truly healing lyme
Stephen Buhner is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on naturopathic treatments for Lyme disease and the many coinfections that are transmitted by ticks.
His book, “Healing Lyme…,” provides a section where people afflicted with Lyme disease can go for quick reference to treatments. It also provides detailed information on how the bugs behave and react to the treatments.
In my opinion, this book is a must read for those afflicted with any tickborne illness. I read it twice!
Another one of Stephen’s books that I found to be extremely useful is “Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria” As the title describes, this book provides readers with alternatives to antibiotics.
In Kathleen’s case I went straight to chapter eight entitled “THE CORE PROTOCOL AND EXTENDED REPERTORY.” This is where I found information for people dealing with severe neuroborreliosis or, in other words, damage to the central nervous system. And it pains me to write those words; but this is where I found my best hopes for treating Kathleen’s neurological issues; namely: seizures.
I held-out hope that Kathleen was still young enough (eleven at the time) for the neurologic damage to her brain to be reversed. And, for the most part, the treatments worked.
With the assistance of Mr. Buhner’s books, my focus was on trying to rebuild the collagen structures in her brain that were damaged by the Lyme spirochetes, and as Buhner puts it:
Most of the damage the body experiences during infection occurs because the bacteria break down collagenous structures for food. The more they are broken down, the more severe the symptoms become. Restoring the body’s collagenous structures helps reverse or decrease many of the organism’s impacts on the body. Stephen Harrod Buhner, “Healing Lyme, Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsioses,” SECOND EDITION (Raven Press, 2015), 210.
Kathleen had one major seizure a few weeks ago but Amy and I believe that it was due to her neglecting to take her antiseizure medication. Luckily, since then, there have been no additional seizures. She is now sixteen and will turn seventeen in May, and I am unsure as to how much more we can do to reverse the damage that was done since her body has fully matured; but I feel strongly that the herbal supplements helped.
As with most things in life, there are usually multiple solutions for any given problem. And in the case of tick borne illnesses there will always be a place for pharmaceuticals, but the value that herbal supplements provide should never be discounted. And if you want to know which herbal supplements should be used against the various diseases, then Stephen Buhner’s books are most certainly a valuable source of information.
|↑1||Stephen Harrod Buhner, “Healing Lyme, Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsioses,” SECOND EDITION (Raven Press, 2015), 210.|