Do you think you have Lyme disease?
Patrick understands how pathogens related to Lyme disease behave in the body, as well, he knows how to treat the body in relation to pathogens. Patrick’s approach is the help the body rid itself of the pathogens associated with Lyme and co-infections. With right treatment, the symptoms actually fall away quicker than treating the symptoms alone.
Lyme related Borrellia and other Spirochetes
Spirochetal infections related to Lyme can infect anywhere in the body. Symptoms can manifest as migrating joint pains, brain fog, depression, bipolar or schizophrenic symptoms, pain over the heart area, hair loss, intermittent ear pain, intermittent urinary restriction, thyroid issues, digestive issues, abdominal pain, eye disorders, degenerative and dozens of auto-immune issues and more. Really, woth Lyme-like infections, the sky is the limit for symptom possibilities. By eliminating the cause with “right” Chinese herbal medicine, symptoms disappear over time when used correctly.
A positive test for Lyme disease is associated with a positive antibody or PCR test to one spirochete pathogen called Borrellia Bougdorferi. There are hundreds of spirochetes that exist in nature. Lyme tests test for one spirochete pathogen. People who present with Lyme-like symptoms have a larger chance of testing negative because other spirochetes do not show up on the test and they are not associated with Lyme. However, these other spirochetes can cause the same symptoms, and many times worse! There are also other spirochetes that live naturally in the mouth (trepenomas) and in the stomach (H pylori). With poor oral hygiene or diet, these spirochetes can get out of control and root around the body setting up camp in areas, such as the nervous system, cardiovascular system, pericardium, fascia, joints, skin, eyeballs, nose, the list goes on. When a Lyme test comes up negative, other diagnoses are commonly made as a disease with no known cause, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, MS, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, alopecia, macular degeneration, cardiovascular issues, Parkinson’s, disease, Sjorgren’s syndrome, disk degenerative disease, Alzheimer’s, atrial fibrillation, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and much more.
Co-infections such as malarial types of infections, such as babesia and bartonella, cause symptoms such as night sweats, pain, sciatica, rheumatoid presentations, skin rashes, headaches, spine pain, rib pain, electrical-like abdominal pain, symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and more. They have been known to embed themselves in vascular tissue (blood vessel tissue) and create protective layers over them making it difficult for antibiotics and even herbs to penetrate and kill the bugs. Certain Chinese herbs can be successfully used to break down protective layers in the vascular tissue, helping the antimicrobial herbal properties of other herbs reach the sites of infections. With Lyme disease treatment, treating co-infections are just as important. By alternating four antimalarial herbs in a co-infection Chinese medicine formulation every 8 weeks can offset resistance and keep the healing progress moving forward.
Multiple Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome (MSIDS)
When the body has one or more infections, the immune system can become compromised, tired so to speak, thus, opening the door for the potential for other pathogens to infect the body, such as parasitic nematodes, candida overgrowth, molds, yeasts other forms of bacteria such as stapholococcus, enterococcus and more. Many times, this can all be brought under control by supporting the immune system with Chinese medicine and modified diet. You may not ever know exactly what types of pathogens you have, but if you have weird unexplained symptoms that don’t seem related, it is likely you have them. By using the right herbs to address the body’s presentation through Chinese medical diagnostics, symptoms can go away, not by addressing the symptoms, but by helping the body address the pathogens involved. With Lyme disease treatment, helping the immune system address MSIDS may be essential in the healing process.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
With the right use of Chinese medicine, there is no hiding and no surviving with Lyme related pathogens.
Anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal and anti-malarial herbs go after these bugs. When certain bacteria create bio-films and cysts to hide in, there are cyst breaker and bio-film dissolving herbs. One cup of the right cyst breaker tea can open up a fairly large internal cyst. There are blood moving herbs, anti-inflammatory herbs and blood vessel dilating herbs to help decrease pain, reduce inflammation and help guide the biochemical properties of other anti-microbial herbs where they need to go. There are guiding herbs to the brain to assist directing antimicrobials to the brain and assist with brain fog, depression, mental/emotional issues and sleep issues. There are herbs that clear up stagnation in the lower part of the body when there is difficulty with urination, and the list goes on and on and on. What I am trying to get at here is that Chinese herbs are powerful when used correctly. Herbs are like food on steroids. The biochemical healing properties of herbs are significantly higher in very small doses than the food we eat. Chinese medicine herbal formulas, when formulated correctly, make Lyme disease treatment a successful experience.
Don’t use the wrong herbs
It is important to understand biochemical properties of herbs that exacerbate Lyme infections. Many doctors and even Lyme literate doctors are unaware of them. People will likely not improve with certain popular biochemical properties in herbs used for Lyme disease treatment, even if they have strong antimicrobial properties. Using herbs WITHOUT biochemical properties that exacerbate Lyme related infections can help make Lyme disease treatment a success instead of rotating in circles of getting better, then worse, then better, then worse. Even many herbalists and Chinese medicine herbalists are unaware of them. The reason why Patrick Lynch is aware of them, is because he had Lyme disease and made sure to know everything he could about every herb. For example, astragalus is a poplar herb to use for Lyme disease. Don’t use astragalus if you want to get better. It may help with some things, but it will exacerbate other symptoms and potentially make infections worse.
Acupuncture for People with Lyme Disease
Acupuncture can be very helpful in moderating symptoms associated with Lyme disease. Acupuncture can help reduce and eliminate pain, headaches, help reduce ear and eye disorders, help with sleep, aid in reducing depression, anxiety and mood swings. It can also assist with improving digestion and acute abdominal pain.
Where there is pain, there is stagnation of blood and energy. This can be an area where Lyme infection persists. Using acupuncture can release the stagnation and effectively restore energy and blood-flow to the area of pain, reducing and many times eliminating pain. This also compliments the Lyme disease herbal treatment, helping herbal properties get to these areas to help the body address the pathogens involved.
When You Do Not Have a Lyme Diagnosis
If you do not have a Lyme disease diagnosis or if you have other diagnoses, Chinese medicine has it’s own system of diagnostics, so your presentation can be treated effectively. It is a benefit to have a Western diagnosis. This helps Chinese medicine practitioners help manage and find solutions to your cause.
If you have Lyme Disease, autoimmune or think you have a Lyme-like illness, consider consulting with Patrick Lynch. Patrick is a Lyme specialist and will feel honored to help you on your journey to wellness. The right use of Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and dietary modification can be a temporary time of health restoration that leads to a long life of freedom of symptoms with vibrant health. Consider using a solid herbal protocol for Lyme disease treatment. But be careful. A lot of stuff out there is outdated. A lot of people are dealing with multiple systemic infections and cannot handle alcohol tinctures and certain herbs with certain biochemical properties. They may address one pathogen, but exacerbate others. Patrick Lynch is very careful not to use any herbs with biochemical properties that exacerbate infections with his Lyme disease treatment and autoimmune treatment programs. Consider setting up an appointment with Patrick Lynch. He has been from near dead to fully back to health. He would be honored to help you reach your health goals in any way that looks to you.
Patrick Lynch L.Ac., D.A.O.M. intern