The thing is, it's highly dependent on not only the patient, but on the practitioner as well. Everyone has their own opinion of 'what's best'.
That being said, someone that needs to address more than one infection at a time, will, obviously, need to be taking more herbs. As long as it's tolerated, they don't cross react, and the person's body is coping with it all, it should be fine, although monitoring closely would be a necessity.
Using only 4, 5 or 6 herbals at one time would mean that many would simply never heal. We often need help with detoxing, supporting the body as well as protecting from the damage that these infections can cause - and that's not to mention any herbs that are for a more "direct treatment" of the bacteria (or whatever) itself.
This is far too complex to be saying that what one doctor said to one patient stands for all patients - unless we are talking about
something that may be dangerous, like steroids, not detoxing or other things that are not so specific to one person, but issues nearly all of us face.
PeteZa (I hope you don't mine if I use you as a good example!) is a good example of someone that never had serious issues with detoxing, and yet I can do the exact same things as she does, and have a serious issue because I'm simply not helping my body to detox enough. The examples abound, so let's be careful to not get hung up on the individuality of these infections and what they do to each person.
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 set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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