WELL BEING: Shingles

10 Oct

Shingles.  That burning, tingling sensation that can turn into a debilitating illness, leaving the sufferer wracked with nerve pain and sensitivity.  Coping with the emotional duress of Shingles is just as difficult to endure as the physical pain; having to turn down fun social gatherings, unable to go out for some exercise and at times making it too unbearable to even dress for work or church.

The medical term for Shingles is Herpes Zoster, a re-activation of the virus that causes chickenpox.

Most often the chickenpox virus is re-activated by stress.  When the immune system gets low due to exhaustion, anxiety or immunosuppressive drugs, you can find yourself with a serious case of Shingles that does not easily disappear in a few short days.  Some cases of Shingles can flare up and last for days, weeks, even months.

Over the years, I have seen up-close the damage this illness has caused to my clients physical and emotional health and well being.  The stress that may have activated the illness does not compare to the stress of Shingles over the long-term.


1.  Aloe Vera is excellent for absorbing toxins from the bloodstream and escorting them out of the body.  Not only is Aloe Vera soothing to the digestive tract and immune system boosting, but it also reduces arthritic pain and diminishes tissue toxicity.  Aloe Vera will reduce the pain and inflammation of Shingles with a bonus side-effect of helping you digest more easily.

2.  Viral Recovery is a liquid homeopathic cure made by Nature’s Sunshine.  It contains micro dosages of Herpes Zoster and other immune challenging viruses so that in such small amounts the body is able to build an instant immunity to them and fight off the viruses.

I have a client who was so amazed and relieved by the positive results of Viral Recovery that she did not just take the drops under the tongue, as directed.  She also put this skin-safe liquid right onto the affected areas of her torso and back.  She claimed it worked better than anything else she had ever used for the relief of Shingles.

3.  Vitamin C with bioflavanoids are a catch-all nutrient that boosts the immune system, relieves general pain and inflammation, and eases nerve pain.  Vitamin C supplements that specifically contains bioflavanoids are extremely helpful for circulation, relief and ease of blood flow in the vascular system and helps keep the body from bruising as much.  Doctors often suggest that good nutrition can help sooth nerve pain and Vitamin C packed fruits as well as nutritional supplements are certainly one of the easiest and best options in relieving neuralgia.

One Response to “WELL BEING: Shingles”

  1. shingles November 5, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

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