I am working with a Naturopath and will start taking suppositories soon for Mild Dysplasia and HPV, including Vag Pack Suppositories. It says for this one, 1 night a week, to douche in the morning. However I have read that douching can be dangerous. Do you think it is necessary to douche after this product?
My treatment plan is for 4 weeks:
Week 1- Healing Suppositories for 6 nights, Vag Pack for 1
Week 2- Suppositories #1 for 6 nights, Vag Pack for 1
Then this repeats for week 3 and 4.
Thank you for any info,
Having no idea what the suppositories are makes it hard to say whether they are something Susun feels is beneficial or not... Douching is not something Susun recommends... From her latest book, Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way:
"Don’t Douche! Douching interferes with the vagina’s ability to stay healthy. Douching makes the vagina “dirty.” Douching pushs harmful bacteria up into the uterus. Douching increasing your chances of getting a vaginal infection and of keeping it. Women who douche weekly are four time more likely to get pelvic inflammatory disease."
In regards to the HPV, Susun has a lot of info about both it and dysplasia in the Down There book - St. Joan's (St. John's wort) is one that Susun highly recommends - here is a link to one of Susun's articles with more details:
You are always welcome to call in during Susun's free health hotline as well. She offers this every Tuesday from 7:30pm - 9pm Eastern:
Also included a previous correspondence from Susun that may offer further insights. Do let us know if we can be of further assistance.
My yearly Pap smear shows dysplasia. My doctor says that's a precancerous condition and I need to do something. What?
In all likelihood you are fine and your next Pap smear will be normal. Remember that a Pap smear is not a diagnostic test. It is a screening test. About five million American women every year are told that their Pap smear contains abnormal cells (dysplasia), but less than one percent (16,000) are actually diagnosed with cervial cancer. Unfortunately, most of them will be overtreated with procedures that are expensive, painful, damaging, and generally useless.
Unless you have severe dysplasia (CIN-III), you may choose to wait while your cervical cells return to normal. Between 80-99 percent of women with mild to moderate dysplasia, and 50 percent of those with severe dysplasia and carcinoma in situ return to normal without any treatment. Repeated Pap smears every 3-6 months can reassure you and your doctor that your dysplasia is reversing.
Women whose dysplasia advances to cervical cancer are usually malnourished smokers with a history of early and frequent sexual contact with many people. And 95 percent of them are infected with human papilloma virus (HPV), some strains of which cause warts, and some strains of which cause cancer.
HPV is very contagious. It lives in the skin of the genitals as well as in the vagina, penis, anus, and urethra, so condoms can not prevent infection. HPV can live outside the body for up to three days as well; there are substantiated cases of women becoming infected without sexual contact of any kind. Lesbians can get HPV, too, but it is far less common. Nearly all HIV-positive men are infected with anal HPV, and their rates of rectal/anal cancer are high.
A doctor can use a special magnifying instrument to examine your cervix to look for the whitish lesions typical of HPV infection (colposcopy). You can do it yourself at home with a speculum, a mirror, a flashlight, and cotton swabs dipped in white vinegar to paint the cervix so the HPV shows up. Or you can ask that your Pap smear be sent for HPV-DNA analysis.
If your smear does show HPV-DNA, remember, surgery only removes the abnormal cells, not the HPV which remains able to initiate cervical cancer.
A diet rich in carotenes, folic acid, and protein is the best remedy I know for preventing cancer and reversing dysplasia. I get carotenes from cooked sweet potatoes, winter squash, pumpkin, leafy greens, and tomato sauce. I get folic acid from nettle infusion, leafy greens, lentils, beans, seeds, whole grains and nuts. I get protein from organic meat, especially liver, organic milk, yogurt, and cheese, and nourishing herbal infusions such as nettle, oatstraw, red clover..
And, I avoid soy; it may encourage abnormal cell growth by disrupting thyroid functioning. And I let the anti-cancer trio -- red clover, dandelion, and burdock -- as infusions or in tinctures, power up my immunity and help chase away cancer. Chinese herbalists remind us that abnormal cells are overheated and we do well to avoid peppers and hot spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg when we have dysplasia. I repeat, in all likelihood you are fine and your next Pap smear will be normal. Envision it so.
Green blessings, Susun
Wise Woman Team
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