I too believe that mind, spirit, and body interact and can work
for or against health. Prayer has been shown to enhance the immune system. There are many examples of "miracle" cures from disciplines such as qigong, or prayer ect... I used and use energy medicine, some qigong, try to avoid stress ect... It's probably the case that childhood trauma, current negative relationships, financial stress, uncertainty etc..add to an emotional environment that may hinder healing in some cases. That said, and not wanting to be a "hater" or "negative", it seems that the case for the emotions and the mind being key in all or most cases of lyme is maybe an overstatement, imho. It' just an opionion, but it is based on my own case and many others who have shared their experiences. I became asymptomatic from lyme just using the salt/c protocol and changing my diet. There are many others who have done so also. I was "floxed" after beating lyme and I started then using qigong and energy medicine, but as far as lyme goes, it was salt/c and diet.
Don, once again, i'm not trying to be provacative, but what is the
"fatal flaw" your referring to below?
"There is usually a "fatal flaw" in the person that presented a favorable environment in the person for the microbe to multiply unhindered. After years of illness, there are usually other secondary "fatal flaws" that have manifested, and must be corrected if healing is to transpire."
And those who don't have the "fatal" flaw, are they immune from disease or catching infections that then "multiply unhindered"?
A question, what role does the mind play if any, in combatting or increasing the vulnerability to what is the main other spirochete illness, Syphilis? or other infectious diseases like the measels, msra, the flu, chickenpox, gonorrea? I am the last person to defend conventional medicine, but in some cases, all that is needed is a shot, or series of shots to heal, even lyme if it's caught early enough can be knocked out with a series of shots.
For those lyme patients who don't have the financial resources to explore mental, emotional healing with a professional, are there other less expensive or free alternatives or are such patients doomed to never heal? So far in this thread, just how one practically addresses these issues hasn't been mentioned, or I missed it. Are there specific techniques that have proven effective for lyme patients who wern't getting better but then made a break-through? I know Dr. K
used/uses something called, I believe, "field therapy" for cases he felt were stuck due to emotional, relationship trauma, but I wasn't able to find much info on what that entails. Is traditional psychotherapy a possible route?