This is a very painful skin disease caused by a virus that lies quiet (dormant) in nerve cells following a bout of chicken-pox. When active, the virus travels along the nerve to the skin surface causing inflammation and damage. This gives rise to an initial red patch that transforms into a rash and subsequently, a swathe of blisters that track the nerve around the trunk, face and back of the body.
Acupuncture is a brilliantly effective way of managing the pain of Shingles. Even shingles across the face or pain that has been active for years will respond brilliantly after a few Acupuncture treatments at our Medic-Acu clinic .
Chinese Medicine Treatment principle: Expel the wind-heat, purge the toxin from liver and Gallbladder.