A Powerful Combination for Healing Chronic Lyme Disease Pain, Fatigue, and Mental Fog
For people with chronic Lyme disease pain, fatigue, and mental fog
By Greg Lee
Co-founder of the Two Frogs Healing Center
Did you play hide and go seek as a child?
The kids in our neighborhood would hide in the most unusual places. Some of the other kids hid so well that I could never find them.
Lyme disease plays hide and seek too.
And it hides in places where antibiotics could never find it.
And if you can't find it, how can you eliminate it from your body?
Chronic Lyme disease can be very difficult to eliminate from the body
Lyme disease is caused by a spiral shaped bacteria called, Borrelia burgdorferi.
Spiral shaped bacteria are also referred to as spirochetes. Just like the kids that you could never find during hide and go seek, the Lyme bacteria burrows in hard to get to places in your body. Some experts say it can go into your nervous system, your brain, and in your joints.
Lyme disease can be very painful
You get this disease when an infected deer tick bites you and transmits the bacteria into your blood stream. You may have flu like symptoms and a bulls eye rash when you contract this bacteria. The main symptoms are joint pain, fatigue, and mental fogginess. People who have this infection for years report a loss of coordination and motor function because of the damage to their brain. Standard treatment for this infection is to take antibiotics. However they can’t always eliminate these bacteria from your body.
Antibiotics have difficulty finding Lyme in these places
Your joints are very difficult places for antibiotics to reach because of a lack of blood vessels. Your also have a barrier which prevents chemicals in the blood from entering the brain.
If antibiotics kill only some of the bacteria, then some of them will just remain hidden until the coast is clear. When this happens, people feel better at first. A few weeks later their old symptoms come right back. Not only can these bugs hide, they are impervious to antibiotics when they are in different life stages.
Lyme bacteria are harder to eliminate in their different life stages
Some antibiotics are effective only when the bacteria are in the spirochete stage. Lyme bacteria have been found to create a protective covering called a biofilm that protects it from antibiotics. Only one antibiotic is believed to kill the bacteria in this form. In theory, the bacteria will remain protected under their biofilm until conditions are more favorable. Even if you are on antibiotics for years, you can have bacteria lying dormant in your body.
If antibiotics can’t eliminate Lyme disease from your system, what else can help you?
These herbs appear to eliminate the Lyme bug
Some Lyme patients combine antibiotics with Chinese herbal medicine. There is a powerful combination of Chinese herbs that reduces joint pain, fatigue, and mental fog. As symptoms improve, these herbs are believed to reduce the Lyme bacteria in your joints, muscles and nervous system. These herbs have proven effective in clinical experiments with people with chronic Lyme disease. These herbs increase your chance of clearing chronic Lyme disease versus taking antibiotics alone.
Chinese herbs go where antibiotics cannot
This set of herbs can enter places like joints and the brain where antibiotics have difficulty entering into. There are certain herbs that deliver anti-Lyme herbs into the nervous system and into hard to access joints. This combination is more effective the longer you take the formula.
Cure rates as high as 97% in clinical studies of similar infections
Recent clinical studies in China have shown a rate of curing a spirochete infection called leptospirosis with Chinese herbs as high as 97%. This infection is similar to the Lyme bacteria. The longer you take these herbs, the greater are your chances of ridding Lyme disease from your body.
The herbal regimen for eliminating Lyme disease is a minimum of eight weeks
In order to catch any bacteria that are in an invulnerable stage, patients are put on herbs every day for at least eight weeks. This is to overlap the Lyme bacteria lifecycle which is approximately six weeks. There are six herbs that are the base formula for the regimen:
Anti-Spirochete Mixture (This herbal formula is originally published in an article by Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda titled, "LYME DISEASE: Treatment with Chinese Herbs.)
- Lonicera stem
Patients are encouraged to take their herbs three times a day to maintain a high level of potency in their system. Additional western herbs like Cats Claw help to increase your rate of success. There are other treatments that help Lyme patients to recover.
Detoxifying heavy metals and other toxins helps relieve fatigue
Many Lyme patients have been shown to have high levels of mercury and other metals and toxins. By eliminating these toxins along with treatment, you see a decrease in their fatigue and mental fogginess. Detoxification foot baths are very effective for removing these toxins. This also strengthens your immune system. Other treatments like acupuncture help too.
Joint pain and swelling get addressed with acupuncture
Acupuncture helps to decrease the pain and swelling in your joints. Many Lyme patients also have significant improvements in their range of motion. Other side effects of Lyme disease also get better.
Treatment helps you to sleep better
Many Lyme patients suffer from insomnia due to pain and the infection disrupting their sleep patterns. As their infection is reduced, these patients naturally sleep better as their pain and fatigue decreases. Also, they feel healthier and happier when their body is not fighting against a disease it is struggling to kill. Changes in your diet can provide relief, too.
Eliminating dairy, wheat, and sugar starves the Lyme bacteria
These bacteria feed off of the nutrients in your system especially sugars in your blood stream. If you reduce or eliminate foods that raise your blood sugars like sweets, dairy, and carbohydrates, then the Lyme bugs have less to feed off of. You need a powerful strategy which works against the many defenses of these bacteria.
In order to find the hidden Lyme bugs, you need a comprehensive approach
Adding Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and detoxification to your Lyme treatment program greatly enhances the success of curing your infection for good. Modifying your diet helps to provide less food in your blood for these bugs. Just like someone who knows where all the hiding places are, Chinese herbs can help to eliminate those stubborn Lyme bacteria from your system.
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Greg Lee is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, and Master Sufi Healer in Maryland. He is co-founder of the Two Frogs Healing Center in Frederick, Maryland. He has helped clients to heal Lyme disease chronic pain, fatigue, and mental fogginess. Learn more about our free lectures on Getting Rid of Lyme Disease at http://www.twofrogscenter.com/lyme_talk.html.
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