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Ayurvedic View on Herpes and Shingles

Podcast: Ayurvedic View on Herpes and Shingles with Dr. Sujatha Kekada

In this episode, Colette chats with Dr. Sujatha about the Ayurvedic View on Herpes and Shingles, two conditions which are considered to be herpes viruses.

Herpes and Shingles are viral infections that manifest as painful and fluid-filled blisters. Ayurvedic teaching attributes both herpes and shingles to an imbalance of the doshas. A particularly common trigger is when the doshas Pitta or Vata are out of balance. The imbalance of these doshas leads to unpleasant symptoms such as inflammation, pain, itching or the formation of blisters.

These symptoms are not only unpleasant, but also unsightly and have a negative impact on the quality of life of those affected. In addition, there is a certain social stigma associated with both diseases. Ayurveda can be used to reduce the symptoms and thus increase the quality of life.

Ayurveda addresses the root causes of both diseases and uses a combination of natural medicine, special diets and exercise and relaxation that has been proven for thousands of years. This ayurvedic treatment is individually tailored to the constitution of the patient and aims to solve the imbalance of the doshas. By keeping the doshas in balance, both the outbreak of herpes and shingles can be prevented.

In this episode ‘Ayurvedic View on Herpes and Shingles’, Colette and Dr. Sujatha examine the two diseases from an Ayurvedic perspective and address the following topics:

  • What are the conditions of herpes and shingles?
  • Eliminating the shame around genital herpes.
  • Comparison with Ayurvedic condition of visarpa.
  • Progression of these conditions and the doshas, dhatus and srotas involved.
  • What can cause these conditions?
  • Ayurvedic treatments along with great advice from Dr. Sujatha.