Donald K. Liebell, D.C., B.C.A.O.
477 Viking Drive Suite 170
Virginia Beach VA 23452
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The Liebell Clinic: Chronic Pain & Wellness Solutions
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Drugless Relief From Shingles Pain
By Dr. Donald Liebell
The pain following or accompanying a bout with Shingles has been driving you mad. Its medical term is post-herpetic neuralgia. It is pain that’s caused by nerve damage, which can last from months to years.
Whatever you call it… you’ve likely discovered that treatment options are scarce and ineffective. Many people are prescribed antidepressants, anticonvulvants and lidocaine patches. Others patients are given painkillers or electrical stimulation. If the rash is treated immediately, the anti-viral drug, Acyclovir may help. But if you’re reading this article, you’ve probably had post-herpetic neuralgia for a long time.
Shingles usually starts with painful skin blisters along the course of a nerve.
It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This virus lurks dormant in your nervous
system after you’ve had chicken pox. But it doesn’t usually rear its ugly head as
Shingles until after age 50, when for various reasons, your immune system may
become weakened. Physical and/or emotional trauma can cause the varicella-zoster
virus to become reactivated. Cancer patients, particularly if they are on chemotherapy
are susceptible to Shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia. The same is true for people
taking long-term immune-suppressive drugs.
Western medicine has not shown much success with post-herpetic neuralgia.
Perhaps a treatment approach that is geared towards strengthening your immune system
would be your best option.
Homeopathic Bio-Energetic Support
Homeopathy is a method of treating your body, rather than a condition or a virus. Homeopathy works by supporting your body to boost your immune system. since a weakened immune system is what has gotten you in this mess to begin with; it’s an excellent choice. With homeopathy, we look at you as a whole person—the Shingles are not directly treated. But your body is quite capable of winning the fight against the virus, with a little bit of help. Each person’s homeopathic treatment is different—there isn’t one particular treatment for a person suffering Shingles.
When other medical methods fail to work, it’s well worth it to try homeopathy. It has been quite successful, especially when combined with ear acupuncture, and in some cases chiropractic treatment. An entire article that explains homeopathy is available on this website.
-Dr. Donald Liebell
The Liebell Clinic: 477 Viking Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 631-9799 www.LiebellClinic.com