I've stayed away from commenting on that, as I know that many here believe I'm very biased towards herbs because that's what I used (even though they couldn't be more wrong about
me) - but I very much believe that. Over the almost 8 years I've been here, I've watched too many members relapse or need to go to herbs to "finish out" their treatments - but to say that no one ever heals with abx alone is wrong as well. I know of people that do heal with pharma abx alone and are out enjoying their lives now.
I believe that these doctors are only capable of working with what they know - and what do they know? What they were taught in school - pharmaceuticals, not herbs. I don't believe that the majority of LLMD's believe herbs will work, or they would be using them. Start interviewing herbalists and you will see the slant go the other way.
I don't agree at all with the statement that the CDC is right to go after some of these LLMD's - and it's not the CDC, but insurance co's and medical boards - as they are persecuting them not for using "bad medicine", but for not following IDSA's treatment protocols which are a LOT worse than what the LLMD's do since the ID doc's will only prescribe short courses of abx, then nothing at all. At least the LLMD's understand that 2 - 4 weeks of abx won't clear a Lyme infection, and don't tell the patient that the remaining symptoms are self inflicted in some manner.
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
*I can usually post a link to any info that I post. Wish to see a link? Please just ask!