I will be adding a medical disclaimer to this website shortly, but since it is not here yet, I will add it to the beginning of this post. Please use the information in this website at your own discretion and work with a licensed medical doctor and/or health care provider prior to using any of the items I outline below.
1. Take a hard look at what goes into your body. Be honest with yourself about what you eat. Sugar, acid, yeast, and processed preserved foods are the WORST things to put into your body if you have IC. Work with a doctor and try the yeast elimination diet.
2. Yin care feminine douche (available on line or from a licensed TCM doctor or acupuncturist) For severe vaginal flare-ups you can soak a cotton ball or tampon and insert for a few hours for instant relief. Also a great vaginal cleanser during 'itchy' moments.
3. Megadophilis (1X/day before meals)
4. Natural antibiotics such as goldenseal (Caution: Use ONLY with doctor supervision), oil of oregano, garlic. I utilize goldenseal for one week at a time taken 6-8 hours AFTER Megadophilis. The Oil of Oregano I use is 2-4 drops in water once a day or if bladder/yeast symptoms are severe I take it twice a day. Garlic I eat as if it is going out of style.
5. Meditate/Pray/Relax for AT LEAST 1 hour a day
6. Read one positive thing about health, IC, and the environment at least once a day. Focus on the positives and focus on one day at a time!