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Shingles healed by acupuncture?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have shingles, and one of my eyes is swollen. Can acupuncture heal it and how long would it take? Do you have any other recommendations? A: Shingles is caused by an outbreak of the herpes zoster virus. It is often accompanied by postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a severe pain condition that…

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Acupuncture help pain from shingles?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, Can acupuncture help with the nerve Pain from shingles? A: Acupuncture can assist with the pain associated with shingles. Depending on the acute or dormant state of the condition, the treatment will vary in length and frequency. I suggest that you consult a licensed acupuncturist to determine the proper course of…

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Can shingles be healed by acupuncture?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have shingles, and one of my eyes is swollen. Can acupuncture heal it and how long will it take? Do you have any other recommendations? A: Shingles is caused by an outbreak of the herpes zoster virus. It is often accompanied by postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a severe pain condition that…

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