Herpes

Herpes

Oral • Facial • Genital • Shingles
Herpes is characterized by outbreaks of painful red blisters or sores, which may begin with a tingling or burning sensation. Herpes Simplex 1 manifests as cold sores/oral herpes. Herpes Simplex 2 manifests as genital herpes. The Herpes Varicella-Zoster virus causes shingles. In those with weakened immune system outbreaks can be frequent and severe.
Our unique approach to treating herpes combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese herbalism 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.

Leaf-2a  What’s Unique About *My* Herpes?

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…

Leaf-2b  Our Herbal Treatment of Herpes

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 Valtrex at various times, but it caused frequent debilitating headaches. She finally had to quit completely. Read more…

Leaf-2c  Why Go Holistic?

Holistic treatment for herpes is highly effective with long-lasting results. When the body is brought into balance, other symptoms (such as stress, digestive issues, menstrual problems, insomnia, and many others) will also be addressed, resulting in overall health and wellness. Read more…

Leaf-2f  When Will I Be Better?

Oral Herpes ~ well-treated with Herbal Medicine

Oral Herpes ~ well-treated with Herbal Medicine

A treatment course can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. We treat until the condition is stable. Once this happens, the body naturally remains in a healthy state on its own.

Leaf  Does Herbal Medicine Really Work?

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.

Leaf-2gWhat About Acupuncture?

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.