Trichomonas vaginalis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a single cell parasite with the same name (Trichomonas vaginalis). Although not as well-known as many other types of STDs, such as herpes, syphilis, and gonorrhea, trichomonas is actually quite common in women, and the third leading cause of vaginitis.
In women, symptoms of trichomonas vaginalis include a foul-smelling, copious discharge from the vagina, as well as intense burning, itching and reddening of the tissues and membranes in and around the vaginal area.
In men, symptoms are usually not noticeable, although the parasite takes hold within the urethra. If left untreated, it can result in infertility, prostatitis, and urinary problems.
Note: If you suspect you have trichomonas vaginitis, see a holistically trained physician. In addition, it is important that both you and your sexual partners be treated at the same time if trichomonas is diagnosed, even if it is found in only one of you.
As with all other types of sexually transmitted diseases, the most effective response to trichomonas is prevention. To avoid trichomonas, do the following:
- Be careful about choosing a sex partner and find out about his or her health and sexual history before engaging in a sexual relationship. Have sex only if the person has no apparent signs of infection and is willing to assure your protection during sexual intimacy. Be prepared to talk and inquire about past experiences. Be direct and persistent. Make conversations about health a natural part of the sexual relationship.
- Limit the number of people you have sex with. The risk of contracting an STD rises exponentially in direct relation to how many sexual partners you have.
- Avoid sex altogether if your partner exhibits open lesions or swelling on his or her body.
- Always practice safe sex. Men should always use a latex condom, especially when engaging in sex with someone new. As an alternative, women can consider the use of a latex female condom. When engaging in oral sex, use a latex dental dam. Long-term, monogamous sexual partners should also use some form of protective contraceptive unless planning a pregnancy.
- Avoid swallowing semen, as it acts as an immune suppressant and thus can increase the risk of STDs caused by infectious microorgamisms.
- Avoid anal sex, especially without protection.
- Urinate after you have sexual intercourse in order to help clean the urethra and prevent infection. This applies to both men and women.
- Have an annual checkup to be screened for STDs that you may not know you have.
- If you know that you have a sexually transmitted disease, be responsible. Inform your partner and insist that he or she be examined and treated as well. Follow the treatment regimen that your physician prescribes as completely as possible, and always use protection whenever you engage in sex.
Trichomonas vaginalis is caused by parasitic infection of a single-celled organism of the same name (Trichomonas vaginalis). It primarily affects men and is a sexually transmitted disease. However, it can also be contracted during pregnancy and during vaginal surgery.
Quick Action Plan for Trichomonas Vaginalis
- Print out and review the above Prevention Guidelines.
- Work with a holistically trained physician to devise the most effective treatment plan. Drug treatment may be necessary.
- Emphasize fresh, organic foods, with plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, free-range, organic meats and poultry, wild-caught fish, and an abundance of pure filtered water.
- Avoid all commercial, processed, and nonorganic food, as well as alcohol, coffee, sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food dyes, milk and dairy products, and wheat and wheat products.
- Supplement with vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, grapeseed extract, and Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria bifidum. Vitamin E cream applied topically can also help.
- Useful herbs include calendula, Echinacea, and goldenseal added to one quart of pure filtered water and taken as a douche once or twice a day. Topical solutions of black walnut, grapeseed extract, or Pau d’arco applied over the affected areas can also be helpful.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
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- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 dayswww.colloidsforlife.com Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the program drink alkalized water, which you can buy from Real Water.
Healthy eating is of primary importance. Drink plenty of pure filtered water and increase your intake of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and complex whole grains, as well as organic, free-range meats, poultry, and wild-caught fish.
Avoid all commercial, processed, and nonorganic food, as well as alcohol, coffee, sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food dyes, milk and dairy products, wheat and wheat products, and refined carbohydrates. Do not eat saturated, trans-, hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated fats and oils. Instead choose from virgin coconut butter/oil, extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flax seed oil, and hemp seed oil.
In addition, undergo testing for potential food allergies and sensitivities and avoid those foods to which you test positive. Consider a rotation diet or elimination diet in order to further reduce the likelihood of food allergies.
Nutrition and diet are key players in the healing and elimination of imbalance and disease. For a complete, nutrition packed, whole foods eating plan, read the Whole Foods Diet. In many cases, a raw food eating plan can be extremely beneficial. To learn more, read Raw Food Diet. You can print out these full articles for easy reference.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef.
www.grasslandbeef.com The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Helpful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, grapeseed extract, and Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria bifidum. Vitamin E cream applied topically is also suggested.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
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- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Make a decoction using 1gm of revand chini and take three times a day. Alternatively, dissolve 10gm reetha paste in 100ml of neem oil, soak a swab in the mixture and insert into the vagina at night. Insert a fresh swab in the morning. Make powders from 300g shatawari, 100g of ashwangandha or 50g mulathi. Take 2gm of this mixture. It is particularly beneficial because it has oxytoxic blocking activity.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Tea prepared with the Chinese gentian root (also known as Long Dan Chao) is recommended as the root of this herb works by obliterating the germs in the vagina and, at the same time, reduces the pain and get rids of the horrible excretion from the vagina. You may buy Chinese gentian root tea from any Chinese pharmacy or Chinese supermarket. The standard dosage of this herbal tea is drinking it three times a day for four consecutive days.
A recommended herb is milk thistle which speeds up the healing process as well cleansing the body of the toxins produced by the infection. The standard dosage of milk thistle capsule is taking three 400 mg capsules three times a day.
Diluted solutions of tea tree oil can be applied topically to speed up the healing process.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source. Bergamot oil added to the bath is also recommended. Soak a tampon in lavender or peppermint oil and insert into the vagina.
Try this blend: 5 drops tea tree essential oil, 4 drops cypress essential oil, 8 drops lavender essential oil and 3 drops red thyme essential oil.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here.
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Pulsatilla, kreosotum, borax, sepia, graphites, calcarea carb, hydrastis.
An herbal douche containing calendula, Echinacea, and goldenseal used once or twice a day can soothe symptoms and help to kill off the parasite. Adding plain organic yogurt to the douche can be effective, as well. Another helpful douche is to add garlic powder from garlic capsules to pure, filtered water. Topical solutions of black walnut, grapeseed extract, or Pau d’arco applied over the affected areas can also be effective.
Pulsatilla, goldenseal, garlic, berberine – all of these are anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory. Chaparral and quassia are also recommended.
Douching – Cleansing the vagina through the use of douches is highly recommended. Useful douche solutions include adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to one quart of pure, filtered water, or two open acidophilus capsules to the same amount of water. Douche once or twice a day until your symptoms have fully resolved.
Betadine, or povidone iodine, added to water is another effective douching solution. Add one part Betadine to 100 parts water and douche twice a day for two weeks.
Powdered Charcoal – recommended because it drowns the parasite. Use as a douche.
Oak Bark – a first class antimicrobial and drying agent; sitz baths are a classic way to use oak.
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Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Alternative Professional Care:
The following professional care therapies can also help to treat trichomonas vaginalis: Ayurveda, Detoxification therapy, Energy Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Magnet Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oxygen Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. (See Glossary for descriptions of these Alternative Therapies.)
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Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healingwww.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
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Further Information (links and books)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, King K. Holmes; Color Atlas and Synopsis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, H. Hunter Handsfield; The Complete Guide to Natural Remedies for STD STI (Natural Health & Wellness Series)by Balthazar Moreno, Trixie Joyce Burce, Danica Niña Louwe and Neo LothongKum; Mind Your Body: A Sexual Health and Wellness Guide for Women, Beth Howard.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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