Treating Shingles Pain
Imagine waking up with the most excruciating pain you have ever known. Burning, searing, stabbing pain across your face, shoulder, or torso. You rush to urgent care, thinking you surely destroyed your body during that pickleball tournament, but unfortunately for you, it’s something much, much worse, SHINGLES!
You are prescribed antiviral medication, pain reliever, and sometimes antibiotics. But the pain continues, and you cannot sleep, and you think it will NEVER end!
At Cucamonga Acupuncture & Wellness, we CAN help end that pain earlier than the 4-6 weeks usually prognoses for a mild case. By using a combination of acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and ATP Resonance Biotherapy™, our treatment approach for shingles successfully aims to reduce pain and alleviate symptoms of itching, burning, and tingling sensations. The insertion of needles into specific points stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. This can help to reduce the intensity of the pain associated with shingles and provide long-lasting relief.
Acupuncture can also help boost the immune system, which is crucial for fighting the varicella-zoster virus. By improving immune function, acupuncture can help shorten the shingles outbreak's duration and prevent future outbreaks.
It is important to note that acupuncture should be used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatment for shingles. It is not a substitute for antiviral medication prescribed by your physician. However, your acupuncture treatment will continue after your antiviral medication is finished and the pain remains.
We want to see patients diagnosed with shingles within the first seven days of the diagnosis. In this time frame, we can usually reduce the symptoms by 80% after two weeks of treatment.
By delaying acupuncture treatment, you may create a situation where the virus is resolved, but the pain remains, known as post-herpetic neuralgia.
This pain can last for years!
Do not wait! Call us when you know you have shingles, and let us help you. The sooner you come in, the sooner you will be pain-free.
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