A virus that has over one hundred different strains, HPV, or human papilloma virus, affects the mucous membranes and the skin. The virus is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact and quite commonly by sexual transmission. About 40 percent of the strains are attributed to sexual contact. The most common symptom is the appearance of warts at the site where infection was first contracted. Papilloma in this context refers to benign tumors or warts caused by the virus. Treatment for HPV is usually medical but many people look to a natural-based alternative.
Symptoms can be dormant for years or never appear. However, upon intense stress or comprised immune system, the virus can be activated. Symptoms can be warts, precancerous lesions, and possibly cancer. The most common symptom from HPV is warts. Because HPV is highly likely to be sexually transmitted, the warts are most commonly found on or around the genitalia or anal area. However, all mucous membrane areas are susceptible to the virus.
Remedies in the medical realm include many that work to remove the external signs of infection such as warts, by disrupting cell development of the Papilloma infection. Immune modulators for genital warts use two types of topical creams. Office treatments currently use a type of acid for small warts or a gel both can be used for external or internal vaginal warts. Surgical applications include freezing, laser, and cutting away larger warts. Side effects and repeat applications are common. A vaccine is available but must be given before any exposure to the virus occurs.
A natural and holistic approach to treating HPV, combines using several alternative approaches. Combining Homeopathic, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and, possibly other methods, symptoms of illness are treated. By balancing the body’s functions, energy, and mind the immune system is believed to become stronger. With the increased strength, illness can be held off, or relieved.
The basis of homeopathic threapy is that a substance that will produce symptoms can be used to treat those same symptoms. Therefore, homeopathy uses substances found to give healthy humans symptoms of common ills, dilutes them, and uses this remedy to alleviate the symptoms in an ailing person.
Aspects of Chinese medicine are being incorporated into Western medicine. Acupuncture and massage being two most commonly accepted. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) focuses on how well the body’s functions are operating and flowing. Western medicine primarily focuses on the body’s anatomy. TCM incorporates food, herbs, massage, and acupuncture to bring healthful functioning to the body.
The traditional treatment in India and South Asia is through the Ayurvedic medicine. Basic thought of this treatment is that natural urges should be expressed but not in excess. Hygiene and meditation are also incorporated. Medicine is mostly plant-based, but also included oils, and animal products.
Spend some time researching these alternative ways to health. Seeing your doctor is first recommended if you suspect any sign of HPV. Discuss the possibilities of an alternative treatment for HPV to make an informed choice.