What is Herpes simplex

Herpes Simplex consists of subtypes I and II. Type I often affects the skin or mucous membranes of the lips. Type II affects the genitals. Frequency of outbreaks depends on the individual. As they may experience once in their lifetime to several eruptions per month. Certain triggers includes mental stress, fatigue, menstruation, sunlight, common cold, and weak immune system.

HOW DOES CHINESE MEDICINE & ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH Herpes Simplex?

Chinese medicine & Acupuncture work to strengthen the immune system to prevent future outbreaks. If outbreaks do occur it will decrease the severity and duration. Chinese herbs contains many anti-viral/bacterial, & anti-inflammatory agents which are effective in combating the virus. In Chinese medicine we look to regulate the Liver, Gallbladder, Lung and Stomach that are often associated with this common infection. These organs are highly effective at strengthening the immune system which in turn will help with the frequent and painful eruptions of Herpes Simplex.

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Painful Vesicles

  • Pus filled blisters

  • Infection can last 5-14 days

  • May sometimes accompany fever with genital lesions