Interstitial Cystitis is a very painful condition. In fact two people Jack Kavorkian assisted in suicide were afflicted with this condition, which is not life threatening, but so painful and debilitating that living with it seems unimaginable. Inter-stitial means “between the cells”. Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder. Essentially this condition is inflammation of the space between the cells of the bladder. It feels like a bladder infection or a urinary tract infection but when the urine is tested in a urine culture, it comes back negative for bacteria.
There are many theories about what causes Interstitial Cystitis and how to treat it. Many doctors will say that there is no known cure though they have a slew of treatment options that range from toxic medications like Elmiron to bladder instillations, which are a practice of catheterizing the bladder to instill cocktails of medications, which for some people reduces the flare ups and relapse rate.
The best success I have seen in treating Interstitial Cystitis comes from natural and holistic approaches. Most folks who have Interstitial Cystitis have a high level of anxiety that pre-dated their symptoms and diagnosis, and also have a history of trauma and abuse, often of sexual nature.
Some holistic suggestions to begin with around healing Interstitial Cystitis are as follows, for a distance health consult to support healing from this condition, contact Chaya
- The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy
- Holistic Pelvic Care
- Marshmallow root and parsley tea
- Major dietary changes