I’ve been struggling with vaginal odor and abnormal discharge for about six years. Lab Tests have shown I have a significant lack of lactobacilli - I can attribute this to an excessive amount of antibiotics I was given for “BV” years ago accompanied by a poor diet while I was in college. I’m currently seeing an acupuncturist who diagnosed me with damp heat in the lower burner. She has me taking V-Statin from Evergreen herbs and I have been following a plant based diet. I feel that the V-Statin is potent - I had intense vaginal itching and dryness in the beginning that has gone down and even a small amount of soreness in the pelvic region. I immediately felt the effects in my pelvic region and also noticed I was thirstier throughout the day. I’ve been taking the herbs for about two weeks. I’ve seen the inflammation around the perimeter of my tongue go down and my tongue turn more pink overall, but the yellow coating in the center remains unchanged. This is my first experience with TCM, so I wanted to get another opinion to be sure I am on the right track. My acupuncturist has told me that she thinks this can resolve in three weeks with the V-Statin and vegan diet, but I simply can’t see that happening after what I’ve been through for six years; it just seems too short for such a long term, chronic condition. I just want to manage my own expectations and get a second opinion to know whether or not I should continue to see her approach through. I’ve been failed over and over by gynecologists and western medicine that I am used to feeling defeated over this issue - I’m trying to remain patient and give this a chance. Any advice is greatly appreciated.