As the old joke of the 80’s goes – “What is the difference between true love and herpes?” Answer. “Herpes, because herpes lasts forever.”
Just when you are feeling a bit mentally and emotionally low – a bit physically tired and fatigued, along comes the dreaded tingle to your lips or nether regions – or both.
Maybe you’ve pushed the envelope a bit too much at work? Or in your recreational activities and trained too hard? Had unresolved arguments with your nearest and dearest? Or are facing financial issues of how to pay the bills?
Maybe you’ve spent too long in the sun unprotected? Or are menstruating.
Whatever the reason, your immune system has taken a cup of tea and a lie down, gone on the blink, left the hall, taken a break so that you can and must too.
For sure you know what is coming next.
Misery, thy name is herpes
Little blistery bubbles appear, swell and burst. Messy broken skin dogs you for the next 7-10 days, maybe weeks if the skin cracks deepen into the flesh below.
I have found that symptomatic relief in the form of creams and balms, do little to speed the cycle of repair and recovery for herpes.
Herpes is misery personified.
I’ve written briefly about this on an accompanying page here about Jodie, a fellow waka ama paddler who had a series of Tennant biomodulator sessions with me. She recovered within 3-5 days. This compared to the usual week to ten days if left unchecked.
I want to explore today, some of the issues that lie behind viral infection.
Why are they becoming increasingly common?
How can we improve our resistance to them?
And why is our overall total body voltage so important to fighting off both herpes and potentially other nasties such as Covid 19?
Herpes is shockingly common and life long
According to the WHO (World health organization) that either much maligned or much revered organization, depending on what side of the fence you sit …..
- “The herpes simplex virus is categorized into 2 types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
- HSV-1 is mainly transmitted by oral-to-oral contact to cause oral herpes (which can include symptoms known as “cold sores”), but can also cause genital herpes.
- HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital herpes.
- Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections are lifelong.
- An estimated 3.7 billion people under age 50 (67%) have HSV-1 infection globally.
- An estimated 491 million people aged 15-49 (13%) worldwide have HSV-2 infection.
- Most oral and genital herpes infections are asymptomatic.
- Symptoms of herpes include painful blisters or ulcers at the site of infection.
- Herpes infections are most contagious when symptoms are present but can still be transmitted to others in the absence of symptoms.
- Infection with HSV-2 increases the risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV infection”
67% of the world population overall have oral herpes and 13% have genital herpes
This varies according to continent and go as high as 88% in Africa and as low as 45% in America
Herpes is lifelong
Yup, the old joke about true love and herpes is correct. Once you have it, it will be with until the day you die, regardless of how many “true loves” you will have had in your life.
The virus resides in latent – inactive form within the nerve sheaths of the body.
Stress such as sunlight or menstruation can set this virus off.
Why is herpes becoming increasingly common
Herpes is influenced directly by the strength of the immune system.
Stress, whether it be environmental (sun or cold), financial, emotional, occupational, family relationships, takes down our immune systems.
We are in what Dr Tennant calls, a state of constant “sympathetic on” or constant fight or flight syndrome.
Modern technology with its ability to have us hooked up 24/7, never allows us to drop, rest and recover. Even momentarily.
We can speculate that this being in a constant state of sympathetic on, lies at the base of many immune systems related diseases and disorders.
Include in that list, herpes, Covid 19, heart and cancers diesease, allergies and so on.
All are the proverbial canaries in the coal mine telling us that our immune systems are compromised, weakened, out of whack, in need of a cuppa tean and lie down.
Can Tennant technology help knock down constant “fight or flight” syndrome?
The short answer is “yes it can.” Being in constant flightor flight pulls down our immune systems.
Part of a daily routine can be to perform a basic correction to this with the Tennant biomodulator, called “the bowling ball” routine.
This kick starts a number of key body functions and corrects the imbalance between sympathetic on and parasympathetic rest and digest.
I would typically perform this routine on everyone coming to the Taranaki Pain Rescue Centre. Its is the kind of general top up and wellness tonic that your Mum may have given to you as a child in syrup form – but much more far reaching.
Herpes responds to a Tennant routine too
Because Tennant technology allows us to work with “no touch,” we can work with an ingenious device called a transducer.
The transducer sends electro magnetic pulse waves down a light beam.
These waves stimulate your bodies own healing mechanism by inserting voltage into the appropriate area.
What appears to be healing miracles, literally appear before your eyes. If not then, then sometime later.
Here are a couple of images showing the use of the transducer to treat a bad graze below the knee from a fall.
Within 20 minutes, the pain to Mengs leg disappeared. She cycled to town some 4 km and back. The next day she was pain free also.
I also used the transducer on Jodie here, to resolve her severe herpes infection.
This resolved within 3-4 days.