Genital Herpes Treatment – This 1 Method Tastes Terrible But Is Well Worth It!

What is Genital Herpes?

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What is Genital Herpes?

Herpes Simplex 2 (HSV-2) is commonly known as Genital Herpes. It is a sexually transmitted disease which presents as blisters and open sores in the genital area. It is a viral condition and an outbreak often coincides with a weakened immune system.

Let’s not get confused.

When Herpes is mentioned, one has to differentiate between:

1. HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex 1) which is Oral Herpes.

2. HSV-2 (Herpes Simplex 2) which is Genital Herpes.

3. Herpes Zoster, which is Shingles. (Click here to learn more on TCM for Shingles.)

These three viral conditions present differently, and the thing that ties them together is that a flare usually happens when the immune system is compromised.

Oral vs. Genital Herpes, Again?

Digging a little deeper into Oral vs Genital Herpes

Herpes simplex viruses  can be categorized into two types: HSV 1 is oral herpes while HSV 2 is genital herpes.

When herpes simplex flares up in a person who is already infected, it typically appear as a blistered area around affected areas. These affected areas are usually the mouth/lips (oral herpes aka cold sores) and the genitals/rectum (genital herpes). When the blisters break, it leaves tender sores.

If you already have the HSV virus, outbreaks usually come about because the immune system is compromised, e.g. during a time of physical or emotional stress, secondary to an illness, during the menses, or when using immuno-suppressant drugs.

Both HSV 1 and 2 can spread even if the sore are not noticeable. Diagnosis can be done with lab tests (DNA or PCR tests) and virus cultures. Rapid herpes testing can be done at specialist locations like the National Skin Centre; alternatively, there are many smaller clinics which offer this test along with tests for STDs.

TCM Treats Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is treatable with TCM.

We treat genital herpes using Chinese medicine.

Question: What does it mean when we say the condition is treatable?

Answer: If you respond well to Chinese herbal medicine and/or acupuncture, you may report reduced frequency in outbreaks. You may experience a reduction of attacks from several strong outbreaks in a month to milder flares at a reduced frequency.

How does TCM treatment work?

Question: How does it work?

Answer: If you believe that the herbs are able to modulate your immune system, then that is the basis for how we approach your condition. The same goes for an acupuncture session, which serves to regulate your body and better your immune function.

TCM Treatment for Genital Herpes

For genital herpes, you may notice signs of an imminent outbreak (tingly, itching, burning sensation) a few hours or days before. This is a good time to come for a consultation or treatment. Chinese herbs are an excellent intervention, not just for taming an outbreak but also to lengthen the duration between outbreaks.