Herpes Virus: HSV1 causes cold sores. It spreads by direct contact with fluids of a cold sore or skin eruption from someone who carries the virus. HSV2 genital herpes, is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a strain of the herpes simplex virus. This virus enters the body through small cuts in the skin or mucous membranes.
Pregnant women can also pass this virus to their babies during vaginal delivery. Both men and women can become infected. The condition requires careful management. Once an individual is infected by the virus it remains in the body, usually dormant, until some other factor such as stress, sun, infection, or weak immunity, triggers an outbreak.
Experts do not know exactly what causes the virus to lie dormant for long periods and then abruptly awake. Many think that a weakened immune system is the cause. Therefore, it would be wise for you to keep your immune system strong and under control with a well-rounded diet, lots of rest and relaxation, and regular exercise. This program below assists in acute outbreaks and long term care for HSV1 and HSV2.
L-lysine: You can reduce the frequency and severity of oral herpes attacks by taking L-lysine as a daily supplement. Take 1000-2000 mgs daily on an empty stomach.
Another simple treatment for oral herpes is to put a drop of ether (diethyl ether) on the lesion. This promotes crusting and speeds healing.
L-arginine is an amino acid that has numerous functions in the body. It helps the body get rid of ammonia (a waste product), is used to make compounds in the body such creatine, L-glutamate, and L-proline, and can be converted to glucose and glycogen if needed.
L-arginine is used to make the nitric oxide, a compound in the body that relaxes blood vessels. Preliminary studies have found that L-arginine may help with conditions that improve when blood vessels are relaxed (called vasodilation) such as atherosclerosis.
L-arginine is also involved in protein formation. In larger amounts, L-arginine stimulates the release of hormones growth hormone and prolactin. L-arginine in conjunction with L-lysine cuts recovery time for the herpes virus in half.
Apply castor oil packs to your abdomen. A strong immune system can keep the virus from acting up, and castor oil packs can fortify your immune system. Start with 1 cup of castor oil, with which you thoroughly soak a flannel cloth. Place the saturated cloth on top of your abdomen, and cover with plastic.
Over the plastic, apply a heating pad, set as high as is comfortable, and leave it on for 1 hour. Initially, do this once a day, every day for a month. Continue the treatments three times a week, increasing use of the packs during an attack.
Aromatherapy can help in easing the pain, improving immune function, and relieving stress by reducing the severity and the length of an outbreak. Helpful are oils such as Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, Bergamot, Myrrh, Eucalyptus, Geranium.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in any form, in the treatment of disease. Hydrotherapy was used by the ancient Greek physicians. The use of baths for such purposes as well as for religious purification, personal cleanliness, and private or social relaxation dates from at least the time of ancient Greece. A German, Vincenz Priessnitz, popularized the use of spas in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, where they are still popular today.
As with any sores, you do need to be concerned about developing a secondary (bacterial) infection, but soap and water is all you need or want to keep the area germ-free.
In addition, during your primary attack or bad secondary attacks, taking a bath or shower to get warm water over the genital area three or four times a day may prove soothing. It seems to work well for most people, but some find they don’t like it. When you get out of the shower or bath, blow the genital area dry with a hair dryer set on low or cool, being careful not to burn yourself. The air from the dryer will also prove soothing and may possibly speed up the healing process by helping the sores dry out.
Homeopathy is a medical system uses infinitesimal doses of natural substances to stimulate a person’s immune system and body’s natural defenses. These remedies are named for the plant or animal ingredients they are made from. This natural healing system not only offers relief from temporary disorders but, can provide long term healing of a person due to its individual and “wholistic” approach.
This often leads to a complete recovery from the dis-ease, as well as, providing an improved understanding of the patient’s situation. This type of healing makes it easier and possible to avoid recurrence or relapses in the future and, it stimulates the body’s natural defense system by reestablishing normal immune system and cell functioning.
Rhus Toxicodendron 6c for symptoms of outbreaks in any location, especially accompanied by burning and itching.
Arsenicum Album 6c if symptoms occur in the case of herpes zoster. The shingles have burning quality, restlessness, anxiety, worsening of symptoms after midnight.
Apis Mellifica 30c if symptoms occur when herpes outbreak is accompanied by stinging pain. Red swollen skin that burns.
Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac - http://www.Peacefulmind.com - Therapies for healing mind, body, spirit
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