Shingles Shingles, also know as herpes zoster, is a viral infection of the nerve roots.  The initial viral infection occurs with childhood chickenpox then lays dormant in the body for years and may resurface as shingles when the body is weakened from another disease or aging.

The symptoms are much different than the original chickenpox.  Shingles is characterized by a very painful rash that can be anywhere on the body but most often will be on one side of the abdomen.  There will be symptoms prior to the rash, these may include headache, sensitivity to light, flu like discomfort with no fever.  The rash may progress to the point of pussy blisters and include pain and itching.

Oils & Blends:  Clove, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, GeraniumLavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Melaleuca, nd, Oregano

Also consider: Bergamot, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Wintergreen

Suggested protocols:

Prevention.  Since the virus is in the body since childhood chickenpox and comes forth as shingles as the a person is weakened it is important to strengthen the body.  Using the Life Long Vitlaity supplements along with cleansing and rebuilding with GX Assistand PB Assist will be crucial.  The Massage Blend Technique is an excellent way to build foundation strength in the immune system and other parts of the body.  It should be used routinely to strengthen they body.

Healing during an attack.  Start an oils protocol as early as the symptoms are detected.  The earlier the better. A common thread mentioned by those with success is a capsule taken internally 2 or 3 times daily with:

·   3 drops Melaleuca

·   3 drops Eucalyptus

·   3 drops Lemon

·   3 drops Oregano

Since each person is different also consider other combinations using Frankincense, Protective Blend, Wild Orange and/or Peppermint.  Many of these oils are in the GX Assist so some may find using the GX Assist regiment during the attack sufficient.

Pain during an attack.  Oils that have been mentioned for topical application to ease the pain are Marjoram (most often mentioned), Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender and Wintergreen. Another successful protocol for pain and healing suggested is:

Spray topically directly to the affected area as often as necessary to address the pain:

·   30 drops Melaleuca

·   30 drops Eucalyptus

·   30 drops Lavender

·   add to 4 ounce spray bottle, fill with fractionated coconut oil, shake before spraying.

Two important suggestions.  One is to make application less painful use a spritz (spray bottle) to apply the oils.  Also, remember that often people who suffer from shingles, can have sensitive skin, so test the oils before using them and use a carrier when necessary.

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.