Oral • Facial • Genital • Shingles
With herpes, many patients suffer from chronic outbreaks of painful red blisters or sores. These outbreaks may begin with a tingling or burning sensation. Herpes Simplex 1 (HSV1) generally causes cold sores or oral herpes. Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV2) generally causes genital herpes. The Herpes Varicella-Zoster virus causes shingles. In those with weakened immune system outbreaks can be frequent and severe. Treatment with alternative medicine can provide great results.
Our herbal treatment for herpes combines the wisdom of Chinese Medicine with current research on the pharmaceutical benefits of modern botanical extracts and exotic oils. This way, we integrate “the best of both worlds” to prevent outbreaks and to treat them when they do occur. Internal herbs lay the basic foundation of healing from within, while topical treatment adds to the efficacy and expedites healing.
In holistic dermatology, everyone’s case of herpes is unique. Chinese herbal treatment focuses on the underlying “patterns of disharmony” associated with each individual’s skin problems. How can we tell what patterns you have? Read more…
Taking a look at a couple of patients who came to see us for herbal treatment of herpes ~
Catherine, a 29 year-old woman, suffered from genital herpes for the past four years. She had tried taking western pharmaceuticals at various times, but they caused frequent debilitating headaches. She finally had to quit completely. Read more…
Holistic treatment for herpes effectively addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of chronic herpes. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as stress, digestive issues, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many others) are taken into account, resulting in overall health and wellness. Read more…
A treatment course generally lasts anywhere from 3 weeks to 4 months. In some cases, ongoing quarterly treatments (of a 3-week batch of herbs) will be recommended. We treat until the condition is stable. Once this happens, the body naturally remains in a healthy state on its own.
Herpes responds very well to holistic treatment. Although the virus is never completely eliminated from the body, herbal treatment keeps the body in a state of balance where outbreaks or flare-ups are rare.
Acupuncture is generally a secondary treatment with herbal medicine being primary. Pain from herpes zoster (shingles) is managed very well with acupuncture. In addition, acupuncture benefits the stress that is often an underlying cause of herpes outbreaks.