"Is it possible that the osteopathic manipulation sort of kick-started my immune system which caused a herx? " It's more likely that this release toxins that were built up in the muscles,tendons and other soft tissues. It's also fairly common for those that get a massage to have a herx. The massage doesn't stimulate the immune function, but it does release those stored toxins.
And, whether you take abx or herbs/natural treatments is your choice, but the only ones that can beat these infections by only raising their immune function haven't had these infections for long, and they usually don't have more than one infection. Lyme is the most complex bacteria that creates the most complex infection known at this time. If our immune system could beat it on it's own, we wouldn't have the infection(s).
I happen to believe the only reason I survived living with these infections for 40 years is because I had a very strong immune system. It kept these infections in check well enough that I was able to at least have half a life, but it took a lot of treatment for me to actually kick the infections.
We don't want to see you live with these infections any longer than you must now, which is why we encourage people to do more than just try raising their immune function when they have more than just a bulls eye rash - the very first sign a person can get that they are infected, or a known tick bite. At that point in time, the infection CAN be beat by just raising the immune system.
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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