Alright, so I’ve had a bunch of weird symptoms that no doctors ever seem able to figure out. I just went to a naturopath yesterday and he seemed positive that my symptoms were an indication of Lymes Disease. The good news is that he also is confident that Natural Healing From Lymes Disease is perfectly possible. For the first time in a long time, I am feeling hopeful!
Lymes disease is the most common tick born disease in Canada & the United States. It can affect different body symptoms including the nervous system, joints heart and skin. There are three stages of it’s development after being bit by a tick, they are as follows:
Natural Healing From Lymes Disease- 3 stages of development
- Often, the first sign of infection is a circular rash. This rash appears within 1-2 weeks of infection but may develop up to 30 days after the tick bite. The rash often has a characteristic “bull’s-eye” appearance, with a central red spot surrounded by clear skin that is ringed by an expanding red rash. It may also appear as an expanding ring of solid redness. It may be warm to the touch and is usually not painful or itchy. The bull’s-eye rash may be more difficult to see on people with darker skin tones, where it may take on a bruise-like appearance.The rash usually goes away in about a month. Although this rash is considered typical of Lyme disease, many people never develop it.
- Along with the rash, a person may experience flu-like symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, fatigue, headache, and muscle aches. Left untreated, symptoms of the initial illness may go away on their own. But in some people, the infection can spread to other parts of the body….Lyme disease can affect the heart, leading to an irregular heart rhythm or chest pain. It can spread to the nervous system, causing facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy) or tingling and numbness in the arms and legs. It can start to cause headaches and neck stiffness, which may be a sign of meningitis.
- The last stage of Lyme disease can occur if the early stages of the disease were not detected or appropriately treated after an infectious tick bite, and in children and teens is almost always in the form of arthritis, particularly in the knees or other large joints. Original Article Found Here
Basically I had seen that list before, however, it wasn’t until a trained naturopath pointed it out that I realized I had a lot of the late stage symptoms. I also recall playing for hours on end in the forest and so easily could have got a tick bite which went unnoticed.
What do I do now? Well Here is what I found for natural remedies according to Cindy Gardner:
Herbs are concentrated foods for the organs, and immune response. I use a combination blend of medicinally processed whole plant herbs using all three Echinaceas called Super Echinacea. Then I add Cordyseps Tincture and make a tea of it. This well-known herb combination from Tibet has been shown in clinical studies to improve stamina, decrease fatigue, increase energy and to enhance lung and antioxidant function. It is the only compound known to raise Superoxide Dismutase activity. If other symptoms are present we add the appropriate herbal combinations to address those as well. If there are arthritis symptoms add Arthritis Combo. If there is weakness, add Adrenal Aid.
Essential fatty acids: Studies show that when EFAs are taken regularly, statistically significant improvements in fatigue, aches, weakness, vertigo, dizziness, memory, concentration and depression are likely. There are two broad classes, GLA and EPA, which are derived respectively from plant and fish oils. I suggest a good cold pressed combination formula to reduce inflammation. Use more than the indicated amount if disease has progressed into the rheumatoid stage. Take for a minimum of four months. improvement continues to occur over time.
CO-Q 10 (ubiquinone): Deficiencies have been related to poor functioning of the heart, limitations of stamina, and poor resistance to infections. Tissue biopsy studies have resulted in the recommendation that a patient with chronic Lyme should take between 200 and 300 mg daily of standard brands, or 90 mg daily of the pharmaceutical quality product as directed. Improvements do not begin for several weeks. The body will manufacture its own CO-Q 10 when the original infection is controlled but only if stimulated by aggressive exercise.
Vitamin B: Clinical studies demonstrated the need for supplemental vitamin B in infections with other Borrelia to help clear neurological symptoms. I use B Right for daily use and Stress B formula if the person is under stress or has been in the past.
Magnesium: Magnesium supplementation is very helpful for muscle pain and spasms, headaches, tremors, twitches, cramps, muscle soreness, heart skips and weakness. It may also help in energy level and cognition. We also recommend a liquid herbal form of calcium made from plant sources (Herbal Calcium or Calcium Elixir). They work synergistically and both are easily assimilated when taken together. Calcium from inorganic sources such as calcium carbonate is not recommended.
Multi vitamin: I recommend using an herbal form of whole food vitamins, liquid preferred, or non-heated, capsulized one. Herbal Vitamins is one of the top brands available. Take between two and eight daily according to the diet.
Super aloe-vera juice 10,000 MPS aloe with the aloin (a harsh laxative) removed, cold pressed and processed, whole leaf, potency protects the intestinal tract. Take two ounces twice a day with probiotics, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus (refrigerated brands only) to restore normal levels of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines.
Well, it looks like I have my work cut out for me if I really want Natural Healing From Lymes Disease, however I do think it’s perfectly possible and I am determined to make it happen. I am a firm believer that given the right tools the body has every capability of healing itself. Would you agree?