Please, don’t let this make you rush out and get the shingles vaccine! Read more first!
Prior to the 1990s, natural chickenpox was a nearly universal childhood experience and played out as a mild disease that conferred reliable long-term immunity.
In 1995, without any compelling medical reason to do so, the CDC added the chickenpox vaccine to the childhood vaccine schedule for 12-15-month-olds. In 2006, acknowledging the problem of waning vaccine effectiveness, it indicated that 4-6-year-old children needed to get a second (booster) shot. (source)
Those authors cautioned that mass chickenpox vaccination was likely to cause a shingles epidemic. They also predicted that shingles would affect “more than 50% of those aged 10-44 years at introduction of vaccination.”
Big Tip: let your children (and grandchildren) get natural chicken pox and care for them to get your “booster” if you had them as a child! If not, I will show you about something called a NOSODE in a minute.
Warning: you may want to scroll right on past these pictures:
In the 50s, my mom took my siblings and me to a “chicken pox party” at the Katt’s house when we were 4 or 5! Everyone we knew at school had done it, and there was a wonderful natural immunity to all ages in the community!
It was unheard of for older people to get shingles.
Contracting the virus as a child is the most opportune time to lay the foundations of robust health and immunity.
Like my Mom, I took our children to a chicken pox party. I was already 44 and that little exposure ‘boosted’ my natural immunity — but that was ~26 years ago.
Now nearing 70, my natural immunity had waned.
How Do We Get Shingles?
ONE WAY: From someone shedding a recent Zostavax (shingles) vaccine.
I was with a friend who had just gotten hers… 🙁 Zostavax is a LIVE virus, it sheds to other unsuspecting persons!
SECOND WAY: Stress depresses our immune system and is a big risk factor for shingles!
THIRD WAY: Waning immunity. The problem with eradicating chicken pox through unnatural means is no one gets natural immunity from reexposure, so we end up getting shingles in later years.
I have corresponded with many dozens of recent shingles sufferers, some repeatedly, so no doubt, we are in a shingles epidemic.
Don’t Be UN-Prepared Like I Was!!!
Our wonderful naturopath always uses homeopathics, but the ‘expedited’ shipment didn’t arrive until day 5!
The shingles came on SO fast and mean, I became fearful and started anti-viral Valtrex late on day 3. The fast results I was promised instead left me nauseous for days and the eruptions on my face got vastly worse. I know now that the antiviral BLOCKED the efficacy of the homeopathics:
“Often, homeopathy can work in spite of allopathic drugs, but NOT SO WELL when it comes to Shingles. It is my experience that if drugs are begun, homeopathy’s ability to clear the case is hindered. If someone has Shingles and they start taking conventional drugs prescribed for it, then realize said drugs are not helping enough so they switch to homeopathic medicines, homeopathy does not work as well. It takes a lot longer. It may offer some help, but not with the same alacrity and thoroughness as when only homeopathy has been applied.” ~Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH
- With homeopathy, the body receives the needed support and impetus for uprooting the illness
- With pharmaceuticals, symptoms are suppressing which only pushes the illness deeper
6 foods to avoid with shingles: dark chocolate, alcohol and caffeine, processed foods, gelatin, soy, and grains!
Unfortunately, it is possible to get shingles twice (or more). The longer you experience severe pain after shingles (called post-herpetic neuralgia), the higher your chances of a shingles recurrence. (source)
Be Prepared w/ a Nosode: a Natural Vaccine that works with your body
I learned a hard lesson on preparedness. Too late for me, but hopefully not for others reading this.
The Shingles nosode contains:
Rhus toxicodendron 4X
Croton tiglium 6X
Echinacea angustifolia 6X
Natrum muriaticum 6X
Natrum muriaticum 30X
Herpes simplex 200X
Herpes zoster 200X
Base Ingredients: 20% ethanol, purified water.
The shingles nosode provides homeopathic aid in support of 1. preventative resistance and 2. recovery from acute Varicella Zoster virus.
- Non-toxic nosodes like this are taken orally
- Toxic pharma vaccines are injected
A shingles nosode is similar to an allopathic vaccination, but without the thiomersal, aluminum hydroxide, MSG, gelatins, etc. found in immunizations. Nosodes have been used throughout homeopathy’s history and are recognized in all homeopathic pharmacopoeias throughout the world. (source)
There are 2 effective ways to use it:
- Acute care: Have the shingles nosode on hand and treat immediately (read more here) OR
- Preventative: Use the shingles nosode as a natural shingles vaccine (read more here) Note: 10 drops of the nosode once a month is sufficient – (I don’t recommend once/week: taken too often, when your body doesn’t need, it could actually create those symptoms.) What is the consultation? Before you purchase, you can talking to their medical team for exact instructions on how to take it (whether acute or preventative) for your exact need.
When a nosode is given, the body recognizes the cellular structure and disease imprint, producing an immune response similar to actual exposure to the disease itself.
Shingles Scar Prevention & Nerve Pain
Lastly, keep on hand several vials of homeopathic remedy hypericum perforatum 200C for nerve pain. Take 3 pellets every hour when there’s pain + stop when relieved; take 2-3x/d when manageable.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” ~3 John 1:2
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Medical Disclaimer: I am no longer a practicing medical professional, and I am not doctor. I am a mother. I do seek scientific confirmation of the safety and effectiveness of the herbs and remedies I use. Using remedies is a personal decision. Nothing I say on this blog is intended to treat or prevent disease. Consult your own doctor.