Best course of treatment for Lyme disease

Lyme Disease patients have found the best course of treatment for Lyme and its co-infections, to be based in Homeopathic principles. In determining a course of treatment, it is important to consider that Lyme disease involves multiple complex infections. There are 22 reasons for having a negative Lyme diagnosis based upon bloodwork.

  1. You were recently infected and tested before your body produced Lyme antibodies.
  2. You took antibiotics before testing, which co-opted an antibody response.
  3. You were already on long-term antibiotics for another illness.
  4. Not enough “free” Lyme antibodies were detectable in your blood because they were all doing their job binding to the Lyme bacteria.
  5. Lyme Spirochetes were protected and hiding inside a biofilm colony.
  6. Spirochetes were burrowed deep inside your body (ie, cartilage, fibroblasts, neurons etc.).
  7. Only small blebs were in your body, no whole bacteria, which are needed for the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) based tests.
  8. There are no free Spirochetes in the body fluid on day of test.
  9. Genetic heterogeneity — here are at least 300 strains of Lyme, 100 in the U.S. You might be infected by a strain of Borrelia that the test doesn’t recognize.
  10. Antigen variability — Borrelia can change its outer surface protein to suit its environment so the test will detect a “non-Lyme specific” antibody.
  11. Spirochetes are in dormancy phase (L-form) with no cell walls, so there is nothing for the immune system to attack with antibodies.
  12. Lyme’s surface antigens can change body temperature.
  13. You have an immune deficiency.
  14. You have had recent anti- inflammatory treatment which suppresses the immune system.
  15. Co-infection with Babesia (protozoa) which causes immune suppression.
  16. Down-regulation of your immune system by your body’s own cytokines.
  17. Lab error or poor technical capability/training to detect Lyme disease.
  18. You might have late stage Lyme. Lab tests are not standardized for detecting late stage Lyme disease.
  19. The lab tests might only have been approved for investigational use.
  20. Lack of adequate reference points for the test (most tests only use a few genetic strains as reference)
  21. The revised Western Blot Criteria fails to include important Antibody Bands
  22. Centers for Disease Control testing criteria is designed for epidemiological study, not clinical diagnostics.

Upon arriving at the office, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires on the symptoms you are experiencing. This is very important from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. TCM diagnosis and treatment involves root and branch. The root being the causation of the condition and the branch are the symptoms. Since no two Lyme cases are the same, the treatment regimen and strategy must be designed individually for each patient. Treating the root will eventually resolve the patient’s condition and their symptoms however treating the branch will expedite their recovery. I can personally attest to this as my diagnosis of Lyme disease first came about with a severe case of Bell’s palsy. The root of the problem was Lyme disease the branch symptom was Bell’s palsy. Treatment can resolve the issue in as little as nine days.

After reviewing symptoms, a MEAD diagnostic examination, will test ryodoraku organ points. This system was created by Dr. Yoshio Nakatani at the University of Kyoto and utilized first in Japan in 1957. It will determine if you have a “Lyme pattern” and see what organs are affected. There are specific patterns that are reproducible in chronic Lyme disease patients.

Then the Reflex E System should be tested. This technology is based on Electro acupuncture according to Voll. This diagnostic and treatment system was created in Germany in the 1960s to determine what homeopathic medicines, herbs, supplements and glandulars best fit the patient’s needs.

Specific testing with Homeopathis includes Babesia/ Borrelia (brain fogg, migratory joint pain, chronic fatigue), Bartonella (skin issues colon issues), Brucella, Candida Albicans (fatigue, digestive, lung, sinus issues), Chlamidia, Clostridium Difficile (bacterial overgrowth), Coxsackie, Cytomegalovirus, Epstein Barre (chronic fatigue), Giardia, H. Pylori (small intestine/stomach pain), Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, Mycoplasma, Nanobacterium, Parvovirus (lung issues), Pertussis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), Toxoplasma Gondii. You will also be tested for adrenal deficiency (fatigue), fungal infections (lung and sinus symptoms), leaky gut (stomach pain), mineral deficiency (atrial fibrillation/ anxiety), mold (lung issues) neurotoxins (antibiotics) parasites (stomach and colon issues) and thyroid function.

One of the most important aspects of testing and treatment is to determine if the patient has the Methyfolate (MTHFR) gene. This significant issue must be dealt with as these patients are unable to detox properly.

D3 levels are also very important, as well as anti- inflammatory herbs. Due to the increase in cytokine production from Lyme and its co-infections the inflammatory response is phenomenal.

The next step is to design a personalized treatment protocol. This will include Homeopathic series kits, herbs and supplements.

Some of the most common TCM patterns in Lyme patients include Liver Yin Deficiency, Liver Blood Deficiency and Liver Wind (migraines, shaking and uncontrollable anger), Heart Blood Deficiency and Heart Yin Deficiency (anxiety, depression, atrial fibrillation and palpitations). Since the heart represents the “shen” or the mind in TCM this makes perfect sense.

Colon issues and depleted immune system function is present in almost all Lyme patients. Symptoms include diarrhea or constipation, rectal bleeding, irritable bowel, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease, constant colds or flu.

From the Homeopathic perspective, patients will be provided with the series kit of the same nature of their diagnosis. Homeopathy follows the law of similars. Series kits are of different dilutions taken every three days over a period of eight weeks. Greater potencies are then taken once a week for 20 weeks.

Following 28 weeks the body is left with dead protein debris. This must be drained and detoxed for full recovery.

During treatment, most if not all patient’s experience “Herx,” discovered by Dr. Herxheimer,or clearing reactions. The patient feels like they have a touch of the flu. This occurs each time there is a bacterial “die off” and is quite normal and expected.

According to the principles of Homeopathy there are phases of Homotoxicology. These include six phases of degeneration and six phases of regeneration. It is very typical in the process of getting well that a patient will experience symptoms of disease that they experienced years prior. This is the body “retracing” back to normal health.

During the patient’s course of treatment, it is not unusual to experience “crisis” situations. As part of patient care we monitor patients every month as well as help with any “crisis” that may occur. The process of regeneration is complex and no two Lyme patients experience the same recovery symptoms.

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