Naturopathic doctors have been using cervical escharotic treatments for decades to successfully treat cervical dysplasia and HPV. Dr. Chan's success rate has been excellent for most women who receive the full course of escharotic treatments followed by a suppository regimen. Dr. Chan has modified the cervical escharotic treatments for her patients and can perform acupuncture during escharotic treatments to help patients have a more relaxed and effective treatment outcome.
Cervical escharotic treatments are a non-surgical treatment alternative to loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), cryotherapy, conization and laser ablation for individuals who have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia, which is a pre-cancerous condition of the cervix. Cervical escharotic treatments have been performed in individuals with positive high risk HPV status in addition to being diagnosed with cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia, referred to as CIN I, CIN II, and/or CIN III.
Escharotic treatments are:
- Highly effective for individuals who have also followed specific dietary, supplement, and suppository treatment recommendations. It is important to not only remove tissues that are infected with HPV and abnormal cells, but also to strengthen the immune system so the HPV virus can remain dormant;
- An ideal treatment for women who are concerned about their fertility and the ability to have healthy future pregnancies. Procedures such as LEEP and other invasive standard medical treatments can scar the cervix, cause prolonged bleeding and potentially cause future miscarriages, and pre-term labor; and
- Performed in our office and involve herbal preparations of bromelain, sanguinaria, and zinc chloride applied directly to the cervix, as well as the cervical canal. The treatments are designed to gently remove abnormal cervical cells and HPV infected cells without injuring the cervix and typically recommended twice each week for approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Depending on the severity of cervical dysplasia, the number of treatments may be extended.
Nonetheless, patients who have had surgical procedures such as the LEEP or Conization are advised to strengthen their immune systems to ensure that the HPV virus will return to its dormant state and not cause continued abnormal cervical cells.