The infectious disease, genital herpes, is brought about by a herpes simplex virus infection in virginal area. About a fifth of 30-year old women in the United States are infected by the herpes simplex virus.
Transmission of the Genital Herpes Is By Sexual Contact (Skin to Skin)
Genital herpes may not be a life threatening condition; nevertheless, the infection causes excruciating pain. If not untreated, the virus can infect other body parts such as the skin, fingers, and eyes, and in a few cases, even the internal organs and the brain. Sufferers can experience recurrence around two to four times a year. In the US, there are about 20% of adults suffering from genital herpes.
Medications for treating this disease include Famciclovir (Famvir), Valacyclovir (Valtrex), and Acyclovir (Zovirax). They can be applied on the lesion or taken internally although they may not always work as desired for people with chronic cases of genital herpes infections.
Genital Herpes Infection Treatment Using Chinese Medicine
Sufferers of genital herpes infection might be delighted to know that Chinese medicine can effectively kill the herpes virus, which reduces the pain and eliminates the skin lesion and rash. Moreover, this type of medicine also focuses in the strengthening of the constitution and boosting immunity to stop the disease from recurring. Individuals who have gotten well with Chinese medicine are most appreciative of the treatment because it works efficiently and very quickly for them.
Genital herpes, in Chinese medicine, is deemed to be generated by dampness and heat that reside in the gall bladder and liver meridians and organs. Therefore, treatment of the disease begins by removing the dampness and heat from the gall bladder and liver. The herbal formula, Long dan hsie gan tang is the most common herbal formula used to cleanse damp heat from the body- This formula has antiviral properties. It removes dampness and heat from the bladder and liver while at the same time kills the virus.
For frequent or chronic herpes outbreaks, practitioners use a formula known as Sheng Tsi Fu Sheng Wan to reinforce kidney Qi weakened by seasonal changes, menstruation changes, fatigue, stress, weakness, or constitutional weakness. The formula Bu Shong Yi Tsi Wanis is used to bolster spleen qi. These two herbal remedies are ideal treatments to help boost immunity preventing herpes outbreak recurrence.
One especially powerful herbal anti-virus Chinese herbalists use is Sarcandrae. This herb not only kills the herpes virus, but it’s also is potent enough to kill the human papilloma virus (HPV). This miraculous herb is a much preferred alternative to Gardasil, a very controversial HPV vaccine known to cause very serious side effects in women, including death.
It can take two to three days before the symptoms of rashes and pain decrease after taking Sarcandrae; these symptoms entirely clear up after a week or two. The Sarcandrae herb is also effective for frequent outbreaks of genital herpes infection as well as for chronic and acute herpes. These are conditions that Western antiviral medicines cannot successfully resolve.
As expected, scientific medical research claims there is no scientific evidence to prove sarcandrae works for herpes. This is disproven by clinical observations made by several Chinese medicine physicians who claim that sarcandrae is not only an effective treatment for herpes but is potentially the most efficient, powerful, and promising treatment for both HPV and herpes virus infections. What’s more, this herb does not have any harmful side effects.
For people with compromised immune systems as a result of toxin overload in the body, the therapy may last for six to eight months. They need to continue the treatment till their general well being improves even if they no longer experience pain and skin rash.
Some Healthy Tips for Patients with Genital Herpes
1. Stay away from greasy foods, sugar, and spicy and hot foods. Consume more leafy green vegetables.
2. Stop stressing yourself out too much. Take vitamin B complex to help manage stress well. By physically active. Other options for stress reduction include massage, acupuncture, meditation, and yoga. Get adequate quality sleep.
3. Some practitioners will recommend to their patients a constant check of their emotional factor and avoid having any negative affection or responding to it. This is because a herpes outbreak can be caused by emotional upset or unexpressed.
Your chronic herpes need not force you to take dangerous drugs such as Valtrex or Zovirax and be frustrated of they do not work. You have a choice whether to avail of those products or natural, side effect-free and more effective treatment for your condition. Your practitioner will definitely provide you with the best treatment possible to heal you of your condition.
Ni Nan Gilbert, is a licensed acupuncturist in Bellmore, NY, and the founder and clinical director of Ni Nan Healing Art Center.