What are the Different Homeopathic Shingles Treatments?

Rebecca Mecomber

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is an infectious disease that commonly afflicts older people or people who have weakened or compromised immune systems. Over-the-counter drugs and even some prescription drugs might be ineffective for treating shingles and relieving the pain. Shingles sufferers might turn to homeopathy or natural remedies for shingles to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with the disease. Homeopathic shingles treatments include acupuncture, herbs, herbs in pill form, teas and creams made from cayenne and red peppers.

Creams with capsaicin, a chemical that gives red peppers their heat, may help relieve the pain of shingles.
Creams with capsaicin, a chemical that gives red peppers their heat, may help relieve the pain of shingles.

Named for its rough, scaled appearance on the skin, shingles occurs when the dormant varicella-zoster virus — the virus that causes chicken pox — reactivates within the patient's nervous system. Shingles can be very painful, causing nerve pain and oozing blisters on the skin. Sensitive rough patches form scabs on the skin. Severe shingles might afflict the eye or ear organs and cause blindness or deafness. Even with mild cases of shingles, a patient might develop severe chronic nerve pain that modern medicines cannot relieve.

Ginseng and ginger tea is a Chinese home remedy for shingles.
Ginseng and ginger tea is a Chinese home remedy for shingles.

The relatively harmless effects of homeopathic shingles remedies are why many patients turn to home remedies to treat the disease without experiencing the harmful side effects of synthetic or chemical prescription drugs. Many homeopathic shingles treatments offer only limited relief, and some remedies might be more effective on certain patients than on others. Acupuncture is a very common homeopathic shingles treatment. Originating in China, acupuncture is an ancient method of inserting the tips of needles below the surface of the skin in strategic areas of the body. Acupuncture often offers only short-term relief and is sometimes administered in conjunction with spinal manipulation and red pepper extract cream.

Creams derived from red peppers are one of the more effective homeopathic treatments for shingles sufferers. Red peppers contain the chemical capsaicin, which is responsible for producing spicy heat. Capsaicin-containing creams and ointments rubbed on the skin can provide some relief from nerve pain.

The blisters and blemishes that appear on the skin might be soothed by arsenicum album derived from the metal arsenic. Iris versicolor from the iris plant and rhus toxicodendron from the poison ivy plant are available in pill form. Chinese natural home remedies also include san sheng yin, a tea created from ginseng and ginger for neuralgia. St. John's wort and lavender tea or compresses can soothe the nervous system. The ranunculus bulb from the flower of the same name is a very common homeopathic shingles treatment for relieving severe pain, burning and large clusters of skin blisters.

Shingles often occurs in people with weakened immune systems.
Shingles often occurs in people with weakened immune systems.

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BusyBrain

I consider myself a super hero after defeating hsv. I was once a victim of this virus. Miraculously,I survived. I come from Chicago. Before I asked my girlfriend out late last year, she already told me she was battling with herpes virus. So the decision to get involved with her was mine. But nevertheless, I can't let the virus decide our future. So I was determined to get rid of the virus.I suffered from this deadly virus for over 8 months. The lesions were on my lips and later extended to my back. I tried all sorts of meds but to no avail. We spent so much money on meds. To cut long story short, I decided to try out herbal home remedies. Then I went online and I was on one herbal blog, I saw many comments,but after reading about how one herbal Dr. Ugo cured a lady from HSV 2, I had to write the doctor. I contacted the doctor through his email and he assured me that I will be healthy again. He prepared some traditional meds and sent them to me, after asking me some questions. I used all the meds he sent, just as he directed. Though while I was like on the second bottle, I was not experiencing any symptom as the lesion on my back and lips dried up. I continued the dosage and kept in touch with the doctor.After about six weeks,i consumed the whole bottles. I went for test and to my greatest surprise, the result was negative. I was saved the very moment I thought all hope was lost. You too can be healthy again. You should talk to Dr.Ugo through his direct e mail address: ugoherbalhome@gmail

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