Denver Acupuncture Shingles Treatment
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, occurs when a dormant chicken pox virus is awakened. Only this time it doesn’t cause chicken pox. It causes an even more painful rash syndrome called shingles. It typically causes a painful rash along the nerve pathway on the torso, from back to front. However, the rash may appear anywhere on the body, including the face. And sometimes the virus will trigger pain with no visible rash. The chance of developing shingles increases with age. It’s rare in children, more common in middle age, and most frequent with seniors.
Conventional shingles treatment involves giving an antiviral drug such as aciclovir, as soon as possible, to limit the damage caused by the herpes zoster virus. Corticosteroids may be used to reduce inflammation, and medication may be given to help with the pain, such as topical lidocaine. However, the best treatment plan for shingles always includes acupuncture! It works fast, has no negative side effects, and helps reduce long term nerve damage after the fact.
Shingles: The Acupuncture Solution
At Acupuncture Associates, we have been successfully treating and resolving shingles for years. The most common presentation involves patients having a very painful rash along the nerve path from the front of their torso to the back, at the level of a woman’s bra strap. The Denver Acupuncture shingles treatment dramatically speeds up the resolution of the rash, and reduces pain and itching.
Chinese medicine understands shingles as a condition involving toxic heat, dampness and internal wind lodged inside the body. Acupuncture is used to resolve these imbalances, and in so doing, helps restore the body to its natural state of health. The shingles treatment is painless, relaxing and effective. After just one shingles treatment, pain and itching begin to subside. Within three treatments, rashes are significantly reduced. There are no negative side effects with acupuncture.
When Should You Begin Your Shingles Treatment?
If you have shingles, start your acupuncture shingles treatments right away. The earlier you get started, the quicker the relief. If you are receiving Western medical treatment, you can safely receive acupuncture at the same time.
What To Expect From The Denver Acupuncture Shingles Treatment
The treatments themselves are very relaxing. We use sterile, single-use, hair thin needles. You will hardly feel them. Once they are in, you will lie down and rest. The needles do all the work. Many of our patients fall asleep during their treatments. You will wake feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If you have shingles, don’t wait. Call and come in for your first treatment. You will feel relief right away. We look forward to treating you.