Lyme Disease is a disease which is spreading around the world, including in Ireland. Caused by a tick bite, lyme disease was historically viewed as being a risk for hill-walkers, particularly those who walk in areas where there are many deer. This is still true, but increasingly we are seeing ticks in grass, in parks and other locations and on other animals, including dogs.
Ticks carry a range of bacteria, many of which can cause disease to humans, but the most renowned bacteria is Borrelia an ancient bacteria called a spirochete and very clever once it enters the human body. If diagnosed quickly lyme disease is treatable. However, in many cases people do not know they have been bitten, nor do they get the so called “characteristic bullseye rash” and so may go many months or years before being diagnosed.
At this stage a number of conditions manifest from fatigue, brain fog, tiredness, arthritis, depression, anxiety, pain, digestive problems to many others. This indeed, is what makes the disease so difficult to diagnose.
Once diagnosed, long-term antibiotic treatment is often used followed by a recommended herbal protocol. There are many herbs used for Lyme, including Japanese Knotweed, Chinese skullcap and red sage.
A good diet, adequate sleep, rest and relaxation, as well as good liver function are also important. Many clients find aggravation of symptoms once any of these go out of balance. It is important, therefore that these are considered as part of any overall action-plan.
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