I assume that you are being facetious because you think the burning strategy is too drastic. But I have to think that for most people, it's really not. Like I said, the burns were very small, the pain was very brief, I have no scarring, and I have been completely free of outbreaks since. I also offerred an hypothesis that burning is somewhat unique because it "denatures" proteins and other molecules in a way that might create appropriate neurotoxicity (on a limited, beneficial scale) or might stimulate a more appropriate type of immune response. Cutting things off, large or small, might not have the same effect.
And, for those of you who came to this forum looking for serious discussion: