Shingles is a very painful virus related to chicken pox and herpes. There are traditional Chinese herbal remedies that can alleviate symptoms of shingles.
Sufferers of shingles say the pain can be excruciating. When an outbreak occurs, this remedy can help relieve pain.
Use unscented lotion to mix with red pepper. Smooth over the affected area for relief.
Realgar powder should be used with caution since the primary ingredient is arsenic disulfide. But mixing the powder with vinegar to create a thin paste, used daily for five to seven days, can help with symptoms.
Herbal Teas and Soups
Lemon balm tea can be used on compresses to cool the affected area. Or mix with mint, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint and thyme to create a soothing anti-viral tea.
Boil Job’s tear for one hour in water. Afterward, drink the soup and eat the remaining grains. Repeat this recipe two times a day for a week to clear up symptoms.
A basic tenet of Chinese medicine is to restore balance to the body, including temperatures. Chuan Xin Lian Antiphlogistic Tablets are used for their cooling effect on the parts of the body affected by illness.
Superior Sore Throat Powder is highly regarded as an effective painkiller for shingles.
Both products may be found in Chinese pharmacies and herb shops.
A Miracle Remedy?
Used as a pain reliever, Yunnan Baiyao, or White Medicine of Yunnan, can also be used to stop bleeding. Chinese soldiers often carry vials around their necks.