Being diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus, HSV, can be an incredibly emotional, confusing, and frustrating experience.
In reality, HSV is incredibly common, with virus type one affecting an estimated 47.8% of adults in the U.S., and type two affecting 11.9%.
Outbreaks causing sores around the mouth and lips, aka cold sores, are attributed to HSV-1, while those on the genitals and rectum are typically caused by HSV-2. Although this is the general consensus, types one and two can cause outbreaks in both areas. People are not usually tested for which strain they have, and it doesn’t make a difference in treatment protocol.
When it comes down to it, herpes is simply a common virus that can live dormant in someone’s body for years. It typically becomes aggravated when the immune system and body are under stress.
For the most part, outbreaks are preventable with careful attention to one’s health and wellbeing.
Natural and holistic remedies are incredibly powerful in preventing herpes outbreaks. Knowing how to use preventative measures, what to do in an outbreak, and how to care for yourself overall can significantly decrease their frequency.
The Hidden Superpower
While annoying and painful, there are not so hidden messages in herpes outbreaks telling you that something in your body is out of balance.
Having this awareness, allows you to see the body as an interwoven system, where each area is directly linked to the next. A sore on the mouth or genitals means it’s time…