With the first sign of shingles you should consult your health care professional. Failure to treat this condition early and correctly can in some cases allow it to become chronic.
Shingles can only occur in those who had chicken pox. It is caused from the V. Zoster virus and is similar to the herpes virus except it is not sexually transmitted. Once you have chicken pox the virus never leaves your body. It makes it`s way up your nerve fibers and leaves latent strands of virus in your body.
It`s reemergence most often comes when you have decreased immune function or significant stress. This can be from medical treatments such as chemotherapy or certain drugs, from aging or can be from emotional and psychological stress. 80 - 90% of those in the West have had chicken pox. Shingles most often reoccurs after the age of 50 and by some estimates, of those that live to age 85 as many as 50% will experience this condition.
The authors of this site are not doctors and have no medical training. We do not diagnose, treat or cure illness or disease of any kind. The remedies offered here are simply our opinions and offered for informational purposes only and should only be used with the approval of your health care professional. Health is always your responsibility and you should make fully informed decisions on how best to regain a healthy state of being.
Natural remedies for shingles address`s the 2 most common causes...Stress and Depressed Immune Function!
Home remedies for shingles #1: Fresh gel directly from the aloe vera plant can cool and soothe the blisters.
Home remedies for shingles #2: Include more cayenne pepper in your diet. Some medication creams use capsacian the component in hot peppers that relieve pain.
But you can get this benefit naturally by eating more red hot peppers. Capsacian cuts off the signal from the brain that produces pain.
Home remedies for shingles #3: Take 2 teaspoons of the dried herb lemon balm and boil for 10 minutes. Use baking soda and add enough of the strained brew to the baking soda to make a paste. Apply this paste to the affected area`s.
Meditation Remedies for shingles #4: Stress is a major factor in many of those suffering this condition. Examine those things causing you the most stress. If those things are not contributing to your life then eliminate them. Many studies, including one from Harvard University show that meditation can create the relaxation response. Meditation sometimes take a little practice, but with-in a few tries you`ll be enjoying it`s many benefits.
Home remedies for shingles #5: As an herbal treatment take 1/2 a teaspoon tincture Echinacea with water in the morning and again in the evening. In the afternoon take 1/2 teaspoon tincture of St. John`s Wort with water.
Home remedies for shingles #6: Grate a small chunk of ginger, crush one clove of garlic and add to lime juice. Apply only to area`s that don`t have open sores.
Color Therapy for shingles #7: Science is only just beginning to understand energy forces including those of light and color. However many cultures have embraced idea`s that magnetic and light and color have healing energies.
In Color therapy the color lemon is very beneficial to reduce symptoms of this condition. Lemon juice can be applied to un open sores and is useful both for it`s herbal properties as well as it`s color. Orange is also useful for this condition and eating oranges provides vitamin C which can help the body fight this problem.
But more then these things you can use light tinted with these colors while relaxing or while meditating. Get an ordinary lamp and a yellow or orange colored light and shine it directly on affected area`s for 30 minutes to an hour twice a day.
Home remedies for shingles #8: Green is also another useful color for this condition. Using limes along with eating more dark leafy greens will help restore balance to your body. Also try healing crystals. Chrysoprase is a beautiful green stone known for its relaxing, stress relieving properties.
Since stress is one of the major contributors to this affliction, this stone can be very useful. Make sure to get a real stone and not a plastic replica.
You can use a bracelet made of this stone or an pendant you carry on a necklace or key chain. This stone is useful to have on you when you meditate which will enhance it`s stress relieving energies.
Home remedies for shingles #9: To reduce stress learn to do daily deep breathing exercises.
Home remedies for shingles #10: Take a relaxing bath with Epsom salt. Afterward prepare a paste using Epsom salt and water and apply directly to affected area.
Ilness of any kind is an imbalance of body, mind and spirit. To regain this balance eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and sea vegetation. Meditate, do daily deep breathing and actively practice a spiritual faith of your choosing.