Natural Treatments for Shingles

Shingles is most common in people over the age of 50 years old. However, the virus may reappear in people of any age who have previously had chickenpox. Many people chose to seek natural remedies to alleviate symptoms. To hear more about what SOPHIA can offer you, give us a call today or schedule an appointment with us.* 

SERVING BROOKFIELD, DANBURY, RIDGEFIELD & NEARBY

Shingles symptoms can at times put your life on hold. For your convenience and to offer you natural solutions, Natural specialists at SOPHIA can help ease your uncomfortable symptoms and help improve your quality of life. We will discuss relaxation techniques, dietary training, and exercise to keep your schedule, sleep and health on track. Our doctors will work with you to figure out which treatments you’d prefer to use, and how often they should be used.*

Our Office Serving Brookfield, CT


Address:
 31 Old Rte 7, Brookfield, CT 06804

Phone: (203) 740-9300

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Wendesday: 8:30AM – 6PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 6PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 1PM
Sat – Sun: Closed

Potential Treatments for Shingles

Acupuncture

Sterile needles inserted into the skin can help reduce physical, mental, or emotional conditions or pain.

Cupping

A therapy that uses heated glass cups along the meridians of the body, helping to stimulate energy flow and draw out toxins.

Dietary Therapy

Our medical professionals and nutritionists can help  tailored diet to your lifestyle for certain medical conditions.*

Manual Therapy

This type of therapy is used to alleviate discomfort from physical conditions by passively manipulating soft tissue and joints.

Moxibustion

A form of heat therapy that increases circulation by burning a herb mugwort near an individual’s skin to warm the area.

Tui Na

Often used in combination with Acupuncture, Tui Na is a therapeutic massage that is meant to improve blood flow to an area.*

Diathermy

A therapy that involves generating deep heat in body tissues to increase blood flow and relax stiff muscles.

Herbal Therapy

We use custom natural remedies and herbs to treat a multitude of physical, mental, and emotional conditions.

Lifestyle Counseling

Our specialist can help teach teach you relaxation techniques, therapeutic exercise and good sleeping habits.*

What is Shingles?

Shingles is an infection of an individual nerve and the skin surface that is supplied by the nerve. It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who’s had chickenpox may develop shingles. After you recover from chickenpox, the virus can enter your nervous system and lie dormant for years.* 

Symptoms of the disease include:

  • Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
  • Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Fatigue

 

Symptoms Of Shingles

If you suspect you are suffering from the disease, typically, shingles takes the following course*:

  • Acute pain, tingling, numbness, and itching on a specific part of the skin, on a single side of the body.*
  • Red blotches emerge that develop into itchy fluid-filled blisters.*
  • The rash may involve the face, eyes, mouth, and ears in some cases.*
  • Inflammation might be caused in the soft tissue under and around the rash.*
  • Minor scarring may occur where the blisters have been.*
  • A shingles episode normally lasts 2-4 weeks.*

If you are suffering from an outbreak reach out to your doctor right away, If you take antiviral drugs in the early stages, you may shorten the course of the infection.* 

 

Your Different Treatment Options

Acupuncture 

Acupuncture can help combat the symptoms and bring your body back to balance when dealing with Shingles. Acupuncture can help bring relief from pain due to shingles, reduce the need for painkillers, speed the healing of herpes zoster lesions, and reduce the incidence of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).* 

Herbal Therapy

Herbal therapy may be recommended for those who are suffering from shingles and feel they have exhausted all other treatment options. We offer this new healing process to provide an education for our clients who otherwise feel like there is no way to improve their physical state. Different herbs can offer different ranges of benefits, and the sum of multiple herbs can be more powerful than each herb individually. Essentially, we will coach you on what herbs can help and guide you to finding the perfect combination and dosage for your healing.*

Cupping Therapy 

During a cupping session, a therapist heats air inside a cup made from glass, bamboo, or horn. She places this on your body to pull the skin part way up into the cup. After several minutes, she removes the cups. They leave behind raised, red circles on your skin. Cupping, especially along with other treatments such as acupuncture and light therapy, can help ease shingles pain.* 

Dietary Therapy

A weakened immune system worsens the effects of shingles. Some dietary changes can strengthen your immune system and prevent shingles from spreading to other parts of your body. Take steps to boost the function of your immune system by eating certain foods and avoiding others.* 

Your Trusted Natural Specialist for Relief from Shingles

At SOPHIA, we strive to help our clients in whatever way we can when you are experiencing symptoms from shingles. When you work with us, know that we aim to give our clients peace of mind through holistic and alternative treatments. A consultation with us may be the key to breaking out of your physical health issues.*

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results

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