No obvious symptoms exist.
What is Cervical Dysplasia?
From Modern Western Medicine
Before any cancer appears, abnormal changes occur in cells on the surface of the cervix. These changes are referred to as varying degrees of dysplasia. The normal cells that can be detected by a cervical smear test (Pap smear). Mild dysplasia may revert back to normal, but a woman with an abnormal cervical smear should undergo further tests, including other Pap smears. Severe dysplasia or early cancer can be treated and cured.
From Traditional Medicine
Abnormal Pap smears indicate stagnation and inadequate qi in the kidneys, bladder, and sex organs (the water element). Underlying factors that support the growth of abnormal cells or cancerous lesions maybe dietary or psychological; they may indicate some form of trauma, such as one or more abortions or poorly conducted abortions or an excessive number of sex partners. They indicate a precancerous condition or the early stages of cancer, but can usually be reversed with natural therapy.
Foods to Eat
- Whole grains
- Vegetables, mostly cooked, and small amounts of raw
- Sea vegetables: Nori, wakame, kombu, and arame strengthen the water element, are mineral- and vitamin-rich and boost immune response
- Fish, once a week
- Carrot juice or other fresh vegetable juice combination, twice daily
Foods to Avoid
- Animal food
- Unrefined, fried, or overcooked foods
- Foods high in fat
Aerobic exercise, such as walking, bicycling, swimming, or jogging, three to five times a week, for at least 30 minutes per session.
- Folic acid: 5 – 10 mg per day
- Beta-carotene: 20 mg per day
- Vitamin C: 100 – 500 mg per day
Alternate hot and cold sitz baths are very useful if done two to three times daily to increase local circulation.
The water element is associated with fear, according to the Chinese. Therefore, any disorder affecting kidneys, bladder, and sex organs suggests long-term stress, anxiety, and fear. Therefore, the following recommendations apply:
- Meditate, pray, chant, or do positive imagining exercises that promote faith and serve as an antidote to fear
- Meditate on the tension in the pelvic region and try to discover the roots of the tension. This part of the body may be neglected by your consciousness. What is it trying to tell you? Try to satisfy the needs of your inner self who may be in fear.