Shingles

HOW TO GET WELL THE DRUGLESS WAY

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First Draft © Dennis Rocke & Dr J. M. Mungavin 1983

Updated © Dennis Rocke 2022

Shingles

(Herpes Zoster)

Is an infection that hits the nerves that supply certain areas of the skin. When a sufferer gets an attack of shingles, a painful rash of small crusting blisters forms. Even when the shingles disappears the pain can stay for months and even (rarely) years. This often affects a strip of skin on one side and over the ribs. Less often it affects a strip of skin on one side of the lower part of the body or on the side of the neck or arm. There is a form of shingles medically known as herpes zoster ophthalmicus, this attacks one side of the upper half of the face and may even involve an eye.

Shingles is caused by a virus known as Varicella Zoster which also causes chicken pox. Shingles is actually caused when after chicken pox most of the viral organs are destroyed but not all, some survive and lay dormant for many years in certain sensory nerves. A decline in the immune system allows the virus to re-emerge and cause shingles. Incidence is usually in the over 50’s group and approximately 1 in 350 people in the UK suffer from it each year.

This complaint can be mistaken for pleurisy and even appendicitis.

Hot baths 2 or 3 times a week are very beneficial.

DIET

Follow the health diet

Daily Supplements (Recommended)
Vitamin B-Complex (high potency)  

As directed but make sure this has Vitamin B12 included

 

Vitamin C  

10,000 mg daily

 

Vitamin F  

As directed

 

Calcium  

As directed

 

Lecithin  

As directed

 

Rutin  

As directed

 

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