Homeopathy offers powerful remedies for shingles. Here are the 5 best homeopathic shingles treatments.
Shingles Home Remedies
Herbs, minerals, homeopathics, oxygen, and many other preparations have some degree of effectiveness against shingles. One of the best modalities for reversing shingles symptoms without side effects is homeopathy.
Note About the Principles of Homeopathic Medicine
Homeopathy is a form of medicine proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, based on principles that probably date back to the time of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in the 3rd to 4th century B.C. Treatments depend on two main principles: 1) like cures like, meaning that symptoms are treated with substances that cause those same symptoms; and, 2) dilutions by serial succession build potency, meaning that the more a substance is diluted, the more powerful it becomes.
Nobody really knows how homeopathic treatments work, which is the main source of objections to this modality. Scientists often hold back accepting reality if they don’t understand how it works. (Gravity is an exception.) However, homeopathic medicine clearly works.
Proper Use of Homeopathic Shingles Remedies
Proper use of homeopathic remedies for shingles can cause positive results quickly. If they do not, then that particular preparation is not the correct one. Go over your symptoms again and select another preparation that better covers most of your symptoms. Pay very close attention to how your symptoms match up with each preparation. See the list below.
You cannot overdose on homeopathic remedies. Furthermore, they will not react with other kinds of treatments, such as drugs. It is crucial that you take homeopathic medications in a clean mouth. Keep your mouth clean of food, toothpaste, drink, etc., for 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after taking any homeopathic medication.
General dosing is to take the remedy four times daily, until the blisters become dry and crusty. Dissolve the remedy under the tongue unless otherwise directed. Tip tablets into the mouth straight from the bottle. Do not touch them. Never put a tablet that has been removed from the bottle back into it. It is better to just throw it away.
Selecting and Using Homeopathic Remedies for Shingles
The main question for shingles sufferers is, will this work for me? This is the same for any treatment, mainstream or alternative. The answer is the same for both. In the case of homeopathic treatments for shingles, results can be almost miraculous or they can be completely ineffective. This is where it is critical to select the correct preparation for your symptoms.
By the way, this is also where homeopathic doctors are worth their weight in gold. Self-medication is always dicey. A good homeopath will be much more likely to select the proper treatment for you.
List of 5 Best Shingles Homeopathic Treatments
Assume a 12x potency for each of the following. Potency should listed be on the label.
Symptoms: Large blisters that burn and sting; cold treatment relieves the pain; restlessness; worse later in the day; aggravated by heat; patient often whiny, tearful, and drowsy; fever without thirst; patient can be awkward and drop things; feel relief in the open air.
2. Arsenicum Album
Symptoms: Intense burning pain that is relieved by warmth; blisters join together; patient easily tires; patient may have unreasonable fear of death; restlessness and anxiety, especially at night.
Symptoms: Pain is chilly, worse in cold air, above the eye, and between the ribs; blisters small, brownish, and itchy, quickly forming thick scabs; most common in elderly patients.
This remedy often helps with lasting neuralgic pain that occurs after the outbreak has healed. Treatment can continue until pain shows improvement.
4. Ranunculus Bulbosus
Symptoms: Severe pain, especially in the chest wall; burning and itching blisters form bluish clusters; pain aggravated by movement, touch, wet weather and storms, eating, and in the evening; rash appears mainly on the trunk area.
This is the most used homeopathic remedy for shingles. It is often the best choice when shingles is mainly on the trunk area.
5. Rhus Toxicodendron
Symptoms: Forms small, itchy and tingly blisters; worse at night, during sleep; associated with restlessness, apprehension, depression, odd dreams; outbreak appears swollen; relief from warm compresses, rubbing, and moving around; worse with overheating; worse with lying on back or right side; better in warm, dry weather; even slight fever may lead to delirium.