Homeopathy and other natural approaches to easing pain and duration of shingles outbreaks.
by N J Howell
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Shingles is a very painful condition and, because the shingles virus affects nerve pathways, the pain may linger long after the shingles infection has become dormant in the body. There are natural approaches to easing the pain of shingles and natural substances known to have antiviral properties. That having been said, the FDA/FTC has banned the advertising of any natural product or blend for treatment of shingles in the medical sense. There can be no ban on information as long as we have freedom of speech so I will continue to talk about the natural virus fighters God put in nature.
Homeopathic remedies were once respected as a form of medical treatment in the United States. It was only after the formation of the American Medical Association in 1847 that homeopaths and their work began to be widely discredited by medical doctors. I've personally used homeopathics many times in my life and find them to be effective, though it may sometimes take a little exploration to find the right one and it's always best to see a homeopath if you can find one.
Ask a Healer Recommended for Shingles: H-Shingles
Homeopathics Indicated for Shingles:
One of the main remedies called on when the body is struggling with shingles is Ranunculus bulbosus. Specifically Ranunculus is indicated when the shingles outbreak areas has deep inflammation and the infected person is feeling stabbing pains at the ribcage. Often, when shingles lesions are bluish, Ranuculus bulbosis is indicated. Additional homeopathic singles for shingles includ Rhus tox, Iris versicolor, Arsenicum album,Clematis erectus, apis mellifica and merzereum. To learn more about homeopathics for shingles, read about homeopathic remedies to relieve pain, eliminate burning, itching and infection of shingles at the Natural News Website.
Misconceptions about Shingles: Many people think that shingles is a separate condition from chicken pox. It is actually a reactivation of the dormant virus that causes chicken pox. If you get a shingles vaccine, it's vital to stay away from newborns and the unvaccinated for a few days, as you may shed the weakened virus for a few days afterwards and this could put vulnerable people at risk. Shingles is contagious. Those most at risk are the newborns and those who have not had chickenpox before and are unvaccinated. However, it's possible for the virus to reactivate whether you are vaccinated or not. Please research the efficacy of the shingles vaccine before deciding if you need it. According to CDC, this vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles by 51% and PHN by 67%. Zostavax is the only approved shingle vaccine. Zostavax side effects
Health Care Disclaimer: If you develop shingles around the eyes it is vital to see a doctor immediately. Left unchecked, a herpes zoster outbreak around the eyes may lead to blindness. This natural shingles remedy is not represented as replacement for medical evaluation you may need. A shingles vaccine is NOT for everyone. Who should not get a shingles vaccine