Acupuncture Treatment for Shingles Naturally
Using acupuncture treatment for shingles in my practice has been a real blessing for those patients who have suffered with pain and dysfunction associated with shingles. We have been able to alleviate the pain and facilitate the healing dramatically for most patients. Acupuncture Treatment for Shingles with phoenix chiropractor.
Shingles is caused by a virus known as the herpes zoster or vericella-zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chicken-pox. After you contracted the vericella-zoster (chicken-pox) the virus was then harbored in part of your nerves called the dorsal root ganglion. With stress, immunosuppressive therapy or possibly other events in your life the virus is activated causing shingles. It may occur at any age, but it is more common after age 50. With shingles inflammatory changes occur in the sensory root ganglia of the nerve and in the skin of the associated dermatome (the area the nerve stimulates). Using acupuncture treatment for shingles should be considered before letting the symptoms get worse.
A person can experience chills, fever or malaise about 4-5 days prior to the eruption of vesicles. At that time a person will experience an outbreak of the characteristic crops of vesicles along the dermatome of the nerve involved. Usually, one attack of herpes zoster confers immunity or recurrence. Most patients recover without residua, but may have some scarring of the skin. Sometimes post-herpetic neuralgia may occur causing constant pain persisting for years, but once again acupuncture treatment for shingles has been able to offer relief for most of these patients.
Why use Acupuncture Treatment for Shingles?
Conventional treatment involves giving an antiviral drug such as aciclovir. There is evidence that acupuncture for shingles may be a better way. In a randomized controlled study, electroacupuncture was found to be effective in facilitating crust formation and pain relief in patients with herpes zoster, and the effect was superior to that of medication. Another randomized controlled trial found that acupuncture had a positive effect on cure rate in patients with shingles and reduced the time to crust. If you are suffering from shingles call today and start on a road to relief. Acupuncture treatment for shingles should be a first line of treatment.
this article on acupuncture treatment for shingles is informational and not to be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition