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Herpes Treatment Can Be Found Holistically

By Mario Cora on December 20, 2010

Herpes is a virus that resides in the nerves, there are 8 strains that are contractible by human beings. The most most widely diagnosed type is HSV1 or Herpes Simplex. Symptoms are oral and genital sores that are very painful. The other common strain is HSV2 or Herpes Zoster, this is the same strain as Chicken Pox and is also the cause of shingles. Herpes treatment can be sought through conventional medicine or through holistic methods to keep the outbreaks to a minimum and alleviate symptoms but they cannot cure it.

There are different stages of the disease from primary to latent and shedding. Primary is the first stage after infection. Latent is when symptoms are absent but the disease is spreading from one's skin to the nerves. Shedding is when the virus begins to multiply and it can spread at this time even though there are no visible symptoms. It is a difficult virus to treat as it can remain dormant in the nerves near the spine.

The symptoms are referred to as outbreaks and when it enters the body it slowly multiplies. During this phase no symptoms are present, it is referred to as the incubation period. The symptoms will appear about 2 weeks or more later and red bumps will show that turn into small blisters. This is the painful stage where the blisters can break and form sores.

Oral herpes can cause pain, burning and tingling around the mouth, tongue or on the lips. A fever can accompany these symptoms and eating can be difficult. The first episode of genital herpes is usually the worst, it can cause pain, swelling and itching in the genital area.

Having a blood panel or a blood test can tell if you have one or both types of the disease. There are no vaccinations to prevent contracting the virus and there is no cure for it. There are antiviral medications on the market to treat symptoms and minimize outbreaks. Holistic therapies offer immune system support and balance out the energy levels in the body to prevent recurrences.

Alternative treatments are often very helpful. Self-hypnosis can assist in easing the pain. Acupuncture eases and targets neuralgic pain. Ayurveda medicine, one of the oldest known medical sciences, treats the patient with roots and herbs. Holistic therapies include eliminating stress, deep breathing and guided imagery.

A diagnosis can have emotional effects concerning both the disease and relationships. Counseling and treatment can help to cope with the disease. Approximately 80 million people have been diagnosed with this disease in the United States. One in 5 people have genital herpes in America. The more you know about it the better you will be able to cope with it. Learn how to treat the affected areas keeping blisters dry and clean. Avoid sexual contact while symptoms are present. Avoid tight clothing and wear cotton underwear to allow the body to breath.

Keeping the body in balance will help prevent outbreaks and minimize the length of them when they do occur. Take Vitamin C to strengthen one's immune system and to aid in tissue repair. A vegetarian diet is best if you can do it, if not include lots of fruits and vegetable in your diet. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, sugar and do not smoke. Practice being calm and eliminating fear, herpes treatment depends a lot on how you manage your symptoms and take care of yourself.

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