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Post Herpetic Neuralgia / Shingles management

Post Herpetic Neuralgia

Article by Angela Haldane

Q. I had shingles in the eye as a child and have suffered neuralgia-type headaches since. Can you recommend anything natural to help repair the nerve damage?
A. There are very effective herbs for neuralgia and nerve damage. One particular herb that come to mind also has an anti-viral effect on enveloped viruses like those of the herpes simplex family, to which shingles belongs. 

Your registered medical herbalist (MNZAMH) such as Natural Ange Ltd will be able to source good quality sources of herbal medicine for you.

Potassium phosphate and magnesium phosphate also soothe nerves; magnesium also helps to relax muscles and therefore alleviate the headaches.
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Lysine tablets, which inhibit the herpes simplex family, may also help. These can settle the shingles virus, which lies dormant in the nerve root ganglia in between attacks. I've known this to prevent neuralgia-type symptoms. ask Natural Ange

Posted: Thursday 27 May 2021

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