Get Help With HPV

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You Don’t Just Have To “Wait and See”

It’s Time To Take Your Health Back Into Your Own Hands


If you’ve recently learned you have HPV, you might think you have one of two options:

  • Wait and see what happens (does it progress, or get better on its own?)
  • Surgical removal of the affected cells (yikes!)

Both choices can leave you wondering… is there really no better way?

I’m Brie Wieselman, a functional medicine practitioner who has been helping women transform their health for over 15 years.

And I’m here to tell you… yes, there is a better way!

Why Typical HPV Treatment Leaves Many Women Wanting More


HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. In 2018 alone, the CDC reported 43 million HPV infections.

The vast majority of people infected with HPV have no symptoms, and are able to clear the virus on their own, with no lingering effects.

But some women are not able to clear the virus on their own, and it can cause changes to cells on the cervix that can be the precursor to cervical cancer. 

That is serious stuff! 

Depending on the severity of changes to the cells of your cervix, your doctor will either tell you to “wait and see” if your body can eventually clear the virus on its own or recommend a surgical procedure called a LEEP to remove the cells.

Watching and waiting as cancer *might* be developing certainly doesn’t feel empowering… but the LEEP procedure has risks of its own (including loss of libido and the ability to orgasm, and increased rates of miscarriage and infertility!)

What You Might Not Know Is… You Have Some Time To Figure This Out

Learning you have HPV can be really scary and overwhelming.

If your cell changes are considered moderate to severe (which your doctor might refer to as CIN-2 or CIN-3) you might be feeling the pressure to book a LEEP procedure ASAP.

But here’s what I want you to know:

In general, it takes 10 to 20 years for abnormal cells to progress to cancer, and that progression requires persistent HPV infection to occur.

(And on top of that, it is estimated that only 5% of CIN-2 and 12% of CIN-3 cervical dysplasia cases will progress to invasive cancer if untreated.)

That means that even if you have abnormal cells, you have time to address it before cancer becomes a serious concern.

But while you probably don’t need to rush into surgery… I’m not a fan of simply watching and waiting either. Here’s why…

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The Real Question Is: Why Can’t My Body Clear HPV On Its Own?


Remember, the vast majority of people who get HPV clear the infection on their own, without ever developing symptoms or even abnormal cells.

It’s sort of like getting a cold: you just sit back and wait, and your immune system does the work.

If you’re unable to clear the virus on your own, it’s a MAJOR red flag that something is stopping your immune system from working as well as it should be.

And that means, no matter how long you wait, your immune system may never clear the virus on its own…

Unless you address the root cause problem that is harming your immune system!

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Five Reasons Your Body Might Struggle To Clear HPV


In practice, these are the most common reasons I see for low immune function that can lead to chronic, unresolved HPV:

  • Low nutrient status
  • Poor sleep
  • Stress or poor stress management
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Other chronic infections

Together, all these factors can lead to low immune expression and a susceptibility to chronic viral infections of all types – not just HPV!

Good News: You Can Change This!

With the right support, you can change all of the factors negatively impacting your immune function, and shift from someone who isn’t able to clear HPV on your own, to someone who is.

And on top of this, we can also use antiviral protocols to give your body a leg up in fighting the infection.

A healthy immune system should be able to handle HPV all on its own – so the approach that makes the most sense is to treat your immune system, and then let your body get rid of the HPV and heal the abnormal cells. 

Three Things to Start Doing Now


  • Get enough sleep (the exact amount depends on your unique needs, but 8 solid hours a night is a good place to start)
  • Remove processed food and replace with nutrient-dense options
  • Test for chronic infections and gut issues

While the above steps can help you feel better NOW, ultimately, to solve immune dysfunction and clear HPV for good, you have to identify and treat the root causes of your immune problems.

Most women with HPV have several of the 5 common root causes (outlined above), that if addressed thoroughly, enable your body to clear HPV on its own.

Often, women feel better after just identifying these root causes because they finally know why their body hasn’t done what it is “supposed” to do!

It’s liberating to learn not just *why* something has gone wrong, but exactly how you can enable your body to heal.

And in my 15 years of practice, I’ve seen that not only can we clear your HPV… but you might be shocked to find other lingering health concerns clear up too!

It’s not uncommon to see hormone issues, unwanted weight, and even gut problems fall into line when the root causes of disease are finally addressed.

No matter where you are in the process – from just finding out to having already completed one or more LEEPs – this approach can help.

Want 1-on-1 help identifying the root causes behind your HPV - and enabling your body to clear it for good?

Schedule Your FREE Root Cause Analysis Session

During this 15-minute call, my health coach will pay close attention to your story.

After the call, if we feel that we can help you, the next step is to meet with me for a 1-Hour Initial Case History Review, where I’ll do a deep dive with you to get your full health history.

Based on my analysis of your case, I will recommend specific labs to confirm your root causes, and, based on the results, will customize a 3-12 month plan to help you fix them for good.

Who this is NOT for:

  • You’re looking for a quick fix–we’ve been trained to think we go to the doc once in a while when we feel sick. Functional Medicine is about lifestyle change, so success requires a series of regular appointments, for a period of time, to create a health shift. Length of treatment depends on the severity and duration of your health issues, and may range from 4-18 months. Once you’re better, you’re welcome back any time on an as-needed basis.
  • You’re not willing to invest in labs, supplements, or medical appointments. (Labs may cost $350-1500 initially, and supplements average $200-400/mo depending on the severity or how long you’ve had your health problem).
  • You are not willing to make changes– (in diet, lifestyle, belief/thought process, sleep patterns, exercise, relationships, learn new communication skills). In ancient times, it was known that health was based on how the patient lived, not on what the doctor did. This is not an “I fix you” modality–it’s only as effective as the steps you take!

Who this is RIGHT for:

  • You’re committed to cultivating inspired health– We’re committed to getting you results, and you need to be too! We form close relationships and care deeply about each person that is a member of our practice. We only work with clients who are ready to take responsibility for creating their health. This does not mean that you need to do everything perfectly, it simply means that you need to be ready to take the steps needed to heal, so that you can live the life you want to live. I may suggest changes that challenge your beliefs about what creates health….please come with an open mind.
  • You are comfortable meeting via video consult, working with a practitioner from a distance rather than in person, in an office. All sessions are completed over the internet using Zoom, a secure, private video chat platform. If you are in Santa Cruz, CA, we can see you in person at our local office–local appointments are limited.
  • You want a skilled and seasoned practitioner who listens deeply and actually researches your case (rather than relying on one-size-fits-all protocols). We love the detective work. Many of our favorite cases are the ones where a client comes to us after having seen many other practitioners. We love to dive deep to search for what may have been overlooked or not yet been discovered.

Before you schedule:

We have limited room for new clients, so troubleshooting sessions are for those who are serious about working with me (or another practitioner in my practice) and want to be considered for a spot.

We do not accept insurance for services or products . Certain lab companies that we work with may provide an insurance option for some lab tests; reimbursement is dependent on your particular policy.

When your hormones are balanced, your body can, and should be: your best business partner, your vehicle for enjoying life to the fullest, and a source of pleasure! This is my vision for you, babe!

Looking forward to meeting you!

Brie Wieselman, L.Ac

Brie Wieselman

About Brie Wieselman, LAc, MTCM


Brie Wieselman, LAc, is passionate about empowering women with the knowledge and tools to reverse their health concerns so that they can focus their energy on positively impacting the world around them, in their own unique way.

Using her programs that integrate Functional Medicine and Chinese Medicine approaches, she has helped hundreds of clients living anywhere from Dubai and New Zealand to California, providing them with a personalized road map for understanding and transforming their health.

She currently practices virtually at www.BrieWieselman.com, and is the director of her integrative clinic in Santa Cruz, CA.

What People Say


Polly

“I could feel something else was really off internally but nothing was coming up in tests from my regular western doctors, which was only stressing me out more. Thanks to the incredible Brie, I finally have some answers and thankfully they are all very manageable/treatable. And guess what…it all stems from my gut! This has made it difficult for my body to eliminate the already high amounts of hormones I produce, likely making my acne and fatigue much worse. I’m just happy and relieved to have some explanations after months of doctors telling me I’m perfectly healthy, while I continue to feel like [email protected]#t! I feel like I’m finally on the right track toward recovering and regaining my energy.”

~Polly B.


Ashley

“I wanted to tell you how grateful I am to have found you. I had felt terrible for so long and had seen various doctors and tried many different things. I was in a place where I thought I needed to accept my new normal of feeling terrible and anxious all the time. I know I told you before, but I truly feel like a weight has been lifted and I am myself again. I haven’t felt this good in over 8 years! Thank you for your kindness, patience, and expertise. I am forever grateful.”
~Ashley V.


T.P.

“My period went missing for 2 years, I had adrenal fatigue, and my gut was a wreck. I was just not getting better despite all the testing and protocols I had tried. Conventional medicine had failed me on these issues, and I wanted to work with an expert female functional practitioner who would understand me, teach me and give me the exact tools I needed to get my body back. With Brie’s guidance, within months my gut was a million times better, my hormones had improved and my period was back! I was feeling the best I had in years and it wasn’t a fluke this time, it was the real deal. No setbacks. Later in 2016 I consulted with Brie again on fertility, as my husband and I desired to start a family. Long story short, I am currently pregnant and due to have my first child in January.”
~T.P.

Whether you’re looking for help with your gut, your hormones, or both, our team of practitioners work together to treat the WHOLE you – guiding you to a healthier mind, body, and spirit day by day.

Schedule your FREE root cause analysis session