Alternative Lyme disease treatments
Although many of the Lyme-aware doctors we’ve interviewed for the “Interviews with Experts” series prescribe antibiotics for Lyme disease treatment, many people dealing with this multistage illness have incorporated other protocols into their routine at one point or another. Herbal tinctures, nutritional supplements and oxygen therapy are good examples of alternative or additional treatments, and I’ve had reports of excellent results with various combinations of these.
Rife therapy has reportedly helped a lot of Lyme patients as well.
I’ve written about Dr Lee Cowden’s herbal protocol in a special issue about Lyme protocols in the Townsend Letter, and he’s featured in our Experts series. I’m interested in hearing more about the results of Dr Richard Horowitz’s protocol, because he incorporates some of the Cowden herbs, and we’re looking forward to adding his voice to our series.
I told my friend that the best advice I could offer is to tune in to the experts, and also listen to a catalog of stories about people from all walks of life, rich and poor, old and young, who have battled the tiger and now live vital, post-Lyme lives. I believe everyone has something to teach us, and that everyone is at least partially right. It’s our job to decipher what’s right, and what works, for us on our individual healing journeys.
I have had profound results from Dr Cowden’s protocol. However, when I was first diagnosed my doctor insisted that I take antibiotics, which I remained on for six months.
I’m moved by my friend’s sincere quest to heal from Lyme without going the pharmaceutical route. So, I thought I’d post this question to you: Have you had significant and long-lasting results from purely herbal protocols, such as the treatments recommended by Dr Lee Cowden, or Herbalist Stephen Buhner?
Suzanne is the director and editor for the Lyme Disease Research Database. The Lyme Disease Research Database (LDRD) offers free, basic information about Lyme disease, and unique membership benefits to those who join. Our mission is to help educate the public on all aspects of the prevention and treatment of Lyme disease, primarily by providing up-to-date information from reliable Lyme expert