Last Modified on Feb 15, 2015
Natural treatment options for Lyme disease are often more effective than antibiotics and prescription medication. Tweaking the daily diet as well as supplementing one’s daily routine often relieve the symptoms of Lyme disease and naturally cure the condition. Small changes like exercising, taking probiotics and adding herbs to a daily routine destroys Lyme bacteria in the body and reduces symptoms.
What is a Lyme Disease?
A tick-borne illness, Lyme disease is the most common in North America and Europe. Caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, an individual becomes infected when an infected tick bites and feeds on the blood. The bacteria enters the body through the bite and then spreads throughout the bloodstream. Detecting the disease early is crucial but not easy. Signs and symptoms may mimic that of other conditions and include rash, fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and headache early on. Later stage signs include joint pain, neurological issues, heart problems, inflammation of the eyes, liver inflammation and severe fatigue.
Lifestyle Remedies for Tick-Borne Illness
If caught early enough, Lyme disease can typically be treated using several lifestyle remedies. Regular exercise augments the amount of oxygen in the body and blood, which acts to destroy the Lyme bacteria in the blood. Additionally, probiotics taken daily boosts the number of good bacteria in the gut, supplementing the immune system.
Herbal Treatment for Lyme
Certain herbs have also been shown to suppress microbial threats like Lyme disease. Andrographis, cat’s claw and sarsaparilla constitute three of the most important Lyme disease treatment options. These herbs effectively suppress Lyme bacteria with limited side effects or reactions.
An antiviral and antibacterial herb, andrographis has proven to also have patristic properties. Often used in treatment for common viral illnesses, this herb delivers a variety of healing properties. Regular dosing of this herb delivers liver protection, immune enhancement and cardiovascular benefits, making it a good addition to a Lyme disease fighting regimen.
Known for its treatment of microbial conditions, cat’s claw is an herb used primarily in treating Lyme disease. The herb offers several healing properties including antiparisitic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
An antibacterial herb, sarsaparilla is particularly effective for treating infection. Additionally, it delivers anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant benefits. Sarsaparilla is a safe, natural Lyme disease cure.
Early detection is key to successful treatment of Lyme. However, following a strict, natural treatment regimen can offer extensive benefits at any stage of the disease.
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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] I have Lyme, and have probably since I was a teenager. I had a few neurologic symptoms at that time and rode horses in MN - covered with ticks all the time. The Lyme came out post pregnancy when I was 32 (of course it was diagnosed as fibromyalgia), and I was perfectly fine until then. Another baby, and boom - could hardly work, going blind, seizures, etc. Terrifying. 7 years later, I am doing pretty well.
In the beginning, you need to go to a Lyme literate MD, I repeat MD, not a holistic practitioner. This bacteria is too evil and gentle remedies will not work. I did 7 months of IV, and when your Lyme has become neuro and has passed the blood brain barrier, that is likely what you need. To find a doctor, contact ILAD. You must find a good one that knows how to treat Lyme. After the IV, I wasn't 100% and continued pill ABX until 2 years ago. I was better and better, but still felt horrible the entire time I was on ABX.
Other things that help - I watched diet, added magnesium, fish oil, B multivitamin (methyl - we Lymies usually can't methylate), lower stress (acupuncture and meditation), enjoy the little things in life (which you will when you feel better! ), get your mercury filings out and DETOX. Lately I have heard Iodine helps a lot too (at high doses).
I reached the apex of conquering this awful disease when I started acupuncture - that has helped me so much with remnants of pain and fatigue. I don't think without all of the invasive ABX and IV etc. that would have been enough, but it has gotten ride of most of my pain, fatigue and brain fog. If I had to take ABX again, it would be part of my regime. Somedays I would say I am at close to my former self - 98%. I still need a lot of sleep ...
So, you can do this. Just keep at it. Everyone I know that has this disease that has really stuck to it has gotten their life back. It is awful and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
Also, if you are planning to have kids, GO ON ABX while you are pregnant, or there is a 50% chance your kids will have it too (my son has Lyme - severe ADD). It won't transmit if you are on ABX while pregnant.
We are getting well and happy now after climbing a mountain I thought I would never get to the top of. STICK WITH IT AND CHIN UP!
You will come out the other side a more giving, compassionate and wise person.
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