Matthew Goss's Lyme Disease InformationVitamins, Nutritional Supplements, and Herbs
Zhang is a doctor that treats Lyme Disease using Chinese herbal medicine.
When visiting his site, click on the link in the lower left corner that
Flowchart to see specific details on what herbs he recommends and at
what dosages. He also includes treatment for Babesia in his protocol.
There is a separate website to order his products, no prescription necessary. The minimum cost of his six month protocol for Lyme, including discounts for repeat orders (set up on automatic shipment), is about $1230, or about $200 a month.
If you are treating for Babesia as well, you can add another $354 to that for a minimum 40 day treatment.
If you would like to be treated by Dr. Zhang and are unable to travel to his office in New York, he does do phone consultations.
A common choice for Lyme patients is Teasel Root tincture. Some people have reported having Herxheimer reactions while taking this herbal, so it appears to be doing something. Grapefruit seed and Grape seed extracts are also very popular, although I have not tried these myself.
Another popular type of supplement is immune transfer. This is in the form of colostrum from either cows or goats. Colostrum is the first milk after a cow or goat gives birth. It is nature's way of transfering the immunity that the mother goat or cow has built up over the span of its life to the newborn. This first milk allows the newborn to have a defense against infection while it is building its own immune system.
There are immune transfers on the market that have been designed especially for Lyme Disease and coinfections. There is even a former congressperson who believes he was cured of Lyme Disease after drinking colostrum from a cow whose udder was injected with Bb bacteria a few weeks before it gave birth. Most immune transfers come in pill form, so you won't actually have to drink the milk.
I myself have used Garlic, Astragalus, Milk Thistle, Reishi, Ginseng, Ginko Biloba, Aloe juice and Olive Leaf extract. In addition to being an antiviral, Milk Thistle helps regulate your liver, which can be a good thing if you are on heavy antibiotics and other drugs. Garlic is very good for your heart and immune system, and it also has anti-bacterial properties. I eat 1 whole raw clove of garlic every day. Astragalus and Reishi regulate your immune response. Ginko opens up and dialates your blood vessels and allows things to flow more easily. Drinking 2 ounces of aloe juice a day helps to fight off viruses, and surprisingly it tastes good too.
There are so many supplements that it is hard to keep them all straight. I have reported on the ones that I've heard a lot of people say work.
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Last Update: 10/22/2004