Friday, 3 October 2014

Good TCM Clinic - Various Stages of Shingles Herpes Zoster, Postherpetic Neuralgia 生蛇 带状疱疹



TCM Clinic Various Stages of Shingles Herpes Zoster, Postherpetic Neuralgia 生蛇 带状疱疹


1). Become red, painful and itchy, worse at night;

2). Next, form blisters with fluid or pus; colour turns transparent or yellow or green; still painful and itchy;

3). Gradually, it turns black and dried and forms scabs; 

4). Scabs drop off itself and healed; no more pain and itchiness. All these likely to take 6 to 7days to get well if shingles sufferer takes Chinese herbal medicine, apply herbal plastering and acupuncture.  Otherwise it will take longer.





How TCM Physician Chinese Doctor Cured Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Postherpetic Neuralgia 带状疱疹(生蛇) 

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After the chickenpox infection recovered in a person, the virus may live in the body nervous system for years before reactivating as shingles. Shingles may also referred to as herpes zoster.

TCM believes that besides viral infections, there is inner heat too. TCM Chinese Medicine is used to expel the inner heat and toxin in the body. Most of my patients were given Chinese anti-toxic oral herbal medicine and herbal plastering (many other physicians use joss sticks to burn the head of shingles but our TCM physicians do not need to do skin burning). Shingles Herpes Zostor can get well within 6 to 8 days depends on the how big the affected area and the seriousness of the shingles.

An elderly lady, age 82, came with 5 other members of her family.  All them including the daughters and sons looked very anxious. They did not know what the mother was suffering from. The patient complained of pain at her lower body, her buttock and her private part. She said that those areas were very painful and itchy. She could not sit down.  I looked at the affected areas. The skin was reddish and there were a lot of shingles with pus spread over a big area. They told me that the shingles erupted very fast within only a few days. I told them to buy her a swimming float for her to sit as the shingles were all around her lower body. They told me that they had already bought a car tyre to let her sit as she is very big and heavy. 

I prescribed some TCM herbal medicine for her to wash the shingles and to apply externally. I also prescribed two weeks of TCM oral medicine(powder type, no need to brew).  After two weeks, the daughter came to tell me that the mother got well and had no more pain and itch.

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Case (1) 
A young man, age 23, came to see me. He had shingles Herpes Zoster on the left waist. He did not know what happened to him. He observed that the rashes spread very fast and over a bigger area. Within a few days, his shingles became very red and itchy. 

I prescribed for him TCM oral medicine herbs (powder type, no need to brew) and herbal plastering.  The herbs are to expel toxins and reduce the redness and pus in the shingles herpes zoster. His case was more serious and it took him 16 days to fully recover. During those 16 days, he could still go to work and did not feel too itchy. 


A young man with shingles herpes zoster on his waist (serious)

                          Shingles Herpes Zoster getting better

Shingles Herpes Zoster healed
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Case (2) 
A 65 year-old Chinese man came to see me. He had shingles herpes zoster on his chest and his back. Initially, he did not realize that the skin rash was shingles (带状疱疹 生蛇).  According to him, the shingles Herpes Zoster spread very fast. Within 2~3 days he realized that the rash at his back was reddish and itchy. He could not sleep well at night as it was itchy and painful. I treated him with TCM medication and TCM herbal plastering. He came to me every day for the first three days for TCM herbal plastering (no burning of skin was necessary). Within 10 days the Shingles Herpes Zoster healed and the itchiness was gone.

Shingles Herpes Zoster 


Shingles Herpes Zoster healed

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Another Case of Shingles Herpes Zoster  on chest area

Onset of Shingles Herpes Zoster 

Shingles Herpes Zoster healed
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Case (3) 
A man, age 48 year-old, came to see me. He had shingles Herpes Zoster on his chest and his back. Initially, he thought that he had rashes. He ignored it. But the rashes became painful and itchy. In about 3~4 days, the rashes became more and more.  He could not sleep well at night as it was itchy and painful. He and his wife came to see me, they both looked very worried. I told them these are shingles Herpes Zoster (带状疱疹or 缠腰精) and he could get well in 8~10 days time. They still were worried as he could not go to work as the shingles bothered him a lot.

I treated him with TCM medication and TCM herbal plastering. He came to me every day for the first three days for herbal plastering (we do not need to do burning of skin). Within 10 days the shingles Herpes Zoster healed and the itchiness was gone.


                              A man with onset of Shingles herpes zoster

                            A man with shingles herpes zoster getting better

Shingles herpes zoster subsided

  
Shingles herpes zoster healed
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Case (4)
One woman, age 31, had shingles Herpes Zoster on her waist.   She felt itchy and painful. Her condition was not so bad as it just started on the waist and she soon realized it was shingles herpes zoster. She came to see me and I prescribed TCM Chinese medicine (powder form, no need to brew) for her to take and some herbal medicine to wash the shingles herpes zoster and TCM herbal plastering to paste on the shingles Herpes Zoster.  She got well about a week later.

A woman with Shingles herpes zoster on her waste



Shingles herpes zoster already healed
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Case (5)

Shingles Herpes Zoster on the Hand

A man, age 65, came to see me one day. He showed me his hand and said that he did not know what happened to his left hand and it was very painful and itchy.

I looked at his left hand which was swollen and there were big blisters and pus on it.  It is indeed very rare to have shingles herpes zoster on the hand. I treated him with TCM Chinese medicine and plasters. The shingles herpes zoster was healed in 8 days. The swell subsided and the hand appeared normal again.
  

A old man having Shingles Herpes Zoster on his fingers
Note: swelling had subsided too.


Typical Shingles Herpes Zoster 

            
                 Shingles Herpes Zoster getting better
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Shingles on the Forehead and Around the Eyes
A woman came to see me. She had the shingles Herpes zoster on her forehead for five days already. Initially, she thought it might be skin allergy. As the days passed by, she felt pain and itchiness on the forehead.  She felt very uncomfortable and could not sleep well at night. Her vision was slightly blurred. After a few treatments (about 4 days) from me, she said that the uncomfortable feelings were better and her eye vision was clear again. Her shingles got well after 8 days.  Usually, shingles Herpes Zoster do not affect vision and when shingles healed, the eye-sight recovered.
There were also a number of cases of shingles herpes zoster which grew around the eye (usually on one side of the eyes) where vision were slightly blurred during the onset of shingles.  When the shingles get well, the vision became clear again.  So, do not worry if you have shingles herpes zoster on or around the eyes area.
  



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Shingles Herpes Zoster on the Chest

An elderly lady came to see me and looked very worried. She said she had shingles herpes zoster on her chest area. They were hot sensation on the shingles herpes zoster area. They were painful, itchy and very uncomfortable.  She could not sleep well at night. After a few sessions of acupuncture treatments and TCM medication (about 6 days), the shingles herpes zoster subsided and she got well, no more pain and itchiness.



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Shingles Herpes zoster on the Waist 

                         Shingles Herpes Zoster on the waist


                              Shingles Herpes Zoster with pus


                     Shingles herpes zoster on the waist with pus

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Shingles Externally Healed But Pain Still Persists
Postherpetic Neuralgia  ( 带状疱疹后遗症 )

There were a number of patients who came to our TCM clinic and these people are suffering from Postherpetic  Neuralgia.

Postherpetic Neuralgia is a complication of shingles, which is caused by the chickenos (herpes zoster) virus. Postherpetic Neuralgia affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blisters of shingles disappear.

If Postherpetic Neuralgia is untreated, the person may continue to suffer pain and burning sensation for long period of time which may run into years. However, Postherpetic Neuralgia are limited to the area of skin where the shingles outbreak first occurred-most commonly in a band around your trunk, usually on one side of your body.  However, Postherpetic Neuralgia only happens on elderly patients presumably their constitution is weaker.

When do you know it is postherpetic Neuralgia?
Answer:
1) Pain that lasts 3 months or longer after the shingles rash has healed. The associated pain has been discribed as burning, sharp and jabbing or deep and aching;
2) Sensitivity to light touch. People with the postherpetic neuralgia condition often can't bear even the touch of clothing on the affected skin (allodynia);
3) Itching and numbness. Less commonly, postherpetic neuralgia sometimes caused an itchy feeling or numbness.







 Shingles Externally Healed But Pain Still Persists 


 Postherpetic Neuralgia  ( 带状疱疹后遗症 )
                
An 85 years old man came to see me and complained that he suffered from shingles herpes zoster for one month. He had seen a western doctor (GP) at the onset of shingles herpes zoster. He was prescribed a few types of western medicine to ease his pain.  He said now his shingles herpes zoster seemed to have gotten well externally. But he still has pain especially at night and needed to take painkiller. He said the pain was very disturbing during the night; it felt like ants were wriggling under the shingles herpes zoster. He had to take painkiller every day. 

I told him that the discomfort and pain can be cured by acupuncture and herbal plastering. No burning of skin is necessary. Most people got well within a week (or less in some cases). He came every day for 6 days and gradually the pain and discomfort disappeared.

These kinds of experiences are told by many patients who suffered from shingles Herpes zoster. Some of them (especially the elderly people) suffered for months (even years), not knowing what to do.

When I was working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital as an acupuncturist (over more than 10 years ago), an 80 years old woman was brought in by her daughter to see me. The woman had shingles herpes zoster on her private parts. Although her shingles herpes zoster appeared cured externally, she had pain every night. She said the pain was so bad that she could not wear her panty. When the thighs rubbed against one another, she would have pain and discomfort. So, she didn't want to wear panty!

When she came to see me at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (I was working there as an acupuncturist), she did not wear any panty. I gave her 7-8 sessions (roughly what I could recall) of acupuncture treatment. Her discomfort and pain slowly went off.

At my own clinic now, I see many such cases every month and these patients are happy with the results. Normally, it takes 5 to 7 days to get well depending on the severity of the shingles herpes zoster. At the onset of shingles herpes zoster, we also give TCM herbal medicine as it helps to cure the shingles herpes zoster faster.

Chinese traditional medicine (TCM) believes that besides virus attack, it is also due to poorer immunity and "heatyness" in the body. So, we would advise patients not to take "heaty" and "toxic" food during the onset of shingles herpes zoster and also at least one month after the recovery of shingles herpes zoster ( 带状疱疹  生蛇 ).  

Various Stages of Shingles Herpes zoster:
1). Become red, painful and itchy, worse at night;
2). Next, form blisters with fluid or pus; colour turns transparent or yellow or green; still painful and itchy;
3). Gradually, it turns black and dried and forms scabs; 
4). Scabs drop off itself and healed; no more pain and itchiness. All these likely to take 6 to 7days to get well if shingles herpes zoster sufferer takes TCM Chinese herbal medicine, apply herbal plastering and acupuncture.  Otherwise it will take longer.


If you wish to read more, please click the flowing link:
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/2018/04/tcm-cures-shingles-no-burning-is.html


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Contact: Dr. Ong Swee Ling  Ph.D of Medicine (TCM)
Email: ong.swee.ling@gmail.com,
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Dr. Ong Swee Ling graduated with a Master and Doctorate Degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,China. She is a registered TCM physician with the Ministry of Health. She was an acupuncturist in Tan Tock Seng Hospital before starting her own clinic. 
She is conversant in English and many other Chinese dialects.             
                           
                         TCM Physician Wu MuZhen 吴慕贞医师
              Registered Chinese Physician -Ministry of Health, Singapore  
              She graduated as a Western Medical Doctor from Guandong Yat-Sen Medical University, China in 1988.
She worked as a Medical Doctor in Guandong Shun De Yat-Sen Hospital from year 1988 till 1992.
吴慕贞医师于1988年毕业于中国广东中山医科大学。
吴慕贞医师于1988至1992年在中国广东顺德勒流医院当任内儿科医生。
吴慕贞医师执有新加坡卫生部中医师注册执照。
吴慕贞医师兼有中国西医毕业文凭。
                                         
                      TCM Physician Yan YanHua 兖燕华医师
                            Registered Chinese Physicain -Ministry of Health 
                                                                                                           执有新加坡卫生部中医师注册执照
                           曾任中医师多年, 善长治疗长见的各种病症。




               Shop Front of Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd 
                        

 Dr. Ong Swee Ling with some the staff of Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd in 2016
 
      Dr. Ong Swee Ling with all the other TCM physicians of Yong Kang Medical Hall attending Seminar on 4th Dec 2016

Picture with the Principal of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 
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Actual Clinical Cases in This Blog -- 131 Cases

Our physicians treat many types of illness. There are altogether 131 other actual clinical cases narrated in details. You may click on to OLDER POSTS for more cases or click on the right sides panels which shows the DATE and TOPICS of all the posts.


Dr. Ong Swee Ling Profile
Dr. Ong Swee Ling 王瑞玲中医博士graduated with a Master Degree and Doctorate Degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. 

Dr. Ong Swee Ling 王瑞玲中医博士 has many years of clinical experience and she treats cases such as:
1. Tumor (
肿瘤):  Breast cancer乳癌, liver cancer肝癌, lung cancer肺癌, stomach cancer胃癌,  nose cancer 鼻咽癌, ovary cancer 卵巢癌etc;
2. Eye disease (
眼疾):      Cataract 白内障, Glaucoma 青光眼, Night Blindness 夜盲症, Retinal Degeneration 视网膜病变,
2. Skin Disease (
皮肤病): Psoriasis牛皮癣, Eczema 湿疹, Pimples 暗疮;
3. Pain Problem(
痛症):     Back pain 腰痛, Knee pain 膝盖痛,Neck Pain 颈项痛, Frozen shoulder 肩周炎, Gastric pain 胃痛, Swell leg 脚肿 Gout 痛风, Menstrual pain 经痛,
Trigger finger 
弹响指etc;
4. Other illness (
其他):     Flu 感冒, Hair loss 脱发, Infertility 不孕, Stroke 中风Children Therapeutic Massage 小儿中医调理推拿, Chinese Meridian Tui-na/massage 中医经络穴位推拿。

Dr. Ong Swee Ling speaks many languages and dialects and she is proficient in English, Bi-lingual.
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Forty Types of illnesses/cases    
1) Skin diseases—Eczema (湿疹), Atopic Dermatitis(变应性湿疹);  
2)  Hidradenititis Suppurativa (化脓性汗腺炎);
3)  Hives, Urticaria (麻疹);
4) Shingles (带状疱疹), Herpes Zoster, Postherpetic Neuralgia (带状疱疹神经痛);
5) Acne, pimples (痤疮), rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis (脂溢性皮炎;
6) Psoriasis (银屑病);
7) Hair Loss (脱发), Alopecia Areata (鬼剃头), Baldness (光秃);
8) Weight management ( 体重管理 ), Obesity ( 肥胖 ), Slimming (减肥);
9) Retinitis Pigmentosa RP (视网膜色素变性), Night Blindness (夜盲症), 
           Age-related Macular Degeneration AMD (老年性视网膜病变), 
           Retinal Degeneration (视网膜退化病变);
     10)  Glaucoma (青光眼), Cataract (白内障), Dropping Eye Lids (眼睑下垂);
     11)  Dry Eyes (干眼症), Itchy Eyes (眼痒症) , Eye Discharge (眼屎);
     12) Gastritis (胃炎), Bloatedness (胃胀), Flatulence (胀气);
     13)  Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS (过敏性肠综合症);
     14)  Infertility (不孕不育) , Menstrual Pain (经痛), Irregular Menstruation (月经不调), Amenorrhea (闭经);
 15)  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS (多囊卵巢综合症), Cervical Polyps (宫颈息肉),
             Endometriosis (子宫内膜异位症),Fibroids (子宫肌瘤;)
     16)  Cancer (肿瘤癌症)- Lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, nose cancer, 
            breast cancer, womb cancer, ovary cancer, stomach cancer;
      17)  Sprain and Injuries (铁打损伤);
      18)  Back Pain (Lumbo-Sacral Spondylosis)(腰痛,椎间盘压迫症), 
      Neck Pain (Cervical Spondylosis)(颈项痛颈椎病);
      19)  Knee Pain (膝盖痛), Swollen Knee (膝盖肿痛);
      20)  Child Therapeutic Massage (小儿推拿), Persistent Cough (久咳);
      21)  Poor appetite (胃纳不佳) for Adults and Children;
      22)  Asthma ( 哮喘 ), Sinusitis (鼻窦炎 ), Rhinitis (鼻炎), Breathing Difficulties  (呼吸困难);
      23)  Rheumatoid Arthritis (类风湿关节炎), Osteoarthritis (骨性关节炎), Arthritis (关节炎);
      24)  Constipation (便秘) for Adults and Children;
      25)  Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Diabetes (糖尿病);
      26)  Hypertension (高血压);
      27)  Urinary Infection (尿道感染), Frequency of Urine (尿频);
      28)  Insomnia (不寐 ), Anxiety (焦虑), Depression (忧郁症);
      29)  Goiter (瘿瘤), Hyperthyroidism (甲状腺亢进), Hypothyroidism (甲状腺低下 ).

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