Shingles

DEFINITION-DIAGNOSIS

 
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/student/health/pdf/R-S/Shingles.pdf - "The 1st sign of shingles is often burning, sharp pain, tingling, or numbness in or under your skin on one side of your body or face. The most common site is the back or upper abdomen. You may have severe itching or aching. You also may feel tired and ill with fever, chills, headache, and upset stomach.After several days, you will notice a rash of small, clear, fluid-filled blisters on reddened skin. 
Within 3 days after they appear, the blisters will turn yellow, then dry and crust over. Over the next 2 weeks the crusts will drop off, sometimes leaving small, pitted scars. Because they tend to follow nerve paths, the blisters are usually found in a line, often extending from the back or flank around to the abdomen, just on one side. Shingles usually doesn't cross the midline of the body. (The word shingles comes from the Latin word for belt or girdle.)   The rash also may appear on one side of your face. Some people have painful eye inflammations and infections."
Latent chicken pox virus may cause herpes herpes.htm and/or shingles.  Chicken pox vaccine may contribute to outbreaks, blisters along nerves, especially around body midriff.  2/2007  Dr Alan Inglis' Health Revelation  www.healthiernews.com 
Shingles - Source: CDC http://secondopinion-tv.org/episodes - Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. After a person recovers from chickenpox, the virus stays in the body in a dormant (inactive) state. For reasons that are not fully known, the virus can reactivate years later, causing shingles.
Almost 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster.
Dr Isadore Rosenfield 5/20/2007 factsorfiction@parade  After an attack of chicken pox, the virus migrates to nerve cells near the spinal cord, where it hibernates.  As we get older and our immune system is less able to handle stress and infection, the dormant virus can be reactivated.  It then makes its way down the nerve fibers and back to the skin. 
The resulting painful rash is shingles.  You can not 'catch' shingles...but you can get chicken pox if you've never had it
and come into direct contact with someone who has singles."
http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles_picture_slideshow/article.htm http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/article.htm
 

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

 
Adams, Rex - Miracle Medicine Foods  Parker Publishing Co, Inc.  Adams shares remedies reported by various individuals.  One Doctor used intra-muscular injections of thiamin hydrocloride (vitamin B1), (rather than oral consumption). 
1 individual uses 1/2 t (teaspoon) dessicated liver (high in thiamin) in 1/2 c (cup) milk + 2 T (tablespoons) blackstrap molasses.  1 ingests high concentrations of B vitamins + applies vitamin E oil to blisters.  1 applied goldenseal powder to the blisters + during outbreak ingested 1 goldenseal vitamin capsule with warm water1 hour prior each meal.  
In 1961 Japanese scientist Fujiwara discovered garlic allicin sulphur speeds vitamin B1 (thiamin) absorption.
When B1 is combined with garlic into allithiamin, the blood concentration of B1 is increased 10 fold in the blood level; B1 is not normally readily digestible by the body. 5/16/1961 Pakistan Medical Times
All natural capsaicin (cayenne) cream from chili peppers can relieve virus pain when applied to shingles 4x a day. 
This spice depletes substance P, a chemical that transmits pain signals to the brain.
(If the pain is in your feet, consider shaking chili pepper on them and covering with cotton socks, to prevent the red color leaking out onto bedding or shoes. 
If too stingy add chili pepper to olive oil before anointing feet. 
Consider adding chili peppers in your salads and cooking. 
There are also cayenne supplements, which in the absence of nitroglycerine,
taken with water, may help to stimulate/jump start the heart.)
Oil of evening primrose, black currant and especially borage contain the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which contributes to pain reduction.  Take as a supplement. 
One can also eat blue borage blossoms or evening primrose blossoms in salads. - www.mercola.com
Stay away from arginine amino acid supplements or foods (whole wheat/nuts/chocolate) which the virus uses to survive.  Instead load up on lysine amino acid supplements or foods (meat/fish/eggs) which inhibit shingles virus reproduction.  2/2007 Health Revelations from America's Country Doctor
Topical capsaicin-containing creams (Caution, use sparingly.) Kane, Emily - Shingles - http://www.betternutrition.com/columns/askthenaturopath/  - "Exposure to heat and sunshine can bring the nerve infection to the surface...avoid (or reduce your intake of) foods high arginine [chocolate, cola, beer, grain cereals, chicken soup, gelatin, seeds, nuts (especially peanuts), and peas]...The herpes family viruses, as with all viruses, are tiny creatures that are a unit of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein outer shell, which happens, in this case, to be arginine. Arginine & lysine are 2 structurally similar amino acids that compete for uptake into human cells through the same 'keyhole.' While avoiding high-arginine foods, take supplemental (vitamin) lysine (500 mg, 4 times daily) for 10 days at the onset of a shingles episode, or preventively if you are under a lot of stress. 
All nuts are high in arginine, compared to lysine, as are certain grains such as corn and buckwheat...topical capsaicin-containing creams. Capsaicin (a compound in cayenne pepper) contains substance P, which temporarily blocks pain receptors.
Cool compresses over the blisters can also be very soothing.
Calamine lotion can also soothe the fiery pain of shingles blisters.
Effective plant-based antiviral medicines (or supplements) that can help include licorice, lomatium (also known as osha), and astragalus. A tincture with equal parts of these 3 readily available herbs can be mixed. To shorten the course of the viral activation, take 1 teaspoon twice daily for 10 days as soon as shingles appears."
 
Goldenseal sometimes "can bring immediate relief."  Try one capsule with warm water 1 hour prior to meals. Rapid Healing Foods by Ben Davis
 
Homeopathy - 7/29/2016 - http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/varicella-vaccine-damages-immunity/
for life - But God, as always, can override/overrule.
“Shingles cases are through the roof for all age groups since the chickenpox vaccine was introduced…(Preferred over most vaccines are the mild) “childhood diseases (can) exercise the immune system to become stronger, much like a muscle lifting weights.”
(Now there is a novel approach:)
Due to ultra-high dilution, HP pellets contain the frequency of the targeted disease,
but no material substance.  As a result, there is no risk of contracting the actual disease.
All the benefits are conferred without the risks.
(Be reminded that God prefers to eradicate ‘low disease frequencies’
via our appropriation of His glory/resurrection/laser light containing his high frequency
We can do this anywhere, including laying down on our beds. 
We can do it consistently until the disease is gone.)
“When taken in the mouth, contact with mucous membrane (just like natural disease) signals the immune system to begin producing Immunoglobulin A (IgA), the initial response of its innate arm. An energetic pattern is communicated to the developing system where it is stored until exposure to the disease occurs. In essence, one’s natural susceptibility to the disease has been satisfied by this ‘dose’ of its frequency.
It contains no additives, no preservatives, or adjuvents. Only the natural disease is communicated to the recipient.” 

(1 problem with this homeopathic approach, is if child is also given vaccination, perhaps without parent’s knowledge/ consent, then that could accelerate shingles outbreaks.  For women especially this is problematic, as when giving birth, shingles outbreaks tend to be rampant; many doctors bully such women into having caesarian section births, rather than vaginal.)
“Typically parents (grandparents, teachers and others) receive an exogenous (external) boost when exposed to their children who come down with chickenpox…
Pediatricians historically had the lowest incidence of shingles because they received so many exogenous boosts from examining their patients with chickenpox…
(An aside: Some) homeopaths…eschew (veto) homeo-prophylaxis
[Whatcott, Cilla
- www.worldwidechoice.org + There Is a Choice: Homeoprophylaxis +
The Solution: Homeoprophylaxis – The Vaccine Alternative ]
and (instead) staunchly defend the use of what’s called ‘genus epidemicus’ a fancy term…remedy that targets the main common symptoms of an epidemic.  Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), the father of homeopathy, accidentally discovered homeo-pathic (toxic well diluted) belladonna as the genus epidemicus for scarlet fever. ix
He proceeded to apply it prophylactically to prevent widespread infection and was later supported by the government that mandated its use during epidemics.”
http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/ - 6/15/2005 - Doctors Report Vitamin C Cures Shingles
Red Marine Algae - http://www.healthreviews.org/index.php?m=10&y=!07&d=02&entry=entry071002-141008 -
"The active agent of red algae are carrageenans,
a family of sulfated polysaccharides that in 2006 were found to be very effective against sexually transmitted diseases HIV and genital herpes.
In fact it is already being used in some condom lubricants where it has been found to inhibit HPV, human papilloviruses that cause genital warts. Carrageenans seem to be able to identify unfriendly proteins such as viruses & prevent them binding to human cell surfaces.
The polysaccharides are thought to stimulate the production of interferons, which work with the immune system as antiviral agents. They also improve the activity of T-cells and B-cells that destroy virus-infected cells in our body.
These polysaccharides are generally contained within the tough cell walls of the Dumontiaceae that also bind with heavy metals, carcinogens and other harmful impurities and remove them from the body before they can do any damage.
It is a very useful seaweed.
In fact the sulfonated carregeenans of red marine algae are now thought to...(help) cure herpes zoster (shingles) infections which is a definite breakthrough in the treatment of viral infections and the understanding of the immune system.
The effect of extracts from dumonticeae delivered orally on other viral infections such
as Candida have been very encouraging...
Acyclovir can create immunity if used frequently, in much the same way that antibiotics do, but red marine algae do not appear to.  The full benefits...have yet to be determined, but it is thought to be of...value to those that suffer regularly from cold sores...Acyclovir...chemically is a glycosamine named acycloguanosine."
 
Medical Research
 
Goldman, Dr. Gary - http://www.hopedance.org/other-news/3257-intro-to-judys-book-by-robnert-kennedy-jr excerpt -
"In 1995, the CDC hired a PhD computer analytics expert, Dr. Gary Goldman, to perform the largest-ever CDC-funded study of the chickenpox vaccine. Goldman’s results on an isolated population of 300,000 residents of Antelope Valley, California, showed that the vaccine waned, leading to dangerous outbreaks of chickenpox in adults and that 10-year-old children who received the vaccine were getting shingles at over 3 times the rate of unvaccinated children. Shingles has twenty times the death rate of chickenpox and causes blindness. CDC ordered Goldman to hide his findings and forbade him from publishing his data. In 2002, Goldman resigned in protest. He sent a letter to his bosses saying that he was resigning because, 'I refuse to participate in research fraud.'”
 

Spiritual

 
Testimony http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/amazing/PatriciaJones112906.aspx
 
Healings
 
Siddiki, Nasir K - How to Receive & Keep Your Healing - www.wisdomministries.org -
Muslim healed of shingles by Jesus. http://www.matavuvale.com/video/nasir-siddiki-testimony or http://360-health.com/archives/nasir-siddiki-testimony-1-part-23.html
Dr. Nasir Siddiki TV - transcript - 8/22-28/2011 or 5-day Messianic radio interview with Sid Roth here. - Available CD
How to Receive & Keep Your Healing .
 

Walters, Kathy & David @ www.kathiewaltersministry.com - Georgia - Ministry Testimony - 3/7/2021 post - "I've had dry skin for a long time as a result of shingles blotches on my face with dry skin pealing off & spots on my head with dandruff.  I woke up this morning to shave & I didn't need to.  My skin was no longer dry, my face no blotches & all the spots on my head have disappeared. I got shingles several years ago. I keep blinking my eyes & find it hard to believe. I didn't even pray for the problem just wishing it would go away."

Walters, Kathie & David - 2/1/2014 - Power of Suggestion - "The doctors said to me, 'Mrs. Walters, you have Shingles & you will be in pain for 5 months.' 'I don’t believe so,' I said.  Well I prayed in tongues for 10 hours, all the way to Hawaii; I got so mad. You have to get mad at sickness, just like you do with sin; it’s trespassing on God’s property isn’t it?  No shingles the next day." @ http://injesus.com/message-archives/prophetic/kathiewaltersministy 2/1/2014 post -
 
CAUTION
 
FDA slaps Guillain-Barré warning on GlaxoSmithKline's star vaccine Shingrix  3/25/2021
 
-October 10, 2018 https://vitalitymagazine.com/article/ask-doctor-shingles-vaccine-safe/ - "Is the shingles vaccine really effective? Well-respected physician, Dr. David Brownstein, is quoted as saying that the shingles vaccine is 97% ineffective. In one of his recent blogs (see reference list at end), he explains why studies on the vaccine appear to be misleading. I tend to agree with his negative view point about the vaccine because I’ve seen at least a dozen patients over the past few years who have developed shingles despite having received the vaccine. In fact, 1 of my patients developed shingles just a few days after the vaccine. Even the vaccine manufacturer, Merck, admits that the shingles vaccine can cause shingles. I often wonder why these patients just don’t ask for their money back."