THOUGHTS ON LYME’S DISEASE
I reccomend two great books:
HEALING LYME by Stephen Harrod Buhner, Raven Press, Randolph, VT
This is the definitive natural healing and prevention manual. It is written from the perspective of a scientist who is also deeply spiritual and a master herbalist. Excellent bibliography.
DESPERATION MEDICINE by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, Gateway Press, Baltimore,MD
Written by a family practitioner, this is his account of how he realized that the primitive organisms responsible for Pfisteria, Lymes and fish toxins excrete neurotoxins which ride on the fatty tissue in the body. Almost all fibromyalgia patients are actually Lymes/Pfisteria victims. He is also quite clear on the role of beaurocratic denial.
Dr. Klinghardt’s website. He recently hosted the 5th annual energy medicine symposium and this one focused on Lyme’s. I believe some of the information is posted on the website. The symposium handouts may be purchased. I know that Dr. Burrascano’s (allopathic) treatment protocol is posted.
HWS provides a list of vibrational remedies that are available for anything and everything. I use these products extensively because they are easy to take and absolutely effective.
You might want to read my website, particularly the paper on treating autism, “The Difficult Child.” Dr. Klinghardt believes that Lyme’s plays an integral part in the creation of autism and must be treated in order to reverse the autism. I’m not sure I agree….
Organisms to consider: Spirochetes, 8 different genera, over 200 different species Borrelia, 3 main organisms: B burgdorferi, B afzalii, B garinii Co-infections: Babesia, Ehrlichia, Bartonella, Coxsackie G, Colti Virus (Rocky Mt. Spotted Fever), Echo Virus, Q Fever
Symptoms of Lyme’s:
Multiple EM lesions
Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans
Continual low-grade fever
High fever, chills, or sweating
General flu-like symptoms
Frequent headaches, neck stiffness
Regular mild to moderate muscle and joint pain
Severe unremitting headache
Mental confusion or difficulty in thinking
Disorientation, getting lost, going to wrong places
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Fatigue, poor stamina, tiredness
Vision blurry or with floaters, and/or light sensitivity
Feeling of pressure in eyes
Stiffness in joints or back
Twitching of face or other muscles
Neck creaks, cracks, stiffness, pain Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Chest pain, heart palpitations
Shortness of breath, cough
Buzzing or ringing in ears, sound sensitivity
Motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Sudden hearing loss
Weight gain or loss
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Upset stomach and/or abdominal pain
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Hip dysplasia in dogs
Founder in equines