Homeopathic treatment options for shingles include the patient taking aconite, according to the British Homeopathic Association. Aconite is best taken before the painful rash appears, when the patient starts to experience the tingling that heralds the condition.
Another homeopathic remedy for shingles is poison ivy, says the British Homeopathic Association. This treatment is best used just when the rash is appearing.
Homeopathy is a type of alternative medicine where the patient is given extremely diluted or potentiated dosages of a drug to heal his condition, according to WebMD. These medical experts believe improvement in a patient taking homeopathy is due to the placebo effect. Many practitioners of conventional medicine are wary of homeopathy, says Mayo Clinic.