Herbs and Supplements
NOT Recommended By Physicians
As A Therapy For Use In Children
In An Attempt To Cure Lyme & Tick Borne Diseases
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QUOTE- "You should never treat Lyme disease with complementary therapies alone. Anyone who has Lyme disease needs to take antibiotics to cure the disease and avoid complications. Lyme disease does affect many parts of your body, so including complementary therapies along with standard treatment may help." Source- University of Maryland Medical Center
There are extreme views, which should be avoided...
QUOTE- "For most people, a very strict diet and just a few supplements (after balancing the gut flora as previously advised) will eventually rid the body of any and all Lyme.” Source- Organic Lifestyle Magazine
From Herbalists & ND's treating Lyme disease...
DrJonesKids.org - The sampling of quotes below are in line with most of the opinions of those using herbals to treat Lyme and tick borne coinfections. There is no solid science indicating Lyme or other tick borne diseases can be safely treated or cured using only herbal or alternative therapies (or antibiotics either).
In part, for the reasons listed and more, we do NOT recommend treating adults with herbal protocols only, and certainly do not recommend that approach for children.
Dr. Eric Gordon
Question- Is it possible to effectively treat Lyme disease and co-infections without antibiotics? Is the immune system able to wipe it out if given the right support?
Answer from Dr. Eric Gordon: "I would say unequivocally, maybe. My answer is yes, I have read reports of people treated with herbs, and their symptoms and their CD57 tests have normalized.
In my practice, I often start with herbal treatments, but almost always use antibiotics at some point in the therapy. The biggest issue is not drugs vs. herbs, but rather the underlying toxicity of the person, and whether or not their immune system can manage inflammation.
I have had several patients who had severe “Herx’s” to herbs and yet did well on antibiotics."
Elizabeth Large, ND- "The infections must be eradicated or they will persist and children need longer treatment with multiple antibiotics or herbs. Treatment needs to last for at least two months past the time where all symptoms are gone and they no longer react or flare with treatment.
The most ill child may need IV antibiotics for several months. Permanent neurological and physical impairment may result in those with delayed diagnosis and treatment."
Q- Should you take herbs or antibiotics
You can take both, they work well together."
About Stephen Buhner
DrJonesKids.org - The sampling of quotes above are in line with most of the opinions of those using herbals to treat Lyme and tick borne coinfections. There is no solid science indicating Lyme or other tick borne diseases can be safely treated or cured using herbal or alternative therapy (or antibiotics either).
In part, for the above reasons we do NOT recommend treating adults with herbal protocols only, and certainly do not recommend it for children.
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