AN ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR LYME DISEASE
Chronic Lyme disease has affected millions of people, getting them disabled, changing their lives, draining their bank accounts, leaving them nothing but hope. Hope for a better life, pain free, with less medication to take and more days to enjoy.
Given that the Lyme disease test is not reliable, most of the patients are being diagnosed only on a later stage of Lyme, when they are already facing a chronic illness which is far more difficult to treat.
Is Lyme disease curable? That’s what everyone asks whenever they hear about this infamous disease. What are the treatment options? What are the alternative treatments?
Among the many treatments offered to the Lyme sufferers, today we will cover the HYPERTHERMIA TREATMENT, considered ground-breaking by some and radical by others.
WHAT IS HYPERTHERMIA?
Hyperthermia has been used a viable alternative cancer treatment. It uses whole-body infrared-A-irradiation to elevate the core temperature of the body. The goal of this treatment is to increase the body’s core temperature to at least 41 ° C (105.8° F), which is the temperature believed to affect many strains of Borreliosis.
Recent research has shown that Hyperthermia seems to be efficient in patients diagnosed with Lyme and co-infections (Bartonella, Mycoplasma) and viruses.
When combined with antibiotics, the success rate is higher. What started as an accidental discovery more than a decade ago in Germany, turned up to be a successful way to kill the spirochetes and not only. Unfortunately, studies revealed it is not effective for Babesia.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
During a whole-body hypothermia treatment session, the patient lies down on a bed in a special thermal chamber, similar to a incubator. The entire procedure may take up to six hours in total: two hours to raise the body temperature, two hours maintained at this temperature and two more hours to cool down the body.
During the procedure the patient is closely observed, being hooked up at the monitoring equipment. A sedative is administered using a temporary drip.
The medical literature revealed that Borrelia is thermolabile, meaning that it can not tolerate high temperatures. Thus, at 39° C (or 102.2° F) the spirochetes became immobile, while at 40° C (or 104° F) they shed their outer membrane. Also a two hours exposure to a higher temperature than 41.6° C (or 106.9° F), makes 100 percent of the bacteria die.
By elevating the body’s core temperature up to 42° C, Borrelia bacteria and the micro-organisms try to avoid the heat. While cysts gets released, the bacteria gets destroyed by the antibiotics. Thanks to the heat, the medication’s activity becomes amplified 60-fold. Thus, the supercharged antibiotics are able to penetrate deep into the tissue and kill the bacteria.
WHERE IS IT OFFERED?
Dr. Fredrick Douwes at St. Georg Klinik’s, Bad Aibling town, in Bavaria, Germany
It is recommended that one day prior to the hyperthermia treatment, the patient will fast and undergo a colonic irrigation, to ensure the minimum of toxins within the body.
What is the success rate for this treatment? Over 50 % of patient regain their lives, go back to work and continue a “normal” life. It has been noted that after the treatment, some of the Lyme symptoms (brain fog, tingling in the fingers, fatigue) had disappeared or improved considerably !
Can Lyme be cured by hyperthermia treatment? There are many things so be taken in consideration, as every patient is presenting different symptoms and co-infections.
Hyperthermia combined with additional antimicrobial herbs will help fight any strains left in the patient’s system.
As Lyme is only recently gaining popularity and gets more media coverage, many of the Lyme sufferers who had been forced to go abroad or even overseas to get treatment for this controversial disease, are keeping their fingers crossed, hoping somehow a miracle will happen. With a bit of luck, it might just happen. Maybe, Hyperthermia did not received the recognition it deserves.