CD posted a pretty good breakdown in this thread on the costs of Cowden and Buhner:
And I know that when I got reinfected last summer (2014), I spent about $280 for an approx. 8 month treatment of Lyme only with the Chronic Tonic - just to give you a comparison - and please remember, these are all in US dollar amounts.
Cowden kind of is 'all inclusive' but I've not heard from a lot of people that have had good success with it for much more than Lyme (sorry anyone that's using this protocol, just being honest with what I've read/seen) and Buhner's breaks it down to treating each infection with a core protocol and you add in other herbs to help deal with specific severe symptoms.
Maybe it would be best for you to see how hard it would be to get each of the protocols and what they require for you to get them to you before you make your decision on which one to start?
Thx for the link, Trav. I agree- CD did give great info there. Thx CD
I didn't realize Cowden didn't address co infections per se. I apparently (via clinical dx) have bartonella based on my severe physical neuro symptoms related to my weakness and mobility effects. . (Have no brain fog or fatigue issues). Buhner is going to get a thorough read-thru and I will put thought into all this some more today. Let me be clear on this. It is claimed that Cowden's protocol treats the co-infections and may do so for some - but for many it doesn't. And that's why I recommend Buhner's so much of the time. It's broken down into each infection get's "specialized" treatment. Each protocol has a 'core' protocol for treating the infection itself, yet you can add a variety of other herbs that he suggests to deal with the symptoms. These are things that what I used didn't offer either - which is why I don't recommend it to lots of people. Buhner states a 75% recovery rate if you follow what he has written. I've not seen those kinds of claims often - but after dabbling in his herbal protocols like I do and talking with so many about
them, I believe it.
None of the three herbal protocols that we have been talking about
are "bad", it's just a matter of what's most likely to work. If the most likely doesn't work, then it's time to look around at the others in my opinion.
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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