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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Shingles

Diet/Nutrition Therapy for Shingles

Whole grains and legumes provide B vitamins that are important for nerve health. Eggs and fish also provide vitamins B12 and B1.

Sprinkle nutritional yeast on salads or use in soups.

Eat yellow, orange and green vegetables, particularly carrots, and citrus fruits for vitamins A and C. These help heal skin lesions.

Green, leafy vegetables provide calcium and magnesium, important for the health of nerve endings and the transmission of nerve impulses.

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Vitamin and Mineral Therapy for Shingles - for explanations of the importance of these vitamins and minerals.

Diet Therapy for Stress Management

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External/Physical Therapies for Shingles

Get plenty of rest. During an outbreak, rest in bed.

Apply healing clay or quark compresses.

Vinegar, compresses help to relieve nerve pain. Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water. Moisten a clean cotton face-cloth with this solution. Wring slightly and rub affected area with the moist towel upwards towards the heart after the shingles attack subsides and the blisters dry up. Repeat this procedure for an hour daily, as needed.

See Also: Folk Remedies/Common Sense Remedies for Shingles

Flower Remedy for Shingles

A Bach flower remedy known as Rescue Remedy cream may provide pain relief when applied to affected areas of the skin.

See Also: 

Bach Flower Remedies for Stress Management

Flower Remedies for Immune System Support

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