Lyme disease, and the link with boosting immunity
Let’s look at some facts concerning Lyme disease:
There are around 1,000 confirmed cases of Lymes disease in the UK each year. However, Public Health England estimates the true number could be around 3,000 per year. Estimates suggest that roughly 300,000 people in the United States alone are diagnosed annually.
Here is some more info from ‘Lyme Disease Patient Support’ (click HERE for their site):
Lyme disease is caused by a spirochete – a corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Borrelia; thought to be the most complex bacteria known to man. Borrelia is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. (There is however mounting evidence from some sources to suggest that the illness may be caught from other vectors or biting insects, however).
According to the health writers at Signature Health, manufacturers of the HOCATT ozone steam sauna chamber, Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis (MS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and rheumatoid arthritis, amongst others.
“The conventional treatment for Lyme disease involves courses of antibiotics. However, the rate of relapse and reinfection remains high. Antibiotics suppress immune function, so if the treatment is too long, then you run the risk of side effects, such as yeast infections. If it is too short, then it may not destroy all of the bacteria, which leads to antibiotic resistance. Integrative doctors are getting far superior results when it comes to Lyme disease by focussing on supporting and building up the immune system, so that the body can take care of the Lymes all on its own, using natural therapies to purify the blood, detox and de-stress the body, and boost energy levels. Intravenous therapies, such as IV Vitamin C, Ozone (Major Autohemotherapy) and IV antioxidants are hugely successful, however, an ideal solution would be something that is non-invasive and easy to use, and doesn’t require any kind of medical qualification to administer,” writes Signature Health, alluding to the benefits of ozone therapy.
The doctors who form the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) tend to recognise the need for longer courses of integrative treatment in some cases, due to the persistent nature of the disease, and take into account co-infections and other aspects of chronic illness which may be contributing to symptoms, say the experts at Lyme Disease Patient Support. (Click HERE for their site.) “Some patients also choose to use a mixture of treatments from both conventional and alternative medicine,” they report.
What we do know here at Ozone Therapy UK is that ozone therapy has the following benefits, surely of interest to anyone seeking to further their knowledge-base about combating bacterially-linked conditions such as Lymes:
Inactivates Viruses, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, Parasites and Protozoa
Stimulates Immune System, Speeds Healing
Cleans Arteries and Veins, Improving Circulation
Oxidizes Toxins, Facilitating their Excretion