cooking.

Pau d’arco (Tabebuia impetiginosia) – Also known as taheebo, pau d’ arco has anti-cancer properties. It is also an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial herb. When drinking as a tea be sure to steep it for 20 minutes beforehand to allow the active ingredients to be released.

Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) – Otherwise known as thuja, this herb has shown to be successful in clearing up abnormal growths and degenerated epithelial tissue caused by viruses and fungus. Thuja should be used in small doses (less than 40ml per week) as it can become toxic.

Chaparral (Larrea mexicana) – Chaparral is said to help against the development of cancer. Chaparral also has antioxidant properties meaning it protects against cellular damage which leads to cancer. Chaparral is also a good blood and lymph purifier and is useful against viruses, fungus, and bacteria.

Propolis – Propolis is a resin-like bee product with strong antimicrobial effects. Propolis inhibits cell division and is shown to have regenerative properties helpful in healing cervical inflammations. 

Take propolis in a capsule because the tincture form is very sticky and will adhere to your teeth and throat. It does eventually come off, but no one wants to deal with that.

Other Herbs – For additional help in boosting the immune system, drink echinacea tea and tea from rose hips and acerola which are both very high in Vitamin C.

Essential Oils

Lemon Essential Oil (Therapeutic Grade) – Lemon essential oil is a strong anti-microbial and immune booster. Use three drops of essential oil in a full glass of water 3-4x day. This oil can also be used in a diffuser to spread throughout the house.

Do not use just any brand of essential oils internally, make sure they are of therapeutic grade. Good brands for therapeutic grade essential oils are Young Living and doTERRA.

Topical Application

Progesterone Cream – Many women with cervical dysplasia have estrogen dominance, meaning that there is too much estrogen in the body compared with progesterone. Usually, these hormones maintain a balance, but exposure to excess estrogen’s and xenoestrogens in the environment cause these hormones to shift out of balance. Since it is the role of estrogen to tell your cells to proliferate, excess estrogen is a risk factor for cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. Use of a natural progesterone cream can help to counteract the effects of excess estrogen.

Make sure the cream has only natural progesterone from plant sources and follow the directions for use.

Before playing with your hormones, you may want to speak with a Naturopath to make sure using progesterone cream is right for your situation.

Crystals/Gemstones

Seraphinite – is known as a powerful healing stone. Seraphinite helps purify the body and eliminate toxins. It is believed to allow old patterns of imbalance or disease to fall away, leaving space for new patterns of health and well-being to form.

Chrysocolla – is known by Native North Americans as a stone to strengthen the immune system. Chrysocolla is also a very calming stone, allowing one to heal in a state of peace and tranquility.

Yoga and Meditation

Healing Meditation – Perform a daily meditation where you simply concentrate on pouring healing energy into yourself. Envision your cervix surrounded by a pure white light, and then extend this white light throughout your entire being.

Asanas – If you have a regular yoga practice concentrate on purifying svadhistana chakra, the second chakra which is located in the area of the genitals. Be sure to include the following asanas in your practice as they have effects on svadhisthana chakra: Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose), Shalabhasana (locust pose), Yoni Asana (pose of the vulva), Matsyasana (fish pose), Utthita Dhanurasana (standing bow pose), and Sukhasana (easy pose).

Shitali Pranayama (cooling pranayama) – This is a very healing pranayama with beneficial effects on svadhistana. Breathe in through your mouth, with your tongue rolled, for 4 seconds and out through your nose for 8 seconds.

Perform shitali pranayama for at least 30 minutes a day. You can envision that you are bringing in a shining white light with each breath to increase the effectiveness and purification.

Love Making Essentials

If you are taking precautions to prevent the spread of HPV,  there is no need to avoid sex if you have cervical dysplasia (unless you have just had surgery for it). Having deep orgasms which stimulate the cervix and uterus is very beneficial. Also, making love with propolis cream will help increase immunity and the regeneration of cells.

There are healing benefits to making love, but, do not have sex if you don’t really want to. A woman needs to want to have sex and needs to enjoy making love!

The right attitude during sex is important; assess your relationship with your partner and decide whether it is supportive to your healing or detrimental. Sex should never be un-friendly or violent towards a woman or her body. A woman should never make love unless she truly wants to; making love without adequate desire can be traumatizing to a woman’s body, especially the cervix.

Dr. Christiane Northrup states that “problems with a woman’s sexual organs are often related to her inability to say no to penetration when she wants to but does not think that she should”. If this resonates with you, work on your ability to refuse or talk to your partner about ways you can resolve the problem.

The Healing Mentality

Don’t let the attitude of concerned individuals contaminate your mind. Concern from doctors and loved ones is genuine, but feelings of fear and worry will become toxic and affect your healing process. There is no room for any negativity!

Dr. Christiane Northrup says “Remember, through the Law of Attraction, we create the state of our body by the thoughts we think. Young women should be encouraged to see themselves as strong, resilient, happy, and healthy. This is particularly true of any woman contracting HPV – it is a virus, not a death sentence! Most healthy women will clear the virus successfully from their bodies within two years and never have any cervical abnormalities.”

Surround yourself with loving supportive people and loving thoughts toward yourself. Believe that you have all the power within yourself to heal. The other methods are only there for support.

If you need inspiration for shifting your mentality here are some inspirational writers and speakers on healing through the power of belief and changing thought patterns.

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Other considerations are NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and hypnosis. Both are powerful methods for shifting thought patterns. You can see a qualified practitioner or there are numerous books and audio CD’s available that allow one to practice these techniques on their own.

While working on your mental sphere, take the time to analyze your expectations about yourself and determine your capabilities with a realistic attitude. You may be pushing yourself too much in life and need to slow down and take care of yourself. Christiane Northrup writes that cervical dysplasia results “when a woman is conflicted about wanting to be all things to all people, such as the woman who is a mother, works full time and is worried that she does neither of these jobs well enough.” She explains that disorders of the female organs are the way in which our body speaks to us. “Often they are telling us that we need to heal from a deeper, often unconscious wounding – the ingrained belief that we are never enough and we are somehow tainted.”

Women need to love themselves. Feelings of low self-worth or unrealistic expectations are extremely detrimental to our physical, mental, and emotional health. Explore different ways in which you can open up, love yourself, and accept and respect your sexuality and your sexual organs.

Monitoring Cervical Dysplasia

While you are healing cervical dysplasia, it is important to get a pap smear every six months to one year depending on the severity. You want to keep an eye on the condition to gauge your progress. But bear in mind, the more you see the doctor, the more they will suggest medical treatment. Do not let anyone convince you of going through with surgery if you do not feel that it is right.

You may also want to consider testing for other infections such as candida, yeast, chlamydia, and herpes. These can alter pap smear results. Wait at least three months after infections are cleared up before going in for another pap smear.

If you are on Oral Contraception, Depo-Provera or have an IUD, switch to another method of Birth Control. If you are using one of these methods, it is probably your strongest risk factor in the development of cervical dysplasia. Wait 3-6 months after you have stopped the use of these birth control methods to ensure an accurate pap smear.

To ensure the most reliable pap smear results, wait until the second half of your menstrual cycle – at least five days after the last day of your menstruation. Also, for 48 hours before you pap smear do not have sex, use tampons, or put anything into the vagina – this includes vaginal creams, spermicides, lubricants, and vaginal douches.

Decide What is Right For You

If you believe you have the power within you to heal yourself with natural methods as a support, then by all means, stick with it! Remember, in most individuals, it takes a long time for abnormal cells to progress – You have time to improve your immune system and take the necessary steps to get rid of this condition in a natural, non-traumatic way.

If you are not confident in the efficacy of alternative methods, or you tend to worry a lot about the cellular changes, then make your decisions accordingly. Maybe a natural approach is not for you. You need to be comfortable with your chosen method of treatment. In our society, there are very strong opinions surrounding anything that has to do with cancer. It takes will and determination to break free of these collective beliefs. Assess where you are at and choose a treatment that is right for you.

This is the method I have chosen for myself, and what other women around me are doing and have done to heal themselves. It may not be the route for every woman. Only you know what is right for you, and no one should convince you otherwise.

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Michelle is passionate about holistic health and self-discovery. She received her training in Nutrition, Herbalism, and Bodywork from the International Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Ottawa, ON. She studied Ayurveda and Yoga in India and later continued her Yoga studies on Koh Phangan in Thailand. Michelle truly believes that good health involves body, mind, and spirit. She loves to spend her time in walking in nature, meditating, painting, writing, and learning more about health and wellness.

163 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you so much! This site is really informative and easy to understand:)
    I am now taking all the Vitamins listed above and really know that I can heal myself from inside out:)

    • I Never believed i was ever going to be HPV FREE again,DR.ABEGBU has given me reasons to be happy, i was HPV positive for 3 years and all the means and medicine i tried for treatment was not helpful to me, but when i came on the Internet i saw great testimony about DR.ABEGBU on how he was able to cure someone from HPV, this person said great things about this man, and advice we contact him for any Disease problem that DR.ABEGBU can be of help, well i decided to give him a try, he requested for my information which i sent to him, and he told me he was going to prepare for me a healing portion, which he wanted me to take for days, and after which i should go back to the hospital for check up, well after taking all the treatment sent to me by DR.ABEGBU , i went back to the Hospital for check up, and now i have been confirmed HPV FREE, friends you can reach DR.ABEGBU on any treatment of any Disease cos i saw many testimony of different disease like, HERPS,HIV AIDS,EPILESY, CANCER,CFS he is the one only i can show you all up to, reach him on dr.abegbuhealer@gmail.com OR dr.abegbuhealer@outlook.com quick contact him for help and you can just quicky drop your number on your first mail as i did for easily conversation. dont let anyone distract you get your cure

      • Hello, how long have you been with Doctor Abegbu? Does he lives in USA, how do you get his medication and how long it took you to heal and be HPV free? I would like to get his medication

  2. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

    Thank you for this in depth article that is full of great info!
    If you listen to doctors, they will have you go thru unnecessary surgery that results in scarring & more problems for something that will either heal on its own, or can be healed naturally.
    When I find info like this I always thank God/ Spirit for the person/ people who takes the time to share what they know.

  3. Thank you for all of this invaluable information!

  4. Thank you for this article. I was at CIN II in 3 areas. 7 months later, I’m now at CIN I and no longer need the LEEP. I took most of the advice above including Beta Carotene, Folic Acid, Multi-vitamin, Beta-mannan. I also stopped birth control and became a vegetarian.

  5. Thank you so much for the wonderfully gentle and positive article. It gave me lots of hope, encouragement and plenty of practical advice to heal my cervix naturally. I have been diagnosed with borderline cervical cell changes and they found evidence of high risk HPV at my 3 yearly pap test. I would like to share my experience to help other ladies out there faced with the same challenges.

    I have already been very healthy with trying to eat as much organic produce as possible and exercising dance 4 times weekly. I have done the following supplementation for two months: Multivitamins and minerals, cod liver oil with vitamin A, garlic tables, folic acid, spirulina and I have discovered a new supplement called indole 3 carbinol. I have been drinking Pau d’arco, Echinacea and green tea on a daily basis. I also stopped taking the birth control pill, which I have been on for the last 20 odd years. I have also done a healing Healing Meditation by TheTwinflames I found on YouTube every night before sleeping. I was also lucky enough to have my mum believing that I can heal myself and trusting me and my body’s abilities. She kept on reminding me of this time and time over again.

    I had a colposcopy two months after my initial diagnosis and my results came back all clear with no HPV infection. I will have a follow up pap smear in 6 months time. I will continue with reduced amount of supplementation until then.

    • Thank you for your story, it gives me hope. I am 38 years old and I have moderate to severe dysplasia on my cervix and my the first thing that came out of my Dr’s mouth was a hysterectomy. I felt my world crash down! but then I came across this article and your story and am not so stressed anymore. I now know what God is saying to do and it is to eat better and take care of the body he gave to me. 🙂 be blessed always.

  6. THANK YOU SO MUCH for confirming my intuition on all counts!
    my last test revealed CIN II – III and I truly believe I can heal this naturally.
    xx

  7. Thank you for the information. I am experiencing my second bout of abnormal test. Back 17 years ago, I was told I had Mild Dysplasia,and HPV. Because it was mild my doctors didn’t seem worried and scheduled me for another pap in 6 months. I had it and it also came back abnormal but still mild. But I was pregnant at the time so they put off the LEEP until after the baby was born. She said sometimes childbirth and shedding the lining clears it up. And it did for a while then I had another abnormal test about 3 yrs later at which time I had the Colpo & LEEP. After the procedure all the abnormal tissue was gone and so was the HPV. In 2011, I had an abnormal pap result, CIN 1 and HPV., I had a colp. Since then I had 1 more abnormal pap 2012, it was progressed some, but not in the CIN 2, range yet. The pap was followed by a Colpo, In Jan 2013. It showed no abnormalities. I felt like I had had my cervix traumatized for nothing. But we scheduled a folow up with a pap or colpo in July. Since that last Colpo I have increased everything.(Supplements, exercise, etc.) I have begun to also meditate. I will not use tampons anymore and try the proteases. Hopefully, by July I can write back with good news!

    Blessings to each of you!

  8. I have HPV & CIN2. Its very early. I just found out this past week and I had had a pap in March everything was OK we went to an outside Ob for a study(non related) but they found this HPV and CINll(2) I am 25 y/o also type 2 diabetic so surgery is so scary since I havent even healed from the sample that they took. I want to try this first. I have been looking at all of the resources and I am wondering How you all took the vitamins?Did you take a multi or each separately what kind, dose or brand…I saw the chart above but I cant figure the most efficient way to balance them all. Please help.

    • A Multi-Vitamin will not contain a high enough dosage of the listed nutrients, so it is important to take them separately. A combination called ACES (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Selenium) will contain a good dosage of these nutrients, if you can find that, it will help cut down on the number of pills taken in a day. Often this combination also comes with added zinc. Carlson Labs makes and ACES formula +zinc.
      Folic acid is always found in a B-Complex formula, but extra will have to be taken to get the therapeutic dosage. If you can find Folate, that is even better as this is the form found in nature. iHerb has a number of different brands that use folate, Life Extensions is one of the better supplement manufacturers, but that extra quality can cost a bit more.
      I later found out that 3,000 mg of the amino acid L-lysine was also useful for me in reversing dysplasia. Life Extensions has a powdered form of lysine, which is actually very economical. If you are ok taking a powder, this is definitely the one to go for.
      Try to take all these supplements in divided doses if you can, it is better for absorption. I found it really helpful to get little pill containers and separate out the days intake over breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      • I don’t know how to start my own thread. 🙁
        Question: How should I divide the pills up during the day? Are there some pills that need to be taken with others in order for complete absorption? Which supplements can I take when? Is it better to take some before bed?
        Thank You!!

  9. I’m so relieved I found this article I’m seriously almost in tears. I go in Thursday for the biopsy and exam. I was informed I have severe dysplasia. I have the mirena. It was put in in 2011. I’ve had issues the past year with it an I’m 90% confident its the reason I’m facing this challenge. I also hate the idea of pumping my body with chemicals. I was pushed into the mirena and regret it greatly!

    • Thanks Anna for the comment on your experience with the Mirena IUD. I am seeing more and more the problems that intra-uterine devices can cause. I had a copper IUD inserted 2 years prior to the time I was diagnosed with dysplasia. I did not think at the time that it contributed to the condition, but I eventually became more aware and had it removed 7 months later.
      I also discovered later on, though some blood work, that my zinc levels were extremely low and my copper levels very high. Zinc and copper are antagonists to each other – an excess of one will lead to depletion of the other. Zinc is crucial for immune function. If zinc is low, then the immune system is less able to fight off infections (such as the HPV virus that causes cervical dysplasia). My doctor was very confident that much of the excess copper in my body was absorbed from the IUD. So, not only does the IUD itself irritate the delicate skin on the cervix, IUD’s with hormones (such as the Mirena) add another layer of problems because they affect the hormonal balance of the body, and copper IUD’s may affect the zinc and copper ratio in some women. The insertion of any type of IUD is clearly not a good idea.

      • What birth control method would you recommend?

        • Barrier methods such as condoms are a good choice, they protect against pregnancy as well as STI’s, and they don’t mess with hormones.

  10. After being diagnosed with high grade cervical changes, the doctor immediately booked me in to get the leep procedure done. I have read horror stories about the leep and wanted to everything in my power not to have to go through it. I found a great naturopath and she prescribed me 20 mg of folic acid twice a day (Yes, 40,000 mg of folic acid a day seems high but I’m fine), 90,000 iu of vitamin A once a day, as well as Vitamin A suppositories which I am taking for 6 days on, 6 days off. I had to complete this treatment for 3 months. I also take 6,000 iu of Vitamin D and 2 tsp of cod liver oil daily. Furthermore, I bought a juicer and starting juicing organic vegetables daily, sometimes even twice a day. When I called the doctor to cancel the Leep she immediately got defensive, told me that there are no homeopathic methods to treat cervical dysplasia, and told me I made the wrong decision. I am scheduled to go back to see her tomorrow for another test to see if my dysplasia is gone or at least improved. I’ll admit, I’m slightly nervous but my hopes are high. The last thing I want her to say to me is “See, I told you it wouldn’t work”. I will re-post when I have my results in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!

    • Hi Margo- Thanks for sharing your story- I was wondering how the results came back from the next pap you had? Thanks!

  11. CIN 3 / CIS Gone

    Was diagnosed w/ CIN 3/ Carcinoma in Situ, December 2012. Doc wanted to do conization, I refused and went vegan overnight. Already was into green smoothies, so just kept that up and added more raw fruits and veggies. Had tons of supplements (DIM, green tea, vitamins, etc.), but didn’t really take any of them and they sat on the shelf untouched. Went through brief periods of eating raw garlic (kills everything bad in your body). Anyway, got a 2nd colposcopy 2 weeks ago and everything is clear. The doc just left a voicemail stating “everything looks fine,” so I’m assuming that she didn’t even find CIN 1, b/c she was an extreme alarmist trying to scare/convince me that I had cancer. She didn’t seem to know what to do w/ the results, they shocked her so much. I strongly believe God has given us everything to cure ourselves, and the medical community & big pharma are incapable of replicating it. It comes in the humble, yet powerful forms of raw garlic, greens, etc., all plant foods, cocoa powder, green tea, ginger, curcumin. Now I’m into taking the supplements that sat on the shelf for so long! God bless… 🙂

    • Just found this website and am so glad to be reading all of this encouraging news. Your doctor sounds a lot like mine . . . gives me hope as I am making some SERIOUS lifestyle and diet changes.

  12. any brand of propolis cream you could recommend..

    • There are a lot of natural propolis creams available, I found some good ones on iherb. I don’t have personal experience with these particular brands, as I got mine at a local farmer’s market, but the ingredients in these creams are similar or better to what I previously used…think I’ll try one of these next time 🙂 The last one looks really awesome as it also contains sea buckthorn oil (a powerful anti-inflammatory) and it is specifically formulated for intimate use. Note: All these creams have an oil base which makes them unsuitable for use with latex condoms.
      Madre Magic All Purpose Skin Cream 4oz
      Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic All in One Healing Skin Cream 4oz
      Bee Naturals Miracle Skin Cream 2oz
      Bee Rescued Propolis Moisturizing Cream 1oz
      Medicine Mama’s V-Magic Intimate Wellness Cream 2oz

      • Hi my name is Yeli i’m 23 yrs old,i don’t have any children, i was just diagnosed with CIN1 and ive been going insane i am also a nursing student which makes me more fearful because of my medical knowledge i’m very appreciative for this article i will start taking my vitamins and changing my eating habits. i also had a question about the propolis cream is it what you would consider a lubricant because if it is i’m a bit skeptical because the doctor specifically told me not to use them? I have a appointment for my next papsmear in 4 months and i am hoping for everything to be clear once again thanks so much for this article

        • Hi Yeli,

          I’m glad you are inspired to make some healthy changes!

          Whether I would consider a propolis cream a “lubricant” depends on the other ingredients, Propolis itself does not lubricate, it is actually very sticky, and not suitable to apply to the mucous membranes in it’s concentrated form. That is why a cream or something of a more lubricating quality is needed to dilute it and apply it comfortably to the genital area. You need to clarify what your doctor meant by “lubricant” and why you should avoid them – I don’t know why your doctor said that, and I don’t know if he/she was referring to products like KY jelly that contain carcinogenic substances (parabens, etc..), or if he/she was referring to anything of a lubricating quality (oils, glycerine, etc..).

          As a side note, if you can be more discriminating about the knowledge you are gaining in your medical studies, it may help ease the fear and the feeling of going “insane”. When I let doctors or other health professionals instill fear in me, it helps me to remember that no one system (medical, naturopathic, etc..) has all the answers or even the right answers for me. Staying open and listening to a what a system can offer is important but discernment in that process is necessary.

  13. Hi…thank you so much for all this great info! I was wondering what type of Vitamin A is used in the suppository version. It is my understanding Vitamin A from beta carotene “converts” to vitamin A in the system so it may be great for oral supplements (no toxicity at high levels) but maybe not so good for suppository use? I’m thinking that since it is not ingested it never converts if using it as a suppository. That leads me to believe it has to be a vitamin A from retinol or similar?? If so, what is the recommended IU for that? i certainly how to avoid toxicity with it since it likely absorbs into the system?? Thanks in advance for your advice!

    • Hi GB,
      You are correct, it is Vitamin A that is used in suppositories (usually retinol palmitate) not beta-carotene. It definitely does not have to be cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is high in vitamin A, but also has an odor which would turn off most women from using it as a suppository.
      I don’t have a recommended iu for Vitamin A suppositories. I have not used them personally, and the source where I got the original information on vitamin A suppositories has either disappeared or changed its url, so I cannot elaborate on what was written previously.
      I did further research and updated that section accordingly. I should have answered your other questions there. Please read that and let me know if anything is still unclear to you.
      It is best to use these under the guidance of a Naturopath if you are concerned with toxicity.

  14. Also…forget to add…if retinol or similar, does that mean it needs to be a cod liver oil?

  15. Hi,

    I had an abnormal pap with ASCUS 3 years ago, i didnt change anything and a year later it was normal. Now 6 months ago I had High Grade dysplasia and had the coposcopy. MD did not do the biopsy just advised a LEEP right away. I wanted to know the exact grade of my dysplasia so i was was upset about no biopsy. I was a smoker. I quit THE DAY of my coposcopy. I was done! I contacted a Naturopathic Doctor a hundred miles away from me. She worked with me to come to appts and over the phone when i couldnt make the drive. I have taken the following daily Fish oil super EFA 2 tabs twice a day, Beta Carotene 150000 IU, Folic Acid 10 mg/day then 5mg every other day after 3 months, DIM 2 tabs, Green Tea extract 2 tabs, 2000mg Vit C 2x/day, D3 2000IU, Vit E 400 IU, Ashwaganda 2 times per day, and Florajen (probiotic). I did a week of Thuja suppositories, week of Healing suppositories, thuja a week, healing a week. Then Green Tea suppositories 2x per week for 8 weeks.
    My appt was TODAY. I changed my diet to no processed foods, organic meat, no refined sugars. Just got home…..hoping to give another woman some hope when i post my results. Dissapointed noone posted their results on here yet. Lo

    • Hi Michelle- can you tell me what your results were? Thanks!

      • Hi Joanna – i did post more below -after 6 months went down to ASCUS. After a year normal and now at the 2 year mark still normal! 🙂

  16. Looking for some of the above people to post their results………wife has mod – severe dysplasia and has a LEEP recommendation. We have 5 young children, and she has no insurance.

    We live a very healthy and crunchy lifestyle already, but are going to increase all recommended items. She is scheduled to meet with a natural path / and to get a full screening so we know where her vitamins levels are. (think that is the best way to describe it?)

    Even looking to go toward the Gerson Therapy side of things. (full raw organic juicing) We use our Vita-Mix more than any other tool in the kitchen already, beside the knives:)

    Would love to here some follow up test results from previous people commenting on this topic.

    Good Luck and God Bless!

    Eric Pinola.

  17. Hello! It has been a LONG ten days but I just got the call with my results. ASCUS!!!!!!! So, i have gone from High Grade mod-severe dysplasia down past Low grade down to ASCUS. It has only been six months. The HPV is still positive which is what the main agenda will be for working with my naturopath. The MD suggested another COLP to see more definitive results but I am going to meet with my naturopathic MD first.
    All I know is I went down from high grade to Ascus in 6 months and i am so glad that I didnt do the LEEP that they recommended I have immediately.
    If anyone has any questions let me know! I am going to keep doing what i’m doing because it is WORKING.

    • fantastic!!! Sorry I didn’t see this before when I asked for your results 🙂 I had high grade results come back two days ago and I go for the biopsy next friday. Yesterday I went 100% raw vegan and have been ordering all the recommended supplements. Scary so reading about others experiences has been a big comfort to me. Thanks.

  18. I’m so greatful that websites like this exist..
    About a year ago I was diagnosed with CIN2 and all doctors I asked recommended the laser treatment.
    Deep down I had a feeling I should try and heal naturaly first..I didn’t want to have any unnecessary treatment done but also didn’t want to risk my health.

    I have started juicing fresh vegetable n fruit juices (mostly beetroot, celery, spinach, kale, apples, carrots, ginger..) about 2x or 3x a week.

    Supplements that I believe helped me in a big way was Organic broken cell Chlorella in big doses to cleanse any toxins from your body…plus I took Lepicol to top up on a good bacteria/probiotics.

    Did a couple of colonics at home by myself with home kit you can buy online if you’re willing to try it all 🙂

    I just wanted to share my story because I know how much it helped me to hear that it is definitely possible to heal naturally..im not saying it’s always the case, but it’s definitely worth giving it a go!!!

    Thank you for all your advice here. Px

  19. I had my tests coming through clear this November and I was all over the moon! 🙂
    Thank you thank you again

  20. My journey in nutritional therapy started with Dr Jonathan Wright and in one of his tomes is a story about a lady who has cervical dysplasea and how she reversed it with vitamin a, folate, b-complex and eating the right foods. Your articles expands on his prescription in such a loving way and covers all aspects, I especially love how you talk about the psychosomatic causes of this illness. Thank you so much for being so thorough.
    Lisa, Integrative Nutrition Student

  21. After searching over and over again for informative websites on hpv and natural healing this is the only one that was not only the most informative, but the only one that was reassuring that woman do not have to live in fear every time they have an abnormal pap. I think that I’ve been more terrified due to gynocologists driving fear into me and throwing out the word “cancer” like it’s no big deal. I know that there are other ways to help my body without the need of vaccinations and biopsies and I truly believe that a proper diet and a healthy state of mind is everything I need. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your life to help others by writing this article. It leaves me with wonderful thoughts! 🙂

  22. I’m confused about the dosage recommendation for A and Beta Carotene. Since I’m online ordering and they seem to be the same thing. What am I supposed to be taking daily of each of these? A, 25k iu and BC 25k, but the bottles say that they are the one in the same. ?? Can you send a note on this?

    • Hi Twila,
      The labelling on Vitamin bottles can be confusing particularly because most manufacturers label Beta Carotene as Vitamin A, even though the two are not the same. Vitamin A is fat-soluble, meaning excess will be stored in the body, so you do want to be careful not to take more than the RDA for long periods of time. Beta Carotene, however, is water soluble and will not accumulate in the body. While the body does convert Beta Carotene to Vitamin A, it is most beneficial to take Beta Carotene as well as Vitamin. I suggest trying the dosage recommendations that are outlined in the article: Vitamin A 10,000-25,000 IU and Beta-carotene 25,000 IU.

  23. This is some great information thank you so much 🙂

  24. Hello. I wanted to follow up with my two previous posts. They were in November 2013 at my 6 month check up post HGSIL(high grade).At that 6 month check up pap I had decreased to ASCUS. I am now at my 1 year and just received my NORMAL pap results!! A year ago I was given one option….The LEEP. I found the natural way and am so very happy I did. Natural treatment for cervical dysplasia works people!!!! Best wishes to all who are healing naturally!!

    • Hi Michelle thank you for sharing your experience, I’m thinking about following what you did, just wanted to check the quantity of beta carotene it looks too much, is it 150000 or 15000 iu?
      The other thing I wanted to ask you is, what is it these healing suppositories? Where can you buy them?
      Thank you very much

      • Hello Gioco. Good for you!I’m glad you are going the natural route. It is correct, 150000iu beta carotene. I took Betaplex drops from amazon for awhile. Sometimes they aren’t available so I would take 6 tabs of beta carotene 25000 iu tabs. The Healing Suppositories are made by Wise Women Herbals. I got them from my naturopathic doctor but you can get them on Amazon also. I wish you the best of luck in your journey 🙂

        • Thank you Michelle, I’ll let you know how it goes.

  25. I had my first abnormal pap while pregnant with my 7th and last child. After his birth they did a repeat pap which also came back abnormal and I tested positive for hpv 16 and 18 (I believe). I have asked for the actual results to see myself but haven’t gotten them in several months but told I have the worst strains. I had been on hormonal birth control and did not know that it could increase my risks. The doctor I saw wanted to schedule a colposcopy, biopsy, and possible scraping of the cervix right away. I told him I wanted to do some research and look into alternative treatments. He immediately told me that I couldn’t possibly learn anything he didn’t know, that he is the expert, and if I at any time go against his recommendations he will drop me as a patient. I left his office frustrated and in tears and I am currently looking for a different doctor. I would love to at least try to cure this naturally but I am in a dire financial situation and cannot afford a naturopath or even the supplements. Any encouragement for someone who can only use diet to help clear this? Thanks!

    • Hi Robin, I am sorry to hear about your experience with your doctor. Unfortunately, there is a trend with medical practitioners bullying women into getting these procedures. I have experienced this myself and so have other women I know. You are not alone in that struggle.
      You do not have to rely on diet alone. Do follow all the dietary suggestions outlined in the article and stick to whole foods. Avoid all processed and refined foods, and cut out sugar as best you can. Also, take some time to research more foods that are high in the nutrients suggested for turning around dysplasia.
      Read the healing mentality section of the article. You do not have to buy any books or DVD’s, you can find some of these resources on youtube and even read information from these author’s online. There may even still be some second-hand bookstores in your area.
      Having tight finances when a medical situation arises certainly adds another layer of stress, but don’t focus on the limitations, get creative. If you want supplements you can see if your local store will give you a discount on recently expired products (they don’t lose all their goodness on that exact expiration date). Online fundraisers are becoming ever more popular. Are some of your kids old enough to contribute to the household? Perhaps they will help if you explain your financial burdens, it can’t be cheap to raise 7 kids. Pray with sincerity, even if you’re not religious, it never hurts to ask the universe for support.
      I don’t know what else to say, I hope you find a more compassionate doctor, it really helps when they treat you like a human and not a chart. Best of luck!

  26. I could not refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  27. I was diagnosed with highgrade HPV (33) at the age of 50 – my first abnormal pap ever! Colposcopy showed moderate/severe dysplasia (CIN II/III). I passed on the LEEP and cone biopsies and started working with a naturopath who follows Tori Hudson’s protocol. Twice weekly applications to the cervix (bromeline, calendula and sanguinaria/zinc and more calendula) for 8 weeks. We went more aggressive (8 weeks vs. 4 weeks) due to the mod/sev nature of my CIN. Also, each bedtime after a treatment I put 2 suppositories (Vag Pack from Wise Woman Herbals) on the cervix and leave it over night.

    Today I finished the first 8 weeks. Now I start phase 2 which is twice weekly overnight suppositories of Healing Suppository nightly x 6 nights; then Thuja suppository nightly x 6 nights (both of those from Wise Woman Herbals); then repeat week one; then repeat week 2. At that point I’ll have the follow up colposcopy, pap and HPV test.

    Phase 3 will then take 8 weeks of green tea suppositories 2 x per week.

    I’m on all kinds of supplements including Vit. A, lomeritum, a multi, iron, Bioresponse, chromium and B vitamins. Not cheap, but most have a cheaper online version.

    The treatments made my uterus sore the first few times, but eventually that feeling became very mild and only vaguely bothersome. I started off being very tender with the speculum, but now I’m not as sore. At times I wished I had just gone the quick and easy route and gotten the damned LEEP, but today I’m glad I avoided surgery of my cervix. Also, my co-payment of 50% for up to 12 alternative treatments was $48.50 per visit; 5 visits won’t be covered at all, so I’ll owe $150. I have no idea what my copay on the LEEP would have been.

    I took pictures of the cervix and treatments throughout the whole process and it was VERY interesting to see the appearance of the cervix evolve. At times the poor thing looked really sick, but today it was looking very pink and healthy!

    My naturopathic physician is very trusting that the treatments will help. My regular gynecologists are hoping I’m not making a big mistake.

    Thanks for a positive posting!! I’ll try to remember to post my results here in mid-late September 2014.

    • Where did you find the topical applications of bromeline, calendula and sanguinaria/zinc? Does that come in one suppository or is that multiple applications ointments or liquids?
      I appreciate any information you can give.

      • Hi Keisha — I went to a naturopath who mixed it up and applied it. Since I was CIN II/III the treatments were twice a week for 8 weeks. When that was done, I did at-home suppositories from Wise Woman Herbal (via the naturopath) for 24 days.

        Had my colposcopy and pap 9/4/14 and I await the results.

        Keep your fingers crossed for me!

  28. Hi, Thank you so much for all of the information you have provided on your site!
    I was recently found HPV positive with an abnormal pap. Although nothing has been deemed serious yet, I would rather take precautionary measures and increase my vitamin intake before my next pap test. I have read a little bit about beta mannan and am happy that you only recommended it as supplementary on your site. If I were to decide to use it as secondary to increasing my vitamins, do I follow their instructions for usage? (It’s quite an undertaking: 4 pills daily along with morning and evening suppositories). Can you recommend another dosage regiment with this product potentially being used along with the ones you recommended?

    Thank you for all of your help!

  29. **I should repeat that I know nothing in regard to Cervical Dysplasia has come up yet and I do not plan on increasing my vitamin intake to the suggested levels for Cervical Dysplasia. Again, just preventative measures (I am already a vegetarian and began cutting processed food out of my diet about a year ago – am looking into the other natural changes that are suggested for my own well being)**

    • Hi Jena, I’m sorry but I do not know what the preventative dosage is for a product like beta-mannan. I suggest you contact the manufacturer. I do not cater dosages for any individual, the information is kept general and it is up to the reader to find a Naturopath or someone local to advise them if they need more specifics. Or one can take the initiative to put their health in their own hands which is what you seem to be already doing :). Good luck with your next pap. Even though most of the abnormal paps in early stage seem to resolve themselves you are doing the right thing by nipping it in the bud and taking precautions against it developing into a more advanced dysplasia. The changes you made in the last year will certainly help the situation and your overall health, and you are wise to see that you probably do not need the high doses of vitamins which are more for full-on dysplasia. I hope one day I can research how to eliminate the HPV virus, because in my experience even when paps come back normal, the virus remains.

      • Hi Michelle! So appreciative of this write up. I do want to note that I was High grade dysplasia with positive HPV and have now tested 2 years in a row negative for HPV 🙂

    • Hi Michelle,

      You are correct in that the virus does or can remain even with normal pap. I have been battling this since 2005, the year I was first told that I had HPV. Over the years, some pap tests would come back normal or abnormal but always mild. The most recent one, or the last few were normal; however, the HPV was still positive. It was in a dormant stage in 2012, which I’m guessing was due to taking stronger vitamins. Since I am not on any medication, I am going to take stronger herbs like Goldenseal Root, Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Yarrow Flower, Ginger Root, Green Stevia to strengthen my immune system. I will also continue to take vitamins but will increase the dosage on the major ones listed in the above article. I was told that a strong immune system can help fight off the virus or keep it in a dormant stage. However, I want to completely get rid of this virus all together. I know it is common these days to have it but I just don’t like the idea of having a “virus”. Keep believing and stay faithful ladies. Tell your husbands or boyfriends about this and have them take herbs too in order to prevent reinfection. Also, it’s true that our emotions play a part in our health. Ladies, stay happy. Remember that you are worthy and love yourselves and respect your bodies!!!

      Love,
      Kim

  30. How soon has anyone seen results with taking the recommended vitamins? I have had multiple colposcopys and a Leep on dec. 31 of last year. Just had my follow up and it came back abnormal and they scheduled another colposcopy. They also said the Leep showed abnormal cells all the way to the margins which was concerning. Since the Leep didn’t allow me to have a normal follow up I am nervous to put off the colposcopy, but maybe I should give it a month or two to see if there are positive changes. I just don’t want to be advised to do another Leep if I don’t have to. I know I don’t have to but I am very worried about the results I keep getting and don’t want to not do the treatment either. Thoughts?

  31. Ladies, I am so glad to come across this site. I was diagnosed for the first time with mild HPV. I have been very scared because I did not know what is the best treatment. I was going to do whatever possible to get rid of it. I was scheduled for surgical conization. But, it was postponed because of insurance issue. I was told by my doctor that there is no definite cure. Reading your postings, has given me ideas and hope. I will go about this naturally and consult a naturopathic doctor instead. I thank you for the information. I am even more glad that I did not go get surgically cut up before I found this site. I will start taking some of the vitamins. Does anybody have a recommendation for a good naturopathic doctor?

  32. I’m soo very happy I came across this website and I can bookmark it!! My name is Ashlee I’m 23 and I just got told I have abnormal test results and positive hpv.. Still pretty confused though they told me I shouldn’t worry cause I’m so young I just gotta get my immunity up but idk what I was diagnosed with lol… I have to go back in a year and if it’s still there they will do coscop. Also found out my mom had CIN 3 dysplasia and got hers lasered off a long time ago.. My question is does that increase my risk of having dysplasia? I’ve been doing a lot of research cause I’m a worry freak lol.. But I’m excited to do take a heathy role.. Oooo also had my Gardasil shot will this help as well?

  33. GREAT NEWS!!! After my treatments for CIN II/III with high risk HPV 33 my results are: HPV=negative; PAP=normal; colposcopy negative; biopsies negative!!

    I am so excited! I was diagnosed in April, then retested in September. My gynecologist is amazed!

    My naturopath followed Tori Hudson’s protocol.

    This stuff really works! I’m living proof.

    Also, my support network has been incredible.

    Next pap in 6 months.

    Many thanks to all the posters on this site. I gained strength & a positive attitude about healing from here.

    Good health to all!

    • PS – See post from earlier for all the details….

        • Her name is Virginia Oram, ND in Eugene, OR

          • Hi Penny,
            How do I contact her? Please reply.

      • Congrats on your miraculous turnaround! I found this site because I’m getting a pap smear for the first time in three years next week, and I’m freaking out. Five years ago I had CIN 1 with high risk hpv, and the obgyn pretty much forced me to get the LEEP. I went through with that procedure and hope to not repeat that. The two pap smears I’ve had since then have been normal, but it has been over three years since the last one. I’m feeling extremely frightened and worries about the results. This site gives me comfort because it reminds me that even if the result is not normal, there is a much gentler and healthier to go about this rather than be intimidated and bullied into going through a procedure right away.

    • Follow up PAP & HPV #2 – still normal & negative!! I stopped all the supplements after my first follow up in 9/14, but have restarted many due to my Hashimoto’s flare up.

      • Thank you for posting follow ups! Keep them coming! God is so amazing and faithful!

  34. Great info Michelle, Thanks!

    The last 8-9 years I’ve had normal and abnormal paps. Got the results back from my 3rd colposcopy yesterday and my OB-GYN wants to do the LOOP procedure. She wanted to do the LOOP procedure and skip the colposcopy completely a week ago, which was a shock to me. She even started talking hysterectomy! Before labs, pathology, etc. This was devastating and horrifying.

    Researching everything right now. Problem is how much I DON’T know.
    But I have discovered Dr. Leroy’s website and the escharotic therapy procedure he does, but that’s 10 hours away in Chicago, so looking for a Naturopath here in NC.(Check out Dr. Leroy’s website if you’re interested in lots of photos of cervixes with dysplasia. Now I wish I had a photo of mine to compare with those and wonder just how bad my case is.)
    This is so tough! And of course my BCBS doesn’t cover colposcopies ($250) or LOOPs($850) or labs(they never have). My OB-GYN’s office WILL let me make payments so there’s that. Cost wise, a Naturopath won’t be cheaper in the long run,(possibly more) but hopefully I will heal. I’m also torn as to whether or not to just do the LEEP now and then start going to the Naturopath afterwards to hopefully cure whatever’s happening, but of course no one can tell me if that’s wise or not. And unfortunately the Naturopath I spoke to today did not leave me with a whole lot of confidence, although he did say they treated women who had dysplasia in their practice successfully, but he was very vague, and not convincing. So, I’m having to factor in costs, down-time and the possibility that I may make the wrong decision. I do know that “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”…so I understand why this OB-GYN wants to cut and burn everything away, that’s what she’s been trained to do. But it makes me angry that I, and a lot of other women evidently, are put in this situation and left to make these tough calls alone. And why insurance companies get by not covering these procedures that are so commonly prescribed for us.

    I plan on interviewing the 3 other Naturopaths in my town to see if I feel differently. I’ll make a decision this week as to what to do.

    It helps to read other’s stories, and I appreciate Michelle putting all this information up online for us as well. My emotional health has not been good for the past 3 years, and I know a positive mindset is necessary for real healing.

    Thanks for listening.

  35. Amen Maddy, I agree with you!

  36. I was actually crying reading this.

    I am 24 years old and I had a LLETZ procedure when i was 22. I felt so alone and like I was burdening people by talking about it and how upset it made me that my body has such a terrible virus 🙁

    I have never felt so comforted by an article as I have reading this one. It is really nice to know that I am NOT alone and that other girls around the world are feeling the same sadness about their bodies that I am. God bless you all.

    We can all get through this together <3 much love to all you beautiful girls xo

  37. Thank you very much. Best article I’ve ever read on the subject

  38. Thank you for this great article. I had cervical dysplasia six years ago, had a LEEP and decided to do acupuncture to handle high stress and other emotional factors I believe led to the condition. I’ll admit I was really irresponsible about getting regular Pap smears after that, but because I had surgery three different times before the age of 18, I’m really skeptical of doctors.

    I went in to my general practitioner for a Pap in December and it came back abnormal. I was then sent to an OB/GYN for a colposcopy, but the same day she did a LEEP. The weird thing is that the day after the Pap my period started. The day OF the colposcopy, my period started – I asked if this was a good time to do it and the doctor said it was fine. I hadn’t really done my research about the importance of having these tests at the right time of your cycle. The doctor’s office was TERRIBLE about providing me information about what I’m dealing with – honestly, no diagrams, explanations – NOTHING. I even asked if I could get tested for which strain of HPV I have, and the nurse replied that when CIN is this far along, they just ASSUME it’s a high-risk strain. Because of this, when the doctor called back to tell me it was carcinoma in situ and that I needed to have a cone biopsy OR I could wait and monitor again in 3 months, I opted for the latter.

    I have started seeing a chiropractor/naturopath who has put me on a high dosage of vitamins, supplements and a leaky gut diet, I’ve made some serious lifestyle changes. I also found out that I can have a healthcare practioner order a test to find out which strain it is. My instinct tells me that this was more the result of stress than anything . . . I have quit traveling so much (I’m a singer/songwriter and was on the road most of last year i.e. STRESS), quit smoking for three months now and am getting regular sleep. I quit coffee and am not eating at grains, dairy or sugar. Once I am through the recommended 6-week healing process from the LEEP, I’m going to get escharotic treatments and also do a sweat detoxification program. The moral of the story is, I want to give my body a fighting chance to heal itself before some doctor decides to go in and take away cut away more of my body.

    SO thank you VERY MUCH for accentuating how important it is for each woman to make her own decisions and not let anyone bully her into doing something she doesn’t want to do. If I could go back to the doctor’s office, I would have said, I’ll wait to do the LEEP and explored these alternatives I’m taking sooner.

    • Thank you for your response, Melanie. I am happy to hear of all the positive changes you have made in your life to support your healing. Thanks for sharing your experience with the OB/GYN, it’s important for everyone to remember the choice is theirs, not the doctors – because they can make us feel like we don’t.

  39. Michelle, thanks for all this helpful information. I was diagnosed with high grade cervical dysplasia a few months ago. They said I just have a small area of changes, but strongly recommend LEEP. I always prefer to try the natural route first, so after finding your site I bought some of the supplements and vitamins you’ve recommended a.
    Also, I just started going to a naturopathic doctor. He said that I have gut/immune/toxicity issues. He also said that the gut is right next to the cervix/reproductive organs and they share the same flora, so if one is off, it’s easy for the other to have problems. I’m now on a detox diet (no sugar, wheat, etc) and am receiving acupuncture and taking some supplements and herbal remedies he gave me. He also said to take zinc, so that’s the only one from the list above I will keep taking since I don’t want anything to interact with the new stuff I am taking.
    I am hopeful that all this will help. I will have a follow-up pap in a few months and will post my results then!

  40. Hi Guys!! I just wanted to stop in and introduce myself and my story.. Almost 9 years ago, i had an abnormal pap.. still fighting with it.. Smoked pretty much the whole time, and four years ago, gave it up for good.. Had two leeps, and now my dr is wanting to do another one and possible hysterectomy.. I think the reason she’s recommending this is because i mentioned to the nurse i’m tried of dealing with this, and all the anxiety that comes with it.. Which i am not wanting.. I came across this site, and it has given me hope. I just started doing some of these things..and would like someone else to talk to about this, because no one understands what i’m going through.. I am talking with a natural herbalist. Can’t remember the correct term, and I believe that I can heal myself without the dr throwing the hysterectomy down my throat..Would anyone like to give me examples of what they are doing? I’m doing the main vitamins, hydrogen douche.. and the Pau D Arco tea.. anything else you recommend?

    • Also, the vitamins in the blue box and the “other supplements” do you take all of those? Or do you just pick and choose? Kinda confused on the whole vitamins..:)

  41. Thank you so much for this website. I was diagnosed with High Grade cervical dysplasia 2 days ago and have a biopsy next week. The craziest thing about it is that the woman I work with everyday was diagnosed with the same thing and she is about to have a full hysterectomy at 32 years old (I am 31). She went through 2 leep procedures and then had a cone done before her doctor told her the hysterectomy was going to be necessary. To the doctors credit (who is actually also my doctor…..the irony is not lost on me) the doctor did not immediately push for the hysterectomy. I don’t want to get the leep…and certainly not a hysterectomy! I am hoping that radical diet changes and supplementation, as outlined in this article, will turn this ship around! I’ve been eating a raw vegan diet for the last two days- a massive shift from the crappy way my boyfriend and I have been eating for the last year (think half a pot of coffee, six packs of beer, fast food, mexican, few home cooked meals….just awful) This is a HUGE wakeup call. I’ll post my results here.

    • Hi,

      How has it been since you last went to the doctor and changed your diet?

  42. It is 12 months since my daughter and I took matters into our own hands and used an escharotic treatment at home on her CIN3 lesion. It took some investigation and practice but treatment was soon easy. Her first pap after the end of treatment 6 months ago showed some cell changes but the CIN3 lesion was gone. Today we got the second lot of results. No lesion, no cell changes, just signs of the virus. Beating the virus is down to her immune system but if the lesion rears its ugly head again, treatment will be easy. Instead of having the top of her cervix lopped off, she has a perfect cervix. I’m glad we took the chance to say no to LEEP.

    • can you please comment and which escharotic treatment you used, dosage, and length of time?

      Thank you very much for sharing!!!

  43. I was just curious on how everyone’s follow ups came out? I check the comments regularly, hoping for some new ones.. but none..

    • Hi Sherry

      I just had my 2nd follow up and it was normal & negative after CIN II/III, +HPV type 31

  44. Thank you so much!. I’m 38 years old and I just got diagnoses with cervical dysplacia CIN2 the doctor want me to do a LEEP but I told him I will try natural stuff first. I love this page its very informative, and easy to read and seem like you cover all the aspect. I will try everything! and I will let you know how it goes.Thank you again

  45. Hello everyone,
    Finding this thread was very comforting to me. It has been two weeks since I found out I had abnormal Pap smear results (shocking because my last one was normal). Immediately upon seeing my cervix my doctor said that its severe dysplasia and suggested that a cone biopsy be done to remove the abnormal cells. I’m awaiting the results back from the small biopsy he took but I have drastically changed my diet. I no longer consume sugar or dairy (I am a cheese freak) and the only grains products I eat are spelt or quinoa. I’m taking some of the vitamins I see listed above (going to start taking the rest) and I have done a natural detox and have taken a blood cleanser.
    I’m thankful that the Lord lead me to do research to find out that there are natural ways to treat this and it’s sad that the doctors don’t mention it. Mine has made it seem as though surgery is the only option. To me that’s NOT an option as I am newely engaged and see myself with many children in the future. I always feel natural is the best route.
    Because I do not reside in the United States, it’s hard for me to get some of the suppositories listed. Are their any suppositories that I can use that is available to be ordered online?

  46. Wanted to post my follow up results. After seeing a naturopath for a few months, I just got my results back after my 6 month follow up pap. Unfortunately there are still abnormal cells and of course the doc wants to do LEEP. I’m not sure if there’s been any change in the amount of abnormal cells – it was just a small area before and I only got my results in a voicemail. But I really don’t want to have LEEP. I bled for several days after the biopsy. So I am going to add in the folic acid, B12, and beta carotene supplements and give it 6 more months. I also will try some of the suppository/douches. keep you posted.

  47. I’m just adding a new comment for the women wanting to see a follow up that haven’t seen my previous comments. In May of 2013 I had High Grade Intraepithelial Lesions And was recommended LEEP. I followed protocol and had a naturopathic MD advise. In November 2013 it went down to ASCUS. May 2014 normal and negative for HPV. 2 year mark May 2015 is still normal with negative HPV. See above for more info on my hx. Good luck to all and as always thank you Michelle for inspiring me with your article!

    • Hello, and are you still taking all the vitamins??? After your results being negative?

      • Hello. 3 years later and still normal pap and no hpv. Plus i just had a baby too! 🙂 i no longer take all the protocol vitamins. Juat a multi and some other maintenance normal vitamins. Nothing for the hpv or dysplasia.

          • Have you went to any naturopathic specifically u recommend to?

          • Hi Sara,

            I don’t have a Naturopath to recommend for this specific issue. I got advice from a Homeopath/Yogic Healer who lives in Thailand and also through a lot of personal research. If I were you, I’d call around in your area and see if there are any that have experience with cervical dysplasia.

        • I live in US if u also live here plz do call me at 917-624-6676

  48. Dear Michelle,
    I read your article approximately 2 years ago when I learned I had mild dysplasia with HPV. Following your guidelines, I began using vitamin supplements–six months later I got a normal test back and the HPV was undetected.
    At this moment, I cut back on the supplements, only to have both the HPV and mild dysplasia return. I am now 4 months pregnant: I take pre-natal vitamins and do my best to eat healthfully. Is there anything I can do to keep working on clearing the HPV safely while pregnant? Your article has helped me greatly, and I appreciate any suggestions you might have.

    • Hi Melissa. I wrote that article 5 years ago and unfortunately all the information isn’t fresh in my mind, and I did not have pregnancy in mind when I wrote it. I don’t have the time now to re-research cervical dysplasia.
      A healthy diet is obviously safe, and any of the mind practices will only benefit your pregnancy. Vaginal suppositories and douches are a definite no! The rest you will have to research on your own. Good luck!

    • Hi Michelle, since you are really into natural remedies and eating healthy I would highly recommend this book: “The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby”

      I have recommended it to many pregnant friends and all of them absolutely loved it and bought it on amazon. Dave Asprey and Lana Asprey are very detailed with their information and for anyone else trying. This is a must have book to prep your body before pregnancy.

      I was just diagnosed with Low grade, CIN2 and CIN 3. On top of this a week later my Dr. credits my results to notify me that I do not have HPV, they tested the top 14 bad types and even did the E6/E7 test, all negative. I have no idea how this is possible or if this is a mistake. But I have a great chiroprator who is into natural healing remedies and I am currently taking:

      Royal Jelly-1/2teaspoon
      Vitamin E-2 pills
      Vitamin A- 5 pills
      Vitamin C- 5,000
      Vitamin D- 10-12,000 IUs
      B12/Folate- 2 pills
      Maca Root- 10-20grams daily
      Fish Oil – 3,000 EPA and 3,000 DHA
      Acetyl-l-carnitine- 680mg
      Alpha-lipoic acid- 240mg
      CoQ10 – 10mg
      N-Acetyl Cysteine/NAC- 240mg
      Resveratrol- 100mg
      Tumeric- 200mg and including it in my food
      Zinc- recommended dosage on bottle
      Selenium-recommended dosage on bottle
      and
      Charcoal pills after eating out which we have limited to 2 a week.

      I will be refusing the LEEP procedure due to risk of preterm babies, low birth weight and difficulty opening in labor (that my doctor informed me about) and still debating on the colposcopy as I had a terrible experience with a rude doctor in 2007/8 before I knew anything on nutrition and my chiropractor explained getting a lot can also lead to preterm delivery…

      Good luck ladies!

  49. This is such an informative site.
    Thankyou. I have just been told I have CIN 1 and although mild I must admit it is making me depressed. The reason is not the gyno, she was nice. It’s because I started being aware of natural health 17 or more years ago. It’s not a fad for me now. It’s second nature. Being pescetarian,I am aware of the the acid / alkaline balance, eating foods mostly organic and low G.I . I ferment kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut. I eat good fats and totally abstain from sugar and alcohol unless out at a party. I only use natural products and stay away from chemicals as much as possible. I do Yoga regularly. Dispite this I have battled thyroid disease, vitiligo and arthritis successfully in the last 10years. I just keep going and have always been positive and kind of liked the challenge to heal myself and those I love naturally. Now this. My mind is saying why me? What more can do? It’s not fair that others live an unhealthy life with minimal effects. Despite this I have managed to up my diet to one of intense healing rather than just healthy maintenance. My gyno says despite it being in the CIN 1 stage, the original pap did not get in deep enough to be sure.So she wants to do a colposcopy soon. I want to wait,heal and improve before that so she has no reason to operate.The problem is I could be having some side effects like bleeding after sex and pain in my whole leg. It used to be only mild in my arthritic knee. I am 47 with glowing hair,skin, nails and no bags under my eyes so I must be doing something right. I am so confused.

  50. […] site which has a heap of alternative remedies is ‘Flowing Free‘. Again, very in-depth but it also breaks down the recommended vitamins which is advised […]

  51. Ive been diagnosed with mild dysplasia ( low grade squamous). I dont drink, I dont smoke, had only 3 sexual partners in my entire life, I dont eat super healthy nor I eat junk. Never had I gotten an abnormal pap, so when I got my results I was shocked. I read online that I could heal it naturally, so i started taking vitamins and every morning having lurke water and lemon…..six months have past, and my pap smear came back the same. I feel hopeless, what else should I do. Does this mean I will never be able to enjoy sweets and normal food? Does this mean I have to have pap smears done every 6 months and colponoscopies? Im so mad and sad at the same time. Can anyone recomend me a good naturopath?

    Thanks….

  52. Hi Everyone!! Since no one really updates, I’d figure I would:) So, I’ve been seeing a naturpathic dr since march.. I take ALOT of vitamins daily, and in May I had my THIRD LEEP!! I’m hoping that with the vitamins/supplements i’m taking it has helped.. When I got my results back in May for my LEEP, the nurse said that there’s a little spot that my dr would like to scrape.. So, to me and the nurse it sounded like it was getting better:) So tomorrow I’m going back for that.. It’s been 6months, which i skipped my appt. in August due to family things coming up.. So hopefully I will get good news next week.. Is there a way to get notifications when someone else comments?

  53. When I was younger at the age of 22yrs, I had Cryosurgery “it hurt like hell” for pre cancerous cells, and after this, my pap was always normal. At, 41yrs (about 3 years ago) had a very bad result for a pap test, possible stage 1, and HPV positive. And, at the time I was NOT taking care of myself correctly “Wake up call”. The Doctors office was hounding me to come in for a biopsy. I refused… As I believe cutting into any cancerous cell can spread cells, just my opinion on research I have done! I have also been into herbs, essential oils, all natural healing. I have studied natural healing for over 20 years now. First thing I have done for my “lady parts” is stop using tampons! Highly Toxic! And none to natural, if you think about shoving something up there, when in fact our blood should flow naturally! I always use pads now, and if I have a tampon day for something, I only use Organic, non bleached tampons, but use them rarely. So, back to my awful pap test results…

    I decided I would dose myself with Oil of Oregano! It is by far the best oil to fight bacteria, fungus, virus,etc! just google “Oil of Oregano” It is a miracle oil! “my opinion”

    I bought a pharmaceutical grade 83-85% carvacrol PURE Oil of Oregano, Very strong!!! Please if you try this, do not take this oil without diluting it first!

    I started by diluting the the oil 7 to one… that means I mixed one teaspoon of PURE oil of oregano, with 7 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, and put the mixture in a one ounce dropper bottle. It is a very strong, and powerful essential oil…

    I started to treat myself with the diluted oil of oregano 2-4 drops under my tongue every day, and still do to this day, I have not been sick in over 3 years!

    And here is the important part, I took an Organic tampon and put 20-30 drops of the “diluted” oil of oregano on it, and inserted it over night, I did this for 7 – 10 days straight, and yes you will smell like a pizza, but so what!

    I went back for another pap test a month later, and it was completely was normal! NO cancer, and HPV negative! Proving once again, nature does heal you! “again my opinion” Do NOT eat crap, it weakens the immune system so these cancerous cell can turn on. It does matter what we put on, and put in our bodies! And honestly I was treating my body like a dump at the time I got the negative pap smear results. Since then, because I needed a swift kick in the ass, I have turned my life around, and treating myself well. Because sometimes we do not get second chances, and taking head in the signs like a bad pap might be a good warning for woman to start a more healthy lifestyle!

    I hope this will spare some woman from the pain of biopsies, cryosurgery, and cutting into ladies bodies unnecessarily!!! “Blessings”

    • Did this cause any side effects? I want to try it.

  54. Very helpful and encouraging and reduced my anxiety and the nagging feeling that I was being bullied into ‘cancer acknowledgement’ and treatment. Going as natural and loving of myself as I can. We are strong and our bodies are wonderful! Thank you again.

  55. I just got cin3 biopsy results last week and letter said I would need a keep…not a hope in hell. Surgery should be last option, not only option. Straight away I researched natural alternatives, started taking folic acid, vit a, b6 &b12, co enzyme 10, vit d, zinc, evening primrose oil and vit c. I’ve also started putting a few drops of lavender oil, tea tree oil,organic coconut oil, orange oil and tumeric in a cervical cap and placing it over my cervix for 24hrs at a time. Already my cervix feels smoother.when I was a teenager I had a big cluster of verrucas on my feet that would not clear up, I refused cyrotherapy to freeze them and instead rubbed tea tree oil on them every nite for 2 weeks and they disappeared. Verrucas are a hpv virus too, so I have every faith in the hollistic approach for cin3 and hpv. Will keep you posted on my progress. I would you all to google erschotics for cervical dysplasia to help give you a better informed choice

  56. Penny O are you still on here? I would like to touch base with you……

    • I haven’t been on much in the last year or so, life stuff, but am hoping to revive the site a bit and be more responsive with comments.

    • Yay!! Great news Sherry, Thanks for sharing 🙂

  57. How long do you do the douching with goldenseal? 7 days, 10 days? Once a month? Anyone know the recommended amount of time

    Thanks

  58. I would like to invite you all to join the HPV/Cervical Dysplasia support group.

    You can get a lot of information and support there.

    http://www.inspire.com

  59. So is Selenium good or bad. I have been regularly taking Selenium ACE (With vitamins A, CE and E) and am now worried it might be making me more sick, or have contributed to my abnormal pap.

    Any advice appreciated.

    • Nothing is simply “good” or “bad”. Any supplement, when taken in the appropriate dosage, when the body is in need of that nutrient will be beneficial. If any supplement is overused in too high of a dose for an extended period, then it becomes toxic for the body. This is a general statement for any supplement, I’m not saying you have taken too much selenium. I don’t know why you think that selenium could have contributed to your abnormal pap, the only information you have provided is that you are worried.

  60. Had to add my voice to the choir here…Thank you for this. It was one of many pages that I read two months ago when I was first diagnosed with hpv 16 and the colposcopy showed I had high grade lesions (CIN II). The doctor recommended laser ablation but I insisted on waiting and changing my diet and lifestyle as you recommend. She was not very approving but I did it anyway, and we agreed that we would only wait 7 weeks for a repeat colpo because she was concerned that it would get worse.

    After stopping my birth control, eating a nearly-vegetarian and very low-sugar diet for seven weeks, as well as taking the supplements recommended by Dr. Tori Hudson and a few suppositories (Healing + Double T) today I was told that the 2nd colposcopy found only low grade lesions, negative endocervical curettage, and NO HPV! This is amazing to me as it had only been 7 weeks since the first colpo, I was under enormous stress due to my job during this time period (not to mention the stress brought on by the news of high-grade precancerous lesions!), and I didn’t get escharotic treatments because I didn’t have time to travel and there was no NP nearby who could do them. I plan to continue with the vegetarian and very-low sugar diet and supplements for the foreseeable future.

    Thank you.

    Thank you.

    Thank you.

    Thank God this website and the others like it exist so that women can see it’s possible to heal our bodies naturally.

  61. I wanted to take a few minutes first of all to thank this article and also everyone who has taken time to share their personal experience. This website gave me peace of mind when I needed the most; it gave me a different perspective of cervical dysplasia.
    Here’s a summary of my experience.
    April 2016: A had an abnormal pap smear for the first time. HPV-positive and abnormal cell. The worst time, I had too many questions, I was scared. The provider who gave me the news was rude and had an attitude because I wanted to know more about it, all she told me was that I need more exams and that at the point they did not know anything.
    Two weeks later I had colposcopy and biopsy done. I was diagnosed with a CIN II/III, they referred me to get the LEED but instead I had a cryotherapy the same week. Because of the grade, there was a 50/50 chance for the treatment to work.
    September 2016: I scheduled an appointment for a pap smear, they didn’t want to do it because my insurance covers it only once per year, and I also was told that it was too soon and that most likely the pap smear will show still abnormal. I insisted and finally got it done. 3 weeks later I called, and they told me my results were negative.
    Here is what I took and still take to help my cervix heal:
    -Indole-3 Carbinol 400mg for 3 months, now I will continue it but 200mg.
    -Nature Made Multi-Vitamin 2 pills daily
    -Beta Carotene 100,000 IU daily.
    -Aloe Vera, around half a cup, blend it with some water. Every two days is better because if taken daily it washes out the good bacteria from your intestines.
    – Wise Woman calendula suppositories. 2 per week. (I bought one jar and still have 1 left, never finished).
    I went from drinking a bottle of wine on the weekend to one cup of wine. I tried to quit drinking coffee but I couldn’t. I am addicted to it. But I drink green tea, black tea or dragon well tea almost every day as well. I have tried no to stress out or at least decrease the stress level and eat healthily.
    I hope this can help other women out there

    • Thanks Rosemary, for sharing your story and the protocol you followed. I hope this helps other women!

    • Rosemary, thank u so much! I was diagnosed with pre cancer stage 1 of dysplasia and I freaked out. I hope what you provided really really works because I’m going to try this asap!

    • Hi everyone, I just wanted to give a quick update. So as I mentioned my September pop smear came normal 3 months after having High Grade II/III Dysplasia (which they told is unusual to heal that fast). Since I am so stubborn I wanted a second opinion, I paid $220 in a different place and all I got was a 10min consultation, she didn’t want to do my pop smear because it was to soon 🙁 .
      I waited 3 months and had it done, (somewhere else) yesterday I went for the results and it came normal again, I feel so blessed! Plus I felt very comfortable with my new OBY-GYM, she’s caring and competent!
      She told me to come back in one year. I keep eating healthy, working out at least 20min from home almost every day, I am taking the same multi-vitamins and 200mg of Indole-Carbinol (Amazon).
      I am SO GLAD I didn’t get the LEED and instead I had the cryoteraphy combined with the natural approach.

      • Hi Rosemary,

        What brand of Indole Carbinol do you take? I looked on Amazon and there’s lots of different brands and price differences. I want a good, potent vitamin but I’m also on a budget. Please let me know. Thank you!

  62. I am so so so glad that I came across this website. About 3 weeks ago I had my first ever abnormal pap with the result HPV. I was in shock, I didn’t know what that meant or what I was going to do next. My OBGYN wanted to schedule a “biopsy” and take a look more closely, so not knowing anything figured it was a good idea to go forth. I had the biopsy which hurt like heck and I felt so violated and scared and anxious. I went home and cried for about an hour. Today I got the results of the biopsy and the Dr. wants me to get the LEEP and of course I feel that it’s a good decision based on what we talked about but I left the doctor’s so empty and sad. I feel like I don’t fully understand what’s going on, maybe I’m in shock. What made me feel the worse was that she said if I have intercourse I would have to use condoms forever. Forever is such a big word and it made me feel dirty. I only have one partner for the last 6 years and it makes me saddened to feel the way I’m feeling. I thank you all for sharing your experiences here it really has given me hope that I can revers this and live a healthy life. Thank you all.

    • Oh Marie, I understand so well what you went through. After the biopsies and learning of the CIN3, I too went home and cried my eyes out. I felt bullied, and like nobody understood my level of mental and physical trauma. Since then I have made extreme changes to stay positive, do healing meditations, change my diet, exercise more etc. Nobody can crush this mindset!
      You are not alone, please let us and me know how things are going <3 Stay happy and healthy!

    • Hi Marie, You absolutely can lead a healthy and vibrant life. Getting these test results can be so devastating and fear-inducing…Sending love <3

  63. First of all, thank you to whoever created this page, as it is a Godsend.
    -I had my first abnormal PAP in February of 2015. At this time I was under the age of 25, and they would not test me for HPV for some darn reason, until I was 25.
    -My Gyn. then referred me to a specialist for a COLPOSCOPY W BIOPSY OF THE CERVIX AND ENDOCERVICAL CURETTAGE. This appointment was in March 2015.
    -Results were CIN III, high grade squamous cell changes.
    -I was scheduled for the LEEP procedure in April 2015, just one month later.
    -I had been on birth control for 7 years at this point. I had done so much research as to why this happened to me that my brain could explode. I knew I needed to go off birth control so the excess estrogen in my body could stop wrecking havoc, and possibly causing these cells to be altered. I also started a vitamin regimine with the help of this site and took:
    -Vit A
    -Beta-Carotene
    -B-6
    -B-12
    -Vit C
    -Vit-E
    -Folic Acid
    -Selenium
    I had also read that the paragard IUD protected against endrometrial cancers, so I opted to have one put in, in August 2015.
    -I had my follow up pap in October 2015, which came back as “normal” (man was I relieved)
    Everything went great for most of 2016, except that I was with a partner that cheated on me. I decided to have a full STD panel at this time, and all came back negative… I still wondered whether or not I was exposed to a different strain of HPV because they would still not test me for it!! (age under 25)
    -Fast forward to October 2016… Follow up pap again. This time, my regular gyn specialist who I had come to highly respect, had gotten in an accident, and a new Dr. was doing my pap. (This made me upset, as my gyn and I had a care plan, he did the LEEP procedure and knew what to look for)
    -PAP results came back “normal” but this time , she tested me for HPV. Turns out I have high rist HPV (she said she couldnt tell me what strain?? also annoying)
    -She wants me to come in for a biopsy and a colposcopy which I do not understand. If my pap came back normal, why would she want to be invasive like that?
    -I am going to purchase the two recommended supplements for immune boosting, and I have always stayed taking the recommended vitamins stated above. I am also working with a natural dr. to help my body clear the HPV. I cant wait for the day that I walk into that office and get a negative HPV result so this crap can finally leave me alone!!!
    (I am also a vegan, that might eat too many carbs at times, and I workout regularly.
    Reading all of your stories really has helped me ease the stress. I am confident that my body has the power to heal itself with the power of my mind and the herbs placed here by God himself.
    God bless you all!

    • Hi Danielle, Glad this page has been useful to you! Thank you so much for your sharing here, it will really help other women 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing your story, Kendall. If you found this page so useful why not share the link to this information on your page, rather than just asking me to share yours? The idea is to share information and help as many women as possible, isn’t it?

      • Hey Michelle, yes, I do have your information shared on my page. That is the idea exactly.
        <3

      • I wanted to share my story on your site so that it could reach more women who are healing from cervical dysplasia (My website is only read by a small circle of friends, and I wanted to get my story out where it’s most needed). I have your site in my resource links because out of all of the websites I’ve read on the topic, I’ve found your information to be the clearest, most easy-to-understand, and readily accessible. I especially appreciate your section on the healing mentality as that was the biggest component for my personal healing.

        Thanks again for the service you are offering. It truly is a gift.

  64. This is by far the best information on this subject I have found. I applaud you! I wish I found your page sooner. Easy to understand I was already searching holistic ways to improve my cervical dysplasia. I didn’t understand the different ways to help your body with vitamins and supplements. I’ve always just thought of this way as “the hippie” way. It’s nice to have a form of curing yourself from the inside out.

  65. Hello,

    I just wanted to share my story. 1.5 years ago I received an abnormal pap. I was HPV 16+. After a colposcopy I found out I had CIN III and was fervently pushed to get a LEEP by my ND. I refused and fought with her to give me an alternative protocol (see below). I felt very unsupported and frustrated. I went to a Chinese Medicine doctor who was kind and supportive and life saving. I got acupuncture every other week and the doctor recommended that I go on an antiinflammatory diet- no sugar or sweeteners (no honey, stevia, etc.), no gluten, no dairy, no red meat, no corn products, no peanuts, and no processed foods.
    I stuck to the diet, did the suppository regiment and took the supplements. The supplements I took strictly for 5 months and then fairy regularly after that. I also tried to lower my stress levels and use guided imagery to imagine my immune cells fighting off the virus and killing the abnormal cells.

    After 6 months, I got another pap that showed mild dysplasia and a colposcopy that was CIN I.

    One and a half years after I was first diagnosed I got a pap- No HPV and no abnormal pap. I stuck with the diet the whole time and take mushroom immune-boosting supplements daily, but mostly stopped with the supplements.

    You can heal yourselves, ladies! I did it. I was so scared and anxious and frustrated but I stuck with it and now I feel empowered and healthy. I cannot say what exactly helped, but I feel confident that the diet was an important part. Eating sugar feeds viruses and weakens your immune system. Lifestyle changes can truly transform your health and well being. Don’t give up!!

    Protocol:
    Oral:
    Green tea extract (thorne green tea phytisome)- 2 capsules daily
    Methylated folate (thorne 5-MTHF)- I capsule (1ml) daily
    Berberine Complex
    DIM (diindolylmethane)- 300mg daily
    Vitamin C- 1000 mg daily
    Vitamin E- 400 IU daily
    Turkey tail mushroom (I like fungi perfect host defense extract, not the capsule)

    Suppositories:
    Wise Woman Herbals Thuja Suppositories, Wise Woman Herbals Healing Suppositories , Thorne Green Tea Phytisome (same as oral supplement)

    Schedule for suppositories:
    week 1- Insert Thuja suppository vaginally at night before bed for 6 days. Take 1 day off before beginning healing suppositories.
    Week 2- Insert healing suppositories vaginally at night for 6 days. Take 1 day off.
    Week 3- Repeat Thuja for 6 days. Take 1 day off
    Week 4. Repeat healing for 6 days.
    Week 5- Insert 1 green tea capsule vaginally two times each week for 8 weeks.

    Precautions:
    Use polyurethane condoms during weeks 1 to 4 if you are using condoms because the oil in the suppositories can affect latex condoms.
    If your vaginal tissue becomes irrtated, it is ok to take a few days off. You can also insert a vitamin E suppository to soothe irritated tissue.
    Discontinue if pregnant.

    • Thank you so much for offering your protocol and what you went through! What an invaluable page this is, I hope this finds you still HPV free with a happy healthy cervix! I wish Wise Women was still making their suppositories, currently they have none listed on their website. 🙁 I’m about to try and make my own! Thank you again for sharing!
      xo

    • Thank you so much for posting this Jenny, it is exactly what I needed to hear today and really makes me feel so much more positive about my journey to healing naturally.

  66. Hello Michelle, great site! It’s been so helpful in guiding me in the right direction. As far as the vitamin regiment you listed (I’ve been taking everything for almost a week now) how long do you suggest we take that? I believe I read some other ladies have taken it until they tested negative for HPV & CINI. I have both with low grade abnormal cell changes. Just wanted a little insight. Keep up the great work. So many of us need to know that we can heal our bodies naturally.

    • Hi TJ, I’d say take the supplements for at least a couple of months, but I cannot give you an exact time frame because everyone is unique and it would depend on the severity of the dysplasia as well as other factors. It would be best to take them until you are clear.

  67. Very informative and thorough. Thank you.

  68. Thank you for writing this article. I’m 31 and have recently been diagnosed with CIN 2,3 after a colposcopy and biopsy. I’ve looked into LEEP treatment, but I want to try to beat this on my own first. There is a ton of information here, which is a little overwhelming. I’ve known I’ve been needing to make some positive lifestyle changes for some time now, and I hope it’s not too late. What should I start with? Does this list start with the most important and go down from there? Thanks for your help 🙂

    • Hi Chelsea, glad you find the article useful! The suggestions are not in any particular order. Eating a healthy diet is important, and If you can take some of the supplements that would be helpful. Also, look through suggestions and see which ones call out to you and also which ones you are likely to do. No one can do everything, so choose what is easiest and most interesting to you.

    • Hi Chelsea

      Just wondering how you’re doing now? I’m now in the same position as you and have started taking the vitamins, changed my diet etc

  69. Also, I’ve read that consuming high levels of folic acid can lead to cancer?? I have purchased Life Extensions Optimized Folate, can I use this in the same dosage as folic acid? Anyone have information on this?

    • Yes, take the folate in the same dose as indicated for folic acid. Sorry, but I have only read or heard about folic acid and folate being beneficial in cancer prevention, so I can’t help you in regards to the question about folic acid leading to cancer.

  70. I have just had a colposcopy and there are lots of changed cells showing up white I chose not to have a biopsy and will use your suggestions for natural healing over the next three months then go back to see how it’s healing
    I’m interested to read other women’s experiences with natural healing methods
    Thanks for the article

    • You are welcome Natasha. There are already quite a lot of comments on this article from other women sharing their experiences, but I do hope more will share 🙂

      • Michelle,

        When you douche with goldenseal I put it in douche kit that I emptied and still have goldenseal left over, now I’m not a wasteful person and goldenseal is almost $19/oz so that’s pretty expensive can I save the leftover and use it the next time?

        • Hi Sherry, do you mean that you have goldenseal powder left over that you did not put in the water? Or are you asking if you can re-use the powder that has already been in the water for douche?

          • Powder that has already been put into the distilled water I also have tons left over and usually dump it, but it’s so expensive. I’m not even sure how much douche to use? 1 1/12 tsp of goldenseal to 3 cups distilled water but I don’t use it all

          • As long as it has been kept in the refrigerator I think it will be ok to use. Warm it up before you douche though! If you don’t use the full amount, then next time you make the douche make a smaller amount.

  71. Thank You, beautifully written, much needed messaging… so, much seems to come down to suppressing our natural selves and ensuing accumulations – following clinical directions or seeking to mitigate natural womanly qualities for others’ convenience … harder to stand up in truth and shed it all – after decades vs being taught as young women to honour ourselves and each other as in some ideal culture…. moving toward that… by first … nurturing self a place of acceptance and peace and wholeness… thought I had made steps before, but never fully, ..that first pill ingested… upsetting natural order ..knowing better later, but not able to face clearing it … until symptoms seem less daunting than perpetuating .. maybe we can think on it as doing for self.. but also for all ~

  72. This is a really wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing! I had the LEEP and my body has never been the same since. There are some women who are completely losing ability to orgasm and sex drive from this procedure. This side effect is ignored by the medical community which is why it is never listed as a side effect, but it is another important reason to try the natural way! I wrote this article to try and get the word out about what happened to me. https://www.sistermagazine.co.uk/blogs/sister/cervical-screening-and-informed-choice-what-doctors-dont-tell-you

  73. They reference folate (natural) and folic acid (synthetic) in the same section. I have read there are differences. So which one is best?

    • Folate, the natural form, is better because it is more bio-available.

  74. Hello!
    I just wanted to extend HUGE gratitude for this website. What an AMAZING resource for healing and taking matters into your own… cervix! 😀 I now have an extensive list of supplements, suppositories, douches, mantras and dietary suggestions to get me going!
    I tested positive for HPV about 5 years ago and after hearing it can go away on its’ own I didn’t pay any mind to it. But I did up my supplements and do a few female “cleanses” and kept taking female focuses supplements. Flash forward to this week and I now tested positive again for HPV and also CIN2 and CIN3 of the high grade variety. Needless to say I kinda freaked out and have spent the better part of the last 4 days glued to the internet and finding alternatives.
    I’m already vegan and cleanse and juice fast regularly so this is all kinda shocking to me. I know there is big-time emotional value in this as well, so I’m definitely going to focus on distressing and digging into loving on myself and figuring “stuff” out. 😉 The one and only Louise Hay overcame cervical cancer by changing her diet and focusing on loving herself and forgiving, so if she can do it- so can I!

    I’m kinda bummed Wise Women Herbals no longer make suppositories. Or maybe they do but currently are out? I’ve contacted them but haven’t heard anything. I plan on making my own which I’m sort of excited about! Question: has anyone here ever looked into or tried using Cannabis/CBD suppositories? A family friend cured her rectal cancer using CBD salve. Needless to say I’m curious to try it. I’ve heard also of “weed tampons” which are a cbd suppository for women to use for cramps, so I don’t see why one couldn’t make them for healing the cervix! Chime in if you have any experience around this, please!

    Again, thank you to each and every woman that has shared her experience here. I hope you are all getting clear results and that all of your efforts on this path have paid off! I look forward to sharing my journey as time goes on as well. I have a colposcopy on Nov 1 and plan on no type of surgery of any kind. Perhaps a follow up in 6 months and I will hopefully have some better results!
    Much love and healing!
    Mickey

  75. Im 36 have had abnormal cells since I was 20 now they are telling me I have little to no cervix left high grade cells been threw all the procedures. I’m scheduled for a hysterectomy on Tuesday, I hate it so bad I just cant do it they called me and said my liver enzymes are high because of drinking and they may have to reschedule. I stopped drinking for like 3 days and had blood test done again and they were even higher. I was in a car accident in March, I’m really stressed, and I don’t eat right. I decided to google and found this site, I don’t know what to do!!!

    • Hi Ebony,
      I was offline for a couple of weeks, and just saw this now. I’m sorry to hear about all the stress you have been experiencing.
      Was the hysterectomy delayed? How are you doing right now?

  76. Hi Everyone,

    So happy I found this site! Went for smear in June and colposcopy and biopsy in July which showed CIN II-III and was recommended to get LEEP. Absolutely every fibre in my body said no to the procedure so I’m trusting my gut instinct and trying to heal naturally. I rang to postpone the appointment and explained that I wanted to go for another biopsy. They would only push the appointment out for 2 months and when I arrived and explained to the doctor that I wanted I biopsy he told me it was a waste of time and nothing would have changed. Got my results yesterday but all the letter told me was that they still want me to go for treatment. I’m adamant on healing naturally, I really do believe I can do this, and even more so after reading all of your comments too. I will not be returning to the hospital for at least another 6 months to give myself a proper chance, I just find it so frustrating when you explain this to the doctor and they treat you like you haven’t a clue what you’re doing and tell you it won’t work anyway!

    Positive to you all!

  77. Thank you for sharing this information. After getting a CIN 3 reading 18months ago I decided to try a natural approach first and if it didn’t work after 12months then go for LETZ. I cannot explain it but every inch of my body was telling me I would be ok (which is unusual as I usually freak out with health related issues). I decided to follow my instinct and trust my body.
    I went from CIN3 (confirmed with colposcopy Sept 2016), to CIN 1 (pap test April 2017) to CIN 3 again (pap test Sept 2017). I recently had another colposcopy (March 2018) that confirmed that it was all gone. It appears I have eliminated CIN3 naturally in 6 months, after having it for 12months+.
    I’ve learned a lot through this journey and in particular that our health is complex and dependent on a variety of factors. It is not suffice to just take supplements and reduce toxins but live a stressful life – I need to change all aspects of my life to heal holistically. Similarly we cannot just cut off abnormal cells and continue a toxic lifestyle – we know even after laser treatment that it can come back.
    Whilst I am already super healthy, I focussed on reducing stress, exercising more, and mental support (visualisation, affirmations, positive thinking). I am already vegan, eat organic freshly picked and hand made nutritious food, we already have eliminated all environmental toxins we are aware of, we moved out of the city to live a slower life.
    I took the above mentioned vitamins guided by my naturopath and “heal all” tea – I didn’t do anything else you recommended.
    I have to add that I am absolutely disgraced by the medical professionals who worked with me. When I had the CIN1 reading my doctor actually told me that I *have* cancer. I had to correct her that it was precancerous and only abnormal cells. After my initial CIN3 reading I was badgered and bullied to get laser. No-one supported my decision to treat it naturally and everyone told me I was likely going to get cancer. The stress that this caused is huge – I have worked VERY hard to counteract this and remain positive.
    Stay positive everyone, listen to your bodies, trust it and address all aspects of your health to heal. Your body knows what to do if you support it effectively.

  78. Hello! First of all, thanks for the valuable article. I have always had irregular periods which ranged from 3 months to even 9 months. After 5 years of oral contraceptives, I decided to stop at the end of 2014. Of course, the irregular periods came back. After many hours of research, I have found some articles about the benefits of royal jelly and I decided to try it. And it worked – when I take royal jelly in the first two weeks of the month, my period arrives on days 30-35. This is truly a miracle for someone with such irregular periods. However, in January I did a regular smear check and it came back HPV positive, with slight abnormalities of the cells. Could the royal jelly have influenced this because of its estrogenic properties? I have read several studies that estrogen might cause abnormalities and prevalence of these cells on the cervix. Should I stop taking it? If I do, my periods will become irregular again. But if I don’t, maybe I risk my cervix getting worse. Thank you so so much!

    • Hi Cyndi,

      I’m glad you find the article useful!
      That’s really great that you have had success with royal jelly regulating your periods.

      To address your question – most cases of cervical dysplasia are associated with the HPV virus and you said you have tested positive for that, so that would be the cause of the abnormal cells – whether royal jelly exacerbates that issue or not, I can’t really say. It’s a tough question, and I wish I had an answer for you, but it’s beyond my pool of knowledge. Some studies have shown that royal jelly is protective against cell mutations. And, yes it’s true that it also has estrogenic properties.

      If feasible, you may want to consider talking with a health practitioner in person who can look at your overall health and do some hormone testing if necessary.

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