Shingles is an acute viral infection characterized by inflammation of the sensory ganglia of certain spinal or cranial nerves and the eruption of vesicles along the affected nerve path. It usually strikes only one side of the body and is often accompanied by severe neuralgia.
There are over 30 varieties of shingles and only some of them are rashing varieties. Undiscovered varieties of shingles are responsible for Bell’s palsy, frozen shoulder, diabetic nerve pain, colitis, vaginal burning, TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica, tooth and gum pain, tooth grinding, jaw pain, many cases of neck pain, burning tongue, many cases of Lyme disease, and even misdiagnosed MS.
Certain foods can greatly aid the body in healing from shingles. They can help by, variously, attacking the different strains of the virus, supporting the body in recovery from neurotoxin flare-ups, boosting the immune system, healing nerves and stimulating nerve growth, soothing inflamed skin, and detoxifying the body.