Herpes – Why Go Holistic?

Leaf-2cHolistic 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. In addition, the side effects of herbal treatment are minimal (rarely being more serious than loose stools).

The #1 reason people choose holistic medicine is that it works. Healing from the inside-out is the best long-term treatment for herpes outbreaks and prevention of flare-ups. Holistic modalities address many of the underlying triggers of herpes outbreaks (such as stress, exhaustion or period problems). Herbs with anti-viral properties are included in each formula, and specific “guide herbs” are included to target the precise area of the body where lesions occur.

Western medicine treats herpes with topical and internal anti-viral medications. Many of our patients who have previously been on these medications complain of side effects such as nausea, fatigue, and headaches. Some report that the medication could shorten the length of an outbreak and lessen the intensity of symptoms, but they weren’t comfortable taking daily medication on a long term basis to prevent recurrences.

Holistic treatment generally lasts between 2 weeks and 3 months, at which time the body is brought into balance.