Relief for Shingles Sufferers

Spread the love

Shingles is a painful viral infection of the sensory nerves that is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster). After having chicken pox, the virus remains dormant in the spinal cord until it is triggered by stress or an immune insult. Shingles tends to appear most frequently in adults over the age of 60 and is characterized by painful blisters over the skin where the nerve is located. The blisters can last for 1 to 2 weeks, but the pain can stick around for many months.

Here are some suggestions for shingles relief:

Pathway Herp-Ease – this liquid herbal formula is designed to enhance immune function. Ingredients include neem, licorice, St. Johns wort, and turmeric for a powerful anti-viral and anti-inflammatory blend. Take 60 drops three times daily.

Gaia Herbs: Skullcap/St. John’s Wort Supreme – liquid blend of oats, skullcap, St. Johns wort, valerian, calendula, chamomile, and California poppy to support nerve health, as well as provide relaxation support. Take 60 drops three times daily.

Pathway Synergy C (1000 mg tablets) – blend of vitamin C, quercetin and turmeric. This powerful combination supports immune activity. Take 2 tablets twice daily (total of 4 grams a day).

Gaia Echinacea Supreme – supports the body’s immune response. Take 2 capsules every 2 hours at onset.

Pathway Lysine (500 mg capsule) – an amino acid that helps fight the zoster virus. Take 1 capsule, three daily.

Pathway B Complex 50 – essential for healthy nerve function. Take 1 capsule twice daily

Topical Support – peppermint essential oil applied to the blisters can provide a numbing effect, and St. John’s wort oil is supportive to nerve tissue.

Our Bloggers

  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
    read more..
  • Margo Gladding
    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
    read more..
  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
    read more..
  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
    read more..
  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
    read more..
  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
    read more..
  • Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
    read more..
  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
    read more..
  • Rob Brown
    Dr. Rob Brown
    Dr. Brown's blended perspective of healthcare includes a deeply rooted passion for wellness and spiritual exploration.
    read more..
November 2022