Herpes HSV1 & HSV2 Natural Treatment


If we are to believe conventional medicine, there is no cure for herpes. They offer antiviral medications to reduce the active outbreaks of genital herpes, as well as reduce transmission to a sexual partner and there are also vaccines currently in clinical trials (CDC).

However, did you know that there is an effective, powerful and natural herpes treatment available? Many people don’t know that optimizing the immune system and administering ozone therapy can reduce herpes outbreaks.  Let’s explore what herpes is, its symptoms, causes, and conventional and natural herpes treatment.

What is Herpes?

Herpes is a virus that may remain dormant, or may cause a flare up in the body. There are two main strains.

Although there are eight strains in the herpes virus family including Epstein-Barr virus, we are going to focus on the two most common forms of the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), the form of herpes called oral herpes is transmitted through saliva. Many people with oral herpes were likely infected during childhood or adolescence through sharing a cup, straw, eating utensil, piece of gum, toothbrush, or through kissing.

Herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), also known as genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the instances of genital herpes in the U.S. is over 1 in 6 persons aged 14-49.  It is also about twice as prevalent in women than in men.

Herpes Symptoms

HSV-1 or oral herpes can cause cold sores or fever blisters in the mouth and on and around the lips. It may also cause genital and rectal blisters.

HSV-2 (genital herpes) can also cause blisters or herpetic lesions to form around the genitals, rectum, and the mouth. When these lesions break open they leave sores that can take 7 days to 4 weeks to heal. Other symptoms may be:

  • A burning sensation while urinating
  • Bad smelling genital discharge
  • Bleeding between periods in women
  • Symptoms before an outbreak such as:
    • Genital pain
    • Shooting pain or tingling in the butt, hips, or legs

During the infected person’s first outbreak, they may have other flu-like symptoms such as:

  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes

People with genital herpes may have several outbreaks in their lifetime as the virus stays with them for life, unless properly treated with natural herpes treatment. Subsequent flare ups may be less severe over time.

It is also common for people with oral or genital herpes to have no symptoms, or only mild symptoms. Many people who carry either form of the virus do not even know they have it. This is because either they have no symptoms, or the blisters are mistaken for a different skin problem such as an ingrown hair or a pimple.  

What Causes Herpes and How is it Transmitted?

Oral herpes or HSV-1 is transmitted through saliva. During oral sex, HSV-1 may be transmitted to the genitals and cause a genital HSV-1 infection.

Genital herpes or HSV-2 is transmitted through contact with herpes blisters, genital secretions, and mucosal surfaces. Both viruses may also shed from mucosa or skin that does not appear to be infected or having symptoms. (CDC)

To prevent contraction of genital herpes, a person must abstain from vaginal, anal, or oral sex with anyone who has HSV-2. To do this you can abstain from sex altogether, or only have sex in a mutually monogamous relationship where neither partner has genital herpes.

The use of condoms may reduce the risk of contracting genital herpes, however the lesions can be present in areas not protected by the condom, and there do not need to be lesions present for the virus to shed. Other ways to prevent or reduce the spread of the virus may be to take medication every day to prevent an outbreak, or not engage in oral, anal, or vaginal sex during an outbreak.

Conventional Treatment for HSV1 & HSV2

Conventional treatment uses anti-virals and other potentially toxic drugs, which the person usually stays on long term. These drugs have stated negative side effects. 


Typical Drugs Side Effects Contraindications

acyclovir (Zovirax)

stomach upset
loss of appetite nausea vomiting diarrhea
headache dizziness weakness
pregnant or nursing women

people with kidney disease

famciclovir (Famvir)

pregnant or nursing women

people with kidney disease

valacyclovir (Valtrex)

pregnant or nursing women
loss of appetite weakness
stomach pain dizziness

people with kidney disease

the elderly

We know that toxic substances have the ability to damage the mitochondria within the cells. Mitochondiral damage is responsible for its own litany of health conditions.

Thankfully, there is a better, more natural approach! 

Treating HSV1 & HSV2 Naturally

At LifeWorks Wellness Center we take a whole-body approach to restoring your health and wellness. When dealing with HSV1 or HSV2, one of the first things we have to look at is the immune system. Getting the immune system functioning optimally is the first target, since your immune system is your best defense and will prevent the virus from becoming active and therefore reduce the number of outbreaks.

In this step, you will receive a functional evaluation to assess your overall health and identify any hidden or pre-existing conditions which are preventing your immune system from keeping this condition suppressed. These are usually things such as food allergiesheavy metal toxicitylyme disease, and other factors

Once these conditions are ruled out and handled, we create an individually tailored treatment plan which commonly includes ozone therapy.

Ozone Therapy Works for HSV1 or HSV2

One of the most effective treatments for herpes virus and all viruses is ozone therapy. Ozone therapy is effective at controlling and killing the viral load throughout the body.  Ozone stimulates cytokine action that decreases viral replication, thereby reducing viral load. Our specific ozone treatment protocol has been refined over many years, for powerfully treating HSV1 and HSV2. 

How Ozone Therapy works: 

  • kills the virus and suppresses the viral load
  • wipes out any bacterial infections and fungi.
  • boosts the immune system when necessary, or calms it down when it is overactive.
  • detoxifies the blood,
  • improves blood circulation.
  • improves uptake of oxygen into the blood and into the cells.
  • resets the mitochondria so they are able to function better and produce more energy for the body.

Contact Us Today about HSV Treatment

LifeWorks cannot promise a cure of herpes, but with the combination of ozone therapy and improving your immune system, health improves and outbreaks are usually less frequent if at all and also less symptomatic.  

Give us a call at 727-466-6789 or submit a confidential online inquiry to find out how we can help you gain better health naturally.


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Dr. David Minkoff, M.D.
Founder and Medical Director
In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established Lifeworks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.

       *Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.


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