Shingles can cause intense pain. It comes on strong and can last. Early treatment is the most effective.
This patient had been a regular in the clinic before. But this time, she came in with Shingles. I noticed a number of my patients had shingles this spring.
Shingles are a reemergence of the chicken pox virus which usually travels along the course of a nerve. In acupuncture, there is an idea that stored heat can come out in the spring. A dormant virus can be understood as stored heat.
She is a young woman in her 30’s. The shingles were … Read More