[Immunology] Can topical blood application cure shingles

Gerry Moloney gerry.moloney at itcarlow.ie
Tue Mar 21 03:52:36 EST 2006


In Ireland a widespread 'cure' for shingles is for a 3rd person to apply 
blood directly to the lesions of the infected person. The blood is drawn from the 3rd person's
finger by pricking with a pin. The 'cure' appears dramatically 
effective, getting rid of all pain within 24hrs, halting the spread of 
the infection immediately and 'curing' the condition within days. The 
'healers' are widely known in their localities for the practice. 


An immune system explanation is possible and I have one possible 
explanation up on a website with illustrations. I would appreciate 
comments if possible from anyone in the group as I am not an 
immunologist. 
The website site is http://www.fastpages.com/shingles/shingles.htm <http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://www.fastpages.com/shingles/shingles.htm>  

 
Gerry Moloney (Lecturer)
Computing Dept., ITCarlow, Ireland.
Office: (059)9170455
Mobile: (087)9184000
Gerry.Moloney at itcarlow.ie 


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