Shingles is a very painful condition triggered by the chicken pox virus. 1 million Americans get shingles each year. It starts as angry, painful blisters on the body. Afterwards the pain lingers, sometimes for years. Doctors prescribe pain medications, which help to a degree. Acupuncture resolves shingles pain best because it addresses the root issue, making pain go away for good.
Shingles Is Everywhere
We’re always surprised how many shingles cases come to our office. Shingles most often affects the torso, spreading from the back, under the arm, to the front. It can also attack the face and head, which in many ways is even more painful. Most patients have already been to their doctor and have started taking antiviral medicine and steroids. We support this Western treatment.
Acupuncture treatment for active shingles helps heal the open sores faster. It also reduces pain faster. The early stage of shingles is extremely painful. And the Western medicines often do not relieve the pain. Acupuncture added to the mix is a good one-two punch.
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Shingles is bad. But post herpetic neuralgia can be even worse. What’s that? It’s a fancy name for the pain that lingers after the shingles rash has gone away. This intense nerve pain can last for years after the acute episode. And acupuncture is AMAZING for resolving this nerve pain.
We’ve had patients come to us having been on Western medication for their post herpetic neuralgia for years. The most popular medication for treating this condition is Neurontin, also known as Gabapentin. They seek acupuncture treatment as a last resort to free themselves from this chronic pain. And the good news is that acupuncture resolves shingles pain best, particularly the chronic, nerve pain described above.
What To Expect
We have developed a unique acupuncture treatments to resolve both acute shingles and chronic nerve pain. When you come for treatment we assess your condition and immediately treat you. We want you feeling better as soon as possible.
All needles are sterile, single-use and hair thin. You will hardly feel them. In fact, the treatments are relaxing. Many of our shingles patients fall asleep during their sessions.
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Acupuncture Resolves Shingles Pain Best
If you have shingles, come in for acupuncture. If you have post herpetic neuralgia (lingering nerve pain after the shingles heals), acupuncture is the single best treatment you can get. Acupuncture resolves this pain quickly. There’s no need to stay on your medications for pain. Acupuncture can resolve the pain for good.
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What our Clients are Saying
I got the shingles shot and still got shingles! Anyway, a friend had gotten relief at Raleigh Acupuncture for her shingles, so I tried it. What a huge difference. The first week, before getting acupuncture, my pain levels from the rash were 10 out of 10. As soon as I started my acupuncture, the pain decreased. They had me better within a few weeks. I was thrilled and am very grateful.
My wife had gone through shingles a few years back and had gotten relief from acupuncture. So when I got it, we called the next day and set up an appointment. The docs at Raleigh Acupuncture are now two for two, helping both of us. Thank you!
I developed a terrible case of shingles last year. The rash ran from back to front. It was burning, painful and very itchy. I was beside myself. I had been to Raleigh Acupuncture for knee pain and decided to call to see if they could help. Sure enough, they said come in immediately. I’m so glad that I did. I felt better after the first treatment. I ended up having about half a dozen treatments over the course of two weeks. They completely resolved my shingles. I strongly suggest you try acupuncture for shingles. It works amazingly.