Acupuncture and shingles


I've heard before that an acupuncturist can cure shingles. Has anyone had experience with this? A friend of mine kept putting off having the shingles shot, much to his regret. I hesitate to suggest an acupuncturist, but if it might work, why not try?


I don't understand how an acupuncturist could "cure" Shingles. That skin condition is caused by the same virus that causes Chicken Pox. The virus lies dormant after you get over having the Chicken Pox until some type of stress or inflammatory issue causes the Shingles to flare up. To cure Shingles, you would have to rid the body of the virus. How can acupuncture do that?