Lichen Sclerosus Treatment Success Story

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Diane from Queens, New York testifies that her Lichen Sclerosus is 98% GONE

Diane Kalogridis is a 59-year-old Queens, New York resident. Speaking with Diane was quite an impressive conversation as she is also a technology systems analyst for a major bank. Throughout her compromised health condition with Lichen Sclerosus and Lyme Disease, she continues to works remotely.

Diane explained that her adverse health history went back to childhood. She remembers having gastrointestinal issues at a very young age. In her 30’s, she had problems with angina, which is a pain in the chest when the heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Then she was diagnosed with anal cancer. While she stated, she doesn’t have food allergies; she most certainly has food sensitivities and digestive issues. Diane also reported that she had always suffered from anxiety.

Before locating Sponaugle Wellness Institute, Diane stated she was nearly immobile from her failing immune system and multiple infections that five other physicians failed to diagnose or recognize. Then Diane was stricken with Lichen Sclerosus, which is a very painful and debilitating skin disorder, and she explained it was located in her perdium area, which made getting to work or doing other things involving wearing clothing unbearable.

WebMD describes Lichen Sclerosus, “Lichen Sclerosus (LIE-kun skluh-ROW-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that’s thinner than normal. Lichen Sclerosus can affect skin anywhere on your body. But it most often involves the skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis, or skin around the anus.

Anyone can get Lichen Sclerosus, but postmenopausal women have a high risk.

Sometimes Lichen Sclerosus improves on its own, and you won’t need any treatment. If you do need treatment, your doctor can suggest options to return a more normal appearance to your skin and decrease the tendency for scarring.

Sometimes, mild cases of Lichen Sclerosus cause no noticeable signs or symptoms.

When they do occur, Lichen Sclerosus symptoms may include:

  • Itching (pruritus), which can be severe
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Smooth white spots on your skin
  • Blotchy, wrinkled patches
  • Easy bruising or tearing
  • In severe cases, bleeding, blistering or ulcerated lesions
  • Painful intercourse

The exact cause of lichen sclerosus isn’t known. An overactive immune system or an imbalance of hormones may play a role. Previous skin damage at a particular site on your skin may increase the likelihood of lichen sclerosus at that location.

Lichen sclerosus isn’t contagious and cannot be spread through sexual intercourse.

Lichen sclerosus often occurs in postmenopausal women, but also men and children. In women, lichen sclerosus usually involves the vulva. In boys and men, uncircumcised males are most at risk, because the condition generally affects the foreskin.

In children, the signs and symptoms may improve at puberty.”

Fortunately for Diane, her sister located Sponaugle Wellness Institute, while researching physicians for her nephew. She had gone through Dr. Sponaugle’s series of tests that look at over 400 biomarkers, and the institute obtained a PET Brain Image of Diane’s brain. Dr. Sponaugle’s philosophy is to treat the brain and not just the symptoms.

It was determined that Diane was overloaded in her gut with candida overgrowth. Dr. Sponaugle Explains the Brain Chemistry of Candida Gut.

Also, what was discovered in Diane’s system were multiple parasites, Bartonella, and babesia.

Diane left New York and started IV treatment in Florida at Sponaugle Wellness Institute at the end of April 2017. She is now 12 weeks into her treatment. She explained that the first three weeks of her treatment at Sponaugle Wellness Institute was a trying experience, and she prepared herself, knowing that it takes that sometimes to get to a state of wellness. When she arrived, she couldn’t absorb the supplements that Dr. Sponaugle wanted her to take. She also could not undergo the colonics hydrotherapy that is usually recommended by Dr. Sponaugle and part of his treatment protocol to rid the body of all the toxins that had accumulated in Diane’s body leading to some of her conditions. Diane was able to tolerate the ionic footbaths offered at Sponaugle Wellness Institute, and so they were part of her treatment to remove toxins.

An Ionic Detox Foot Bath is a warm foot soak in ionized water. The ionic pulses are pulled through the feet and transported by the circulatory and lymphatic system, neutralizing toxins in the body.


Diane was happy to report that the Lichen Sclerosus is 98% GONE, and she is ready to go home to New York. Diane wanted to thank Dr. Sponaugle, her nurse Sophie, and the Sponaugle Wellness team. She stated she would leave feeling that she chose the best integrative medicine treatment option she could in traveling to Sponaugle Wellness Institute.


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