Meditation for

Cold Sores

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A cold sore is a very common condition caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus that rears its ugly head from time to time in clusters of tiny, itchy, leaky blisters around the mouth or nose. Once you’ve got the virus - along with other latent conditions like shingles - it’s there for life. But the good news is that by eliminating stress - which is one of the main triggers for cold sores - you can massively reduce the likelihood of an outbreak. And that’s where Beeja comes in...

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  • The problem

    Cold sores are very easy to spread from person to person by close contact such as kissing. They are infectious even when there is no actual sore.

    When the sore does appear it becomes a painful, raised area of tinyl, fluid-filled blisters which usually last around a week and will eventually clear up on their own. 

    The biggest problem for sufferers is that they are very uncomfortable and look pretty horrible. 

    They tend to occur when you’re already run down or stressed. So not only are you feeling rubbish, but now there’s no styling it out as everybody else knows about it too!

  • How it affects you

    Cold sores, herpes, shingles and Epstein-Barr (otherwise known as glandular fever) are all known as ‘latent viruses.’

    That means that once the virus has made itself at home in some of your cells, it goes into hibernation and remains dormant until later when something triggers it back into action.

    This flurry of activity gets the immune system firing on all cylinders ready to contain and neutralise the problem. But before the cavalry arrives, the expanded virus goes latent again in a new round of cells. It’s a biological cat and mouse chase!

    To give themselves the best chance of a successful strike, the viruses wait until your immune system is weak before going into replication overdrive.

    That’s why these types of viruses tend to flare up during periods of physical or psychological stress.

    These latent viruses have a stretch of DNA that can detect when there are elevated levels of stress steroid hormones (glucocorticoids) in the system which are a good marker for impaired immune functioning.

    When those steroid hormones are abundant, the virus reactivates and, hey presto, we get a nasty little surprise. 

  • How can Beeja help?

    Beeja meditation helps by giving us the deep rest we need to counteract physical stress and limit the chances of an outbreak in the first place.

    The level of neurological balance that Beeja meditation brings makes us much more resistant to psychological stress. By going anywhere between two and five times deeper than the deepest point in sleep during our meditation, we can give ourselves the support we need to offset the constant demands on our lives.

    And it’s not just when we close our eyes to meditate that we get the benefit. For the rest of the day, our body is much closer to its natural sense of equilibrium and the likelihood of repeated outbreaks reduces.

    It is not bulletproof, of course. If you continue to get the occasional outbreak even with a daily meditation practice, then there may be a lifestyle issue at play too. 

    But a simple daily meditation practice will greatly reduce the probability of outbreak and will also strengthen your immune system so that it’s able to combat an attack more quickly than over the counter treatments. 

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    “I’ve done many practices in my life, and I find this one releases stress quickly and profoundly. I really enjoy the way that Will teaches the course in such a practical and engaging way and I’m finding it very easy to do the 20 minute sessions each day “

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