With the blistery cold windy Chicago winter in full force. I have been seeing a lot of herpes related diseases. If you have never had any herpes related virus you are one of few.
Many people suffer from cold sores on their lips or face every tie the weather changes or they become stressed. Some great ways to avoid them DO NOT drink from other people’s glasses, use straws in restaurants, wipe down forks and spoons at restaurants. Also, increase your D3 vitamins as well as L-Lysine during times of stress and challenges. Keep your face and lips protected. Use an L-lysine lip balm, lotion or heavy cream they are all great ways to topically protect your skin from the elements.
Whether you had chicken pox as a child or not, it is looking as though the traditional view of once you get chicken pox you never get shingles is becoming challenged. Over the years I have seen a VERY large number of shingles cases in the US, many of those patients did in fact have chicken pox as a child. Many years ago while working in China, I worked in a clinic that solely treated shingles. I was amazed at the LARGE patient base and the excruciating pain these patients were in. I NEVER thought I would treat more than a handful of cases here in the US. I was proven wrong. Shingles is on the rise. It is VERY contagious. Although there is no cure for it in the eyes of western medicine, I have first hand experience treating it successfully. By receiving acupuncture and taking herbs, I have been able to reduce the pain, prevent reoccurrence and reduce the stress that interferes with ones ability to sleep. I have a great source for herbal formulas and tinctures that have been proven VERY successful in healing the initial sores and initiating a VERY quick healing time. These are not western medicines that mask the ailments, but natural sources of herbs and fungi which actually heal your body. The acupuncture and herbs are also great for residual nerve pain and discomfort that can at times be debilitating! It does not matter if you have had pain for years or a few days. Acupuncture and herbal medicine work great at treating all forms of shingles.
Some important things to remember are that all herpes viruses are extremely contagious. I have seen first hand elderly people with Shingles giving the virus to their children , grandchildren and co workers in the forms of both chicken pox and shingles. Many western doctors will tell you once the sores are dried they are no longer contagious. This is incorrect, sores must be gone COMPLETELY gone to ensure you are not contagious. Not just dried, but gone. To ensure the health of all my patients, I do not treat patients in my office with open lesions. I will gladly make house calls. You should be resting in order for you to heal quicker and to regain your health anyway. There are many natural pain relievers and supplements to treat all forms of herpes. I have treated all forms both active and inactive in my practice. Whether you or someone you love has been suffering from chicken pox, shingles, cold sores or genital herpes, there are MANY natural cures available. Acupuncture and herbs work incredibly well at successfully treating and reducing the chance or reoccurrence. Please contact me with ANY questions you may have.