Re: IV Vitamin C relieves pain induced by herpes zoster (study)
Well whoopee damn do!
More than 70 years later, they finally get a small clue. Now if they just read the original literature and do it correctly, the results will get even better.
Treatment of Shingles With Vitamin C.
By I. DAÏNOW Pub 1943, research from 1938-on
which can be found here:http://www.seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/
New Vaccine for Shingles:
Is Prevention Really Better than Treatment?
Joel M. Kauffman, Ph.D.
Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 10 Number 4 Winter 2005
"Yet as early as 1943, I. Dainow reported success in 14 of 14 (FRM Note: was 40 cases)
cases of shingles with intravenous vitamin C. In 1950
Mohammed Zureick, M.D., reported that 327 cases of shingles
were treated with intravenous vitamin C with resolution of all
symptoms and signs in three days in all cases. Both the dose and the
dosage form were poorly described; usually, sodium ascorbate is
given intravenously rather than ascorbic acid."
An effective treatment for shingles.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is an extremely painful skin condition that can take a long time to heal. It is an acute infection caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Orthomolecular physicians now report that large doses of vitamin C are highly effective in curing the condition. They suggest starting out in the morning with 3000 mg of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and repeating this does every 30 minutes until you have a single episode of loose stool (not quite diarrhea). Then reduce the dosage to 2000 mg every hour and gradually adjust to a dosage that will relieve shingles symptoms, but not cause loose stools. For a massive shingles outbreak intravenous injections (infusions) of vitamin C may be required. High stress levels deplete vitamin C and can be a precipitating factor for a shingles outbreak.
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, June 15, 2005 (http://www.orthomolecular.org
And plenty more.
How bout this:http://www.herpaflor.com/
And they get FDA/FTC warning letters too:http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementAct ... 253403.htm
which results in this: "To our loyal customers: we have been advised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of regulatory requirements that affect the marketing of products such as Herpaflor. You will notice we can no longer provide descriptions of our products, or make any health claims for them. "
They had an excellent reference document available - I have a copy, if you want it send PM to me ask for Herpaflor.science.pdf
Don't even get me started on iodine and selenium research vs viruses of this kind.
Anybody suffering from shingles, herpes, AIDS, and many other things is being criminally tortured and extorted by Medi-Pharm, incompetent and irresponsible doctors, and blind ignorance on a global scale.
And the sleazy damned government lackeys.
I suppose we should be happy somebody got something past the Medi-Pharm cartel, but if you look up the appalling economics numbers on the now prescribed "Shingles vaccine", don't expect much.