POST-HERPETIC SYNDROME



KM


Herpes Zoster

(Postherpetic neuralgia)


(SUBMITTED BY TheDaoNow)

Herpes_Zoster_4.jpg
Herpes Zoster Blister


ALSO KNOWN AS SHINGLES

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Sources


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Kiiko TSCA Class Lectures / Notes
Emilie Connor TSCA Class Lectures / Notes
Kiiko Matsumoto’s Clinical Strategies Vol. 1, pgs. 258,285,309,441,442,444,445
Kiiko Matsumoto’s Clinical Strategies Vol. 2 pg. 272


Diet, Herbals and Lifestyle Information:

Dietary information from The Tao of Nutrition. (TN)
Herbal, dietary, and lifestyle information from Clinical Manual of Oriental Medicine: An Integrated Approach (CMOM)

TN, p. 49
Shingles: apply grated, raw yam locally or mix in a pinch of borax.

Shingles, CMOM, p.97 --- this is from TCM perspective; edit when I know more about Japanese herb formulas next year.

Subcategories:
1. pain of the affected area with or without lesions
2. with severe pain

Categories of Disharmony


1. IMMUNE
2. ST QI



Clinical Manifestations


Hypersensitivity at outbreak sight. May exhibit residual nerve damage



Palpatory Findings


Tender Fire Points (check all the points)

Hypersensitivity at outbreak sight

(R -ST 26-27 -- East Wind / SJ 16)



Treatment Principles


Clear Fire
Tonify ST Qi



Treatment Strategies


Clear Fire points
Treat Stomach Qi
Empirical points for pain of muscle and skin



Treatment Plan

SUPINE


(FOR ALL SKIN PAIN)
KI 9
LI 15
KI 27

CV 10 (for upper body location of neuralgia)

CV 12 (hypersensitivity should be reduced)

LU 4
LU 8 w/ direct moxa
oxygen points

DAI MAI
needle axillary line of the side of pain
needle KI channel of the side of pain
needle & moxa / Huatos on the side of pain

SP 5
SP 9

CV 13 (hypersensitivity should be reduced)

LI 1

ST 44
ST 45

SP 3.2

ST Qi points

Treatment using silver chains
diodes
foil/pachi




PRONE

GV 12 (for above the neck

Huatos

Oxygen points