Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the chicken pox virus. In traditional Chinese medicine it is a latent pathogen that wasn't treated correctly before.
Symptoms of shingles includes redness in the uppaer body and face, tingling, painful skin and headaches.
It's generally caused by a weak immune system, which is unable to keep the virus (varicella zoster) under control. It's therefore seen in weak people such as the elderly.
Acupuncture for shingles
Acupuncture can help people suffering from shingles by boosting their immune system and energy levels. Dietary and lifestyle advice as well as Chinese herbs can also boost the body's immune system helping it fight the virus.