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Finding Relief from Shingles in Baltimore County: Can Acupuncture Help?

Shingles, a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (chickenpox), can cause a painful, blistering rash along with burning, itching, and even nerve pain. While antiviral medications are the standard treatment, some people seek alternative therapies for managing shingles symptoms. Acupuncture is one such option gaining traction.

What is Acupuncture and How Can it Help with Shingles?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice involving inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It’s believed to stimulate the nervous system and promote healing. Studies suggest acupuncture may help with shingles by:

  • Reducing Pain: Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
  • Boosting Immunity: Acupuncture enhances the immune system’s response to the shingles virus.
  • Improving Nerve Function: Acupuncture helps alleviate nerve pain associated with shingles.

Finding an Acupuncturist for Shingles Treatment in Baltimore County

Dr. Laura here at Cloud 9 Acupuncture has extensive experience treating shingles and effectively getting patients out of pain.

Call today to schedule a consult and find out if you are a good candidate for treatment at Cloud 9 Acupuncture.

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