Shingles can be a very uncomfortable condition. Shingles is considered the result of a virus. Recently a number of “essential oilers” reported a number of different solutions for shingles. This is not surprising since it is very common for a person to need to experiment with the essential oils and essential oil products that work best for them
Considering the number of suggestions, the comments from contributors are published in two parts. This is Part 1
Suggested Help For Shingles
The Essential Oil of Melissa
I had used Melissa before and had success with shingles. When
I had another round of shingles, I put 1 drop in my mouth every
minute for 10 minutes, then 1 drop every 10 minutes for an hour,
then 1 drop an hour for the rest of the day. My shingles went away
for over 2 weeks. They are now bothering me again, so I’m going
to do that for more than one day and see if it doesn’t wipe them
out for good.
I’ve found Melissa to work faster than any other oil
for shingles. Melissa is a little more costly than some oils, but
you’d only use around 30 drops a day, so a bottle should take
care of any case of shingles.
Essential Oil of Geranium Protocal
The misery may also be shortened by a topical application of geranium
oil. In a study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers
divided 30 adults suffering PHN (post-herpetic neuralgia) into four
groups. One group received topical treatments of geranium oil, while
two groups received a mix of geranium oil and mineral oil (at ratios
of 1 to 1 and 1 to 10), and a fourth group received only mineral oil.
All of the subjects who received any amount of geranium oil reported
pain reduction, and those who received treatments containing 100
percent geranium oil experienced the greatest pain relief. The
placebo group reported little or no relief. Some subjects experienced
a slight irritation from the geranium oil, but these irritations
subsided within an hour or so.
Washing the area first with a non-chemical soap,
then applying some DMSO before the geranium oil should cause it to
absorb deeper into the area (though there’s a garlicky taste to put
up with for awhile).”
Conventional treatment for shingles is limited to anti-viral
medications that sometimes take days to work, and often don’t work at
all. FYI: A case of shingles may last less than 10 days, but it’s the post-
herpetic neuralgia (PHN) that can hang on and cause considerable pain
for long periods.
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Steve Pohlit, Business Development Consultant who Got Oiled 10 years ago and has been Oiled ever since.