We are not making any claims, but there is a breath meditation in Kundalini Yoga which according to yoga, creates a benign radiation in the body, which no virus can withstand. Block your right nostril with your right index finger, raise your left hand up (as if you are taking an oath) and have your ring finger tip and thumb tip meeting. Do Breath of Fire through the left nostril for 11-31 minutes. To end, clasp your hands in front of your face, palms facing inwards, thumbs on top, inhale hold your breath and try to pull your hands apart 3X. Part 1 works on the nerves. Part 2 works on the immune system.

Sometimes people with herpes and similar conditions experience depression/anger: often things like this happen in our lives to catapult us to the next level of self-discipline. There is every reason to believe that through the practice of a Kundlaini Yoga, like the one given above, and a very strict health style regimen, you will be able to keep this condition completely in abeyance. Here are some more lifestyle tips:

When you experience an outbreak, it\'s always a good idea to rest and eat lightly. Short vegetable juice fasts (not too many carrots), with plenty of pure water and cleansing herbal teas, can be very helpful. Good herbs to include are sage, rosemary, cayenne, echinacea, goldenseal, red clover,astragalus, and burdock root. Lactobacillus and acidophilus support the digestive processes necessary for the maintenance of the immune system. Other nutrients that directly enhance the immune system include garlic, quercetin, zinc gluconate, buffered vitamin C, and beta carotene or vitamin A. In addition, 500 mg of the amino acid L-lysine, taken 2 to 4 times a day, can produce excellent results. Bee propolis is anti-inflammatory, while B vitamins combat stress. Also good are bee pollen, blue-green algae, and pycnogenol.

Nervous system stressors, such as caffeine, alcohol, and hard-to-digest foods like meat, should be avoided, especially at the onset of an attack. Foods high in the amino acid arginine, such as chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, and onions, are also associated with higher incidences of outbreaks.

Stress promotes outbreaks so it is important to make time for activities that alleviate tension. Many possibilities include biofeedback, yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and exercise. Toothbrushes should be changed frequently, and completely dried before reuse to prevent reinfection. Soaking them in baking soda also fights germs.

Some people are of the opinion that classical homeopathy is an effective form of treatment for people with the herpes virus: Dr. Erika Price says that: “The properly chosen remedy will motivate and empower the individual’s own defense systems to fight back against anything harmful to it.\" Unlike orthodox medicine, homeopathy does not suppress ailments. This is very important because when you suppress a disease, it doesn’t go away but goes somewhere else deeper inside of you. Deeper means it goes to a more important organ than the skin. Homeopathy has no adverse effects and can only be of benefit. When the patient’s physical, mental, and spiritual nature are taken into account, a cure can be found. The following remedies may prove extremely helpful:

For cold sores Natrum muriaticum. When sores are on the lips, especially in the middle of the lips, the 30c potency should be taken twice a day. Phosphorus. Cold sores that manifest above the lips, accompanied by itching,cutting, and sharp pain, need the 30c potency twice a day. Petroleum. For cold sores that erupt in patches and become crusty and loose around the lips and mouth, petroleum is indicated. A 9c potency is needed 3 times a day.

Apis helps cold sores around the mouth and lips that are accompanied by stinging, and painful blisters that itch and burn. A 6c potency is needed 3 to 4 times daily.

For female genital herpes

Natrum muriaticum is indicated when the herpetic lesions are pearl-like blisters and the genital area feels puffy, hot, and very dry. A 6c potency may be beneficial when taken 4 times a day.

Dulcamara. Women who tend to get a herpes outbreak in clusters on the vulva or on the hair follicles around the labia and vulva every time they catch a cold or get their period probably need dulcamara in a 12c potency 2 to 3 times a day.

Petroleum. This may help if herpes eruptions form in patches and the sores become deep red and feel tender and moist. Outbreaks usually occur during menstrual periods, and most often affect the perineum, anus, labia, or vulva. A 9c potency should betaken 3 times a day.

Disclaimer: The advice we give is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or nutritional protocol.