The Herpes virus family ‘Herpesviridae’ is a common family of DNA viruses that infect humans as well as animals. There are 9 herpes viruses mainly affecting humans, each with different modes of transmission. They more common ones include:
- Herpes simplex virus 1 (typically the cause of cold sores usually around the mouth area). Sometimes this virus affects the anal region, eyes, and fingers.
- Herpes simplex virus 2 (It typically causes genital herpes – a sexually transmitted infection).
- Human herpes virus 3 varicella-zoster virus (the cause of chickenpox and shingles)
- Epstein-Barr virus (implicated in several diseases, including mononucleosis (Glandular fever) and some cancers)
- Cytomegalovirus (also known as CMV)
More than 90% of us have been infected with at least one of these viruses, and a latent form of the virus remains in most people. This is because after the initial infection, the herpes virus travels along the nerves and becomes dormant within nerve cells. Many factors can reactivate the virus including stress, surgery, illness, eating an unhealthy diet, and a compromised immune system. This is why strengthening immune system with bioresonance and naturopathic medicine can help prevent future herpes outbreaks.
Treatment for Herpes viruses
Because herpes viruses are able to remain latent (lie dormant), they can cause recurring infections and cannot be completely eliminated with pharmaceutical anti-viral medication. Surgery or local irradiation may be used to treat cancers associated with herpes viral infection.
Bioresonance therapy for Herpes viruses
BICOM bioresonance offers a highly effective, safe and non-invasive treatment method for treating all types of herpes virus infections. The first step is identifying the particular virus and them priming the body for treatment including strengthening the immune system, elimination organs (liver, kidney, and lymphatic system), nervous system and gut. Depending on these factors and if the virus is active or latent, treatment sessions may vary from 2 to 6 sessions on average.
It is important for people who are susceptible to herpes to get checked for other diseases. BICOM Bioresonance is also an accurate, quick and non-invasive test method to determine if there are any other co-infections, pathogens or diseases.
Dietary recommendations for Herpes viruses
- Eat foods high in the amino acid L-lysine e.g. legumes, fish, turkey, chicken and vegetables.
- Choose organic foods where possible to reduce the chemical load on your body.
- Incorporate foods high in vitamin C and bioflavanoids e.g. berries, broccoli, berries, peppers and carrots.
- Avoid foods that contain the amino acid L-arginine e.g. almonds, peanuts, chocolate and whole wheat, as they can stimulate virus replication.
- Eliminate sugary foods and hydrogenated fats, as these suppress immunity.
- Reduce acidic foods, like tomatoes, that may also aggravate symptoms.
- Incorporate probiotic yoghurt and fermented food to balance the intestinal flora and promote immune function.
- Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners recommend eating cooling foods such as mung beans, watermelon, pears, cucumber and cabbage.
Naturopathic medicine for Herpes viruses
- Garlic is an extremely potent antiviral herb. Try taking 2-4 MediHerb garlic tablets immediately the tingling sensation is felt, then 2 tablets every four hours for three days. As a general preventive, take two garlic tablets daily.
- Other anti-viral herbs which help with herpes symptoms include St John’s wort (contains an antiviral compound, hypericin), lemon balm, echinacea and liquorice root liquid extracts.
- Reishi mushroom can strengthen immune system and has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help cure herpes symptoms and prevent future outbreaks.
- Take 50g of immune-boosting zinc daily as a preventive, plus two grams of a powdered vitamin C and bioflavonoid mix; you can also mix a little powder with water to make a paste and apply to blisters.
- L-lysine is a potent anti-viral amino acid and can help with acute outbreaks of herpes. Take 1,000mg three times daily, or 500mg twice daily as a preventive.
- A high dose vitamin B-complex is also recommended to support nervous system health.
Soothing topical treatment
- Research has shown that when lemon balm (an anti-viral herb) ointment was applied topically at the time of the primary infection, no further recurrent outbreaks were experienced. Apply ointment two to four times daily for 5 to 10 days, and bathe genitals in a sitz bath containing strong, strained lemon balm tea daily.
- Another idea is to dab a little tea tree oil and lemon myrtle essential oil (both are anti-viral) directly onto the area as soon as the tingling starts.
- Aloe vera gel is calming and soothing to irritated skin, and vitamin E cream speeds healing of lesions.
- Propolis and thuja cream may also be applied onto the skin to soothe the irritation caused by the blisters.
Honour your body when it is tired: don’t push yourself, especially just before and during your menstrual period, as immunity is low at this time. Regarding genital herpes, dismiss any shame or guilt. Feeling “dirty” when diagnosed with herpes is a common response for women. A change in perception is needed as dwelling on such negative emotions will actually lower your immunity further. Instead, thank your body for giving you a reason to take more loving care of yourself.
The prevention of herpes goes back to the basics of common sense and naturopathic medicine. Look after your immune system, eat well, work on keeping a healthy work/life balance, get sufficient sleep and exercise regularly.
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If you are suffering from any form of herpes, whether it be cold sores, genital herpes, mononucleosis/glandular fever (Epstein Barr virus), shingles and even post-viral syndrome aka ‘never well since’, book an appointment today and start your journey to optimal health once more.