Agreed, herbs are not meant to pulse. Their effectiveness is partly that you don't pulse them. With Buhner's protocol, the herbs work synergistically even at low doses - that's how he designed the protocol.
When someone would see any kind of results or response, would be dose dependent, which changes with each person. Some get responses on very low doses while others don't feel any response until they are up on near full doses and into the protocol a ways (a few months).
Generally speaking though, it usually takes a couple of months on higher doses for most to start to feel some kind of response, unless it's herxing. Some herx on low doses.
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 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)