Microbiology: Current Research

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Abstract - Microbiology: Current Research (2021) Volume 0, Issue 0

How can we treat Recurrent Herpes Virus Infection without the Use of Antiviral Drugs?

 Statement of the problem: The herpes virus manifests as an eruption of red, painful blisters or sores in the skin, genitals, lips or eyes. In western medicine, the causative symptoms are related to herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2, and varicella-zoster viruses, often combined with a weakening of immune function.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), this entire process is indicative of Fire Toxin and Damp Heat. Purpose: To demonstrate that recurrent herpes virus infections can be treated without the use of antiviral drugs. Methods:  Two case reports. The first, from an 8-year-old girl with recurrent periocular lesions on the right eye, with edema formation, small blisters, hyperemia and hyperchromic spots. The symptoms were treated several times with topical and systemic antiviral medication, with the condition showing improvement only shortly. The second case report, from a 60-year-old woman, with a condition of recurrent genital herpes virus type 2, which would not improve with the use of antiviral medication. Both patients were referred to an infectologist with a TCM background, who restructured the patient’s dietary habits, counselling that all hot energy foods should be avoided. Auricular acupuncture sessions with apex ear bloodletting were also performed. Results: A complete improvement of the conditions of both patients was obtained without using any antiviral drugs. Conclusion: It is possible to treat recurrent herpes virus infection without the use of antiviral drugs. To this end, it is important to see the patient as a whole and treat their energy imbalances by withdrawing their Heat process through acupuncture and dietary counselling.

Author(s): Huang Wei Ling

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