Ayurvedic or herbal treatment of Lyme Disease

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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
hey i just found out one of my really good friends has got lyme disease and i am feeling realllyyy bad about it... i was wondering whether any of you have heard of or know any treatments for it other than( or as an additional) antibiotics.
any help from any of you would reallyyy reallyyy be appreciated... as i want to help her out as best as i can.

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   Posted 11/1/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Some things to check out ---

1. Cat’s Claw Guaranteed-Potency Extract containing 3% Oxindole Alkaloids
Note: this powerful, standardized extract is 10 to 30 times more potent than non-guaranteed-potency brands containing just .01 to .03 percent oxindole alkaloids.

Cat’s Claw is in wide traditional use for arthritis, swelling and inflammation, bowel disorders and colon health, cancer, immune system stimulation, hepatitis A, B and C, liver weakness and stress, normalization of blood pressure and blood counts, colds, gastritis, Lyme disease, peptic ulcer, sinusitis, viral infections, bacterial infections, HIV/AIDS, herpes, thrush. (1)

2. Japanese Knotweed 5:1 Concentrate
Japanese Knotweed is in wide traditional use as a natural source for the potent antioxidant resveratrol, and also for inflammation, swelling, burns, acute hepatitis, Lyme disease, poisonous snakebite, abscesses, cuts, boils, stomach complaints, women’s complaints, traumatic injuries, fevers, appendicitis. (2)

3. Andrographis Paniculata 5:1 Concentrate
Andrographis is in wide traditional use for atherosclerosis and heart problems, blood clots, cancer, colds, fevers, flu, lymphatic health, pain, intestinal disorders, diarrhea, bacterial infections, Lyme disease, fatigue, inflammation, hepatitis, liver health, gallbladder health, bile flow, HIV/AIDS. (1)

4. Teasel Root 5:1 Concentrate
Teasel Root is in wide traditional use for liver health, cancer, Lyme disease, menstrual irregularities, healthy kidney function, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic injuries, backache, weak knees. (2)

5. San Qi 5:1 Concentrate
San Qi is in wide traditional use for pain relief and also to facilitate the movement of blood throughout the body, as general tonic, for general strengthening, adrenal support, increased blood flow through the coronary artery, high cholesterol. (3,4).

6. Milk Thistle Guaranteed-Potency Extract containing 80% Silymarin
Milk Thistle is in wide traditional use for acne, constipation, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, bile production, alcoholism, cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver regeneration and rejuvenation, fatigue, nausea, high cholesterol, iron overload, gallstones, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, ovarian cysts, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, detoxification, blood cleansing, psoriasis, toxic overload related to Lyme disease. (1)

7. Quercetin
Quercetin is in wide traditional use for allergies, asthma, emphysema, hives, itching, inflammation, swelling, atherosclerosis, cancer, canker sores, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, celiac disease, eczema, wrinkles, gout, headache and migraine, prostatitis. (1)

8. Artemisia
Artemisia is in wide traditional use for bladder and parasitic infections, healthy intestinal flora, intestinal cleansing, constipation and diarrhea, digestive aid, inflammation, abdominal cramping, uptake of nutrients into cells, hepatitis, jaundice, fever, Lyme disease. (1)

9. Ginger Root
Ginger Root is believed to be the most widely used herbal remedy on Earth with traditional uses that include allergies, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, pain, fatigue, bursitis, lymphatic congestion, healthy circulation, fibrocystic breast disease, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, cancer, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, colds, flu, strep throat, viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, seizure disorders. (1)

10. Vitamin C (50% RDA)
Vitamin C is in wide traditional use as an antioxidant and for tissue growth and repair, adrenal function, healthy stress response, Lyme disease, metabolism, cancer preventative, immune stimulation, infections, healthy cholesterol levels, protection against blood clotting, burns, wounds, general healing. (5)

11. N-Acetyl-Cysteine
N-Acetyl-Cysteine is in wide traditional use for skin elasticity, healthy hair and nails, detoxification, destruction of unhealthy free radicals that cause weakness and accelerate aging, to protect liver and brain from toxins, for rheumatoid arthritis, hardening of the arteries, cancer, to promote healing after surgery, as a heavy-metal chelator, burning fat, building muscle, bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, anti-aging effect related to an increase of glutathione levels in lungs, kidneys, liver and bone marrow. (5)

12. Taurine
Taurine is in wide traditional use for fat digestion, healthy cholesterol levels, atherosclerosis, edema, heart disorders, hypertension, hypoglycemia, to protect the brain from toxins, anxiety, epilepsy, hyperactivity, poor brain function, seizures. (5)

13. L-Arginine Free Base
L-Arginine is in wide traditional use for optimal immune function, cancer, liver disorders and detoxification, muscle mass, pancreatic function. (5)

14. Eleuthero Guaranteed Potency Extract containing 0.8% Eleutherosides
Eleuthero is in wide traditional use for the normalization of all body functions, stress, stamina, energy, endurance, depression, immune stimulation, liver detoxification, cancer, mumps, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, tuberculosis, viral infections, colds, flu, HIV/AIDS, lupus, diminished sex drive, Meniere’s disease, inflammation and swelling. (1)

15. Maitake Mushroom
Maitake is in wide traditional use for cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, pain, HIV/AIDS, immune stimulation, Lyme disease, healthy blood pressure, blood sugar normalization, liver function. (1)

16. Sacred Bark
Sacred Bark is in wide traditional use for sluggish bowel, cancer. (1)

Note: The 100-Day Protocol is designed for people who need a comprehensive program but is more affordable than Dr. William Cowden’s Protocols that cost $350 to $600 per month with average treatment lasting for six months.

1. Prescription for Herbal Healing, Phyllis A. Balch, CNC (Avery, New York).
2. Plants for a future: Database
( http://www.pfaf.org/index.html ).
3. Herbal Healing Secrets of the Orient, Darlena L’Orange, L.Ac. (Prentice Hall, New Jersey).
4. Chinese Tonic Herbs, Ron Teeguarden (Japan Publications, Inc., Tokyo).
Prescription for Natural Healing, James F. Balch, MD, and Phyllis A Balch, CNC (Avery, a Member of Penquin Putnum, New York).

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   Posted 11/1/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Naturopathic treatment & homeopathic treatment by a practitioner knowledgable and experienced in treating Lyme can be extremely successful I know many in CT who have recovered with my naturopath alone. He gives antibiotics, but they are NATURAL not CHEMICAL

<FONT color=blue>*no dx until 6/2007- clinical dx at llmd with a mildly positive bart test

hypermobility syndrome</i> dx, finally one western blot that no one knew how to read, and a nice round of prednisone to finish me off
August - October ....Roecefin IV, 9.5 weeks
October - worse than ever, bedridden, new LLMD pulled IV
October - March 21...biaxin & plaquenil, (worked a miracle),climbed step first time in 14mos
Jan - March 21...tetracycline (on and off 4 times bc hard to tolerate)

March 21 - April 19....stopped all prescription drugs, best month yet

July & August: DIFLUCAN...more improvement

September: Zithro + Mepron FOR 5 Days! Wanted to die on it, so back to diflucan for now

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   Posted 11/1/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Only items I'd add to this list are freeze-dried garlic in large doses (8-10 grams a day), chlorella for ammonia and heavy metal chelation and absorption, and Niacin for it's antibiotic affect on Borrelia.

Since none of the herbs we used are regulated by the FDA remember there's no way to verify the quality of the product, so the therapeutic effects of the herb could be totally destroyed by poor processing. In other words you could use Cat's Claw and get no benefit at all from it, but another brand of Cat's Claw might yield good results because it was produced from a better crop and was processed more carefully. So look for specific brands of herbs that LD patients have used and can vouch for.

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   Posted 11/2/2008 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks a lot guys.... really appreciated..

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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, which makes long paragraphs very hard to read.

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   Posted 8/20/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been using alternative methods for treatments and am doing quite well on them. I doc I see is a Master Acupuncturist, Dr. of Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine, and a Master Western Herbalist. There are several other natural treatments that can be found here: www.lymediseaseresource.com/Protocols.html

These are very serious infections, like none other - with the exception of Syphilis- please don't encourage your friend to try to treat completely on their own. They need to be seen by someone who is knowledgeable about these infections. We call them LLMD's - Lyme Literate Medical Doctors. The other thing your friend needs to be sure of is that the doc follows ILADS's (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) treatment guidelines, which can be found here:www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_ilads.html

It would do your friend a world of good to read through our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread at the top of the forum.
Co-Moderator, Lyme Disease ;)

Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs.

"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP

I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, which makes long paragraphs very hard to read.

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   Posted 8/21/2011 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on the Cowden Protocol from NutraMedix, and a modified version of Gerson Therapy. 
TAO free Cat's Claw is also helpful, from what I understand.
I'm a music teacher, and not a doctor. Anything I post is based on my own experience and lay opinion.
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   Posted 8/21/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
wow this post was originally posted 2 1/2 years ago? I wonder how the friend is doing now and if she did the all natural approach.
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