The illness known as shingles is a viral infection. This virus is the same virus as chicken pox. Shingles affects specific areas of the skin and is an infection in the nervous system.
Shingles come about because after having chicken pox as a child some of the virus was still alive and stayed dormant. When the immune system years later is traumatized, the virus reawakens and causes the infection. Things like severe illnesses or emotional stress can traumatize the immune system.
There is great discomfort and pain with shingles. A doctor would probably prescribe steroids, antibiotics, anti-viral, and pain medications to help ease the pain and illness. There are natural ways to help cure shingles too.
Because essential oils are natural and less harmful, they take about 3 days to see results. Some people have seen results right away though. The essential oils need to be taken for at least 21 days because that is how long a virus can stay active for.
There are a few different ways of applying essential oils. One way is to take them internally or orally in gel capsules. Essential oils are heavily concentrated so they should be taken in small doses both morning and night.
Another application is to massage the oil on the neck, spine, and infected skin. The oil should be diluted with carrier or massage oil before applying. Massage the infected area at least 3 times daily.
Each essential oil has specific healing properties for specific ailments. Ravensara is a great essential oil to take orally to cure shingles. Essential oils that are great to use separately or together to massage away shingles are sandalwood, blue cypress, peppermint, and ravensara.