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.

Websites:

www.neuraltherapy.com

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.

www.healerswhoshare.com

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.

www.purplechanges.com

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:

Erythema migrans

Multiple EM lesions

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

Borrelia lymphocytoma

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

Bell’s palsy

Mental confusion or difficulty in thinking

Disorientation, getting lost, going to wrong places

Lightheadedness, wooziness

Mood swings, irritability, depression

Disturbed sleep

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

Tremors

Weight gain or loss

Swollen glands

Menstrual irregularity

Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction

Upset stomach and/or abdominal pain

Glactorrhea

Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Hip dysplasia in dogs

Founder in equines