Chinese Medicine can help prevent Cervical Dysplasia
Infections caused by variants of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a leading cause of the development of cancerous cells in the cervix. Many women are tested each year and found to have precursor cancer cells developing. A recent study showed that stress does affect how these HPV cells develop in women, as stress weakens the immune system’s ability to fight off the HPV virus. From a Chinese medicine perspective, these types of disorders are caused by disruption to the Liver’s energy flow (which is often affected by perverse emotions) which rules the reproductive organs. Since Acupuncture is very effective in reducing the affects stress has on the body (as well as boosting the immune system) it can help control and even prevent such disorders developing, and in turn protect the cervix from developing dangerous precursor cancer cells. A copy of the journal article can be downloaded here (198kb).