Genital Herpes May be Reversed with Natural Medicine
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sheryl Walters, citizen journalist
Key concepts: Herpes, Outbreak and Herbs
(NaturalNews) Many doctors claim that 1 in 10 people are carrying the virus for genital herpes. Yet genital herpes is rarely discussed in society and often leaves those infected feeling isolated and doomed. Fortunately, hope exists. With the right combination of herbs and nutrition at the right dose, genital herpes can be reversible.
Genital herpes is transmitted through sexual intercourse and sometimes oral sex. The first outbreak of herpes is called the Primary infection. It lasts for 10-14 days and symptoms may include general flu complaints, small groups of painful blisters that appear around the genitals or anus, and vaginal discharge in women. After the first outbreak, some people have regular reoccurences, while others may never have another symptom, although the virus still lies dormant. The problem is that approximately 4 out 5 people who have the herpes virus have no idea that they have it because the symptoms are so mild, therefore spreading it unknowingly. Even if there are no symptoms at all, the virus may still be in the area, and there is a 1 in 10 chance of passing it on.
Because doctors claim there is no cure, it seems like a life sentence. Those who are infected may feel unclean, tainted, and have lowered self- esteem. Sexual contact including kissing should be avoided during an outbreak. That the virus may be active even without symptoms means that unprotected sex with future partners will always be risky. Often people feel that their sex life is ruined and relationships tarnished by this "permanent" virus.
Unlike other chronic illnesses including HIV, there is no support group for people with genital herpes. Those infected often feel alone and burdened. Because so little is known about the disease, they may feel embarrassed to tell friends, family, and certainly sexual partners.
Whilst the medical profession views genital herpes as incurable, it has been discovered that with natural medicine, it can be reversed. Herbs such as galangal, lapacho, astragalus, una de gato (also known as Cat's Claw), myrrh, ligustrum and pansy are antiviral. Thyme, licorice, and cayenne are all herbs that specifically fight the herpes virus.
Reishi, which is a mushroom, boosts the immune system and is also antiviral. Lysine is an amino acid which is known to control and aid in the prevention of Herpes.
Thuja cream and propolis can be put directly onto the skin to soothe the irritation caused by the blisters, as well as combat herpes itself.
To reverse herpes, as well as defend against its return, a healthy immune system is vital. Echinacea, vitamin c, and zinc are some of the nutrients that help build healthy immunity.
In order to get the right dose and combination of nutrition, it is important to see a practitioner who can ensure that the treatment is tailored for each individual. While two people can have exactly the same symptoms, they may need entirely different treatments. If you are suffering from this virus, find a practitioner who is experienced with treating genital herpes.
The most important thing to remember is that with natural medicine there is a lot of hope. Genital herpes is reversable and many people who once suffered tremendously from continual outbreaks are now enjoying healthy, active sex lives.