Shingles, an acute infection caused by varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus (VZV), can be an excruciating condition with painful skin blisters, generally down one side of the body, following the course of the inflamed nerve. Although the worst symptoms subside within a month, the pain can persist for months or even years.
The orthodox approach uses the drug aciclovir, which eases the symptoms, but doesn't cure it. Alternative medicine, on the other hand, offers a large array of ways to rid yourself of this painful condition.
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