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Video: Natural Treatment for Shingles

Closeup of an inflamed shingles rash that needs natural treatment for shingles

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. When children get chickenpox their body makes immune proteins so they don’t get chickenpox again. When we get older and our immune system becomes compromised, the immune proteins in the blood go down which allows the chickenpox virus to awaken. In this video

Dr. Minkoff will explain:

  • Signs and symptoms of shingles
  • What to do at the first sign of singles
  • Treatment options for shingles
  • When to see a Doctor
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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.