Wellness Rx's Three-Month Plan for Nerve Pain: Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles Pain)Wellness Rx's Three-Month Plan for Nerve Pain: Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles Pain)
Wellness Rx's Three-Month Plan for Nerve Pain: Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Shingles Pain)
Nerve pain can result from many sources and is one of the more difficult types of pain to treat. The searing, burning, electric shock kind of pain leaves patients in constant discomfort. Depression and anger can quickly set-in leaving the patient feeling lonely and helpless.
Most physicians treat nerve pain with anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin, narcotics that can easily produce dependence and tolerance or anti epileptic medications like Lyrica or Gabapentin. Topical medications used to relieve nerve pain include Lidocaine patches and Voltaren Gel.
1).Half-hour Epsom salt bath three times a week
2). Apply homeopathic cream Topricin Fibro Cream and/or Topricin Fibro Cream compounded with Curcumin Oil & Lidocaine Viscous 2%) two times a day (before bedtime & in the morning) to most affected areas (3 to 6 inches on and around areas). Alternate use of creams to determine effectiveness or if the compounded formula is too strong.
3).Nutritional support (lab test to determine deficiencies recommended)
a). high-quality multi-vitamin daily (powder better than capsule/tablet)
b). alpha Lipoic Acid (200mg.three times a day with food (600mg.)
c). Acetyl-L-Carnitine (amino acid): 2,000 mg. daily
d). Inositol powder or Vit8 (500-1,000 mg. daily)
e). Vitamin B6 (100mg. daily)
f). Vitamin B12 (5,000 mcg. once daily/best under the tongue) g). Vitamin D (2,000 IU's once daily)
4). Chaga or Lion's Mane Mushroom Tincture to boost immune system & reduce overall body inflammation (25 drops two times a day) and/or 500mg. of the strong anti-inflammatory supplement Curcumin daily (Turmeric) which includes black pepper (Piperine) to maximize absorption. Lions Mane Tincture helps to repair damaged nerves. 5).Yoga classes at least weekly highly recommended
6). Take 0.5 ml. to 1.0 ml. of Pure CBD Oil three (3) times a day. Regulate dosage to ensure symptom relief. Push dosage as high as needed. This will become your “sweet zone”. CBD Oil has reverse tolerance which means that you will never need more than your sweet zone dosage, only less to achieve benefits.
Nerves take time to heal. The goal of this three month program is to begin to help heal damaged nerves (a slow process that will take at least 12 months of treatment), to decrease pain (1-10 daily measurement scale), to increase mobility and to increase energy level (1-10 daily measurement scale).
Use a Wellness Rx’s Personal Journal to capture success or failure on a daily basis. This will not only provide an accurate assessment of what you are feeling, but it will provide excellent feedback for your health care team.