Here is some great information on Lyme Disease provided by Dr.David Stewart from the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
1. Overcoming Lyme Disease with Essential Oils
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Chances are, you know someone who has Lyme Disease. According to the Towsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, July 2004, "Lyme Disease is thought to be the fastest spreading infectious disease in the world, with more than 200,000 new cases per year in the United States alone."
It is called "The Great Imitator" because its symptoms are often misdiagnosed as something else such as Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Abnormal Heart Conditions, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alzheimer's Disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Multiple Schlerosis (MS), Schizophrenia, and more.
The symptoms of Lyme disease include: fatigue, fever, chills, headache, muscle and joint pain, swelling of the lymph nodes, nerve pain, skin rashes, back pain, mental confusion, and brain fog. If allowed to run its course it can actually cause arthritis, cardiac dysrhythmias, nervous system abnormalities, and other bodily or mental damages. It has been estimated that only 10% of Lyme patients have been accurately diagnosed.
According to the Mosby Medical Dictionary, the disease is named for the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where it was first discovered and identified during the 20th Century. It is thought to have originated in that part of North America.
Since then, the disease has migrated along the East Coast, throughout the Southern U.S., and into the Midwest. The ticks are carried by the white-footed mouse, the white-tailed deer, other mammals, and even some birds. Carriers of the sickness could eventually migrate to the West Coast, but it does not seem to have done so as yet.
It can apparently be transmitted to an unborn child through its mother and people have been reported with Lyme disease with no evidence of having been bitten by a tick. Cases have been reported in Europe.
THE IXODES TICK
The disease is most commonly acquired from the bite of a small tick of the genus, Ixodes (pronounced Ex-oh'-deez). These ticks are extremely tiny, much smaller than a common dog tick which can get quite large. Ixodes ticks are normally only 1-2 mm in size, smaller than the head of a pin. They are sometimes called "seed ticks." Once imbedded on your skin, they are difficult to see, feel, find or detect until intense itching or a surface inflammation reveals their presence and, by which time, the tick may have gotten their fill and fallen away.
The bite of an Ixodes tick cannot always be verified by the finding of the tick caught in the act of sucking your blood. If it has been feasting on you long enough, it will leave a tell-tale rash pattern (described below). They can remain in connection with your body for as much as a week, if not found and carefully removed.
You don't want to squeeze the tick while it's head is still imbedded in your skin and you don't want its head to be left in the wound. Apply a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol or an essential oil, like Thieves or Peppermint. This will cause the tick to relax its bite and let go. Hold the treated cotton on the tick and bite area for a minute before pulling the tick off, which is done best with a pair of tweezers.
In order to transmit its diseases, the tick usually has to feed on you for at least two days. So there is opportunity to find and remove it before it is too late. You need to search thoroughly after a visit to the woods or fields where they reside. You may need a partner to help you look. If you have a dog that roams the area, they can bring the infected ticks into your front yard. So be wary every time you go outside.
PROTECTION AND PREVENTION
Applying an oil, like lavender, to your ankles, lower legs, waist, neck, and arms can repel them and prevent acquiring them and their bites. They are a threat only in warm weather, such as late spring, summertime, and early fall. It has been said that during the tick season, taking a daily capsule with 10-20 drops of Longevity Blend essential oil will also repel ticks.
When you find a tick bite, you will probably know when it is too late and infection has begun, because after more than two or three days they usually leave a visible pink spot or ring, up to half an inch or more in diameter. This mark is called a "bulls eye rash" and medically labeled as "erythema migrans" (EM).
Ixodes ticks carry a variety of diseases including: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Erlichiosis, Babesiosis, and Lyme Disease, each of which is related to a different pathogenic microbe. For an account of how I survived Erlichiosis, see the article entitled, "When Modern Medicine is a Good Thing," in The Raindrop Messenger, Vol 7, No 5, Sept-Oct 2009. You may go to www.RaindropTraining.com where you can access the archives of the Raindrop Messenger from the home page.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Erlichiosis, and Babesiosis are all potentially deadly while Lyme disease is not. However, Lyme disease can be worse in some ways because most who acquire the disease suffer the symptoms for life whereas the other tick diseases can be completely cured with antibiotics if treated in a timely manner. Today's medicine has no effective treatment or cure for Lyme Disease.
The microbial organism causing Lyme disease is a spirochete named Borrelia burgdorferi, which is smaller than most bacteria but larger than a virus. It is spiral in form and is similar to the virus that causes syphilis.
Medical treatments with oral or IV antibiotics can mitigate symptoms, but cannot cure the condition. While allopathic medicines may provide some relief, they also always have untoward side effects such as candida infections. Some Lyme patients have spent tens of thousands of dollars on expensive IV antibiotics and doctor visits over many months and years to no avail, still suffering from the disease and eventually destitute, financially bankrupt. When attempting to find a medical solution, it is not uncommon for Lyme sufferers to lose all their financial resources and still carry the disease.
AN ESSENTIAL OIL SOLUTION TO LYME DISEASE
There is a Young Living Distributor in Wisconsin, named Pamela Carpenter, who contracted Lyme disease 20 years ago and spent untold dollars on medical treatments to no avail. In fact, after years of failed attempts by the medical system, Pamela and her family were left $165,000 in debt and still no cure. She was eventually introduced to Young Living oils and Raindrop Technique. She now leads leads an active life, full of energy and accomplishments, virtually free of Lyme Disease symptoms.
According to Pamela, she was first introduced to Young living in 1999 at which time she had suffered from Lyme Disease for some ten years. A co-worker recommended that she try receiving Raindrop Technique. "So I bought all the oils for raindrop and a book," she reports, "and put them in my grandmother's cedar box on my dresser where they stayed for the next ten years." She attributes her lack of action in applying the oils right away to her confused mental state due to the Lyme disease, which has invaded her brain.
After receiving an intravenously administered antibiotic three times daily for thirteen months to no avail at a cost of $70,000, she said to her doctor, "The Lyme bacteria is in my brain and your treatments cannot cross the blood-brain barrier. Isn't that so? Then, in other words, I am never going to get well with your treatments. Right?" Her doctor was silent. Upon that realilzation, Pam terminated her doctor visits and costly treatments, and turned to essential oils.
She knew of no one who did Raindrop, so she located a massage therapist in her home town. "I walked in with my book and asked if she was willing to take the book home and see if this is something she would do and I would supply all the oils. This began my passion for Raindrop," she said.
"I had no clue how this would change my life," Pamela tells her story. "Comprehension just wasn't there, brain fog, loss of memory, . . As you can see connecting the dots on how this was going to benefit my health, I didn't get it even as it happened. I just had a great deal of faith that God was leading me down this path."
"I started out having a Raindrop treatment once a week," Pam continues. "At my follow-up doctor appointment, four weeks later, he was amazed at my progress. I still didn't comprehend the greatness of this accomplishment at that time. I continued with Raindrop sessions every week for nine onths and then every two weeks and then once a month. I still continue to have a Raindrop once a month."
The following is Pam's protocol for living free from Lyme Symptoms:
1. She receives a Raindrop Session regularly, once a month, for health maintenance and to keep her immune system up to full strength.
2. When she senses that a bout of Lyme symptoms are beginning, she makes up a capsule containing 2 drops of Frankincense, 6 drops of Oregano, and 12 drops of Thieves. We will call these capsules, "Lyme Bullets."
3. Upon the first signs of an attack, she immediately starts a one-week regimen as follows:
One Lyme Bullet every four hours around the clock for three days, followed by
One Lyme Bullet every eight hours around the clock for four days.
4. At the end of that week, most of the time the symptoms have stopped their attempt to reappear. The bacteria have gone back into hibernation, and she is back to normal again with her full strength.
She emphasizes that you need to stick strictly to the "every four hour" and "every eight hour" protocol, setting your alarm through the night to keep up the timely assault against the spirochetes who want to attack you. If she feels the need, sometimes after a one week application of the protocol, she may repeat it for another week.
By applying this protocol, she has been able to have a normal uninterrupted life for years. And, who knows? With the repeated defenses of the essential oils, the Lyme spirochetes may just give up and quit altogether some day.
OTHER MODALILTIES THAT WORK WITH LYME
The only other healing modality known to be effective with Lyme disease is the application of electromagnetic frequencies that resonate with the microbial size and structure of the guilty spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi. The application of the right frequency causes the bacteria to explode and disintegrate while having no effect on the surrounding human tissue.
The machine that administered the lethal current is called a "Rife Machine." It was invented by Dr. Royal Raymond Rife as a treatment for infections in the 1930's and was vigorously opposed and aggressively supressed by U.S. Goverment health authorities and by the American Medical Association. Only in the last few decades has it been rediscovered and actually re-invented by several other scientists and medical doctors who believe in vibrational medicine and have seen its success.
For more on the use of a Rife Machine for Lyme disease, see the book, "Lyme Disease and Rife Machines," by Bryan Rosner. While there can be little doubt from those who have experienced or witnessed remission from Lyme disease with a Rife Machine, there is a drawback. It is called a "herxheimer reaction," named after Karl Herxheimer, German dermatologist (1861-1944). Usually shortened to "herx," a herxheimer reaction is an increase in symptoms following a treatment that is supposed to relieve the symptoms. "Herxing" is "getting worse before you get better."
What happens when a Lyme patient herxes following a Rife treatment is that the electromagnetic pulsing is so effective in killing off the bacteria, massive amounts of toxins are released in one's body from all the dead bacteria. Thus, until the toxins and dead bacteria are cleansed from the body, the patient can suffer intensly for a few days, but after a series of repeated Rife treatments, the disease has been often reported as gone for good. See the book by Rosner mentioned above for details, testimonies, and how to obtain or find a Rife Machine.
LESS HERXING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
The advantage of destroying Lyme pathogens with essential oils and Raindrop is that oils and Raindrop are, themselves, highly cleansing and detoxifying when accompanied with lots of water. Thus, as the Lyme bacteria are dying off, the oil molecules can encapsulate them and their toxins and, when accompanied with large water intake, can carry them painlessly out of the body via the colon and kidneys. Following a Raindrop session or when engaged in the oral protocol with Frankincense, Oregano, and Thieves for Lyme, one should be urinating every 1-2 hours, or you are not drinking enough water.
People with Lyme can still have a herx response following a raindrop or the oral intake of essential oils, but it is less common than with Rife treatment and less extreme. One thing to be grateful for if you are herxing after a raindrop, it means the oils are doing what they are supposed to do, killing off the hostile bacteria and bringing you closer to freedom from the sickness.
If you contract one of the other tick bourne diseases (Rocky Mountain, Eurlichosis, Babiosis), there are effective antibiotic treatments for these. Symptoms for these other diseases can be identical to those of Lyme. You will need a blood test from a laboratory to determine which, if any, of these diseases may be the case in order to know which method of treatment you need.
As for in-depth information on Lyme and how Pamela Carpeter overcame it, she has a website: www.livingwithlymedisease.net.
Pamela is an avid promoter of Raindrop Technique and is training to become a CARE Instructor. She has successfully completed her Return Demonstration and will be doing her Assistantship Class with her Mentor, Nancy Gouch. She is turning her experience with Lyme into a gift and a mission to the world to help relieve the pain and suffering of others by this dreadful disease.~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~