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Wondering what any of you know about lichen sclerosis? Not wanting to do standard protocol of Clobetasol ointment 0.5%. Thanks for your help

Asked 2/19/2020 15:17 by Pamela
Marian Mitchell

Marian Mitchell

Answered 3/3/2020 20:14

So with any inflammatory condition like this there are a few foundational things that need to happen. You need to address your gut health (leaky gut), eat an anti-inflammatory diet (I have found a paleo approach to be the best one), make sure you are getting enough sleep, consistently, and reduce your stress as much as possible. (Meditation for 5 minutes daily helps mitigate stress extremely well and doesn't take much time.)

Amy Chadwick ND

Amy Chadwick ND

Answered 16 Hours ago

Yes, when I'm working with patient with lichen sclerosus, I look at improving pelvic circulation and reducing stagnancy. This stagnancy can be due to an over-solicited sympathetic nervous system and chronic stress, from muscle tension, from exercise and sitting patterns and from hormonal patterns. As Marian said, reducing foods that contribute to inflammation is useful, and somewhat individual for each person. I also use herbal washes and infused oils topically to provide both symptom reduction and tissue healing.