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Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a disease caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. This is one of the most ordinary tick-borne illnesses typical of North America and Europe. Lyme disease may affect various systems in the body and must be treated promptly. Complementary therapies, along with using certain antibiotics, may be very effective in healing Lyme disease.

Supplements and herbs for Lyme disease

It is always better to consult a doctor when a person decides to additionally take certain herbs and supplements for Lyme disease. To keep gastrointestinal tract healthy, probiotics are recommended, though furthermore, they may also reduce certain side effects of antibiotics, such as diarrhea and yeast infections. To reduce inflammation, beta-glucan is the most helpful supplement. Several herbs are proven to be very beneficial in treatment of this disease. They may be very potent, but they sometimes cause side effect, which is why consulting with a good herbalist is recommended. These herbs can be used as teas, tinctures, extracts, or as glycerites.

Green tea extract has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and is also very good for the health of the heart. Green tea may be prepared using the leaf of the herb. Another effective herb is Gingko. The extract of this herb is used as an antioxidant and as a health heart aid, but it should not be used with blood thinners. For inflammation and antibacterial or antifungal activity, Cat’s claw extract, Olive leaf extract or Garlic extract is the most recommended.

Homeopathic remedies for Lyme disease

Before prescribing any homeopathic remedy, a professional homeopath must consider physical, emotional, and intellectual state of a person, and he must be informed about health history of the person, as well as current treatments and medications. After considering all important information and present symptoms, he chooses the best homeopathic remedy for a particular person. There are several homeopathic remedies that are usually prescribed, such as Carcinosin, Arsenicum album, Borrelia burgdorferi nosode, Ledum and Mercurius, as well as Lac canimum, Thuja and Syphilinum.

Alternative therapies

In order to reduce pain and fatigue and increase mobility, many people decide on acupuncture. Most acupuncturists use certain Chinese herbs to alleviate joint, muscular, and neurological symptoms that occur as the consequence of Lyme disease. When a person notices some of the symptoms typical of this disease, it is important to immediately go and visit a doctor. It can be easily treated in the early stages, though even if it progresses, it is still not very serious, but the treatment may last very long. Generally, every person with Lyme disease can be cured.

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