Just talked to a guy with lyme who said his friend with lyme told him to first work on the Ehrlichia before going big time after the lymes general. It is worth a try. Also do 432 Hz for say 10 min. 432 is the master freq for lyme discovered by Doug. We know some people are the sickest from a co-infection. Example, a gal in CA works on her babesia more than the lymes because the babesia is the most prevalent in her body. And, yes, parasites can be considered co-infections. The problem becomes more managing the herxes because they get such a reaction.
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Submitted by Annie White on March 10, 2011 – 1:37 am2 Comments.79
ShareLyme disease – chances are, even if you have never heard of it before, you know someone who has had it. Since 1991, the number of cases of Lyme disease has doubled, and the Center for Disease Control estimates that there are nearly 325,000 cases every year. These numbers are staggering and make Lyme disease an epidemic larger than AIDS. What is even more frightening, is that a large percentage of those infected don’t know they have it, and probably know nothing about it.
The disease itself is known for the incapacitation of its host, affecting every tissue and organ system in the body. It causes a wide range of energy-stealing ailments from chronic fatigue and joint pain, to immune dysfunction and neurological conditions, and even death. If not fatal, it turns life to misery. Unfortunately, many of those infected are likely to be told that it’s all in their heads.
The following article expounds on the difficulty of Lyme and its controversy in modern medicine. Please take the time to look at the trailer for Under Our Skin, an eye-opening documentary about the dangerous proliferation of the disease. Following the article are some links regarding a powerful product that can change the life of someone suffering from Lyme.
This is yet another example of the US medical-industrial complex run amok. Lyme is one of the most serious epidemics of our time. Yet the opinions of 2% of the medical community are dominating the beliefs and practices of the mass majority of practicing Lyme physicians!
The number of Lyme disease cases in the United States has doubled since 1991. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are nearly 325,000 new cases each year—making Lyme disease an epidemic larger than AIDS, West Nile Virus, and Avian Flu combined. Yet, only a fraction of these cases are being treated, due to inaccurate tests and underreporting. Each year, hundreds of thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are all in their head.
You may well ask, “If it’s such a huge epidemic, why are we not hearing anything about it?” The media is silent because doctors and insurance companies alike dismiss it as being a hypochondriacal illness, just as they’ve done for years to sufferers of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It can be expensive to treat—untold numbers have it, and there is no protocol that is completely effective for all patients, no sure-fire cure. And at the root of it all, one Lyme disease organization, in its desire for power and control, is pitting doctors against doctors, prompting health insurance companies to deny medical claims at an alarming rate, and leaving suffering patients stuck in the middle.
Lyme disease (named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where a number of cases were identified in 1975) is a seriously complex multi-system inflammatory disease that is triggered by the bacterial lipoproteins (BLPs) produced by spiral-shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, also called Bb. Bb are difficult to isolate, grow, and study in the laboratory. Moreover, there are five subspecies of Bb, over 100 strains in the US, and 300 strains worldwide. This diversity is thought to contribute to its ability to evade the immune system and antibiotic therapy, leading to chronic infection.
Transmission of Bb occurs primarily through the bite of ticks, though fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme disease recall a tick bite. In some studies this number is as low as 15%. The disease affects every tissue and every major organ system in the body. Clinically, it can appear as a chronic arthalgia (joint pain), fibromyalgia (fibrous connective tissue and muscle pain), chronic fatigue, brain fog, immune dysfunction, and neurological disease. Lyme disease may even be fatal in severe cases.
Standard medical treatment usually involves antibiotics. In some patients, Lyme disease can be fairly easy to treat, while in others, it can feel like a never-ending battle. One reason treatment is difficult is because Bb has an in vitro replication cycle of about seven days, one of the longest of any known bacteria. Antibiotics are most effective during bacterial replication, so the more cycles during a treatment, the better. Since the life cycle of Streptococcus pyogenes (the bacterium that causes strep throat) is about eight hours, antibiotic treatment for a standard ten days would cover thirty life cycles. To treat Lyme disease for a comparable number of life cycles, treatment would need to last thirty weeks.
In addition, there are frequently co-infections—other tick-transmitted diseases—that come along for the ride, most often Babesia, Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and Bartonella. If left untreated, their continued presence increases the length of the illness and prevents successful treatment of Lyme disease.
Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) is a systemic, debilitating condition which persists despite antibiotic therapy.
Nearly a decade ago, Irwin Vanderhoof, PhD, a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business, estimated that CLD cost society nearly $1 billion per year. That estimate has since skyrocketed to about $2 billion per year, including diagnosis, treatment, and lost wages, according to Contingencies, but this being an actuarial trade publication for the insurance industry, the real figure is probably much higher.
Four NIH trials have validated the severity of CLD. The well-documented studies looked at Lyme disease patients at various points from six months to nine years after antibiotic therapy was completed. As many as 62% of them were found to have arthritis or recurrent arthralgias, neurocognitive impairment (including objective memory impairment), neuropathy or myelopathy, persistent musculoskeletal pain, and dysesthesia (a condition caused by lesions of the nervous system that causes abnormal sensations such as prickling, itching, burning, or electrical shock), often with persistent, severe fatigue.
Despite these studies, many physicians continue to deny the existence of CLD, which can hinder efforts to find a solution—and without consensus from mainstream Western medicine, insurance companies will rarely provide treatment, and disability coverage is routinely denied.
As Raphael Stricker et al. noted in a 2005 article, the political battle over Lyme disease features two polarized medical camps. The dominant camp, represented by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA), adheres to the philosophy that the disease is “hard to catch and easy to cure,” and that chronic infection with Bb is extremely rare or nonexistent. The opposing camp, represented by the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), views Lyme disease as an underreported and growing menace that often fails to respond to standard antibiotic therapy, resulting in a chronic debilitating infection that requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. This chart outlines the differences in their approaches to treatment.
This difference of opinion has resulted in frequent denial of treatment for patients with CLD and prosecution of healthcare providers who treat these patients, and over the past decade the “Lyme Wars” have become progressively more acrimonious.
ISDA is controversial not only because of its views, but because of serious conflicts of interest alleged against its leadership. In 2008, then Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, now a US Senator, conducted an antitrust investigation of ISDA which uncovered serious flaws in its 2006 Lyme disease guidelines. “My office uncovered undisclosed financial interests held by several of the most powerful IDSA panelists. The IDSA’s guideline panel improperly ignored or minimized consideration of alternative medical opinion and evidence regarding chronic Lyme disease, potentially raising serious questions about whether the recommendations reflected all relevant science.”
One big problem is that most doctors follow a standard (but arbitrary) two-tier diagnostic protocol, requiring both a positive ELISA and Western Blot test. But despite the fact that this approach fails to detect up to 90% of cases and does not distinguish between acute, chronic, or resolved infection, these criteria have been used as rigid diagnostic benchmarks that have prevented individuals with Lyme disease from obtaining treatment.
Moreover, physicians not familiar with the complex clinical presentation of Lyme disease frequently misdiagnose it as multiple sclerosis, lupus, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, motor neuron disease (ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis—Lou Gherig’s disease), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome (MCS), or numerous other psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety.
According to ILADS, other tests for Lyme disease include antigen capture, urine antigen, and polymerase chain reaction. Each has advantages and disadvantages in terms of convenience, cost, assay standardization, availability, and reliability. One hopeful area of research looks at live cultures under a fluorescent microscope, and measures the live organisms in the bloodstream, so one can keep retesting to see which therapies are working and which aren’t.
This is a critical difference. An antibody test only shows whether you have been exposed to the illness. A live organism test shows whether you are recovering or have recovered. A very promising live test, the Bowen test, was severely attacked by critics of long-term Lyme treatment and is no longer available.
Many insurance companies consider alternative tests “experimental and investigational,” and won’t pay for them. If more accurate tests aren’t allowed, the determination of Lyme depends on fallible tests, which greatly limits insurance companies’ financial involvement. Moreover, the therapies allowed by insurance companies are the most conservative ones—intravenous antibiotics at most—and only for a limited time under limited circumstances. If they don’t fix you, that’s just too bad!
Comparatively few MDs in the country are knowledgeable about Lyme disease; they are often called Lyme-literate MDs. Most LLMDs know about Lyme disease because they have studied it independently. But they are often harassed by the medical community, health officials, state medical boards, and insurance companies for diagnosing and treating Lyme patients beyond the standards set by the establishment. Notable cases were filed against Joseph Burrascano in New York and Joseph Jemsek in North Carolina, forcing them into bankruptcy or leaving them no alternative but to close or relocate their practices. A few Lyme physicians have had their medical licenses revoked. Some LLMDs have discontinued treating Lyme patients due to the harassment. Finding one nearby or who will take new patients can be a real struggle for patients.
There are a great many alternative therapies being used to treat Lyme disease.
One reason for this is that while many therapies show promise, none is a definitive cure. Besides antibiotics, many integrative physicians prescribe a program of vitamins, nutritional supplements, herbs, and antiviral and antibacterial neutraceuticals.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has offered significant alleviation of symptoms, and intravenous vitamin C is once again proving successful. Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols (Chinese herbs, acupuncture, etc.) frequently achieve positive results—they are generally the same for Lyme disease as for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia, since their symptoms so frequently overlap. Other important research is being done by Dr. Rich Van Konynenburg, who also sees a link between Lyme and CFS.
What if you become disabled from Lyme disease? Currently, Lyme disease is not listed in the Social Security Administration’s impairment listing manual, so disability would be denied on the basis of an LD diagnosis alone. However, Lyme sufferers may apply for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on their resulting physical restrictions and functional limitations.
A documentary film, Under Our Skin, follows the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, presenting a haunting picture of a healthcare system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients.
This is a complicated problem, one that cannot be solved by a single bill in Congress or regulatory change. But as dominant as private insurance companies are in denying that long-term Lyme disease exists, the federal government pays for almost half of healthcare today in the US—that figure is higher, about 60.5%, if you figure in government subsidies for private insurance, and government purchases of private health insurance for public employees such as police officers and teachers—and could easily turn this situation around through its Medicare and other reimbursement policies.
By: Alliance for Natural Health
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Miracle Mineral Supplement – The last video on this link is specific to Lyme.
LymeDiseaseResource.com -Offers great information regarding natural treatments for Lyme including MMS
OptimalHealthPress.com -Here you can find a book called MMS Simplified for Lyme Disease along with other publications about MMS.
From: Tim H.
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:28 AM
Subject: RE: Welcome to the BCX Ultra Team!
Thanks for sending another cord for the led wands. I got it yesterday in the mail and tried it with the red and green led’s and it worked!! So thanks.
Just an update on me and my wife (both have general lyme/candida/coinfection issues). When I got the machine a couple weeks ago my wife had the flu coincidentally and I was coming down with some form of it so we were in the middle of a battle. I didn’t want to just jump into rifing for lyme etc because it makes sense not to overload your body while acutely sick. So I ran some flu programs instead. I can’t say this was all rife because she was on her third or fourth day of being sick anyways, but the next morning her fever was broke and she’s been getting over the flu just fine.
Once I started feeling better I ran a candida program each day on me and my neck area broke out in a light detox rash. I’ve also ran the “MP8 Virus clear” the last 2 weeks for the fun of it since the flu has been around.
Three days ago on saturday I decided to give the “MP2 Lyme 1″ program a try. I ran it for 5 min each frequency. A little longer than probably recommended initially. I’m very familiar with “herx” type symptoms and was really looking to find out if this machine has any punch to it. I didn’t mind paying for it a little later physically, just to have the peace of mind to know this machine actually worked. Sunday and Monday I had a pretty significant herx. It was mostly in my kidney area, but I had some serious breakdown throughout my body and my kidney’s were working overtime. I’ve been drinking tons of distilled water and stopped rifing til this is over. Took a nice hot bath last night to sweat. My kidneys feel much better today so I’ll do the lyme program again but only 1 min each frequency to take it easier on my body. Long story short, I’m absolutely convinced this machine works. I’m not saying it’s my silver bullet, and I’m out of the woods etc but I’m very pleased with my first experience with this lyme program. It gives me hope. I think the key now will be consistency to run the programs even if I see no change.
I actually have a couple questions about the machine and some settings, but I’ll have to ask them later in a different email. I’m at work and don’t have much time.
Thank you so much,
Lyme is a complex illness. We are doing well because we treat parasites, candida, metals, fungus, strep, lyme, teeth and other organs. The presets make it so easy. I always start with healing (524) and end with toxin eliminate (1165).
I have also learned that you have to create a body where the bad organisms do not want to live.
1) Detoxification – the foot baths and we use infrared sauna 2 times a week.
2) Supplements – Calcium Bentonite Clay, Probiotics, Himalayan Salt, Vit. C, MSM, and green foods
This combination has been amazing for us. We are 1000% better than we were just at Christmas.
Unfortunately, it is just a long road and takes some patience.
Something important that I want to share with you about the BX Ultra. Your dog story inspired me to try something, and it is been fantastic.
Because we are having to treat so many issues and because I am treating children as well as myself, I have started using the machine without contact for non lyme treatments. My kiddos only have a tolerance for about 1 1/2 hours a few days a week. I could not get the results I needed in that time, so now I use that time to treat the lyme directly (#719). Then as they go to bed, I unplug the foot and hand attachments and run the yeast, candida, parasites, etc. programs. We have had amazing results. It may take more time, but they just fall asleep to the machine running. Even without direct contact I see the parasites, etc. in the elimination the next day (sorry for the detail, but it shows the machine is working). The machine is powerful enough to treat without direct contact. This way I can treat myself and the kids 4+hours in a day without everyone going crazy. For me this was HUGE!
I will continue to keep you up to date. I bought our unit from HYMBAS.com and am very pleased.
Dear Rife Users,
I just attended the Lyme conference in San Francisco. The reality really hits to the devastation of what lyme does in a person’s life when you are at a conference and see people using canes, walkers and talking to many people who have lost jobs and homes. I talked to Doctors well into the evening and learned as much as I could to pass on to you folks. Here are some observations I want to pass on: the word is herpes 6, mycoplasma and chronic fatigue are related with lyme. A person with lyme should definitely do the frequencies for the above. The frequencies for herpes type 6 are: 228, 1820, 3640, 3641, 7281. Any time you are dealing with any type of herpes or shingles use the famous 4: 1552, 2489, 2950, 2347 for 20 minutes each. The frequencies for mycoplasma are: 345, 434.6, 453.4, 468.7, 554, 647.4, 627, 735.4, 773.4, 856, 887, 935.5. See your frequency manual for chronic fatigue.
All people, especially with lyme, should do bursalosis and herpes type 5 (cytomegalovirus ‘CMV’). The frequencies for bursalosis are: 344, 447.6, 475, 633, 944, 3443, 6782, 10,456. The frequencies for CMV are: 126, 597, 629, 682, 1045, 2146, 2144, 2145, 8848, 8856. For CMV HC use: 20362.91, 1013.81.
Many Rife practitioners use all of the above as standard protocol for general clean up because so many of their clients have these microbes in their bodies. So often these are a base for so many of the other diseases. I am told that many people get quite a herx from the bursalosis and mycoplasma sets.
For those that have lyme we program the following freq’s into the machine when you order it. These have been giving a herx. These came from a Dr contact who has been having very good success with lyme. Also, use the other groups in the manual. Start with only 1 minute each, not 2 or 3 because you will get too much die off. Here they are: 630, 533, 306, 673, 432 master frequency, 800, 8020, 338, 625, 610, 2016, 2017, 597, 699, 505, 2050, 254, 785, 4880, 4870, 239, 846, 786. Take a probiotic after doing these frequencies.
One gal with lyme that just ordered a BCX Ultra says she feels better now in between herxes than before she got the disease. Irionically, after she ordered the machine she found out her Son has lyme also. They live in Mass. and the Dr there says it is the worst summer he has ever seen for lyme.
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and a co-infection babesia in April 2004. I was told that the only way to eliminate the lyme was to treat the babesia first. So I immediately started using my BCX Plasma Frequency Instrument “rife machine” with the babesia frequencies. I ran the frequencies for 3 minutes each, every couple of days, and after 2 weeks I decided to move the frequency time from 3 minutes to 7 minutes. I can tell you now not to increase the length of time that much that fast, but instead to gradually work up to your desired level. After one treatment at 7 minutes each frequency I broke out 24 hours later with a severe rash located around all my joints from my neck down. Followed by 10 days of severe muscle and joint pain, the likes of which only aspirin could relieve. A trip to my osteopath the next day confirmed that I was dealing with a severe herxheimer reaction due to the fact that my liver and kidneys were overwhelmed with the die off of babesia. Unable to detoxify that much waste was forcing the toxins out through my skin around my joints. Babesia and Lyme tend to reside in the joint areas. I decided to go back to the 3 minute range when I started feeling better weeks later and then several months later I decided to try the 7 minute time period once again. And once again I had the same results only not nearly as bad. Since then I have ran the BCX several times on 7 minutes with no more die off. I have since been tested for the presence of the babesia parasite and the test was negative. I can “honestly” say the BCX Plasma Frequency Instrument eliminated the babesia. Never once did I take any pharmaceutical drugs other than aspirin.
South Central Nebraska
There is no doubt the BCX Ultra Rife machine had a huge impact on the healing of Lyme disease for my 18-year-old son and I. I had Lyme disease for a month, maybe 5 weeks before getting the machine. I had chosen not to use antibiotics since my research showed they weren’t always effective and in fact sometimes made symptoms worse. I have always used alternative and natural treatments for illness so I did the same with Lyme, researching everything I could find on the web.
I believe the alternative treatments/remedies I did before purchasing the Rife machine were helpful, and were keeping my symptoms from
spreading and getting worse, but healing was painfully slow (literally). Even though I was seeing slight improvement each day, I wasn’t improving fast enough for my liking.
The Rife machine worked quickly however and I felt noticeably better after just two 30- to 50-minute treatments (two days apart). My tiredness lessened each day and disappeared within a couple weeks. My muscle soreness improved dramatically each day. I have continued treatments for the past few weeks and my symptoms are almost gone.
I believe the symptoms left are NOT active Lyme disease but are muscle damage and atrophy caused from the disease. I will continue Rife treatments (and immune-building remedies/treatments) for another 5 months or so to make sure to get any bacteria that are hiding or went dormant (they are sneaky little buggers). I am also doing a Rife “healing” program for my sore muscles (along with massage, chiropractic,
nutritional support, and my own physical therapy/stretching/exercise routines. I’m a dancer and have been finding moving and stretching very helpful).
The symptoms I started with before using the Rife machine were severe pain in my upper back, neck, shoulders, and arms (mainly my left arm). Occasionally I had pain in my left leg and hip too. It often kept me from doing anything physical, including housework, and I had trouble sleeping (that’s an understatement). I also was tired during the day and often watched TV, not even having enough energy to read a book (which isn’t like me at all!)
The reason I am confident my Lyme disease is gone is that my energy is back to normal (in fact it sometimes seems better than before I had Lyme disease), and even though I still have soreness in my shoulders and upper back/neck, it is minimal compared to what it was, and truthfully it feels significantly different. It feels more like muscle damage than diseased muscles if that makes sense.
My son Tyler’s experience is even more “miraculous” than mine. Tyler got the bulls-eye rash, flu symptoms, and fever just a few days before my Rife machine was due in the mail. He decided he wanted to do antibiotics since he thought he could get better quicker that way. So he got a prescription on a Friday afternoon. My machine was due on Wednesday. I told him all the great things I had read and heard about it and I said, “Why don’t you try my alternative remedies and the Rife machine for a week, before taking the antibiotics.” He decided to give it a try. His only symptom, after the flu symptoms went away, was a sore neck, being early in the disease. After a week of rife treatments (and other alternatives, most of which are suggested in the rife manual), Tyler was symptom-free and back to normal. We will continue treatments once a week for him, for a few months, even though he is symptom-free, just to be safe.
I wish I knew about and got the Rife machine earlier in my disease, before it attacked my muscles as bad as it did, but I am confident I will heal up, since the soreness is relatively minor at this point and it is getting better each day. I highly recommend the Rife machine for Lyme disease. It was a miracle for us. And it’s fun to use besides!