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Hyperthermia to be an extraordinary tool for treating Lyme infections

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http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=29469

Hyperthermia has been widely used in Europe and some other parts of the world as a viable alternative cancer treatment.   Whole body hyperthermia involves incubating the entire body inside of a thermal chamber and heating it to 107-108 degrees Fahrenheit, and then cooling it over a period of six hours, during which time the heat kills of any cancer cells and microbes deep within the organs and tissues. Local and regional hyperthermia heat specific areas of the body where tumors are located.

When combined with other treatments, local, regional and whole body hyperthermia have a high rate of success in treating various cancers—even late stage cancers that have failed to respond to more conventional treatments.

Of late, a few practitioners have also discovered hyperthermia to be an extraordinary tool for treating Lyme infections, especially Bartonella, Borrelia, Mycoplasma, and viruses. One of these practitioners, Friedrich Douwes, MD, a renowned integrative cancer doctor in Bad Aibling, Germany accidentally discovered that hyperthermia could kill Lyme infections over 13 years ago, when two of his cancer patients who also had Lyme disease saw their Lyme infections go into remission after he treated them for cancer using hyperthermia!

Shortly thereafter, Dr. Douwes stumbled upon research that showed that syphilis spirochetes–which are similar to Borrelia spirochetes- were susceptible to heat and would die when the body’s temperature was elevated to 106 degrees Fahrenheit, as in hyperthermia.  He then surmised that Lyme spirochetes might also be susceptible to heat, and so continued to treat Lyme patients using hyperthermia, with great success.

What’s more, Dr. Douwes discovered that the effects of hyperthermia were potentiated whenever he would administer IV antibiotics to his patients during the treatment, and that the treatments penetrated deep into the tissues, where they normally would not reach without hyperthermia. This was a revolutionary discovery for him, and has turned out to be a great benefit to his patients, many of whom who have been healed of Lyme after failing years of antibiotic tretament and/or other therapies.

In my upocming book, New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment: 10 Top Doctors Reveal Healing Strategies that Work, (which will be released later this month!), Dr. Douwes describes his protocol for Lyme, which includes hyperthermia, in conjunction with other tools that he uses for Lyme treatment such as IV ozone, peptides and nutritional therapy. He has a high success rate in treating patients for Borrelia and Bartonella using these tools, although admits that hyperthermia is not as effective for Babesia.

Still, Dr. Douwes’ website has some incredible testimonials of people who have been healed after just one or two hyperthermia treatments, along with a couple of weeks of adjunct therapies, and his reputation as a renowned cancer expert has also opened the door for him to becomes widely successful at treating Lyme and related conditions.

Hyperthermia may not be a suitable treatment for everyone; indeed, there is a risk of side effects for a small percentage of people, although Dr. Douwes believes that these effects can be greatly minimized with conscientious preparation and planning. He contends that he has never had a patient experience serious side effects though, because he and his staff take great care to ensure that all necessary preparatory precautions are taken, before, during and after the treatment.

Dr. Douwes charges approximately 15,000 euros for two weeks of treatment, which includes the adjunct tools that he uses to heal his patients. While this is a lot of money for some people, considering that many people with Lyme disease spend well over that much money on treatment, year after year, 15,000 euros may be a bargain for others. What’s more, hyperthermia may be an important treatment for those who have failed more conventional regimens involving herbal remedies and antibiotics. Indeed, I believe that it may become a more popular treatment in the days to come as more and more people learn about it.

In any case, I encourage you to check out Dr. Douwes’ chapter in New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment, where you can learn more about this new, cutting edge Lyme treatment that is setting thousands of people free from this insidious disease.

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Bioresonance, Biophoton, Ozone & Oxygen therapy in Germany

Dale and Annabel travelled to a leading Bioresonance Naturopathic clinic in Essen, Germany in July 2016 for Lyme & Co-infections treatment after antibiotics failed to resolve their health issues. This post captures their experience after two weeks of testing and treatment.

Latest News:  

Treatment in Germany has confirmed the pathogens that made them unwell. The will both need 6-12 weeks of treatment which will be carried out in UK with trips to Germany During August & September.

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Treatment Room 1

Objective:
To test, diagnose and begin treating Dale & Annie for Lyme disease and multiple co-infections

Duration:
An initial two weeks (in Germany) followed by several weeks of BICOM Bioresonance therapy in the UK.

Approach:
Naturopathic approach using Bioresonance, Biophoton Therapy, Ozone-Oxygen Therapies, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Snake Poison Therapy, High-Frequency Therapy, Radionics, Flower Essences Therapy, and many others, which may be applied in addition to Bioresonance when required.

Date:

Stage 1: 11-23rd July 2016 (2 weeks in Germany to Test, Diagnose and begin treatment)

Stage 2:  25th July 2016 (Continue Treatment in UK supported by MJ in Germany)

Clinic:
Naturopathic Private Clinic
Matthias Jacob and Ruediger Grabosch
Kunkelsberg 34
45239 Essen
Germany
Phone: +49 – 201 – 32 03 49 40
email: mail@bioresonance.training
http://www.bioresonance.training/treatments.html

Directions:
The clinic is located in a converted house connected to the therapist’s home in a quiet residential neighborhood close to a reservoir approx 20 mins drive south of Essen, Germany.

Cost:
Therapy €80 per hour. Allow up to 5 hours each per week.= €400 per person however the therapist can cover 2 people for the price of one !!  So buddy up to share the costs.
Testing €150 one off per person
O2/O3 Infusions – €30 each
Accommodation: Min €350 per week for 2/3 bed apartment
Travel: €230 fuel, ferry

Testing

BICOM Optima Bioresonance – Testing  was carried out using a Bioresonance BICOM machine. Our therapist has over 1000 ampules to detect pathogens (Virus, bacteria, mold, parasites etc) and others that can support depleted & acute (diseased) organs.

Futher Details Here

BICOM

Metapathia Hunter NLS (Non Linear System) Scanner – A key tool in our “home” clinic is this amazing testing device Metapathia  Hunter which provides insight into the stressed areas of the body. This gave us a good indication of where the stressed areas were and a good indication of which pathogen was causing the problem.It also confirmed the test results from the Bicom Bioresoance test.

Hunter

The Hunter scans the body using biofeedback headphones. The results of the scan are compared to a database of over 2,000+ pathogens (including lyme and many co-infections). The scanner highlightes the potential cause of stress or disease in all organis and systems of the body.

NLS devices are being purchased by more and more therapists as they provide a very quick (10-15mins) non invasive and detailed insight into the patients health. This testing device compliments the Bioresonance ampule testing approach.

The NLS scan presents a visual map of the body and organs. Coloured symbols show healthy, stressed or diseased points which can be analysed further to determine the cause.

Hunter NLSThis technology was developed in Russia and while it’s still experimental, it’s being used increasingly in hospitals and clinics around the world.

This device provides real-time feedback and validation of treatment benefits without having to wait weeks or months for traditional tests.

The picture above shows the mitochondria in the Lymph Nodes are chronical due to Lyme Disease, Epstein Bar (Mono) and Allergies which results in Chronic Tiredness Syndrome (This must be a Russian term for CFS/ME).

Futher Details Here

Treatments:

Treatments used in the clinic:

– Bionic 880 Biophoton treatment
– BICOM Bio-resonance
– Radionics
– Oxygen & Ozone IV infusions
– Snake Poison Therapy
– Bach Flower Treatment (Homeopathy)

Bio Photon Treatment – The BIONIC 880 provides energy and eliminates intracellular bacteria (I.E. Lyme disease bacteria Borrelia).

BICOM Therapy – This consists of three treatments:

  • Built-in Programmes (1000+ specific programmes to address particular issues)
  • BICOM Pathogen Ampules – For treating the pathogens found during testing. This stops pathogens communicating so they can be detected and removed by the immune system. Ampules exist for 30+ Borrelia strains, Biofilm, Cyst and many co-infections.
  • DMI Treatment – Provide energy to support the body remove pathogens. Utilises Schumann Wave therapy as used in the space station which is built into BICOM machine. This boosts energy in chronically ill patients to help them recover.

IV Oxygen & Ozone infusions – These increase the level of oxygen in the blood to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria and improve the blood acid/alkalinity.

Radionics Treatment – Details to follow

Snake Poison Therapy – This is planned for the second week. When the poison is removed from Snake Venom it leave behind a rich source of enzymes. More details to follow as we learn more about this treatment.

Futher Details Here

Supporting Treatments:

  • Diet – We consulted with UK based Australian Naturopath & Dietitian (Jenny Blondel) who has helped many Lyme patients and is an expert in diet, gut health, hormones, trace elements, supplements, herbals remedies and many other subjects. She is also a Bioresonance practitioner so she can work collaboratively with other Bioresonance therapists who live nearer to the patient. Both Dale & Annie are on a strict Paleo diet avoiding foods that Bioresonance testing has shown they have an allergy to. Annabel is a Vegan which coupled with her many allergies (Dairy, Milk, Gluten) makes it very difficult to plan meals and eat a balanced diet.
  • Gut Health –  Enzymes are being looked at to restore their damaged gut flora. Once improvements have been achieved, Pre-Biotics will be prescribed followed by probiotics.
  • Herbs – A specific mix of Herbs was created to address their needs. This is a much more convenient to take than Cowden Protocolas you only have one thing to take 2 or 3 times a day. Annie says its the worst thing she has ever tasted.
  • Vitamins – Jenny has prescribed Annie & Dale with several vitamins including Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin D and C.
  • Detox – Primary weapon is Toxaprevent. We are also looking to purchase an FIR Tent, Enterosgel and other detox options to compliment Toxaprevent.
  • Bach Flowers – These are being taken by both to minimise the effects of treatment and to support the healing process. Selection of the best flowers carried out by the therapist using Bioresonance testing.

Futher Details Here

Treatment Approach:

Annie, age 20

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Annie undergoing treatment in Germany
  • Diagnosis
    • Therapist testing confirmed she still has Lyme plus several other bacteria, viruses, mold’s & Parasites.
    • Allergic to everything.
  • Treatment
    • BICOM Bioresonance treatment – 10 treatments
    • Biophoton treatment (3 days a week, 6 treatments)
    • Ozone IV treatment  (One day only, stopped due to fear of needles).
    • No Herxheimer reactions from treatment  although tired and sleeping 10-12 hours a day up from 8 (average).
  • Test Results
    • To Follow
  • Duration of Treatment
    • 6 Weeks if Daily Therapy
    • Guestimated 8-12 weeks if treatment 2 days a week, longer without access to Biophoton & Ozone

Dale, Age 30

Dale

  • Diagnosis
    • Test results showed NO LYME disease but many viruses including Epstein Bar (EBV) that may be causing persistent or chronic relapsing Hepatitis in his liver.
    • We assume the antibiotics he was on for a year has cleared the Lyme or less likely, that his multiple positive Lyme tests were false positives caused by viruses .
  • Treatment
    • BICOM Bioresonance treatment to build up organs Day 1-6
    • The Therapist says Dale is too weak from years of chronic illness to start the elimination of pathogens.
    • Oxygen IV infusions 4 times in week 1 has clearly improved oxygen flow to body which is looking a healthy pink again.
  • Test Results
    • Dales Liver is showing signs of stress (Black Squares) before the treatment started.
    • The NLS Hunter 4025 scan below indicates Hepatitis as the casue of the Stress (Black Squares in the picture below) and was confirmed with Bioresonance Ampule Testing.
    • The Bioresonance ampule test for Hepatitis C was also positive, so this virus and one other key virus explains his continued ill health.
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      Liver stressed

Overview or Pathogens Identified.

Viruses

  • Epstein-Barr
  • Heppatitis C  (+Hep Non A/B positive)
  • Herpes simplex
  • Herpes zoster
  • Flu Virus 1987, 1989, 1991
  • Cocksackie Mix
  • Kerato Konjunctivitis  (Adeno Virus)
  • mononucleosis  ( glandular fever).
  • Adeno  Virus
  • V-DarmKatarrh

Allergy

  • Mould fungus
  • COW’s milk
  • Wheat

Bacteria

  • Staphylococci
  • Mycoplasmas
  • Helicobacter  Pylori

Funguses

  • Candida alb.
  • Microsporum canis

Heavy Metal

  • Aluminium
  • Cadmium
  • Palladium
  • Mercury
  • Plutonium
  • Tin

Intestine

  • Dysbacteria Coli
  • Gastroduodenitis – Needs to be cleared before heavy Metals ??
  • Inflammation small  intestine
  • Parasites  (Fasciolopsis buski and Taenia Solium)
  • Alcohol methylicus
  • Fermentation 36%

Other stressors

  • Chakras
  • Focal toxicoses
  • Catalysts   KIDNEY
  • Catalysts Il  KP1,5,6
  • TMJ Joint/ Hyoid bone
  • Nutritional point 92 or 72

Mollecular

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Trace elements
  • Essential Fatty Acids

Miscellaneous

  • Water vein / Geopathic stress
  • Electrosmog
  • Radioactivity
  • Vaccination stress
  • Food additives
  • Laterality disorder
  • other Toxins
  • External garbage
  • Energy level: 13-26%

Treatment Details

Many people have asked for details about the treatment. Here is a link the provides details of the Treatment should you wish to know more.

Travelling & Accommodation:

If you’re interested to know about travelling to this German clinic read on….

MAtthias

  • Traveled by Car – It took 10 Hours with an overnight stay in Brugges.
    • London to Brugges – 5 hours light traffic
    • Brugges to Essen – 5 hours in heavy traffic.
  • Apartment I booked on Booking.com was a disaster as it only had two and not the three beds shown in misleading photos.
  • I found a new apartment nearby, booked it and moved in within 1 hour. Perfect location overlooking lake. A two Bedroom spacious place with a washroom/spare bed which is Dad’s room now. A bit pricey but if it keeps them happy will be worth it.

Lessons Learned 

  • Buy a German SIM card from a store and not petrol station. They need registering and you have to add a package for data costs 15 Euros for 2 Gb on Vodafone.
  • Get a German Satnav with mapping (try free NAVMII Germany) on your phone before you arrive. My BMW satnav has no local road detail made travel a pain.
  • Bring diet specific food with you. Trying to source gluten free took 2 days.
  • Arrive the day before to get settled in before treatment starts
  • Confirm accommodation details  via phone call to make sure the property is suitable.
  • Don’t trust pictures shown online websites as they often mislead.
  • Driving over allows you to bring a few home comforts, so although a hassle it’s worth it if you don’t mind driving in mainland Europe.

Bioresonance Testing & Therapy

What is Bio-Resonance Frequency?

Two of the greatest thinkers our planet has ever seen have both been quoted on the importance of Energy, Frequency and Vibration to all life forms.

tesla large                       Albert-Einstein-Energy

Bioresonance therapy was invented in Germany in 1977 and is used successfully in 55 countries worldwide. Today there are thousands of bioresonance therapy devices used around the world by doctors and health practitioners.

Bioresonance therapy has been found to be highly effective in treating many ailments, such as allergies, skin problems, chemical and heavy metal toxicity and other conditions including food, drug and alcohol addiction.

Significant new findings in science and technology have generated astounding innovations, which are now being applied to medicine.

Findings from the area of biophysical and quantum mechanics and quantum physics made available incredible options and have absolutely led to remarkable developments in technology. These findings are useful to make clear the basis of bioresonance therapy.

E = M*C squared is the relationship between matter and energy as we fully understand it from the genius of Albert Einstein.

Every form of matter is made up of energy and also emits energy. Each and every substance and every single cell of every part of the human body emits their energy too. This includes viruses, bacterias, allergens as well as substances that are beneficial to the body. They all have a highly specific, typical wavelength or frequency with entirely individual attributes.

This is termed the ‘frequency pattern’.

Cells communicate amongst each other – this is the way in which the frequency pattern is formed. We all live in an age of communication and information. Your body functions and regulates by itself because of communication and the communication exchanges amongst the various cells of the body.

This cell communications through ‘flashes of light’ and is by way of specific frequencies. In a healthy body, each cell can carry out its task and exchange information unhindered. Then again, stress induced substances or perhaps impacts can get in the way or obstruct this kind of communication between cells. Interfering substances such as chemical toxins, infections, germs, parasites, volatile organic compounds, pesticides and things that trigger allergies are able to disrupt communication between the cells.

The following can result in organic (physical) changes. This disturbed cell interaction prevents those cells performing effectively and we notice evidence of this through non-specific changes in well-being, both mental and physical exhaustion, persistent tiredness, skin disturbances and eruptions, irritable digestive tract and even allergic reactions.

Bioresonance therapy aims to decrease the overall amount of disturbed frequencies. Frequency patterns that cause sickness can be modified into healthy, therapeutically effective frequency patterns, thus empowering healthy cell communication once again.

This is by no means a comprehensive list but it gives an clear idea of what can be achieved away from pills and potions that treat symptoms not the cause.

Some people feel energy more than others, personally I’m not someone who feels a great deal however if you speak to a Reiki master or another type of holistic therapist who have experienced a Bio-Resonance treatment, they will tell you how amazing it is.

You can read a full review of a Bio-Resonance treatment by Jess Lewis founder of OurGOM.com by clicking the link below
http://www.ourgom.com/get-boom-back-bioresonance/

Bio resonance therapy

There are different ways you can get the benefits from Bio-Resonance frequency. There are practitioners all around the world who can treat you privately. What makes each treatment different is the technology they use and also the protocols they use. There are also devices you can wear that will give you beneficial Bio-resonance 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

Here’s What People Have To Say After a Bio Resonance Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

How Does Bio Resonance Frequency Work?

What exactly is the ‘Frequency Machine’?
The “Frequency Machine” is an amazing and unique device that has been specifically designed to actively scan and read something called the human ‘bio-field.’ The machine is capable of not only scanning an individual’s personal bio-field but it can also analyse the different frequencies emitted by the human body. The frequency readings, which are specific to each individual, are then transmitted to a laptop computer that is directly connected to the Frequency Machine. The results of the bio-field scan can then collected by a specially created software application and summarised visually on-screen. Our consultants, who have been extensively trained to interpret the results, are then able to talk through and explain the findings to each individual client. As no two people are the same the client can be sure of a highly personalised reading of their unique bio-field scan results.

What is a ‘Bio-Field’?
The human Bio-Field is simply another term for the energetic matrix that surrounds us all as living beings and is unique to each and every one of us as individuals. It links our bodily cellular activity together via neural pathways sometimes referred to as ‘meridians.’  This communication between cells can be thought of as a constantly flowing current that creates the vibratory aspects of our being. This energetic field can also be thought of as a kind of biological ‘superhighway’ that allows the DNA in our cells to communicate with each other faster than the speed of light thus maintaining a coherent holistic intelligence within the overall human organism.

It has long been known by physicists that everything in the entire universe has been created by energy, vibration and frequency. Even what we consider to be “solid matter” is in fact, at the quantum level, also composed of energy – and human beings are no exception. At the deepest level of our being, in the molecules that make up our cells, we are essentially ‘bundles of energy.’ As living beings we are therefore constantly exchanging energy with everything around us. This means we all have our own personal  ‘vibrational signature’ that is as unique as our fingerprint.

How might the Frequency Machine improve my health?
You have probably heard of the commonly used expression “You are what you eat.”  The reality is that you are also what you think! Your lifestyle, your thoughts your past and your present all have a very profound affect on how you function in this world on a day-to-day basis.  As we travel through this journey we call ‘life’ we all encounter or experience difficult or challenging situations. Many of these tough situations can cause stress and put our bodies into what is termed ‘fight or flight’ mode.

When the body is in this ‘fight or flight’ state our sensory nerve cells pass the perception of an external threat message from the external environment to a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.  Neuro-secretory cells within the hypothalamus then transmit a signal to the pituitary gland inciting cells there to release chemical messengers called peptides into the bloodstream. Simultaneously, the hypothalamus also transmits a nerve signal down the spinal cord. Both the chemical messengers and nerve impulse will travel to the same destination – the adrenal gland.  You are probably already familiar with the term ‘adrenalin rush’ which we experience when we are in a state of action or excitement. This feeling emanates from the adrenal gland.

These ‘chemical messengers’ are very important parts of our biological make up and help us to combat stress by flooding our bodies with the chemicals that feed our muscles with more energy. We excrete most of these substances naturally but some residues tend to get trapped in our soft tissues and internal organs. These ‘trapped’ adrenalin based chemicals tend to create toxins that emit a frequency that in turn can create a number of unwanted side effects. The frequency associated with the original stressful event permanently attaches us psychologically and biologically and unfortunately continues to create negative behaviours and thought patterns that repeat time and time again throughout our life.  Sight, sound, smell and taste are all triggers that can resurrect the original emotions and thus the chemical compounds connected to the original event.  In simple terms the Frequency Machine helps to stop these unwanted triggers from happening by re-programming the frequency that is causing the problem. So by re-programming the defective frequency and replacing it with a more ‘positive’ frequency the stubborn toxins are finally removed.

Think of the calmness you experience after a good massage during which your masseur is able to break down the lumps and crystals in your muscles to get rid of those uncomfortable stress knots. Afterwards you feel much more relaxed and you are advised to drink lots of water in order to help the body flush out the released toxins. Well, this is broadly the same principle applied by the Frequency Machine.

How does the Frequency Machine work?
The machine works by running lots of different frequencies throughout the body and then identifying any ‘negative’ frequencies that are being emitted. It then works to alter and retune the defective frequency. In simple terms it finds all the blockages and then clears them.  This means that once the programme is complete you still retain the memory of the original stressful situation but the associated ‘bad feelings’, negative behaviours and negative thought patterns that were associated with that memory have now been dissolved away.

Many of the physical conditions treated by the frequency machine result from residues of emotional stress picked up from the experiences of normal, everyday life.   No two people are the same and we all react and deal with everyday stress in different ways. That is why we all ‘store’ those stress chemicals in different ways.

Does it hurt?
Using the Machine, for most people, is a completely pain free experience. However, when the Frequency Machine treatment is activated there is a possibility you may feel a slight discomfort in certain areas of the body. This is nothing to be concerned about and simply means the machine is doing what it was designed to do. The discomfort arises because your body is simply letting go of historic painful emotions and associated toxins.

Example (Case History)

We recently treated one client who had deep-seated emotional anxieties attached to her ex-partner.

The client had been constantly in and out of hospital with various health issues that were still unresolved. When we treated her she mentioned that in the past she had suffered years of domestic violence. It was ten years since she had left that abusive relationship so she was convinced she had dealt wit all the associated issues. However, when we targeted that issue using the Frequency Machine she felt sharp stabbing pains in her side for about ten minutes as she was letting go of all the toxins and negative frequencies that were attached to that memory.  

Afterwards she felt a huge release of old buried emotions and became a little bit light headed. Very soon after her energy level improved, her blood sugars improved and her diabetes became easier to control. She hasn’t been back to hospital since.

Will I feel anything?
During a frequency treatment you may feel tingles or twinges in various parts of your body as the machine works to pulse away the negative frequencies stored in your soft tissues. These are temporary and stop as soon as the treatment is completed.  After the treatment some clients report that they feel a little tired which is not surprising as the body has just processed and released years of anxiety and stress. It is always advisable to drink plenty of water after a treatment to help re-hydrate the body and flush out all the toxins that have been released.

Where does treatment take place?
Clients have the option to visit us in person if they wish – or alternatively a treatment can be conducted remotely if the client is able to post to us a small hair sample or fingernail clippings. Both hair and nail clippings contain enough DNA for the machine to analyse. The machine will read the bio-field of the samples and use this data to calculate the frequencies that need to be transmitted back to the client.  To date 65% of our clients have been treated this way with the same excellent results as those who visit us in person.

Although some people might be sceptical about the concept of ‘long distant healing’ there is actually a substantial amount of independent evidence that this type of healing is equally as effective as face-to-face healing. It is based on a scientifically proven concept called ‘Quantum Entanglement’ (See Appendix One below for explanation). For those who may still be in any doubt, our co-founder, Angela K Wright MBE, was treated in her home in Brisbane, Australia from our premises in Manchester in the UK using remote healing based on her submitted DNA samples. Following the treatment she was so impressed by the results that she decided to invest in the business.

How many sessions does it take?
Everyone is affected by the trials and stresses of modern life in different ways and as such each individuals condition is experienced at different psychological levels. For example, conditions like anxiety, stress, phobias and addictions etc can usually be dealt with in one or two sessions. Treating certain physical conditions like Arthritis or ME may take more sessions. Top-up treatments may also be required from time to time if the client so wishes.

When will I start to notice a difference?
Again this depends on the individual and there is no ‘standard’ answer. Most of our clients usually report feeling instantly calmer and relaxed immediately following a treatment. Others report feeling a difference within a few hours of receiving a treatment.  Some clients feel no immediate tangible difference until they later find themselves in a particular situation or circumstance and then realise that they acted and felt very different than they did before. This demonstrates the real benefit of the Frequency Machine.

Why is a Frequency Machine treatment better than a traditional treatment?
It would be wrong to claim that the Frequency Machine is the perfect solution for everyone as we are all unique individuals with different and sometimes complex medical histories. It is useful to note however that the history of ‘traditional’ western medicine is based on the twin concepts of ‘prevention’ or ‘cure’. In simple terms this means that the leading drugs companies are constantly trying to develop more and more pills to ‘fix’ our medical problems. In short they are addressing the symptoms rather than the underlying cause of illness or disease.

Our focus is more aligned to the Eastern principles of health i.e. finding out what is the root cause behind an individual’s health problems. If we can fix the root cause of a physical or psychological ailment then this is clearly a better solution than filling the body with pills and potions that often only bring temporary relief rather than a long term cure.

In the West our culture views disease as a physical manifestation of an underlying problem. But in the East, for thousands of years, the belief is that disease starts with an imbalance of our energy field which later manifests as a physical problem. Our Frequency Machine has been designed to work based on the wisdom of the East. It treats our energetic ‘self’ as a priority and rebalances our natural frequencies in order to cure our underlying health issues.

Bio-Resonance Frequency Wristbands

There is a cheaper alternative that having a private Bio-Resonance frequency treatment. For a very low cost you can now buy a wristband which provides the wearer with beneficial frequencies 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. I wear one of these wristbands myself and it really does make a difference.

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Click here to find out more about Frequency Wristbands

To find a Bio-Resonance therapist fill out the contact us form

Great video which explains how frequency bands can work

Video explains how everything is not as it appears with science

 

Bioresonance Treatment Overview

Many people who are dissatisfied with a lack of progress on antibiotics and pharmaceutical (allopathic) medicines are considering Naturopathic and Integrative (Multiple) medicine for treatment. Energy Medicine (Generic name covering several technologies) is becoming popular for the treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections yet little is known about many of the options that exist.

This post provides an overview of the treatements we have encountered.

Bioresonance Therapy

Bioresonance machines allow a therapist to determine pathogens and stressors on the body to help select the most appropriate treatments, ensuring that the body’s elimination organs are built up to support the removal of toxins before Pathogens are removed. In many cases, by just unblocking the elimination organs (Liver, kidneys, Lymph nodes, connective tissue)  and boosting the immune system the body is able to clear many of the pathogens  naturally without treatment.Bioresonance machines cost up to £20,000, so most are purchased by therapists who offer treatments to patients typically charging £70-100 per hour.  A growing number of patients are purchasing Bioresonance machines for home use under the guidance of a trained therapist. A second-hand machine can be obtained for £5-10,000. A key benefit of Bioresonance Therapy is that you don’t need to learn how to use a complex machine before seeing benefits.

When surveyed in May  2016, 10 Bioresonance therapists from the UK, US, Germany & Holland reported that they have been able to eliminate Lyme disease in more than 70% of patients and reduce the symptoms in many the remaining 30%. One experienced US based therapist states that 30% of her Lyme patients don’t improve with the elimination of Lyme disease bacteria and that this is typically due to an undetected virus (mostly Herpes family) that cause symptoms that were assumed to be Lyme disease.

Bioresonance machines can be diagnostic or therapy only and sometimes they are combined into one unit, such as BICOM product (above) from German company Regumed.

Diagnostic Testing can be carried out on hundreds of pathogens very quickly. There are several approaches including the use of glass ampules and digitally encoded ampules (containing the resonant frequency of pathogens). The BICOM machine inverts the pathonogenic frequency  into a treatment which can be tested to confirm a “beneficial treatment” using heart rate variability monitoring, Keniesiology (muscle testing) or using a biofeedback device called a biotensor. Bioresonance testing is both fast, cheap and reliable with no waiting around for test results.

BIORESONANCE therapy can achieve major benefits in just two or three treatments. It is possible to use as a home treatment device with a few hours training. Less treatment is required compared to RIFE therapy and it’s thought to be more effective on a wider range of co-infections. A therapist will typically combine multiple treatment options into one treatment session. Further information on Bioresonance can be found here.

Some therapists combine Bioresonance therapy with Oxygen, Ozone, Biophoton therapy along with naturopathic treatments, supplements and herbs.

A novel approach used by some patients is to combine the use of both energy medicines with visits to a Bioresonance Therapist and regular RIFE treatments at home in between.

Some patients who have have been on pharmaceuticals for many years and are very weak may not be able to obtain a full recovery with Bioresonance treatment, but are likely to obtain some benefit.

A list of UK and European therapists offering Energy Medicine therapies will be made available shortly.

Figure 1. An older BICOM 2000 from Regumed

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BICOM Picture 1

Bioresonance therapy is one of a number of procedures including homeopathy, acupuncture and other naturopathic procedures within the area of empirical healing.

The fundamental principles of the following hypothesis for bioresonance therapy have been confirmed by the latest discoveries in quantum mechanics and biophysics, but have not yet been accepted by current expert opinion within orthodox medicine.

The BICOM machine does not typically cause severe Herxeimer reactions so a patient can receive 3-5 treatments per week, although typically it’s one or two sessions per week as it can take several days to fully absorb the treatment.

Wave-particle duality

Discoveries made in quantum physics have revealed that all particles of matter share the characteristics of both waves and particles. This means that all substances – and therefore all cells, parts of the body, as well as viruses, bacteria, pollen, toxins, etc. – emit electromagnetic waves. Depending upon their nature, all substances have a quite specific typical wavelength or frequency with highly individual characteristics. This is known as a frequency pattern.

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Cells communicate with one another

Living as we do in the communication and information age, it is time we faced up to the fact that the body can only function and regulate itself because communication and thus an exchange of information takes place between the various cells in the body. Research into biophotons is based on the assumption that cells communicate with one another by means of “flashes of light” (photon radiation). They exchange information over certain frequencies.

This information exchange functions unhindered in healthy bodies. As a result, each cell and each part of the body is able to do its job.

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Stress-inducing factors or substances can impede communication between cells

If, however, undesirable substances (toxins, viruses, bacteria, etc.) or harmful radiation act on the body, these may impede communication between the cells.

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Disrupted cell communication may result in organic changes

Where communication between cells is impaired, this will of course prevent those cells from functioning properly and we see evidence of this to varying degrees in the form of non-specific disturbances in general well-being, poor performance, chronic fatigue and later as organic changes plus related symptoms.

Symptoms frequently occur at the point where there was already a deficiency – often hereditary.

 

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Determining individual stresses accurately

The body’s extracellular fluid is not just the cells’ culture medium. It also serves as a “special rubbish dump” for harmful substances if the eliminating organs such as the liver/gallbladder, kidneys, intestines, etc. are overloaded. Since water is also an excellent store of information, information from harmful substances is also stored here however. This area is not easily accessible to laboratory procedures. These stresses can usually be tested very quickly and painlessly at the biophysical level. The Bicom device offers a valuable tool in this respect. In many cases it is possible to discover which stresses may cause health problems in the patient (e.g. bacteria, viruses, electronic smog, dental materials, allergens, etc.).

The stresses identified are treated with the appropriate frequency patterns using the BICOM device

The body’s own regulatory system can be supported and aided to a considerable extent by BICOM bioresonance therapy

healthy cell communication restored

Communication between the cells can take place once again unimpeded. Harmful substances can be released and excreted.

Frequency Patterns are stores in small glass ampules shown below. The Ampules are used for Testing the existence of a Pathogen and can also be used to eliminate the pathogen. The frequency pattern can also be digitized and stored in a software program so many therapists use a combination of glass and digital ampules.

A Therapist treating a complex illness like Lyme & Co-infections will typically have 500 or over 1000 ampules to understand why a patient is unwell. IT’s also possible to treat the patient without knowing what pathogens are affecting them by using their blood as a treatement, reversing the frequencies of pathogens found by the BICOM machine.

 

Bionic 880 The Photon Therapy 

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This German medical device has been getting great reviews as it appears to force extracellular bacteria out of the cells so that the immune system can find and eliminate them. This machine causes Herxeimer reactions so treatment intensity must be built up to prevent toxins overloading the elimination organs.

The Bionic 880 uses pulsating Infra Red (IR) light, which can activate and regulate many metabolic processes. Light or Photon energy plays an extremely important role  to release  substances such as enzymes, prostaglandin, lymphocytes and hormones to heal and repair the body’s damaged cells. 

The radiated Photons are first absorbed by the skin, which multiply in the body and then spread into the brain and branch to the Nervous System (NS) as well as the spinal cord and harmonize the production of hormones e.g. endorphins (pain hormones) serotonin (appetite and mood hormone), cortisol (stress hormone) etc.

Many German doctors have used the Photon Therapy for the last 10 years. It is very popular therapy in Germany. Bionic 880 is a medical device and certified by German Medical Authority.

Bionic 880 is effective method of therapy. It is gentle, fast acting and totally free of side effects. It   could be used on adults as well as children for various conditions. It enhances the quality of life.

The treatment

It is a painless procedure and lasts for 30 to 45 minutes. The radiation head is simply positioned onto different locations of the body (meridians, acupuncture points and effected areas) to distribute the photons, which enhances the production of hormones, prostaglandin and enzymes. The process of healing starts from the first treatment.

Medical use of Bionic 880

  • Wound healing (including plastic surgery)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 96% success rate
  • Cancer and Cancer aftercare
  • Stress, Depression, Insomnia and headaches/migraines
  • Weight loss, 90% success rate (photon stimulates the body’s production of Serotonin, which suppresses the appetite
  • Treatment to give up smoking, 86% success rate (photon harmonizes production of endorphins)
  • Bacterial and viral infection – including Lyme disease, 96% success rate
  • Local pain complaints – migraines, arthritic and rheumatic pains, Sciatica, Lumbago, Herpes Zoster, skin disease (psoriasis, rosacea and eczema), severe chronic diseases, Multiple sclerosis, leaky gut, IBS and others
  • Neuralgia (pain caused by sensory nerve disorder) e.g. Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • It is a great energy booster and generator

BIONIC 880 treatment is now available in the UK (Soutwest & London)

Oxygen & Ozone Injections

Oxygen & Ozone infusions – These increase the level of oxygen in the blood to reduce inflammation, kill bacteria and improve the blood acid/alkalinity. This is available in Germany – We have yet to find a clinic to offer this in the UK.

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Ozone Infusion Therapy

 

3d NLS Scanner

Non Linear System

A new fast digital scanning technology is available which can give a full body healthcheck in 10 minutes. Based upon German and Russian technology, the  3d-NLS Testing device compliments and validates the findings of the ampule based testing approach. The pictures produced by the scan (see below) are highly detailed and the data collected about your health far exceeds existing technology. This is a medical breakthrough that few know about in the west due to FDA protectionism of the US pharma industry, who see this technology as a threat to their symptom relief business model.  LINK

Hunter NLSFig 1. A typical NSL scan showing the Mitochondria under stress from Herpes (Mono) & Lyme disease.

 

RIFE Therapy

RIFE machine was not part of our therapy however it will be considered as a backup device to support Bioresonance.

A RIFE machine can take months and sometimes years to achieve benefits, so many people purchase their own machine and start treating themselves from home.

RIFE machines prices range from £300-£5000+ and the most advanced RIFE machines, which incorporate a plasma tube, cost between £2500-£5000. A  lower cost yet highly effective approach is to build or purchase a Doug Coil machine; the parts can be purchased for around £1-1,500. One of the lowest cost RIFE machines with a huge following is called the Spooky 2, however for Lyme disease treatment the Chinese manufacturer suggests a package including two devices and a plasma tube, which costs approx £2000.

RIFE machines typically cause a Herxeimer reaction so treatment must be given slowly to allow time for the body to detox the bio-toxins produced by the die-off of Lyme bacteria.

RIFE machines only offer therapy and have no diagnostic (test) capability. When purchased, the owner has to experiment to see if they obtain a  Herxeimer reaction or benefit from a reduction in symptoms after using the machine. The low cost Spooky 2 Rife machine offers a basic heart rate monitor biofeedback testing facility, however little has been written about how effective this testing method is.

RIFE machines cannot be used as a diagnostic device to help determine the right treatment, check treatment duration nor confirm that treatment is working. New RIFE machine owners are often at a loss to determine how to treat themselves and rely upon social media for support.

Medical Benefits Of Psychedelic Plants

I recently heard about a Lyme patient who was completely cured of Lyme after one treatment of Ayahuasca. On researching this it seems are others who say the same thing. Is this an option now ?

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2016/04/19/world-rediscovering-medical-benefits-psychedelic-plants/

Steven Maxwell, Contributor
Waking Times

This week Pennsylvania and Ohio announced plans to legalize medical marijuana, which will make them the 24th and 25th states to officially recognize its medicinal value. Because marijuana is successfully helping so many people cope with a host of ailments with few side effects, some other plant medicines are becoming popular for treating things like depression, drug addiction, PTSD and much more.

Where pharmaceuticals are failing, exotic plant-based psychedelics seem to be succeeding, sometimes in as little as a single dose. Over-stressed Westerners are flocking to retreats all over the world to rediscover these alternative treatments. The treatment ceremonies are typically conducted in comfortable, controlled settings by shaman trained in dosing levels.

But there are also secular biohackers, like best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek books Tim Ferris, who is currently micro-dosing psychedelics to test overall performance enhancement. In addition, Ferris is crowdfunding a Johns Hopkins study to clinically test using psychedelics to treat depression.

Ferris explains:

I am helping researchers in neuroscience and psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to conduct a pilot study of psilocybin in the addressing of treatment-resistant depression.

A recent but still unpublished study at Johns Hopkins demonstrated rapid, substantial, and sustained (lasting up to six months) antidepressant and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects of a single dose of psilocybin in psychologically-distressed patients with life-threatening cancer diagnoses. This is incredibly exciting. What if we could decrease or avoid altogether the known side-effects (and frequency of consumption) of current antidepressant drugs like SSRIs?

This study could help establish an alternative.

There have been many studies using synthesized psychedelics like Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). The most recent Imperial College London study showed LSD brain scans resemble a free and open mind similar to that of children.

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In the remarkable video below, a 1950’s housewife is filmed during an early LSD experiment proving it to be quite safe and pleasant.

Unfortunately, there have not been many modern studies about the potential benefits of psychedelic plants. But that seems to be changing.

Why Do Psychedelics Work?

Plant psychedelics seem to perform as a physical and spiritual detox. In fact, many of them induce vomiting and diarrhea – making them less than ideal party drugs. What’s the mechanism at work? Psychedelics appear to facilitate the rapid processing of pent-up psychological trauma. As such, when the trauma that causes anxiety, depression, PTSD or addictions is cleansed, the patient essentially feels healed.

Here are 4 Psychedelic Plants Shown to Have Healing Benefits

1. Psilocybin

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Psilocybin is a mind-altering compound similar to LSD or DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) found in over 200 species of mushrooms. Often called magic mushrooms, these edible North American psilocybin fungi have effects including “euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and spiritual experiences,” according toWikipedia.

Clinically, magic mushrooms have helped people quit addictions according to Johns Hopkins. It is also shown to be an effective natural treatment for cluster headaches, depression and PTSD, and even shows signs of fighting cancer.

Below is a personal account of microdosing psilocybin mushrooms:

Despite swelling evidence that it has many potential medical uses, psilocybin remains illegal in the United States.  The US government lists magic mushrooms as a Schedule 1 controlled substance. However, courts have ruled that Native Americans are legally allowed to use peyotefor religious ceremonies.

2. Ayahuasca

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Ayahuasca is fast becoming one of the most accessible hallucinogenic plant medicines. Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew originating from indigenous people in Amazon regions of South America. A tea is made by combining dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-containing plant species. It is typically taken orally in shaman-led ceremonies.

Participants report a deep learning about themselves and the natural habitat. Many liken it to a spiritual awakening, revelations, or a cleanse.

Don Jose Campos, author of The Shaman & Ayahuasca: Journeys to Sacred Realms, claims that “people may experience profound positive life changes subsequent to consuming ayahuasca. Vomiting can follow ayahuasca ingestion; this purging is considered by many shamans and experienced users of ayahuasca to be an essential part of the experience, as it represents the release of negative energy and emotions built up over the course of one’s life.”

The physical cleanse also serves to help expel unwanted tropical parasites, according to Wikipedia.

The psychedelic effects of ayahuasca include visual and auditory stimulation, the mixing of sensory modalities, and psychological introspection that may lead to great elation, fear, or illumination. Its purgative properties are important (known as la purga or “the purge”). The intense vomiting and occasional diarrhea it induces can clear the body of worms and other tropical parasites.

Once wild child, Lindsay Lohan, credits her sobriety and straightening out her life to a single ayahuasca experience.

Although many people have shared their incredible experiences with ayahuasca, not many clinical studies have been conducted. Yet the scientific journal Nature just announced a pilot study to test ayahuasca’s effectiveness at treating depression. Brazilian scientists also claim that ayahuasca could treat people’s cancer.

Ayahuasca is in a legal gray zone. The plants are not technically illegal but the active ingredient, DMT, is. Despite its questionable legality, ayahuasca retreats are popping up all over the world to help people detoxify their trauma.

3. Kratom

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Kratom is made from the leaves of a tropical tree in the coffee family. Its common medicinal uses are pain management and mood alteration.

Philip Smith of Stop the Drug War wrote this about kratom:

Kratom is a substance that falls on the more innocuous side of the psychoactive spectrum. It is the leaves of the kratom tree, mitragyna speciosa, which is native to Thailand and Indonesia, where the leaves have been chewed or brewed into a tea and used for therapeutic and social purposes for years. According to the online repository of psychoactive knowledge, the Vaults of Erowid, kratom acts as both a mild stimulant and a mild sedative, creates feelings of empathy and euphoria, is useful for labor, and is relatively short-acting.

Of course, any psychoactive substance has its good and its bad sides, but kratom’s downside doesn’t seem very severe. Erowid lists its negatives as including a bitter taste, dizziness and nausea at higher doses, mild depression coming down, feeling hot and sweaty, and hangovers similar to alcohol. There is no mention of potential for addiction, and while fatal overdoses are theoretically possible, especially with its methanol and alkaloid extracts, in the real world, ODing on kratom doesn’t appear to be an issue. No fatal overdoses are known to have actually occurred.

Reported medicinal uses for kratom are relief for pain, anxiety and depression and it’s being studied as a withdrawal-free treatment for addiction. It’s also said to help people overcome social anxiety.

Watch a beginner’s guide to kratom below:

Although some states are attempting to ban it, anyone can currently buy kratom online.

4. Iboga

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Iboga, or Ibogaine, is the root bark of the Iboga tree found in Africa. Usually administered by shaman, Iboga induces a trance-like psychoactive state. Iboga stimulates the central nervous system when taken in small doses and induces visions in larger doses. Users report psychological introspection and spiritual exploration while in the trance.

It is gaining a reputation as a powerful alternative treatment for drug addiction and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In the video below, a veteran of the Canadian Navy explains how Ibogaine helped him conquer PTSD, depression and substance abuse.

The organization for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is currently studyingibogaine therapies in Mexico and New Zealand. Meanwhile, healing centers and retreats are popping up all over the Western world. At this time it remains illegal under the US Federal Controlled Substances Act as a Schedule 1 drug.

Best of all, millions of people take plant-based psychedelics with very few dangerous health effects, especially when compared to pharmaceutical options currently on the market to deal with anxiety and depression. However, most psychoactive plants remain illegal in the United States and around the world.

That, too, may be changing as more establishment players acknowledge the benefits.

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Cannabis Treatments for Lyme Disease

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Article by MR Story by Michael Cheng

Lyme Disease and Cannabis: What can start as a simple bite from a tick can lead to a relentless disease. Lyme disease is a crippling, mysterious sickness that can be difficult to treat due to the underlying symptoms that come with the medical condition. For those who aren’t familiar with the illness, it is caused by spirochetal bacteria of the Borrelia genus. The microscopic bugs have the ability to hide in deep tissue and change forms, making them extremely hard to eradicate.

In addition to dealing with the medical condition, individuals must endure the devastating side effects that come with traditional treatments, such as daily doses of morphine, tramadol, or oxycodone. Reliance on conventional forms of medication leave some patients weak, depressed and addicted to the drugs that are designed to help them cope with the disorder. According to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, current treatments for the illness are not effective, with 40 percent of the courses resulting in a 40 percent relapse rate. This figure increases dramatically when the treatment is delayed or postponed.

Managing Lyme Disease Symptoms

content_cannabis_lyme_disease_1Recently, patients suffering from the disease have tried using marijuana to treat various manifestations that come with the sickness. Such individuals typically use weed to deter drug dependency, or alleviate the side effects of common treatments, including nausea and lack of appetite. Many patients are seeking alternative forms of medicine, due to the deteriorating effects of strong prescription meds. Some felt that their bodies were breaking down twice as fast, when simultaneously dealing with the disease and the powerful drugs.

In the past few years, numerous accounts of patients testing cannabis as a viable form of treatment has surfaced online. Some started experimenting with smoking the plant, and moved on to using a vaporizer or eating edibles. “In the hospital, I have needed to have morphine or lorazepam through an IV to accomplish what smoking two grams of cannabis does on the comfort of my couch, in a fraction of the time,” explained Alexis, a patient diagnosed with late-stage Lyme disease.

“I was dealing with major nausea, weakness, insomnia, horrific night terrors/nightmares, hearing things, hallucinations and wretched headaches, all of which were side effects of the medicine,” said Lydia Niederwerfer, a Lyme disease survivor.

Cannabis Oil and Lyme Disease

Medical Cannabis ( Marijuana ) oil ready for consumptionIt is important to consider that cannabis may not serve as a direct cure for the disease. But in some cases, patients are able to almost make a full recovery, using potent forms of marijuana, such as pastes and oils. Shelly White, a patient with Lyme disease, was having up to 10 seizures per day from the illness. Smoking weed completely stopped the seizures, and a month of cannabis oil treatment helped her return to work and school.

Marijuana can also be used to ease depression in Lyme disease sufferers. This is critical for patients because suicide is the leading cause of death for individuals diagnosed with the condition, mainly from the onslaught of depression due to hormonal and chemical imbalances.

Bioresonance and Live Blood Analysis

In April 2016, my daughter Annabel had her blood checked using a combination of Bio-Resonance & Live Blood analysis by  Leeds based organisation RESON8 

We concluded that as the standard blood tests for Lyme and co-infections were known to be unreliable and that their selection by doctors was at best “hit and miss guess work”, it made sense to organise further  broad reaching “tests” that might identify co-infections and other pathogens that were contributing to her poor state of health. We were willing to try new experimental and old fashioned techniques keeping an open mind.

The following is a list of tests that she has undertaken and a few more we are trying to arrange. This list is changing all the time as we learn more about testing.

Blood Testing – Borrelia and other pathogens

Completed

  • Borrelia by LTT from Infectolab in 2014 (Positive Lyme Test Result)
  • CD57 Test (Score of 20 is highly indicative of Lyme)
  • Bioresonance – Diacom – Showed Borrelia & Ascaris as the main pathogens
  • Bioresonance – BICOM – Showed Borrelia, Mycoplasma, 3 other bacteria & Fungus and Ascaris parasite (See Below)
  • Live Blood Analysis [Results shown Below)

To be Arranged – These are all hard to arrange so no dates yet

  • Microscopy using Borrelia DNA FISH Probes or Fluorescent Antibody Staining
  • Abbot Plexid (advanced DNA testing)
  • Next Generation Sequencing (Experimental not commerical)

Live Blood Analysis

We  arranged to have Annabel’s blood filmed so I could ask experts familiar with analyzing blood of Borrelia patients to check if there are any anomalies that needed to be investigated.

This first sequence of pictures were taken  30 minutes after her blood was drawn from a finger prick blood sample.

Many of the cells are showing signs of toxicity or dehydration (spiky appearance) the exact cause still to be determined.

In the last picture taken several hours later, It looks like a spirochete was emerging from one of the red blood cells [Awaiting confirmation from Experts].

The results of the BICOM Bio-resonance blood test follow these pictures.

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Question: Do these white blood cells here look normal ? Is this a Biofilm ?

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b) Several hours later – String like objects were emerging from the cells. Left of middle cell.

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Biresonance BICOM Analysis

The results of the BICOM Bio-resonance  analysis test showed the following: 

  • Borrelia
    • Borrelia  WAI
    • Borrelia  Lonestari
    • Borrelia  Recurrentis
    • Borrelia  Burgdorferi
  • Mycoplasma Mix
  • Bacilli
  • Bordetella
  • Fusobacterium
  • Gamma Herpes Vir. (Eppstein-Barr)
  • Ascaris larvae
  • Aspergillus clavatus
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus fumigatus FT4
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus oryzae
  • Aspergillus parasiticus
  • Aspergillus repens
  • Aspergillus versicolor
  • Fungi spores – Aspergillus
  • Fungi spores – Cladosporium
  • Fungi spores – Mucor
  • Fungi spores – Ustilago
  • Fungi spores (mix 1)
  • Fungi spores (mix 2)
  • Fungi spores (mix 3)

 

We did not have time to test for Bartonella and Thyroid so plan to include this in the next visit.

 

300 Medical Conditions Related to Lyme Borreliosis

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A Disease Frequently Misdiagnosed

Katrina Tang, M.D., HMD, founder and Director of Research at the Sierra Integrative Medicine Clinic in Reno, Nevada, states that Lyme disease eludes many doctors because of its ability to mimic many other diseases. According to an informal study conducted by the American Lyme disease Alliance (ALDA), most patients diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are actually suffering from Lyme disease. In a study of 31 patients diagnosed with CFS, 28 patients, or 90.3%, were found to be ill as a result of Lyme.

Dr. Paul Fink, past president of the American Psychiatric Association, has acknowledged that Lyme disease can contribute to every psychiatric disorder in the Diagnostic Symptoms Manual IV (DSM-IV). This manual is used to diagnose psychiatric conditions such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), antisocial personality, panic attacks, anorexia nervosa, autism and Aspergers syndrome (a form of autism) to name a few.

List of Conditions

The following 365 medical conditions are linked to Lyme disease (Borreliosis) either by cause or association. The list only includes medical conditions appearing in articles published in a medical journal. Click on the condition to view information on the article.

A

Abdominal pseudo-eventration
Abdominal wall weakness
Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA)
Acute Acral Ischemia
Acute conduction disorders
Acute coronary syndrome
Acute exogenous psychosis
Acute febrile illness
Acute hemiparesis
Acute ischaemic pontine stroke
Acute meningitis
Acute myelo-meningo-radiculitis
Acute myelitis
Acute pediatric monoarticular arthritis
Acute peripheral facial palsy
Acute perimyocarditis
Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (APMPPE)
Acute pyogenic arthritis
Acute reversible diffuse conduction system disease
Acute septic arthritis
Acute severe encephalitis
Acute transitory auriculoventricular block
Acute transverse myelitis
Acute urinary retention
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Algodystrophy

Allergic conditions
Allergic conjunctivitis
Alopecia
Alzheimer’s Disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Amyotrophy
Anamnesis
Anetoderma
Anorexia nervosa
Anterior optic neuropathy
Antepartum fever
Anxiety
Arrhythmia
Arthralgia
Arthritis
Asymmetrical hearing loss
Ataxic sensory neuropathy
Atraumatic spontaneous hemarthrosis
Atrioventricular block
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

B

Back pain without radiculitis
Bannwarth’s Syndrome
Behcet’s disease
Bell’s Palsy
Benign cutaneous lymphocytoma
Benign lymphocytic infiltration (Jessner-Kanof)
Bilateral acute confluent disseminated choroiditis
Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome
Bilateral facial nerve palsy
Bilateral follicular conjunctivitis
Bilateral keratitis
Bilateral papilloedema
Bilateral retrobulbar optic neuritis
Biphasic meningoencephalitis
Bipolar Disorder
Brain Tumor
Brainstem tumor
Brown recluse spider bite
Brown-Sequard syndrome

C

Cardiac apoptosis
Cardiac Disease
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Carditis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Catatonic syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome
Central vestibular syndrome
Cerebellar ataxia
Cerebellitis
Cerebral atrophy
Cerebro-vascular disease
Cervical facet syndrome
Cheilitis granulomatosa
Chiasmal optic neuritis
Chorea
Choriocapillaritis
Chronic encephalomyelitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic muscle weakness
Chronic urticaria
Cerebellar ataxia
Cogan’s syndrome
Collagenosis
Complete flaccid paraplegia
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Concomitant neuroretinitis
Conduction disorder
Conus medullaris syndrome
Coronary aneurysm
Cortical blindness
Coxitis
Cranial Neuritis
Cranial polyneuritis
Craniopharyngioma
Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
Cutaneous marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma
Cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma (SALT)

D

Dacryoadenitis
Dementia
Demyelinating disorders
Depression
Dermatomyositis
Diaphragmatic paralysis
Diffuse fasciitis
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Diplopia
Discopathy
Disseminated choroiditis
Dorsal epiduritis

E

Encephalitis
Encephalomyelitis
Encephalopathy
Endogenous paranoid-hallucinatory syndrome
Eosinophilia
Eosinophilic fasciitis (Shulman syndrome)
Epilepsy
Epileptic crises
Episcleritis
Epstein Barr
Erythema chronicum migrans
Exanthema (local and generalized)
Extrapyramidal disorders

F

Facial diplegia
Fascicular tachycardia
Fatal adult respiratory distress syndrome
Fetal death
Fever
Fibromyalgia
Fibrositis
Focal nodular myositis
Frontotemporal atrophy

G

Generalised motor neuron disease
Geniculate neuralgia
Giant cell arteritis
Gonarthritis
Granuloma annulare
Guillain-Barré Syndrome

H

HLA-B27 negative sacroiliitis
Hallucinations (Painful)
Headaches (severe)
Hearing loss
Heart block
Hemiparesis
Hemophagocytic syndrome
Hepatic disorders
Hepatitis
Herniated discs
Holmes-Adie syndrome
Horner’s syndrome
Human necrotizing splenitis
Hydrocephalus
Hyperacusis

Hyperbilirubinemia
Hypothyroidism

I

Idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (IAPP)
Idiopathic facial paralysis
Infarction pain
Impaired Brainstem response
Infantile sclero-atrophic lichen
Infectious Mononucleosis
Infiltrating lymphadenosis benigna cutis
Inflammatory cerebrospinal fluid syndrome
Inflammatory choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM)
Influenza
Internuclear ophthalmoplegia
Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis
Intracerebral haemorrhage
Intracranial aneurysm
Intracranial hypertension
Intracranial mass lesions
Intrauterine growth retardation
Iritis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Isolated acute myocarditis
Isolated lymphadenopathy
Isolated neuritis of the sciatic nerve
Isolated oculomotor nerve paralysis
Isolated posterior cord syndrome

J

Jaundice
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

K

Keratitis
Keratoconus

L

Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy
Left sided sudden hemiparesis
Leukemic meningeosis
Lichen sclerosus
Livedo racemosa
Lofgren’s syndrome
Lumboabdominal pain
Lupus
Lymphadenosis benigna cutis
Lymphocytoma cutis
Lymphoma
Lymphocytic meningitis
Lumboradicular syndrome

M

Madness
Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome
Memory impairment
Meningeal lymphoma
Meningitis
Meningoencephalomyelitis
Meningoencephalomyeloradiculoneuritis
Meningopapillitis
Meningoradiculitis
Mesangioproliferative IgA-nephritis
Migraines
Mono-arthritis
Monolateral chorioretinitis
Morgagni-Adams-Stokes syndrome (MAS)
Morning glory syndrome
Morphea
Motor neuron syndrome
Motoric disturbations
Multiple mononeuropathy
Multiple mononeuropathy and inflammatory syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis
Musical hallucinations
Myelopathy
Myofascial pain syndrome
Myositis

N

Necrotizing granulomatous hepatitis
Neonatal respiratory distress
Neuromyotonia
Nodular panniculitis
Normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)
Oculomotor paralysis
Oligoarthritis

Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome
Nodular fasciitis
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

O

Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Ocular flutter
Opsoclonus-myoclonus
Optic atrophy
Optic disk edema
Orbital myositis
Organic mood syndrome
Optic nerve lesion
Otoneurological Disorders

P

Panuveitis
Papillitis
Paralysis of abdominal muscles
Paralytic strabismus
Paraneoplastic polyneuropathy
Paranoia
Parkinsonism
Parotitis
Pars plana vitrectopy
Parry-Romberg syndrome
Parsonage and Turner syndrome
Patellar tendon rupture
Peripheral facial palsy
Peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral vascular disorder
Pericarditis
Perimyocarditis

Persistent atrioventricular block
Pigment epitheliitis
Pityriasis rosea
Pleural effusion
Polymyalgia rheumatica
Polyneuritis cranialis
Polyneuropathy
Polyradiculopathy
Polysymptomatic autoimmune disorder
Popliteal cyst
Porphyrinuria
Posterior scleritis
Postganglionic Horner syndrome
Primary lymphoma of the nervous system
Primary effusion lymphoma
Presenile dementia
Progressive cerebral infarction
Progressive facial hemiatrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome)
Progressive stroke
Progressive supranuclear paralysis
Prolonged pyrexia
Propriospinal myoclonus
Pseudo-sepsis of the hip
Pseudo tumor Cerebrae
Pseudolymphoma
Pseudoneoplastic weight loss
Psychosomatic disorders

R

Radiculalgia
Radiculoneuritis
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (pleocytosis)
Raynaud’s syndrome
Recurrent paralysis

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Reiter’s Syndrome
Respiratory failure
Restless legs syndrome
Retinal pigment epithelium detachment
Retinal vasculitis
Reversible dementia
Rheumatic Fever
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rhombencephalitis
Rhombencephalomyelopathy
Ruptured Baker cysts
Ruptured synovial cysts

S

Sacro-iliitis infection
SAPHO syndrome
Sarcoidosis
Schizophrenia
Schoenlein-Henoch purpura
Scleroderma
Secondary syphilis
Seizure Disorders
Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Septal panniculitis
Septic arthritis
Seventh nerve paralysis
Sick sinus syndrome
Silent thalamic lesion
Somatic delusions
Spontaneous brain hemorrhage
Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Stiff-man syndrome
Still’s disease
Stroke
Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Subacute multiple-site osteomyelitis
Subacute organic psychosyndrome
Subacute multiple-site osteomyelitis
Subacute presenile dementia
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Sudden deafness
Sudden hemiparesis

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Sudeck’s atrophy
Synovitis
Syphilis

Symmetric Polyarthritis

T

Temporal arteritis
Temporomandibular joint syndrome
Thrombocytopenic purpura

Thyroiditis
Tourette’s syndrome

Transient Ischemic Attack
Transient left ventricular dysfunction
Transient synovitis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal palsy

U

Unilateral interstitial keratitis
Unilateral papillitis
Urticaria
Uveitis

V

Vasculitic neuropathy
Vasculitic mononeuritis multiplex
Vasculitis
Ventricular asystole
Vertigo
Vestibular neuronitis
Vitreous clouding
Vomiting (persistent)

Destroying the Lyme Disease Biofilm Using An Ancient Infiltrator

http://www.antiseptic-dorogova.com/cms/lyme-disease/lyme-biofilm.html

For people with relapsing Lyme disease symptoms

By Greg Lee

How are resealable bags similar to a chronic Lyme Disease infection?
When gathered in a colony, Lyme bacteria are able to create a protective covering to prevent from being killed off. This protective covering is called a biofilm. This biofilm enables the bacteria to seal themselves within a “plastic bag” when they are in danger. This biofilm protects the bacteria from antibodies, antibiotics, and other medicines that will kill it. In theory, the bacteria are believed to be able to lie dormant in their biofilm for months or even years.

When conditions are safe again, the bacteria can re-emerge and aggravate symptoms of pain, fatigue, and mental fog
As a result, some people end up struggling with a recurring Lyme Disease symptoms for years, even decades. Many of these people seek the care of a Lyme literate physician. These people may end up receiving many different antibiotics over the course of several years.
Antibiotics are believed to stimulate the Lyme bacteria to cover itself with a biofilm. When the bacteria re-emerges, symptoms can flare up bad enough to require hospitalization.

How can you stop this cycle of bacteria sealing itself and re-emerging later to aggravate your symptoms?

An age old herb shows new promise for cutting through a difficult biofilm
In 2006, a 17 year old student in Mississippi used an ancient Ayurverdic herb called terminalia chebula to penetrate the biofilm and kill the pseudonomas bacteria behind cystic fibrosis. Here is the link to the original article: http://www.cogito.org/Articles/ArticleDetail.aspx?ContentID=15951.
Her work was also featured in the January/February medicine and health sciences issue of Imagine Magazine published by John Hopkins University.

If this herb can cut through the pseudonomas biofilm, can it also penetrate the Lyme bacteria biofilm?

Current patients report a reduction in their symptoms when taking this herb
When clients take this herb combined with other anti-Lyme herbs and treatment methods, their symptoms are reduced as much as 90% in as little as eight weeks. These results are usually seen in clients that have been infected for about a year or less. In some cases, patients may see an increase in their symptoms due to greater numbers of bacteria being uncovered or killed off in their body.

Initially, symptoms may increase when taking these herbs
Some patients have reported an increase in symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, and joint pain when starting to take the terminalia chebula herb in their formula. In the beginning, the herb is added at a very low dose so as to minimize any flare up of your symptoms due to greater numbers of bacteria being released.

As you get stronger, your symptoms get reduced and the dosage of this herb is increased to cut through any remaining biofilm. This helps your immune system to be more effective at: killing off more bacteria, eliminating harmful toxins, and keeping you healthy and strong.

A ancient herb brings new hope for eliminating the symptoms of chronic Lyme Disease
Instead of dreading a recurrence of your Lyme Disease symptoms, an ancient herb called terminalia chebula may be able to penetrate the thick resealable plastic bag around the Lyme bacteria. And then antibiotics, anti-Lyme herbs, and your immune system can do their job.

Get rid of your Lyme Disease pain, fatigue, and mental fog for good.

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Suggestions for combatting Lyme induced depression

Guidance from people who have tried to avoid pharmaceutical drugs

If you visit doctor and the will prescribe  Citalopram or similar.  There must be an alternative to getting hooked on prescription drugs that are thought by some to damage the immune system

Suggested Methods to help with depression

  • St Johns wort.
  • Valerian herb tincture (excellent its where valium derived from)
  • B3
  • Cashews
  • 5-HTP

LDA 2008 Bransfield did two excellent presentations in Leicester where he talks about that.

Intestinal worms

The Common Enemy

Intestinal worms, or soil-transmitted helminths (STH), are the most common NTDs worldwide. STHs are caused by a group of parasitic worms, most commonly hookworm, roundworm (ascariasis) and whipworm (trichuriasis) that are either transmitted through contaminated soil or by ingesting parasite eggs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 1.5 billion people are infected with one or more STHs. Globally, there are 700 million people infected with hookworm (including 44 million pregnant women), 807 million people infected with ascariasis, and 604 million people infected with trichuriasis. Transmission mainly occurs in tropical climates and where sanitation and hygiene are poor.

Did you know?

Hookworm was once a significant public health problem in the South of the United States and the parasite was so widespread that the economy of the South was affected.  In 1909 John D. Rockefeller provided $1M for the creation of the Rockefeller Sanitation Commission for the Eradication of Hookworm Disease.

Through widespread testing and door-to-door treatment and education, the Commission was able to reduce the disease burden so that hookworm was no longer considered a public health issue by 1914

Transmission cycle and symptoms:

There is no direct person-to-person transmission as STH eggs need to mature in soil, and STH are therefore transmitted by parasite eggs that are passed in the feces of infected individuals.

Once inside the body, adult worms live in the intestines and produce thousands of eggs a day. Though symptoms vary, they include: anemia, malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, swelling of the abdomen, weight loss, diarrhea, and inflammation of the intestines.

While hookworm infection is primarily caused by walking barefoot on contaminated soil, both roundworm and whipworm infections are caused by ingesting infective parasitic eggs. Once inside the body, adult worms live in the intestines and produce thousands of eggs a day. Though symptoms vary, they include: anemia, malnutrition, vitamin A deficiency, swelling of the abdomen, weight loss, diarrhea, and inflammation of the intestines. Studies have shown that children infected with hookworm have a 23% drop in school attendance.

Diagnosis and treatment:

Though the standard method of diagnosing STH infection is by identifying the parasite eggs in feces under a microscope, the WHO recommends periodic deworming of all at-risk individuals without previous individual diagnosis in endemic areas. Treatment is either once or twice a year depending on the prevalence of infection.

The aim of the WHO’s STH control strategy is to reduce morbidity caused by the disease and by periodically treating all at-risk populations until the intensity of the infection is reduced. At-risk populations include pre-school children; school-age children; women of childbearing age including pregnant women in their second and third trimesters, and breastfeeding women; and adults in certain high-risk occupations.

There are two fast-acting, safe, effective, and inexpensive drugs available to treat STH: albendazole and mebendazole. Both drugs are easy to administer by non-medical personnel and are donated through the WHO (GlaxoSmithKline provides albendazole and Johnson & Johnson donates mebendazole) to Ministries of Health for STH control programs.

To break the cycle of transmission, it is essential that STH treatment efforts be accompanied by health and hygiene education that encourage healthy behaviors and by the provision of adequate sanitation in resource-poor settings.

END Fund Team

INTERNATIONAL BOARD

WILLIAM CAMPBELL

END Fund International Board Chair;
Senior Advisor, JPMorgan Chase & Co.;
President, Sanoch Management

DOUG BALFOUR

Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Global, Inc.

GIB BULLOCH

Founder and Executive Director, Accenture Development Partnerships

MICHAEL P. HOFFMAN

Chairman, Changing Our World, Inc.

ALAN MCCORMICK

Managing Director, Legatum

MELISSA MURDOCH

Founder, Green Park Foundation

SCOTT POWELL

Retired Senior Executive, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup

CHRISTINE WÄCHTER-CAMPBELL

Co-owner, Winston Wachter Fine Art Gallery

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

DR. PETER HOTEZ

END Fund TAC Chair; President, Sabin Vaccine Institute;
Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

DR. ALAN FENWICK

Director, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

DR. DANNY HADDAD

Director, International Trachoma Initiative

DR. ADRIAN HOPKINS

Director, Mectizan Donation Program

DR. JULIE JACOBSON

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

DR. PATRICK LAMMIE

Senior Scientist, Center for Disease Control and Prevention

END FUND TEAM

ELLEN AGLER, Chief Executive Officer

ELISA BARING, Program Director

COLLEEN BOSELLI, Associate Program Director

CARLIE CONGDON, Associate Program Director

CECILIA DOUGHERTY, External Relations Associate

MICHAEL GREENBERG, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration

YAYNE HAILU, External Relations Associate

WARREN LANCASTER, Senior Vice President, Programs

SARAH MARCHAL MURRAY, Senior Vice President, External Relations

SCOTT MOREY, Senior Program Director

KAREN PALACIO, Program Director

JAMES PORTER, Associate Director, External Relations

MARK REIFF, Associate Program Director

ABBEY TURTINEN, Executive Assistant

Problems faced by patients in the UK

Problems faced by patients in the UK

Summary

At present, there is currently no available antibody test that can accurately diagnose whether or not you have Lyme Borreliosis.

The diagnostics used by the NHS are unreliable and if the test used by the NHS fails to detect your infection, the NHS will refuse to treat you. If you are one of the more fortunate patients who test positive, the NHS will only offer you minimal treatment and will refuse to treat you if your symptoms persist. Many patients who have tested negative here in the UK via the NHS are forced to pay for private testing and treatment abroad, and it isn’t cheap. However, blood test results from reputable private laboratories all over the world are not being recognised by our NHS. Infected British tax paying citizens are suffering because of the NHS’ intransigence.

Public Health England are in charge of the testing and keep insisting that their tests are completely accurate and never miss a case of Lyme disease. British people are dying because of this infection; it can cause stroke, heart block, blindness, paralysis, liver disease, Parkinsonian symptoms, ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is implicated in Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. We believe thousands of people remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. Many are told their problems are psychological or that they’re suffering from various syndromes of no known aetiology.

We believe there is a clear and present danger that has not been acknowledged by the UK Department of Health. We need this epidemic to be recognised and acted on immediately. The complexity of this disease is akin to that seen in Tuberculosis and Syphilis. Our European neighbours are reporting epidemic levels of incidence between 10 and 450 per 100,000 of the population.

This is a public health problem that is destined to become an even bigger problem unless we tackle it now.

True Scale of the problem hidden
  • Thousands are living in chronic health, many are wheel chair bound, in severe pain and unable to function
  • Hundreds are dying every year – Far worse than BSE/CJD scandal – True scale is unknown
  • Number of deaths are hidden from public – No tests are carried out to look for root cause
  • Doctors in US & Europe are saying 90% of CFS-ME and Alzheimer’s have Lyme
  • Congenital & Sexual Transmission serious risk
  • Blood Supply exposed to Lyme Disease infected donors
  • Climate change, ticks living longer, people coming into contact with ticks more often) are leading to ever increasing rates of infection.
PHE are ignoring the Existence of Chronic Lyme Disease in the UK
  • PHE ignoring the irrefutable science that confirms chronic Lyme Disease
  • PHE / NICE follows US Insurance company conflicted IDSA advice
  • Belgium, Germany & Sweden are leading the field testing and treating
  • Former Soviet bloc countries have better treatment (i.e.Estonia)
  • Doctors ridicule patients for “believing” they have Lyme disease
  • Doctors are hauled up before GMC with threats to remove their license
  • No NHS doctors are able to treat Lyme Disease effectively in the UK
Tests are not accurate
  • UK tests are Porton down using outdated inaccurate testing technology
  • UK Test believed to be missing 50-95% of all Lyme Disease patients
  • Elisa test screens out many patients who would otherwise be Positive by Western Blot
  • Immunoblot test excludes two common strains of Lyme disease  (Garni and Myomoti)
  • High percentage of NHS False Negatives testing positive by private tests
  • PHE have never been audited to determine how accurate their tests are
  • Positive European Tests are ignored by the PHE preventing treatment
Primary Care Doctors are not educated to diagnose Lyme
  • PHE are not educating doctors adequately to diagnose Lyme
  • Most GP’s are blissfully ignorant causing thousands to suffer needlessly
  • Even Clinical proof (EM rash) is being ignored by doctors
  • Doctors unable to treat Lyme as NICS/PHE guidance prevents them
  • Doctors must be encouraged to use antibiotics based on clinical symptoms.
No Specialist Lyme Treatment Centres
  • No Lyme Specialists within NHS
  • The Winchester clinic was set-up and close due to no Funding
  • No NHS treatment for Chronic Lyme Disease
  • Only Patients with £20-100k can afford private treatment
  • Only 2-3 Private clinics operate under harassment from GMC
Official Statistics are misleading Parliament and public
  • PHE are not checking statistics are correct
  • Testing flawed = Flawed stats
  • PHE thought to be under reporting Lyme disease prevalence by 10-30x
  • No Statistics on total population with Lyme (reported or not)
  • No follow up on known or suspected cases of lyme
Grossly insufficient Research Funds allocated to Lyme Disease
  • 10x more prevent than Aids with 1% of the research funds
Political Ticking Timebomb
  • Government should act to address before the truth is public
  • Many MP’s are worried as they can see there is a growing issue
  • Problem receiving greater visibility and press coverage

This list is undergoing change, so check you have the latest version. Much more content will be included here from various sources.

To see the proposals on how to address these serious issues Click Here

For guidance on how to Lobby your MP or anyone in Click Here

Additional Information

Health Minister Role

  • preventing avoidable mortality
  • health protection
  • emergency preparedness
  • organ donation and transplants
  • It is important to learn from mistakes in health and social care and to prevent them happening again

Changes required by the Patient Community & Interest Groups

Changes required by the Patient Community   

This draft has not been verified. Awaiting further content and input from existing material.

Priority 1

  • PHE to agree to collaborate with scientists to develop a gold standard method of detecting Borreliosis in the UK. [Note: This is the objective from the 19th Jan Parliamentary Meeting]

Priority 2

  • PHE using  LTT Elispot, Melissa, PCR, Microscopy and scrap 2 Tier test
  • Chief Medical Office to update public on true risks
  • Differential Diagnosis (MSIDS) to be adopted by all GP’s made available on NHS website
  • Treatment based upon symptoms not unreliable tests
  • Doctors must be encouraged to use antibiotics based on clinical symptoms
  • NICE guidelines to be updated by new Lyme Treatment Centres
  • Private Tests to be accepted for NHS Treatment
  • IV Antibiotics to be given to Patients
  • Natural Remedies to be offered
  • Announce to press that Lyme Disease may be an STD
  • National Press & TV Advertising warning of Lyme Disease risks are increasing
  • New Treatment Protocol for UK – Patient Centred – Based on ILADS – Owned by new Centres not NICE
  • Doctors removed from Rigid guidelines preventing novel techniques
  • Treatment of Lyme by Antibiotics to be removed from Annual Appraisal monitoring
  • Better Surveillance & Statistics
  • 3-4 National Treatment centres set-up
  • Specialists brought in from Abroad
  • Lyme Literate Doctor Training Scheme
  • New Professional Body set-up for Lyme Literate Doctors
  • PHE role changed to Testing for Lyme and introducing new tests – Not medical advice to doctors
  • PHE Test results independently Audited and published every 6 months
  • GMC prevented from harassing doctors
  • Research Funding for Testing, Treatments & Prevention (relative to other major disease prevalence)
  • Funding for UK company IanXen to develop microscopy tests for Borrelia and common co-infections
  • True survey of Lyme Patients to determine how many are suffering
  • Announcement that Lyme tests were inaccurate and retesting required (I.E Recall Notice)
  • Training for current GPs about Lyme (and other TBDs) diagnosis and treatment.
  • Prevention and awareness training for the general public, by government agencies.
  • All public Places warning Signs at entrances
  • Schools given warnings and teacher training

Priority 3 – If 1 & 2 not achieved

  • Public Inquiry
  • New Labs Independent Labs to set-up in UK under independent watchdog (Private/Public)
  • New independent Lyme & Co-infections Lab set-up (Private & Gov funded)
  • Suspicious deaths should be tested for Lyme bacteria and other tick born infections

Version Control

  • 30th Jan 2015 – First Draft 0.2 – Added objective from 19th Jan Meeting and prioritised remaining
  • 30th Jan 2015 – First Draft 0.1 prepared with input from 3 people who are approaching their MP’s

Millions were in germ war tests

The Ministry of Defence turned large parts of the country into a giant laboratory to conduct a series of secret germ warfare tests on the public.
A government report just released provides for the first time a comprehensive official history of Britain’s biological weapons trials between 1940 and 1979.

Many of these tests involved releasing potentially dangerous chemicals and micro-organisms over vast swaths of the population without the public being told.

While details of some secret trials have emerged in recent years, the 60-page report reveals new information about more than 100 covert experiments.

The report reveals that military personnel were briefed to tell any ‘inquisitive inquirer’ the trials were part of research projects into weather and air pollution.

The tests, carried out by government scientists at Porton Down, were designed to help the MoD assess Britain’s vulnerability if the Russians were to have released clouds of deadly germs over the country.

In most cases, the trials did not use biological weapons but alternatives which scientists believed would mimic germ warfare and which the MoD claimed were harmless. But families in certain areas of the country who have children with birth defects are demanding a public inquiry.

One chapter of the report, ‘The Fluorescent Particle Trials’, reveals how between 1955 and 1963 planes flew from north-east England to the tip of Cornwall along the south and west coasts, dropping huge amounts of zinc cadmium sulphide on the population. The chemical drifted miles inland, its fluorescence allowing the spread to be monitored. In another trial using zinc cadmium sulphide, a generator was towed along a road near Frome in Somerset where it spewed the chemical for an hour.

While the Government has insisted the chemical is safe, cadmium is recognised as a cause of lung cancer and during the Second World War was considered by the Allies as a chemical weapon.

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In another chapter, ‘Large Area Coverage Trials’, the MoD describes how between 1961 and 1968 more than a million people along the south coast of England, from Torquay to the New Forest, were exposed to bacteria including e.coli and bacillus globigii , which mimics anthrax. These releases came from a military ship, the Icewhale, anchored off the Dorset coast, which sprayed the micro-organisms in a five to 10-mile radius.

The report also reveals details of the DICE trials in south Dorset between 1971 and 1975. These involved US and UK military scientists spraying into the air massive quantities of serratia marcescens bacteria, with an anthrax simulant and phenol.

Similar bacteria were released in ‘The Sabotage Trials’ between 1952 and 1964. These were tests to determine the vulnerability of large government buildings and public transport to attack. In 1956 bacteria were released on the London Underground at lunchtime along the Northern Line between Colliers Wood and Tooting Broadway. The results show that the organism dispersed about 10 miles. Similar tests were conducted in tunnels running under government buildings in Whitehall.

Experiments conducted between 1964 and 1973 involved attaching germs to the threads of spiders’ webs in boxes to test how the germs would survive in different environments. These tests were carried out in a dozen locations across the country, including London’s West End, Southampton and Swindon. The report also gives details of more than a dozen smaller field trials between 1968 and 1977.

In recent years, the MoD has commissioned two scientists to review the safety of these tests. Both reported that there was no risk to public health, although one suggested the elderly or people suffering from breathing illnesses may have been seriously harmed if they inhaled sufficient quantities of micro-organisms.

However, some families in areas which bore the brunt of the secret tests are convinced the experiments have led to their children suffering birth defects, physical handicaps and learning difficulties.

David Orman, an army officer from Bournemouth, is demanding a public inquiry. His wife, Janette, was born in East Lulworth in Dorset, close to where many of the trials took place. She had a miscarriage, then gave birth to a son with cerebral palsy. Janette’s three sisters, also born in the village while the tests were being carried out, have also given birth to children with unexplained problems, as have a number of their neighbours.

The local health authority has denied there is a cluster, but Orman believes otherwise. He said: ‘I am convinced something terrible has happened. The village was a close-knit community and to have so many birth defects over such a short space of time has to be more than coincidence.’

Successive governments have tried to keep details of the germ warfare tests secret. While reports of a number of the trials have emerged over the years through the Public Records Office, this latest MoD document – which was released to Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker – gives the fullest official version of the biological warfare trials yet.

Baker said: ‘I welcome the fact that the Government has finally released this information, but question why it has taken so long. It is unacceptable that the public were treated as guinea pigs without their knowledge, and I want to be sure that the Ministry of Defence’s claims that these chemicals and bacteria used were safe is true.’

The MoD report traces the history of the UK’s research into germ warfare since the Second World War when Porton Down produced five million cattle cakes filled with deadly anthrax spores which would have been dropped in Germany to kill their livestock. It also gives details of the infamous anthrax experiments on Gruinard on the Scottish coast which left the island so contaminated it could not be inhabited until the late 1980s.

The report also confirms the use of anthrax and other deadly germs on tests aboard ships in the Caribbean and off the Scottish coast during the 1950s. The document states: ‘Tacit approval for simulant trials where the public might be exposed was strongly influenced by defence security considerations aimed obviously at restricting public knowledge. An important corollary to this was the need to avoid public alarm and disquiet about the vulnerability of the civil population to BW [biological warfare] attack.’

Sue Ellison, spokeswoman for Porton Down, said: ‘Independent reports by eminent scientists have shown there was no danger to public health from these releases which were carried out to protect the public.

‘The results from these trials_ will save lives, should the country or our forces face an attack by chemical and biological weapons.’

Asked whether such tests are still being carried out, she said: ‘It is not our policy to discuss ongoing research.’

MP Surgery Guidance Notes

MP Surgery Guidance Notes

If you are bringing your case to the attention of your MP, this information should help you structure the meeting and provide an up to date definition of the problems faced by UK patients that has been checked for accuracy and consistency.

Key things to establish :

  • How much do they know about Lyme Disease ?
  • Do they want you to educate them about it ?  How much detail do they Need ?
  • Do they have any other Patients in their constituency
  • Has any of their family & friends ever had Lyme disease ?

Please provide feedback on how your MP meeting went and what information they were looking for and what the next actions are, so we can maintain a central tracking database.

Please do not forward this information to anyone as we want to track who has used it and their progress with the MP.

Meeting with Your MP

Introduction 

  • Explain your background, where you live, work etc
  • Describe your Family, ages etc
  • Use this time to break the ice and get to know them
  • Ask how long you have and if they have at least 15 minutes

Describe your Situation

  • Provide a brief  overview of your situation
  • Avoid going into a huge amount of Detail
  • How long have you been ill ?
  • Did you have an EM Rash that’s clinical Proof ?
  • How many doctors have you seen ?
  • Show tests have you had and the results – Stress if you had positive private tests
  • What treatment did you get (keep it brief) ?
  • What is the impact on your daily Life ?
  • Have you been featured in any Press Articles ?
  • Prepare a history of events, testing, diagnosis & treatment and provide as evidence.

Describe what you need from the MP

  • Experienced Doctor – Tests –  Diagnosis – Treatment ?  Think this through beforehand.
  • Describe any other needs ?
  • So you need Financial Help ?

Describe the Problem in the UK

See Link – Separate document as this list is undergoing change.

Describe changes required by the Patient Community  

See Link – Separate document as this list is undergoing change.

  • If this is the first time you are meeting the MP, don’t overwhelm them with information
  • You might want to delay give them more detail on the second meeting

Information Pack ** [Available Soon]

  • Show them the MP Information Pack **
  • Show them the minutes from the Parliamentary Meeting on the 19th Jan 2015  Link
  • Provide the list of MPS’s & Lords who are concerned and active **
  • Show the Case Studies of real people suffering ** Link
  • Show them the 1 page Lyme Disease Poster **
  • Show them the Basic Introduction to Lyme Disease & Glossary of Terms

Agree Next Actions

  • Get them to commit to specific actions by specific dates
  • If they don’t provide a date suggest one politely
  • Ask them if they need any more information over and above what you have supplied them
  • Ask if they would support an early day motion (244 MP’s supported the last one it needs 400)?
  • Suggest that they contact Lady Mar, Lord Greaves & Simon Hughes MP
  • Ask how they will get back to you (email, phone, letter, meeting)
  • Thank them for their interest in helping you

Note

** signifies information to come

This document is a DRAFT and has yet to be validated & checked for accuracy and relevance.

History of Lyme & Testing

Antibody tests

Testing for the presence of B. burgdorferi antibodies used an
ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) that detects IgG
and IgM antibodies. The results of this test were available within
one day in 70% of cases and within three days in 88% of cases.
The total number of tests that were positive in the last three
years was 78. As the laboratory serves a number of different
hospitals and many patients were tested more than once, this case
series includes the majority of patients with a positive Lyme
antibody test.
Positive and equivocal samples on the immunoassay were sent
to the Lyme Borreliosis Diagnostic Unit of the Health Protection
Agency at Southampton, where immunoblots are performed to
assess reactivity to a range of B. burgdorferi antigens.

In this cohort, Lyme antibodies were tested for in 64 out of 65
patients with the screening ELISA; this was positive in 28 and
equivocal in eight. Immunoblots on both the ELISA positive and
equivocal samples were all positive at the reference laboratory.
ELISA was negative in 25 patients. Eleven ELISA negative blood
samples from patients thought to have the infection clinically
were sent to the reference laboratory at the specific request of
the responsible clinician, and six of these had positive
immunoblots. Overall 44 out of 64 patients had Lyme disease
serologically confirmed on immunoblot.

Source-http://lymeaware.free.fr/lyme/Diagnostiques/Lyme%20UK%20O’Connell.pdf
Chronic Lyme Post-Mortem Study Needed
Editorial by Tom Grier:
Key Words:
•Antibody: A protein produced by a white-blood-cell to attack
bacteria and viruses.
•Titer: Another word for level, as in level or amount of antibody
measured in the blood.
•Seronegative: Despite an infection there is an absence of
antibodies in the blood or serum of the patient.
•Spirochete: A spiral bacteria in the same family of bacteria as
Syphilis.
•Borrelia burgdorferi: The spirochete bacteria that causes Lyme
disease.
•Erythema Migrans: A red expanding rash on the skin caused by an
infected tick bite. An EM rash is diagnostic for Lyme disease even
in absence of a positive test.
•Antigen: Refers to a foreign substance in our blood that is
capable of causing an immune response.
There isn’t a disease in the past 100 years that has polarized the
medical community more than Lyme disease. From the very beginning,
it was misunderstood. In the early 1970’s, two concerned mothers,
Polly Murray and Judith Mensch, were convinced that the epidemic of
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) cases they were seeing in their
neighborhoods in Old Lyme, Connecticut, were being contracted as a
result of some kind of environmental exposure rather than a genetic
disorder. After the state health department admitted that the JRA
incidence rate in that area was at least eight times the national
average, they somewhat reluctantly decided to investigate the
observations of these two woman. Murray and Mensch had to present
actual patient case histories they had collected before an
investigation was started.
In 1975, a rheumatologist named Dr. Alan Steere first described in
medical literature these abnormal cases of JRA as a new type of
arthritic disorder. He coined the term “Lyme Arthritis”. This led
to an immediate misunderstanding of Lyme disease, which was
incorrectly thought of as strictly an arthritic disease for many
years.
Six years later, in 1981, the actual cause of Lyme disease was
discovered to be a new species of spirochetal bacteria transmitted
to humans from the bite of infected deer ticks. Almost ten years
after Steere’s description of Lyme disease as an arthritic
disorder, it was now becoming recognized that Lyme disease was in
fact much more than just a new type of arthritis. Lyme disease was
now recognized as being equally capable of causing severe and
devastating neurological disorders. [Pachner AR, Steere AC. The
triad of neurologic manifestations of Lyme Disease: Meningitis,
cranial neuritis, and radiculoneuritis. Neurology 1985;35:47-53]
Dr. Willy Burgdorfer was the first to isolate the spirochetal
bacteria from the midgut of Ixodes Scapularis (deer ticks) gathered
from the Shelter Island area, located near the coast of New York
and New Jersey.
Shortly after the cause of “Lyme Arthritis” was discovered to be a
bacteria, articles appearing in medical literature quickly assumed
that the Lyme spirochete was similar to other bacterial infections.
Many treatment studies based their protocols of antibiotic
treatment on other bacterial infections, such as strep throat. The
conclusions from most early studies having short patient follow-up
concluded that you could expect Lyme disease to respond to 10-14
days of antibiotics. The antibiotics tested in the test tube and
deemed to be effective at that time included erythromycin,
tetracycline, and penicillin.
From the very beginning, treatment failures were seen in virtually
every antibiotic study done. The longer the patient follow up, the
higher the incidence of treatment failure. The medical community
blamed early treatment failures on the older antibiotics
erythromycin, tetracycline, and penicillin, and determined that
these antibiotics were not very effective at curing Lyme disease.
Ignored was the fact that the newer antibiotics were also
consistently failing to prevent relapses of active infection. Since
these early treatment studies, the concept that two weeks of
antibiotic therapy is adequate treatment for Lyme disease has
remained ingrained in the medical community’s collective
consciousness. [The Long-Term Follow-up of Lyme Disease: A
Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study. Authors: Shadick NA;
Phillips CB; Sangha O et al. Ann Intern Med 1999 Dec
21;131(12):919-26]
*Data presented by Dr. Nancy Shadick at an International Lyme
Symposia showed that patients in the Nantucket Island study
followed for up to 5.2 years after initial antibiotic treatment had
ever-climbing relapse rates. Relapse rates in patients receiving
two weeks of IV Rocephin (ceftriaxone) could expect a relapse rate
to exceed 50% after five years.
Other factors that contribute to relapse post-treatment seem to
include length of infection before diagnosis, choice of antibiotic,
and severity of symptoms at time of evaluation.
While from the very beginning there have been thousands of patients
who have complained of still being sick and symptomatic despite
supposed adequate antibiotic treatments, most of the medical
community has ignored the patient’s observations and labeled them
as being cured – despite the fact that they still have most of the
same symptoms that brought them to their doctors in the first
place. So, what determines a cure if the patient still has the
symptoms of the disease? In many cases, it is not the patient’s
disability that determines the disease state, but rather the
presence or absence of natural immune factors or antibodies. The
problem is that antibodies are not a direct measurement of active
infection.
How could this have happened? Part of the problem was the newly
emerging science and technology of antibody serology testing known
as ELISA tests (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay).
[ELISA tests look for an enzymatic color change that indicates the
presence or absence of Lyme antibodies in a patient’s serum. If you
still see a color change when a patient’s serum is diluted with 512
parts water, then it is said a patient has a dilution titer of
1:512. Note: Higher titer numbers do not have any correlation to
how sick a patient is feeling. In fact, a high number indicates the
presence of lots of immunity. A patient with a high titer is better
able to fight the infection than someone who is producing low
numbers of antibody or has a borderline or even negative titer.]
Not only was it clear that ELISA tests were quick and easy to
develop, but they were cheap and easy to administer. The
convenience of ELISA tests was a powerful enticement to both
doctors and patients. Let’s face it, taking a 10 cc vial of blood
is more convenient and inexpensive than having several brain, skin,
bladder, or heart biopsies costing thousands of dollars done. The
problem from the very beginning was that it was assumed and
generally accepted these tests were a better diagnostic tool than
patient evaluations based on symptoms and a response to treatment.
It was erroneously accepted that absence of antibodies in the blood
meant no infection was present anywhere in the patient’s body. Even
more disturbing was the incorrect assumption that the drop in
antibody levels during treatment indicated a microbiological cure.
Thus, many studies concluded that patients were cured if they
eventually tested negative for Lyme antibodies. Both assumptions
were and continue to be incorrect.
On paper, it certainly looks good for a doctor if he can tell a
patient that, based on the test, they are negative for Lyme
disease. However, in reality a more accurate statement would be
that the patient is simply negative for the presence of those
antibodies for which that particular test is sensitive for. Absence
of antibodies does not mean the patient cannot have active
infection.
ELISA tests can vary greatly from lab to lab. Since each lab holds
a patent on their particular test, they are all competing to say
they have the best test. It is a competitive business and certain
buzz words, such as specificity, sensitivity, efficacy, and
accuracy, are used to try to outsell one’s competitors lab tests.
This gives rise to many methods of testing efficacy implemented by
competing labs in order to say that their test is better than the
competition’s. This is usually based on predetermined laboratory
standards. Unfortunately, laboratory methods of determining an
ELISA test’s efficacy and accuracy does not directly correlate to
accuracy in determining infection in a human being.
If a laboratory tests its’ ELISA on 100 test tubes of an identical
known sample and, simultaneously, on 100 test tubes of distilled
water (the control group), and picks up 99 of the 100 samples and
only one of the control samples, they can claim their test is 99%
accurate. It had a 1% rate of false negatives and a 1% rate of
false positives. (The lab chooses what dilution titer it accepts as
positive. For one lab it maybe 1:256, while for another it may be
as high as 1:1024)
A 99% sensitivity sounds great, and most doctors and lay people
would determine that this ELISA test is 99% effective and accurate.
But these tests cannot tell you if a patient who is infected but
makes no antibodies (seronegative patients) has active Lyme
disease. Also, there is evidence that in humans with high titers,
the tests can still be as high as 55% inaccurate.
What if I told you that some manufacturer’s tests are sensitive to
only one of the antibodies we produce to the Lyme bacteria, and it
is an antibody that is rarely elevated in late Lyme? What if I told
you this test only had moderate sensitivity and requires highly
positive serum to have a reagent color change? What if I told you
that out of over 100 different Lyme ELISA tests by different labs,
each was slightly different? What would you think if I told you
that each lab holding a patent on an ELISA test presents data in
such a way to make their test appear to look better than the
competition in order to increase their profit? And, what would you
say if I told you that many medical institutions are actually
corporations that own patents on these Lyme tests, and that the
reputations of these institutions and the researchers who developed
them are all on the line if their test is found to be fallible?
What are the consequences to the reputations of these institutions
if patient who say they are still sick after treatment are denied
treatment because of these fallible tests? What if a patient
becomes disabled or dies? The admission that the Lyme bacteria is
alive and sequestered in some seronegative patients is not welcome
news to the developers of these tests. But, rather than do the type
of autopsy and tissue studies that would truly compare these tests,
the manufacturers have chosen to manufacture patient studies that
compare their tests to other equally bad serum tests. If a
carpenter has a yard stick 29 inches long and he tests its
precision with another yardstick 29 inches long, it will always
appear that his yardstick is accurate.
How do laboratory claims to the efficacy of these tests actually
stand up in the real world for the diagnosis of Lyme disease?
Hundreds of labs and ELISA tests were evaluated by independent
sources and were found several times to be less that 65% accurate.
(This was based on triple-paired identical positive serum samples
that were sent to 516 labs across the United States.) In some
cases, some labs were far below this average. Without even arguing
that some Lyme patient’s blood can be antibody negative despite an
active infection, the patient whose blood is highly positive runs
as much as a 45% chance or higher of still testing negative with an
ELISA test. So they can have loads of antibody and still test
negative simply by virtue of the lab’s inability to deliver
consistently accurate results.
Now consider this. By today’s diagnostic criteria, if you test
negative by ELISA, you don’t have Lyme disease. But, if you do test
positive, you still do not have Lyme disease until you also test
positive by Western Blot. A recent study shows that the Western
Blot can be less than 50% accurate. So, statistically, if the ELISA
test is 65% accurate and a Western Blot is 50% accurate,
multiplying these probabilities gives less than a 33% chance of
testing positive using the two tiered testing approach.
The biggest problem for Lyme patients today is that the medical
community still by and large makes the same two incorrect
assumptions about blood-based testing. This includes the more
recent PCR DNA blood tests, which have the same pitfalls as
antibody serologies in that the absence of infection of the
bloodstream does not mean absence of infection in the body. Two
important points to remember about antibody and PCR testing are: 1)
The absence of antibody (or bacterial DNA) does not prove absence
of infection and 2) the drop in antibodies (or the absence of Bb
DNA) does not guarantee that a patient is cured or that the patient
won’t relapse from active infection.
Example: Let’s consider that antibodies or bacterial DNA in the
patient’s serum are like hailstones you see during a hailstorm.
Standing in your yard with a five-gallon pail for several seconds,
you don’t collect a single hailstone. What can you conclude? The
absence of hail stones in your small bucket doesn’t exclude the
fact that it could have been hailing in your yard. You can use a
larger bucket and increase your odds, but what if the hailstorm is
just in one corner of your yard? Likewise, a small 10 cc vial of
blood may be inadequate to find an infection that isn’t even in the
blood.
A very important observation is that there is a history in medical
literature of symptomatic seronegative Lyme patients who have
received aggressive long-term antibiotic therapy and still have
been culture positive for active infection post-therapy. Tests can
be and are fallible, and infection can persist despite lengthy and
aggressive antibiotic therapy.
Other persistent infection studies have shown the presence of
Borrelia burgdorferi antigens, bacterial particles, bacterial
DNA/RNA, and the presence of the bacteria in tissue biopsies of
patients despite antibiotic therapy. Using staining techniques that
are sensitive for spirochetes, researchers have found the bacteria
in tissue biopsies from living patients as well as sequestered in
patient’s tissues at autopsy. All of these methods are a much more
direct measurement of the presence of Lyme bacteria than antibody
blood tests. But they are impractical tests for the average doctor
to perform on a daily basis.
•Why can infection be present in the body without the immune system
making measurable antibodies? Once an infection has left the
bloodstream, a patient may not make enough antibodies to test
positive. Once the infection has found a safer place in the body to
hide, it can avoid the immune system and also avoid any antibiotics
that are mainly circulating in the blood. Here is a list of
mechanisms of immune escape:
•Bb can be coated by human blocking antibody and become invisible
to killer immune cells.
•Bb can coat it self with B-cell membrane and cloak itself in human
proteins.
•Bb can find places like inside joints and tendons where it is
sequestered from the immune system and even antibiotics.
•Bb can go metabolically inactive.
•Bb can hide in the brain, heart, bladder, and possibly skin cells.
It is motile so it seeks out survivable places.
•Bb may have another form that lacks cell wall and therefore lacks
many of the antigens the human immune system would use to attack.
•Bb may hide inside some human cells.
Without infection being in constant contact with the blood-borne
immune system, the body shuts off antibody production. Antibody
levels will fall despite the fact that the infection is still
sequestered deep in the body, such as the brain, tendons, heart,
nerves, bladder, eyes, and joints. How do we know this? Patients
who have been repeatedly seronegative for antibodies have been
culture positive for the Lyme bacteria. Patients who have been
aggressively treated with antibiotics have been culture positive
for the Lyme bacteria. Despite repeated negative Lyme antibody
tests, these patients still had symptoms – symptoms that, in most
cases, responded to extended antibiotic therapies. [See references]
Because the medical community has by and large refused to accept a
patient’s symptoms as proof of infection and have continually based
their diagnosis of Lyme disease on Lyme serologies, there has been
an ever growing schism between so called “chronic Lyme patients”
and a medical community that refuses to accept their claims of
still having active infection post-treatment. In many cases, not
only are serologies used to determine the diagnosis, but the drop
in antibodies is often used to indicate a biological cure.
It has been the variable nature of the disease and its’ wide range
of symptoms, and the reliance on unreliable tests that has given
rise to two different camps concerning the diagnosis and treatment
of Lyme disease. Let’s discuss the evolution of these two opposed
paradigms of diagnosis and treatment in the next section.
The Need For A Post-Mortem Lyme Study
The medical community is unevenly divided into two opposing camps
on three major issues concerning Lyme Disease:
•What constitutes a proper diagnosis of Lyme disease?
•What constitutes proper treatment for patients with Lyme disease
who have symptoms that persist beyond four weeks of antibiotic
therapy?
•What role should Lyme tests play in both diagnosis and treatment?
The first camp on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease:
The first camp, which I will call Camp A, represents the majority
of the medical community and is spearheaded by researchers from
Yale Medical, the American College of Physicians (ACP), and several
other major medical institutions. In general terms, this camp
believes that Lyme disease is best diagnosed through the use of two
consecutive serology tests; the ELISA test followed by a confirming
Western Blot. This is known as two-tiered testing. With very little
opposition from the medical community, two-tiered testing has now
become the diagnostic standard of most major medical centers.
Camp A also maintains that Lyme disease, despite the stage or
severity, is usually cured with just a few weeks of oral
antibiotics. This is by far the most popular position within the
medical community and the health insurance industry at this time.
How does Camp A make a diagnosis of Lyme Disease?
In the past, a history of a tick bite followed by a bull’s-eye skin
rash or erythema migrans rash was diagnostic of the disease, but a
diagnosis based on the rash and symptoms alone has come under
increasing attack by several advocates of two-tiered testing,
including Yale Medical [See Yale Medical Report] and the ACP.
A video training tape by the ACP is quite explicit that, in the
absence of an erythema migrans (EM) rash, the diagnosis must be
made by dual serologies and more than two weeks of antibiotics is
almost always unnecessary. In one of the video scenarios, the tape
suggests to treating physicians that patients who insist that they
have persistent symptoms post-treatment should be referred to
psychiatrists. The logic of this psychiatric referral stems from
the premise that, since antibiotics are accepted as curative, any
persistence of symptoms has to be purely psychological. So if a
patient doesn’t feel better post-treatment, send them to a shrink!
The second camp on the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease:
The second camp, often referred to as “Lyme advocates,” which I
will call Camp B, believes that most of the persistent symptoms
post-antibiotic treatment are caused by persistent infection. This
camp maintains that antibody serologies are poor at detecting a
spirochetal bacterial infection that has sequestered in deep
tissues and is no longer found within the bloodstream. They believe
spirochetes that have found sequestered, or privileged, sites tend
to hide in the body and are poorly detected by any means. As proof
of their position, this camp offers numerous studies which have
shown persistence of Borrelia infection post-antibiotic treatment.
Listed below are several of these published cases of persistent
infection in humans and animals post-treatment as confirmed by
either culture or tissue biopsy and stain:
•Schmidli J, Hunzicker T, Moesli P, et al, Cultivation of Bb from
joint fluid three months after treatment of facial palsy due to
Lyme Borreliosis. J Infect Dis 1988;158:905-906
•Liegner KB, Shapiro JR, Ramsey D, Halperin AJ, Hogrefe W, and Kong
L. Recurrent erythema migrans despite extended antibiotic treatment
with minocycline in a patient with persisting Borrelia burgdorferi
infection. J. American Acad Dermatol. 1993;28:312-314
•Waniek C, Prohovnik I, Kaufman MA. Rapid progressive frontal type
dementia and death with subcortical degeneration associated with
Lyme disease. A biopsy confirmed presence of Borrelia burgdorferi
post-mortem. A case report/abstract/poster presentation. LDF state
of the art conference with emphasis on neurological Lyme. April
1994, Stamford, CT*
•Lawrence C, Lipton RB, Lowy FD, and Coyle PK. Seronegative Chronic
Relapsing Neuroborreliosis. European Neurology. 1995;35(2):113-117
•Cleveland CP, Dennler PS, Durray PH. Recurrence of Lyme disease
presenting as a chest wall mass: Borrelia burgdorferi was present
despite five months of IV ceftriaxone 2g, and three months of oral
cefixime 400 mg BID. The presence of Borrelia burgdorferi confirmed
by biopsy and culture. Poster presentation LDF International
Conference on Lyme Disease research, Stamford, CT, April 1992 *
•Haupl T, Hahn G, Rittig M, Krause A, Schoerner C, Schonnherr U,
Kalden JR and Burmester GR: Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi in
ligamentous tissue from a patient with chronic Lyme Borreliosis.
Arthritis and Rheum 1993;36:1621-1626
•Lavoie Paul E MD. Protocol from Rakel’s: Explains persistence of
infection despite “standard” courses of antibiotics. Lyme
Times-Lyme Disease Resource Center 1992;2(2): 25-27 Reprinted from
Conn’s Current Therapy 1991
•Masters EJ, Lynxwiler P, Rawlings J. Spirochetemia after
continuous high dose oral amoxicillin therapy. Infect Dis Clin
Practice 1994;3:207-208
•Pal GS, Baker JT, Wright DJM. Penicillin resistant Borrelia
encephalitis responding to cefotaxime. Lancet I (1988) 50-51
•Preac-Mursic V, Wilske B, Schierz G, et al. Repeated isolation of
spirochetes from the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with
meningoradiculitis Bannwarth’ Syndrome. Eur J Clin Microbiol
1984;3:564-565
•Preac-Mursic V, Weber K, Pfister HW, Wilske B, Gross B, Baumann A,
and Prokop J. Survival of Borrelia burgdorferi in antibiotically
treated patients with Lyme Borreliosis Infection 1989;17:335-339
•Georgilis K, Peacocke M, and Klempner MS. Fibroblasts protect the
Lyme Disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi from ceftriaxone in
vitro. J. Infect Dis 1992;166:440-444
•Haupl TH, Krause A, Bittig M. Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi
in chronic Lyme Disease: altered immune regulation or evasion into
immunologically privileged sites? Abstract 149 Fifth International
Conference on Lyme Borreliosis, Arlington, VA, 1992 *
•Lavoie Paul E. Failure of published antibiotic regimens in Lyme
borreliosis: Observations on prolonged oral therapy. Abstract
presented at the 1990 Lyme Borreliosis International Conference in
Sweden.*
•Fried Martin D, Durray P. Gastrointestinal Disease in Children
with Persistent Lyme Disease: Spirochetes isolated from the G.I.
tract . 1996 LDF Lyme Conference Boston, MA, Abstract*
•Neuroboreliosis: In the journal Annals of Neurology Vol. 38, No 4,
1995, there was a brief article by Dr. Andrew Pachner MD, Elizabeth
Delaney BS, and Tim O’Neill DVM, Ph.D. The conclusion of the
article was simple and concise: ” These data suggest that Lyme
neuroboreliosis represents persistent infection with B.
burgdorferi.” The study used nonhuman primates as a model for human
neuroborreliosis, and used a special PCR technique to detect the
presence of Borrelia DNA within specific structures of the brains
of five rhesus monkeys. The monkeys were injected with strain N40Br
of Borrelia burgdorferi, and later autopsied for analysis.
(For further information, please refer to the compendium of
references to the persistence or relapse of Lyme disease at
http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Oasi…)
Abstract summaries:
•Abstract # D654 – J. Nowakowski, et al. Culture-Confirmed
Treatment Failures of Cephalexin Therapy for Erythema Migrans. Two
of six patients biopsied had culture confirmed Borrelia burgdorferi
infections despite up to 21 days of cephalexin (500 mg TID)
antibiotic treatment. · Abstract # D655 – Nowakowski, et al,
Culture-confirmed infection and reinfection with Borrelia
burgdorferi. A patient, despite antibiotic therapy, had a recurring
Erythema Migrans rash on three separate occasions. On each occasion
it was biopsied, which revealed the active presence of Borrelia
burgdorferi on two separate occasions, indicating reinfection had
occurred.
•Abstract # D657 – J. Cimperman, F. Strle, et al, Repeated
Isolation of Borrelia burgdorferi from the cerebrospinal fluid
(CSF) of two patients treated for Lyme neuroborreliosis. Patient
One was a twenty year old woman who presented with meningitis but
was seronegative for Borrelia burgdorferi. Subsequently, six weeks
later Bb was cultured from her CSF and she was treated with IV
Rocephin 2 grams a day for 14 days. Three months later, the
symptoms returned and Bb was once again isolated from the CSF.
Patient 2 was a 51 year old female who developed an EM rash after
tick bite. Within two months she had severe neurological symptoms.
Her serology was negative. She was denied treatment until her CSF
was culture positive nine months post-tick bite. She was treated
with 2 grams of Rocephin for 14 days. Two months post-antibiotic
treatment, Bb was once again cultured from her CSF. In both of
these cases, the patients had negative antibodies but were culture
positive, suggesting that the antibody tests are not reliable
predictors of neurological Lyme Disease. Also, standard treatment
regimens are insufficient when infection of the CNS is established
and Bb can survive in the brain despite intravenous antibiotic
treatment.
•Patients with ACA shed Bb DNA post-treatment: Aberer E. et al.
Success and Failure in the treatment of acrodermatitis chronica
atrophicans skin rash. Infection 24(1):85-87 1996. ACA is a late
stage skin rash usually attributed to Borrelia afzelii, it is
sometimes mistaken for scleroderma. Forty-six patients with ACA
were treated with either 14 days of IV Rocephin or thirty days of
oral penicillin or doxycycline and followed up for one year. Of
those treated with IV, 28% had no improvement, and 40% still shed
Bb antigen in their urine. Of the oral group, 70% required
retreatment. Conclusion: Proper length of treatment for ACA has yet
to be determined.
•Logigian EL, McHugh GL, Antibiotics for Early Lyme Disease May
Prevent Full Seroconversion but not CNS Infection. 1997 ABSTRACT #
S66.006 Neuloogy Symposia, NEUROLOGY 1997; A388:48 In this study,
22 late-stage neurological patients who met the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) criteria for Lyme disease were studied over a three
year period. Eighty-five percent of seronegative patients who still
had active disseminated infection had been treated within one month
of tick bite. This means that early antibiotic treatment may make
you test negative, but you still progress to develop encephalitis.
Without antibodies your brain has no natural immunity or local
immune system to fight the infection, so withdrawing antibiotics
causes the infection in the central nervous system (CNS) to go
unabated. Patients who go on to develop brain infections despite
antibiotics, may have suppressed antibody production thus worsening
any remaing active infection in the central nervous system.
•Valesova H, Mailer J, et al. Arthritis: A three year follow-up:
Long-term results in patients with Lyme disease followed for three
years after two weeks of IV Rocephin. Infection 24(1):98-102, 1996.
This study represents another of the problems with author’s bias
interpretation of data. Thirty-five Lyme arthritis patients were
treated with a two week course of IV Rocephin. They were then
followed for three years. At the end of the study, six patients had
complete relapses, nineteen had marked improvement, four had new
Lyme symptoms, and the rest were lost to follow up. The authors
conclusion: ” The treatment results for this group of 35 Lyme
arthritis patients are considered successful.”
Let’s look at the above figures mathematically, based on the 29
patients out of 35 who were contacted and assessed:
•19 improved = 65 %
•6 relapsed = 20 %
•4 worsened = 15 %
Does a total of 35% of patients still suffering sound like
successful treatment to you? This is a treatable disease, but you
have to treat it! What if a doctor’s child was one of the 35%? Do
you think they would continue to go untreated as suggested by the
ACP? How many patients have to relapse before treatment is
considered unsuccessful? Six patients – or 20% – had complete
relapses, yet the conclusion of the study was that, in general,
treatment was considered successful! We get better cure rates for
tuberculosis.
Animal vs. Human Studies:
Support for the theory that Borrelia burgdorferi can find safe
havens in sequestered sites despite antibiotic therapy comes from
several animal model studies. However, only a few human cases have
yet been published. This is because the tissue studies that are
required almost demand that they be done in a post-mortem exam.
(See Stanek and Appel’s work on skin biopsies verses post-mortem
exam of deep tissues in Lyme infected and antibiotic treated
beagles)
Abstract # D607 – M.J.G. Appel, The persistence of Bb in Dogs after
antibiotic treatment. Seventeen Beagle puppies were infected with
Bb from infected ticks, eleven were treated for four weeks with
either Doxycycline or amoxicillin in doses according to weight. Six
were control dogs. 1/11 had Bb isolated from skin, but 7/11 dogs
had Bb isolated from other tissues during post-mortem. All of the
persistent infected pups had persistent arthritis. Conclusion: Skin
biopsies are not predictive of persistence of infection. Also the
standard excepted four week course of antibiotic treatment in dogs
is not sufficient.
To date, no major multi-center post-mortem Lyme disease study has
ever been done on humans. Without this type of post-mortem study,
the debate between the two disagreeing camps will almost certainly
continue.
Results from the European Alzheimers study done by Dr. Judit
Miklossy suggests that post-mortem exams should not only look for
persisting spirochetes in deceased Lyme patients, but should also
look for spirochetes in the brains of deceased dementia patients as
well.
•Miklossy J, Kuntzer T, Bogousslavsky J, et al. Meningovascular
form of neuroborreliosis: Similarities between neuropathological
findings in a case of Lyme disease and those occurring in tertiary
Neurosyphilis. Acta Neuro Pathol 1990;80:568-572
•Miklossy Judit. Alzheimer’s disease a spirochetosis? Neuro Report
1993;4:841-848 Thirteen out of thirteen Alzheimer patients had
spirochetes in the brain. None of the age-matched control subjects
had evidence of spirochetes in their brains. This study suggests
that there is a correlation between an Alzheimer’s dementia and CNS
spirochetosis in Swiss patients. In other words spirochetes might
contribute to a CNS dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease. (This
is not to suggest that all Alzheimer’s is caused by spirochetes,
but even if a small percentage of dementia can be prevented by
antibiotics then further studies are justified. None are currently
being done! ?
To do this type of tissue study of sequestered spirochetal
infections takes nearly heroic efforts in time, costs, and
diligence. Yet the few times that these types of studies have been
applied to humans have suggested that Borrelia burgdorferi can
indeed survive and thrive within the human body despite a complete
course – or even several courses – of antibiotic therapy.
Yours sincerely,
J McCullough

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Patients Demands for addressing the Lyme disease epidemic in the UK

This list is a draft. Please add suggestions to the list !!
Handover management of Lyme disease in the UK to a new independent Body
  • Establish new UK based International Body with representative from other European countries (not a UK only issue)
  • Invite international Experts  (I.E. Horrowitz, Kenny DeMelier, Alan Macdonald, Armin Schwartz and others as advisory board)
  • Ensure Independent from PHE, NHS, Military (Who does it report to ? – Prince Charles would be a good patron !!)
  • Develop new Guidance for treatment of Lyme Disease (Based upon ILADS)
  • Remove PHE role as advisors to Doctors – Focus on Testing only – Not Research
  • Oversee  Independent Audit of Labs
  • Provide Guidance to GP’s

Treatment Centres

  • Establish four International Treatment Centres based upon geographic demand
  • Private & Public Partnership/Funding
  • Open to Foreign Countries Private & National  re-imbursement schemes
  • Offers Multiple Treatment Regimes (ABX, Herbals, Hyperbaric, Diet, Detox etc)
  • Basic Treatment is Free to All  – Advanced treatments and other services subsidised
  • Low Income patients costs covered in full
  • Introduce a monitoring programme to collect data on treatment success
  • Introduce and online Patient Portal that actively manages the recovery process and provides access to Doctors.
  • Introduce long term IV Antibiotics
  • GP’s treatment to be patient lead (ie that the treatment continues until THE PATIENT says that they are better)
  • GP to be willing to work hand in hand with alternative practitioners (eg pass over test results etc) and have dialogue with overseas clinics, backing up treatments in UK

Public Health Awareness

  • Instigate a Nationwide press campaign informing the public of the dangers presented by this disease
  • Notify every person who received a serology blood test that they need to be retested if not well.
  • Ensure that every National Park and local council park displays warnings
  • Provide TV campaign warning people about Lyme Disease
  • Poster Campaign in Doctors Surgery stating tests are <50% accurate
  • leaflets in ALL gp’s surgeries, hospitals, libraries, tourist information boards and forestry centres
  • Boards warning of ticks, Lyme and what to do if you find one in ALL forestry and wooded areas.

Improved Diagnostics

  • Adopt the MSIDS Differential Diagnostics approach
  • Testing to be used as a useful tool rather than the only diagnositc tool
  • Clinical diagnosis based on symptoms
  • Drop reliance upon positive testing with Symptom score is high (above 46 MSIDS)
  • Treat without testing  when EM rash presented

Testing

  • Nominate 3 highly reliable Test Labs in Europe that are accredited to perform tests for Lyme Disease and co-infections
  • Introduce new tests to replace the IGG/IGM serology Tests (I.E. Culture, Elispot LTT and Dark Field Microscopy)
  • All tests results must contain their Accuracy (Sensitivity and Specificity) with a simple probability score of it being correct (50% Accurate)
  • All test results must include the details of the test (Western Blot Bands) including upper/lower bands
  • Porton Down Lab results to be subject to Independent Audit

Policy

  • Make a Notifiable Disease
  • Protection for Doctors treating Symptoms
  • Exemption from GMC Annual GP Appraisals Antibiotic over use monitoring  for doctors treating Lyme Disease
  • Automatically allow anyone with Lyme to claim disability benefits
  • Establish Surveillance systems
  • Remove PHA connection with IDSA (Conflicted Financially and discredited)
  • Mandatory  training for healthcare practitioners

Research & Development Budget

  • Government Funding equal to HIV/CANCER relative to people with Disease based upon European prevalence rates.
  • Research into sexually transmitted Infection risks
  • Funding for Computer Based Differential Diagnosis (MSIDS ?) available online to Patients & Doctors
  • Funding for Research into GP Surgery based Testing  (Collaboration with IanXen and others)
  • Research to find testing that is more reliable
  • Full Access to Porton Data for analysis
  • Establish a dedicated R&D facility at an existing teaching hospital
  • Carry out research into the areas identified by a recent patient survey (??? Details needed)
  • Research causes of Persistency

Public Enquiry

  • Initiate a judicial public Enquiry to review how many deaths were caused by Lyme Disease and to determine the root cause of the catastrophic failure by government ministers, PHE , GMC & NHS to manage this epidemic
  • A Public Enquiry may prevent an imminent class action lawsuit being instigated against the PHE & NHS  for Human Rights abuse and/or criminal negligence.

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