There are many different ways of treating herpes ranging from the most common prescription medicine to over-the-counter creams such as Acyclovir, Valacyclovir, Famcyclovir and Denavir. Unfortunately, these drugs that doctors recommend to treat herpes only give temporary relief which can only last for days aside from the fact that it will cost you so much and a possibility of harmful side effects is also a disadvantage. These drugs only reduce the severity and frequency of outbreaks but do not totally eliminate it from the body. The herpes viruses do not die; they go dormant and waiting for the opportunity to attack.
Although there is no known permanent cure for herpes at this time, the best part is that some of the most effective herpes treatments that you can find are very affordable and easily available. People suffering from herpes outbreaks are now looking for some alternative way of treating the herpes virus. It may not permanently cure the virus infection but may provide a lasting effect when it comes to suppressing herpes virus outbreak.
· Herpes Treatment using Herbal Medicine
Some of the most popular herbal remedies for herpes virus, usually for genital herpes, include tea tree oil and aloe vera gel, Ginseng, olive leaf extract, lemon balm and lavender oil for cold sores relief. Gotu Kola helps diminishes tingling sensations. One of most common herb that has lately been called the “Herbal Herpes Cure”, Prunella Vulgaris, which has been used for centuries for internal and external wounds and recent research has shown that a cream made from Prunella Vulgaris components lessen the number of outbreaks and lesions.
· Therapy Treatment
Oxygen Therapy for Herpes
Oxygen therapy is a treatment that provides you with extra oxygen which is needed by our body so it can function properly. Oxygen therapy may offer some guarantee for people with recurring cases of genital herpes. Treatment with the oxygen compound ozone can be used to boost your immune system that helps fights the herpes virus.
Mind/Body Medicine for Herpes – Mind-body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior, with the intent to use the mind to affect physical functioning and promote health. Examples of effective mind/body medicine include Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Yoga and deep breathing exercises. These techniques consist of specific posture, focused attention, breathing techniques with the aim of increasing calmness and relaxation and to cope with illness and free our body from negative emotions.
Traditional Chinese Medicine for Herpes- One of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine is acupuncture. The procedure involves penetrating the skin with needles that are then manipulated by hand or electrical stimulation to specific parts of the body.
Mind and body medicine as well as traditional Chinese medicines helps fight stress which is one of the most common causes of herpes outbreak.The calm and relaxation during meditation, hypnotherapy, yoga and your acupuncture treatments help manage stress and anxiety
· Natural Remedies
Preventing herpes outbreaks can also be done by living a healthy life. Having a positive outlook in life, staying away from stress, good diet and regular exercise are just some of the things that you must do to avoid herpes virus from possible attack. Our immune system plays a vital role in suppressing the herpes virus, thus keeping a strong and healthy body gives our immune system strength the fight the herpes virus.
On the other hand, there are some alternative or complimentary medicines that also promise considerable and long term benefit.