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Escharotic Therapy

Complementary Treatment

for HPV and Cervical Dysplasia

For more than 7 years Judy has provided Escharotic HPV treatments

and Love-Cerv Self-Healing program

Love-Cerv is a total healing approach

that targets the Root Causes of HPV infection,  

in order to reduce the chances of re-occurrence.

The Love-Cerv program includes nutrition, reduction of stress and lifestyle triggers,

Facebook group and HPV Boot Camp

Judy will coordinate care 

with your current healthcare provider. 

Conventional Treatments for Precancerous Cervical Lesions 

Women with all types of dysplasia and high risk HPV may be advised to undergo cyrotherapy or a LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure) to remove areas of cervical change.

If there is mild dysplasia,, women may be advised to follow-up at more frequent intervals to monitor the presence of HPV and degree of dysplasia, in the hopes that both will improve or disappear.

Complementary Alternative Treatments

Rather than wait passively, many women prefer to take steps to increase the probability that their own immune system will be able to suppress HPV, and to use complementary alternative remedies to promote healing.

Alternative cervical dysplasia treatments have three components

  1. Avoidance of causative and aggravating factors such as inflammatory foods, tobacco, oral contraceptives, unprotected sex

  2. Stimulating and strengthening core bodily functions, especially immune response and tissue repair through vitamins, herbs, homeopathic and holistic agents, exercise

  3. Fostering a healing environment through the correction of overgrowths, infections (i.e. yeast, bacteria) and imbalances (i.e. pH, hormones) through oral and vaginal medications, vitamins and herbs.

  4. Sloughing off the affected cervical cells and helping eradicate HPV virus with natural botanicals and  minerals through direct application and through suppositories. This is referred to as "Escharotic Treatment".

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Photos by Judith Kaplan taken during treatment 
Description and Duration of Treatments

The presence and type of HPV, genetic history, and the presence and stage of dysplasia will determine which components are employed:

  • HPV without dysplasia may respond to a 12 wk program of the first three components which can stimulate and strengthen immune response and weaken, diminish and perhaps destroy the HPV.

  • HPV with cervical dysplasia requires a more proactive approach which includes “Escharotic therapy”. This program lasts 12-14 weeks, depending on the severity of dysplasia.

    • A 12-14 week program of vaginal suppositories and oral supplements

    • A 6-8 week program series of 12-16 in-office treatments called “Escharotic therapy”,  which is a series of botanical and mineral washes applied directly to the cervix to gently slough off affected cells, while stimulating regeneration of healthy tissue

Effectiveness of Complementary Alternative Treatment

You are encouraged to research the subjects of dysplasia and the options for treatment in order to make an informed decision as to whether or not to undertake alternative treatments for HPV and for Cervical Dysplasia.

Rather than simply waiting to see if mild dysplasia will disappear on its own, a woman will frequently utilize the time between Pap tests to undergo the alternative treatments, and thereby avoid a more radical treatment such as Leep or Cone Biopsy.  A proactive approach to HPV and to Dysplasia has helped many women heal from within.

Note: There are many factors, such as genetic propensity towards certain cancers or lifestyle other factors may decrease the effectiveness or influence the recommended level of treatment.

Escharotic therapy is recommended for CIN II and better. Any dysplasia greater that CIN II is recommended to be treated conventionally, although in tandem with alternative treatments in order to help avoid reccurence of dysplasia in the future.


Potential adverse side effects

Adverse outcomes to escharotic treatments for cervical dysplasia have not been reported, when performed according to the protocols developed by Naturopathic doctors that specialize in this. Transient symptoms may include cramping, burning and/or stinging and spotting following treatment. Delay in conventional treatment could lead to adverse progression of dysplasia. Genetic propensity towards certain cancers, lack of adherence or response to any part of the four components of treatment or other factors may decrease the effectiveness or influence the recommended level of treatment.

Did You Know?

Escharotic Therapy was developed by Naturopathic Doctors (ND) and have been used successfully since 1995. Tori Hudson, ND shared her  protocols in her book Woman's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine in 2007.

NDs are licensed in 20 states, D.C, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Unfortunately in the other states it can be close to impossible to find treatment. 

“Naturopathic medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process” 

The Institute of Natural Medicine; 818 18th St NW Ste 250; Washington, D.C. 20006

Find Out More

We encourage you to research the treatments thoroughly and to ask questions before signing up for the Cerv-Care program. For more information about treatments, click on the links to start your research.


Judy in Natural Awakenings


Veregen from Green Tea for HPV warts


Dr Tori Hudson's blog Green Tea for HPV

Natural Awakenings Magazine article on alternative Escharotic Treatment 

What is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus?

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. 

HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes). There are many different types of HPV. Some types can cause health problems including genital warts and cancers.

In most cases, HPV goes away on its own and does not cause any health problems. But when HPV does not go away, it can cause health problems like genital warts and cancer.
You can get HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has the virus. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. HPV can be passed even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. Anyone who is sexually active can get HPV, even if you have had sex with only one person. You also can develop symptoms years after you have sex with someone who is infected making it hard to know when you first became infected.

What is Dysplasia?

Cervical dysplasia refers to potentially pre-cancerous changes that may be found on the cervix by a Pap test. Strongly associated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), cervical dysplasia affects women of all age groups and is graded on a scale, indicating Low-grade (ASCUS, CIN I) or High-grade (CIN II, CIN III, CIS). 

When dysplasia is detected through a woman’s  Pap test she is often sent for a colposcopy (cervical biopsy) to define the cause and extent of dysplasia. The Pap results, the colposcopy results, her history and her practitioner’s treatment preference will determine the treatments that are recommended.

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