Well, I may be different, but not from what I've seen since I've been in the Lyme world. Those that use Houttuynia usually have a pretty big herx. There have been a large handful of people that won't use it because their herx was so intense.
It doesn't matter what any practitioner says about
herxing - we all have different sized bacterial and toxins loads as well as other issues/conditions we are dealing with, and when the body is under this much stress from so many directions, I think it's foolish of any practitioner to tell people that herxes aren't likely to happen - quite simply, how could they know?
Now, after saying this, I have great respect for Buhner and his protocols. I think he's a wonderful practitioner and have a lot of respect for him. But, Bartonella can be a huge factor in many Lyme cases - not sure where you read/heard that it "tiny in size" or really what it meant by that.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15
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