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Acupuncture for Cervical Dysplasia

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Acupuncture along with Chinese herbal medicine is a great way for treating cervical dysplasia. They can even provide much better results when integrated with western medicine.  Although they are two different and distinct systems, Eastern and Western medicine often are combined to provide impressive clinical results. A couple of examples of this are the use of acupuncture to postoperative areas to protect those sites from invasive infections and the other is the application of herbal medicine by spray into the cervix to resolve cervical dysplasia.

Surgical procedures and installations such as hip replacements and bone plugs are risky since the possibility of infection is very high when doing these procedures. Great discoveries, improvements and innovations in Western medicine have made today’s surgical procedures very safe; however, the risk of infection is still there. Patients who are suffering from health conditions such as diabetes and immunosuppression are highly susceptible to infection. Furthermore, the parts of the body where blood circulation is poor are areas where harmful pathogens usually exist.

To help improve the flow of blood to those parts, a basic acupuncture treatment near and beyond the area of the non-healing wound can be performed. A unique type of acupuncture procedure known as the turtle technique, involving four needles one inserted at four corners just outside the site of a wound, is quite effective in closing sores and wounds that are difficult to heal. Electro-acupuncture is usually integrated into the turtle technique to accelerate the healing process.

Electro-acupuncture can help neutralize infections that may occur in hip replacement surgery. More and more patients are willing to avail of acupuncture for the relief of their hip pain whether or not the pain is from surgery. They may have had multiple surgeries to remove the infection and this may mean several rounds of antibiotics given to them by doctors. The acupuncturist often quickly understands the patient’s medical history and their bouts with microbial complications. The acupuncturist treats the patient by not merely alleviating the pain but to also clear the infection through the use of supportive procedures.  Acupuncture makes the antibiotics more potent and efficient. TCM and drug therapy play a vital part in the recovery of the patient.

Patients should keep on using their current antibiotics. Electro-acupuncture on the affected part of the body treating specific acupuncture points around/outside the site of infection is usually potent enough to attain significant clinical outcomes. When antibiotics and acupuncture are used together, not only does the flow of blood in the affected area improve, it also produces a synergistic effect. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that acupuncture stimulates the energy pathways as well as makes the therapeutic effect of the drugs more optimal. Electro-acupuncture can also be used for repeated failing bone plugs in the ankle enabling the implant to be successfully performed.

By advising the patient to continue with his/her antibiotic therapy and biomedical wound care procedures, the acupuncturist can strengthen the local and systemic immunities that make a successful clinical outcome possible by boosting measures taken by medical practitioners.

Herbal medicine is also a perfect for advances in biomedicine.  The utilization of modern equipments in a biomedical center or a gynecologist’s office is enhanced when a topical herbal medicine procedure is combined for the treatment of cervical erosion, cervicitis, cervical infections, and cervical dysplasia. It is important to note however, that this procedure is illegal in certain states where regulations for herbal medicine use disallow the topical application of herbs to the cervix.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Usually a combination of Ku Fan and Wu Bei Zi can be mixed into a fine powder. The formula is then bombarded with ultraviolet light to sterilize it. To avoid acidity issues, water is not added to the formula.

The gynecologist can spray the formula onto the cervix. The powder is utilized to the cervix once a day for three days but only after the patient’s menstrual cycle has ended. This process is done up to the third menstrual cycle of the patient. Local washing should be done before the powder is reapplied.

Other Chinese herbal remedies like Bing Pian, Qing Dai and Huang Bai can also be applied for this purpose. Bing Pian needs to be handled carefully since it can irritate the skin and cause complications. One older but safer technique to handle certain herbs is to place them on a wad of cotton gauze that is then inserted to the cervix and replaced every day.

 

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Written by Valerie

June 1st, 2014 at 1:55 am

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