Herpes Zoster

Acupuncture for Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles is a painful skin rash . It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. Shingles is most common in older adults and people who have weak immune systems because of stress, injury, certain medicines, or other reasons.

How does acupuncture work for Shingles

Acupuncture is very effective to strengthen immune systems and eliminate pain, which are verified by World Health organization (WHO) and clinical practices. Starting acupuncture treatment right away can help your rash clean up faster, reduce and get rid of the pain. Acupuncture can prevents long-term pain that can occur after shingles.

Course of treatment

There are 10-15 acupuncture sessions in one course of treatment. Treatment frequency depends on individual condition. Chinese herbs work synergistically with acupuncture.