Shingles is a very painful inflammation of the nerves and it is increasingly common. Natural therapies can help with prevention and treatment.
In anybody who contracted chickenpox as a child, the varicella-zoster virus will be lying dormant in a nerve root. Shingles (Herpes zoster) occurs when the virus is reactivated later in life. The condition usually runs its course in 3-5 weeks but in around 20% of cases severe pain may continue for weeks, months or even years.
Prevention is best achieved through maintaining a robust immune system by tackling chronic health issues, minimizing stress, leading a healthy lifestyle, a high quality diet, taking needed supplements and selected herbal medicines.
A tailored regime of natural therapies can help those who suffer Shingles to heal more quickly, to reduce the intensity of their pain and reduce the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which can lead to continuation of their pain for weeks, months or even years.
Guidance from Peter the Naturopath, on ways to support your body’s natural ability to protect and heal itself, can help you avoid Shingles altogether or reduce the severity and duration of the suffering involved. Click here to learn more about our natural shingles treatments.