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LYME DISEASE

DIAGNOSTIC HINTS AND TREATMENT

GUIDELINES FOR LYME AND OTHER

TICK BORNE ILLNESSES

 

Sixteenth Edition

Copyright October, 2008

JOSEPH J. BURRASCANO JR., M.D.

Board Member,

International Lyme and Associated             

Diseases Society

See Guideline here:

http://www.publichealthalert.org/pdf/LYMDXRX%202008-October.pdf

The Hydrogen Peroxide & Epson Salt Detox Bath is one of my absolute favorite bath therapies. It is the first thing we do for our own family whenever we feel we are developing a cold or illness. Not only does it detoxify the body and relieve pain, but it seems to also stop many infections quickly and help the body regain balance. Through medical studies, this therapy has been shown to relieve pain that did not even respond to narcotic medicines.

You will need:

4-6 cups Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)

32-64 fluid ounces of Hydrogen Peroxide (3%, as found in many grocery stores)

2-4 tablespoons of Ginger (freshly grated preferably, wrapped in a thin piece of cloth or in a tea ball. An old piece of nylon hose also works well).

**Do not use if pregnant**

Read more here:

http://www.drjerniganblog.com/articles/recommendations/820

Vancouver Sun August 23, 2010
 

 

Re: Controversy with a bite; People with Lyme disease say they can’t get treatment. Health officials say they don’t need it, Aug. 13

Stories like Erin Ellis’s have the possibility to change lives, as it was only a newspaper article that eventually led to my young daughter’s undiagnosed, degenerative illness being correctly diagnosed as neurological Lyme disease. Of course, like many of the individuals in the article, she had to go to the U.S. to be diagnosed and properly treated. My daughter became ill after a visit to Vancouver Island, in 2007.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Canadians+with+Lyme+disease+left+fend+themselves/3430585/story.html#ixzz0xiK7ZwD7

 “The doctors have a big apology to give the general public,” he says. “Infectious disease doctors don’t even believe that chronic Lyme disease exists. Their knowledge is way, way behind.”Even if doctors are convinced a patient has Lyme disease, they are reluctant to treat it if it has advanced beyond theinitial stage that requires only a few weeks of antibiotics, says Murakami.“Doctors in Canada are petrified to talk about Lyme disease,” he says.

http://www.vancouversun.com/

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

By David Cubberly, Special to Times Colonist
 

 

It’s astounding that a single Victoria veterinarian sees more Lyme disease in dogs yearly than are “confirmed” by the Centre for Disease Control for humans across B.C. (“Tests spot tick-borne disease in retriever,” June 26).

How can it be that we see only four to six cases a year of Lyme in humans if one vet sees a case a month of tick-borne disease in dogs (and most often Lyme)?

I hope the standard of care given Annie the retriever will one day be available to people in B.C. Right now it’s not. Annie’s vet suspected tick-borne illness, recognized the need to test for Lyme disease and knew enough to also test for other tick-borne illnesses.

Humans come to doctors with known symptoms of tick-borne illness, yet often face incomprehension or worse.

VANCOUVER – What if you picked up a crippling bacterial disease, but your doctor says it’s virtually impossible you have it? Or the doctor agrees you’re sick, but won’t treat you for fear of being drummed out of the profession?

Lyme disease patients in British Columbia say that’s what’s happening to them, and they’re being forced to look outside the mainstream medicalsystem for help.

While health officials say a few hundred Canadians contract Lyme disease each year, patient advocates claim that’s a drastic underestimate.

They say they’re given inadequate tests, denied medical treatment or told something else is causing the muscle and joint pain that leaves them unable to walk. And the few doctors willing to treat them with long-term antibiotics — sometimes administered for months intravenously — fear repercussions from their licensing bodies.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/People+with+Lyme+disease+they+treatment/3397141/story.html#ixzz0x4eRzKxU