Ms. S. is a 20 years old and has had recurrent cystitis. Conventional methods of treatment to remove the bacteria have so far failed, so the clinic decided to try a complementary approach. Ms. S. was in obvious pain and anxiety. The frequency of urination was high and she had developed an irritation in the vaginal mucosa. One of the first steps was to assess the effects of her diet on the condition. We decided to alter or delete certain foods. The main priority was to boost her immune system. So her diet had to consist mostly of nutrient-rich, very fresh, unprocessed foods: steamed vegetables, salads, with celery and parsley, natural whole grains, beans and pulses and a major reduction of meats which stresses the kidneys.
We ensured she was drinking sufficient fluid 1.5–2 litres water per day, plus herb teas like sage, rosehip and golden rod infusion. We also instructed her to use a bottle washing programmed [Shreeve] and to swab the genital area with the infused waters from Calendula officinalis [1 heaped teaspoon of flowers to a cup full of boiling water. Infuse and allow to cool, the strain. Apply after each visit to the toilet.] In addition, to the area around the bladder Ms. S. was to apply formula consisting of 1 drop Thymus satureiodies, 1 drop ginger, 1 drop manuka in 60 mls of calendula cream once per day for 10 days [dermal application]. A heat pad was placed over the application for ten minutes, at heat setting number 2. She also took a course of acidophilus tablets, one tablet threes times a day. We use the Bach flower remedies on almost all our clients a d so we did in Ms. S.‘s case. I recommend them wholeheartedly as the results so far have been very good.
Since embarking on this course of treatments, and in a relatively short time, the severity of Mrs. S.‘s cystitis has come under control and her general health has dramatically improved.