Complaints: Shingles began 3 days prior to the initial visit with nausea, vomiting every hour, and chills/fever. The swelling of the right upper face and forehead was so severe that she couldn’t open her right eye.
Acupuncture: Right-side yang horary points in Metal-Order of LI, UB66, GB41, SI5, and ST36 with wood points LI3, SI3, ST43, and UB65 for a constitution with Lesser Yang and Greater Yang combination (aka Vatta in Ayurveda, Sanguine in Unani, Soyangin in Sasang, and LangGang in Tetrasoma).
Treatment process: The patient had 6 daily treatments so far. From the first treatment, the patient noticed immediate relief in all the symptoms in intensity, frequency, and duration with an overall relief by at least more than half. Her neurologist was pleasantly surprised of her progress, which was faster than expected.
Discussion: Shingles is often an opportunistic infection. When the body is not stressed, the viral proliferation cannot occur. For years, she has been consuming the cashews and pistachio, which is contra-indicated for her constitution. Some individuals are highly reactive, and others are not. But the harmful effect catches on soon or later. In addition, this patient began treatment 9 years ago. Bisoma had successfully relieved neck, scapular, knee, hip, plantar fascia low back pains and scorpion bite.