Lyme disease, Bartonella and mycoplasma can be transmitted via blood, bodily fluids, in utero, breast milk, mammal’s milk, and sexual fluids. Babesia is a blood parasite much like malaria is. It is treated much like malaria. It can only be transmitted via blood sharing, transfusions, and needles.
We don’t use a “kill off the invader” approach. Our goal is for the client to start feeling better as soon as possible regardless of if any killing agents (antibacterial herbs ) are being used. Despite there being several herbs that are known to have antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiviral properties, those particular actions are not my first choice of a protocol as the client needs. We have to ensure the clients terrain is cleaned up.
We really look at the clients symptoms before us and address those symptoms as an initial priority. It is always important to bring down inflammation, so we often use Turmeric with black pepper or ginger.
The herbs we use, Japanese knotweed for instance, is not only antibacterial and active against Borrelia and Bartonella, and it is also strongly anti-inflammatory, is an immune modulator, treats arthritis and increases micro circulation thus getting blood to the interior and exterior parts of the body and brain. If this herb can help someone start to feel even subtly better, the chances of compliance to implement a larger protocol is much greater.
Why is this herb so amazing? Japanese Knotweed has a number of specific actions in the treatment of Lyme disease.
- Stimulates micro-circulation, especially to the eyes, knees, heart, brain, and skin enabling the active constituents to affect the spirochete presence in these locations.
- Reduces inflammation in the tissues, thus lessening both the skin and arthritic impact of the spirochetes
- Protects and corrects heart function as well as reduces inflammation in heart tissue, especially helping with symptoms of Lyme carditis, light-headedness, shortness of breath and chest pain.
- Reduces auto-immune reactions to Lyme.
- Promotes wide-spectrum antibiotic/ antiviral action, including (mildly) against sprirochetes
- Enhances healthy immune function
- Acts as synergist with other herbs in the treatment of Lyme
- Protects endothelial integrity from Lyme spirochetes and Lyme co-infectious agents such ass Bartonella.
- Acts as a fairly gentle anti-biofilm agent.
- Most importantly, it reduces inflammation in the brain and central nervous system which helps restore function during neuroborreliosis.
Other herbs that are likely to support the client, based on individual symptoms are Cats claw, Green Tea, Ashwaganda, Glossy privet, Andrographis, Cordyceps, Kudzu and Ginger.
We also use binders to reduce the chance of “die-off” reaction, taking the dead pathogen safely out of the bowel and ensure the client has an anti-inflammatory diet.
Lifestyle factors are also advised.