Can you treat shingles with acupuncture?
Heidi Fu (Los Gatos, CA) on Jan 13, 2013
Yes! I have treat patient had shingles with acupuncture and result is excellent, specially treat on early stage. Dr. Fu
Ellen Gong (Houston, TX) on Jan 10, 2013
Acupuncture treatments have had much success in treating shingles. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, shingles are caused by damp-heat in the body. Toxins are attacking the Liver and Gallbladder meridians. There is also Qi and Blood stagnation present. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help to remove the heat and toxins, expel dampness, and regulate Qi and Blood. Therefore, we have been succesful in treating many patients at our clinic. Evidence has been proven through scientific research that supports these findings. One article can be found at http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=28390 Dr. Baisong Zhong Eastern Balance Oriental Medicine Clinic 713-922-8179
Daniel Haun (Oceanside, CA) on Jan 9, 2013
Yes acupuncture can be very effective in treating shingles. I have seen it help resolve very stubborn and painful cases; one of which was threatening the vision of one of my patients. You might have to commit to a course of 10 â€“ 15 treatments.
Maria Baraybar Lee (Denver, CO) on Jan 9, 2013
Yes we can treat shingles successfully with Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Feel free to cal us at 720-275-1205 Dr Maria Baraybar
Ed Alvarez (Chicago, IL) on Jan 8, 2013
Acupuncture can relieve the neuritis caused by the viral expression in shingles. It will relieve the itchyness, and tight strain caused by it.
Andy Ly (Sterling Heights, MI) on Jan 7, 2013
Here is a comments from a client that was treated shingles with therapeuctic massage, cupping and accupuncture. I had significant relief from post herpetic neuralgia with therapeutic massage, cupping and acupuncture. An added benefit is the massage feels wonderful." Dale McConnell St. Clair Shore, MI
Neil Koppel (Lake Success, NY) on Jan 7, 2013
Absolutely! In fact the sooner the better. Acupuncture is most effective at the early stages of the episode.
Wendy Stedeford (El Dorado Hills, CA) on Jan 7, 2013
Yes, acupuncture, as well as the other tools of traditional Chinese medicine, can be used to treat shingles. My patients have had excellent results when we work together. The acupuncturist uses acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal formulas, nutrition advice and activity advice while the patient does his or her "homework" to bring about positive change.
Clayton Woolley (Carlsbad, CA) on Jan 7, 2013
I have treated several cases ant it it the best answere
Sung C. Cho (Torrance, CA) on Jan 7, 2013
Yes. Shingles happen to be infected from virus because of the weakened immune system. Acupuncture with moxibustion can treat the virus infection and increase the immune system. But that needs to approach from not only traditional Oriental medicine but also anatomical understanding. That is why it is hard to handle it. I have been successful in treating shingles patients with that approach. So it is easy way if it is applied for the exact point. Take care!
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jan 6, 2013
Yes! Shingles can be treated successfully with Acupuncture and Herbs. However, we do NOT focus on simply the Shingles. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. In other words, no magic cream will fix this. Real cures happen within. We treat from the inside-out. Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can be of great help to you! Eastern Medicine has treated billions of patients for thousands of years. Pharmacological drugs and steroids are not the only option. Side effects, dependency and not treating the ROOT cause and only the symptoms is not the way to cure these problems. Don't be surprised if your Doctor brings up your diet and will probably recommend some diet changes. Make sure you go to a Licensed Acupuncturist (not certified) that has graduated from at least a Masters Degree program. Every state is different and some require little to no exams or training.
David Chiu (New York, NY) on Jan 6, 2013
Yes. Acupuncture can help relieve the pain and help in the healing process. There are other things you can do in conjunction with acupuncture to help it even more. Herbs, oils, nutrition.
Alex Kleyman (Brooklyn, NY) on Jan 6, 2013
For many years acupuncture is probably the fastest and the safest way to deal with pain, esp. with pain due to Shingles. While Allopathic medicine is dealing with Virus & Pain by using Medications (Physical level), acupuncture deals with Cause (Virus) and Symptomes (pain) as well, but on different level (Metaphysical level).
Ryan Fong (Pasadena, CA) on Jan 6, 2013
Yes, acupuncture can treat the pain associated with shingles, as well as to help boost one's immune system. However, shingles is caused by a virus which cannot be cured. Patients who have come to me due to the pain associated with shingles, were very satisfied with the reduction to elimination of pain. I have an available appointment for tomorrow. Would you like to begin your healing?
Grace Rollins (Doylestown, PA) on Jan 6, 2013
Acupuncture can be an excellent therapy for speeding recovery from shingles or helping with post-shingles neuropathy. I've had good success with this.
Chang Oh (Stevenson Ranch, CA) on Jan 6, 2013
Shingles should be treated with acupuncture & moxibustion. When you have shingles, severe pain is the most unbearable thing which can be strong enough to wake you up from sleep. Moxibustion therapy with possible herbal tea is the way to go. If you are suffering from unbearable pain, let me know. The more you delay, you more you have to suffer.
Shiroko Sokitch (Novato, CA) on Jan 6, 2013
I think acupuncture is one of the best ways to treat shingles. It is a disorder that involves a virus infection of your nerves. Acupuncture is ideally suited to help your immune system beat the virus, and helps the pain by balancing the nerves. There are also wonderful chinese herbs for healing shingles.
Wenning Zhao (Maple Heights, OH) on Jan 6, 2013
Acupuncture will reduce pain and help immuno-function to fight shingles virus.
Jason Bussell (Wilmette, IL) on Jan 6, 2013
The answer is absolutely "yes" I see shingles all the time in my practice (the vaccine does not seem to be protecting a lot of my patients who have received it). Acupuncture lowers inflammation and boosts several components of the immune system to help combat the virus.
Kate Reust (Seattle, WA) on Jan 6, 2013
I treat shingles with a homeopathic care of Core Olive Leaf and other adjunctives as needed. My normal success rate is 100% pain free achieved in about 12 - 18 hours of first dose. This is with clients that were on Rx medication that was NOT working. Acupuncture care may also be beneficial for symptoms but the viral component MUST be addressed. Kate