The escharotic treatment is a natural solution to help your body rid itself of HPV and heal from cervical dysplasia. It involves the use of a topical herbal combination applied directly to the cervix. This treatment is repeated weekly for 8-10 weeks—until the cervix has returned to a normal, healthy appearance. Treatment takes 2-3 months (skipping the week of your menstrual cycle). Photos are taken before and after each treatment to show the patient their progress. These are kept on a secure computer and the patient receives a thumb drive with all the images after the treatment is complete. We wait 6-weeks after the escharotic treatments and repeat a pap smear with HPV testing. Most of our patients clear HPV and cervical dysplasia with only one round of escharotic treatments.
In addition to the topical solution, we will create an individualized treatment plan to address immune support and any other current health concern. Our recommendations may include diet, lifestyle and herbal medicine to support your health during treatment. We particularly emphasize drinking lots of water and getting good, deep sleep. Stress is hard on the immune system, so try not to ruminate. Your body can heal from this. Basically, everybody gets exposed to HPV and your body has a tremendous ability to heal.
The topical herbal preparation consists of turmeric (Curcuma longa), zinc chloride and bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). These three components help your immune system recognize HPV and deal with the virus. The herbs also help destroy abnormal tissue without harming healthy cervical cells. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory and has anti-cancer properties. The solution is only left on for a few minutes, so it does no damage to normal tissue. Each week we review the images with the patient and answer any questions about how treatment is progressing. The escharotic has been used by naturopathic doctors for decades to help women resolve their HPV and cervical dysplasia permanently.
Below are before (left) and after (right) images from a patient with HPV and CIN3 (severe dysplasia). After 12-treatments, her pap came back negative for both HPV and dysplasia. The solution stains the cervix yellow and the abnormal tissue further stands out as white.