Treat Lyme Disease Naturally

Lyme disease is an infection that is spread by the bites of ticks. Not all ticks are infected, but if an infected tick does bite you it is possible that you will get Lyme disease. If you have been bitten by a tick or have a tick that you cannot easily remove see your doctor immediately. Lyme disease is a bacteria found in ticks in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia and in the U.S. is found in deer ticks, located in the northeast and midwest, and Western black-legged ticks found along the Pacific coast. It is important to note that swift removal of a tick is often key to preventing infection. A tick generally must be attached for 36 hours before it will spread Lyme disease.

 

How do I know if I have Lyme disease?

  • Round, red rash at the site of the tick bite
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Sore muscles and joints
  • Fever
  • Swelling and joint pain
  • Tingling and numbness in your extremities and back
  • Trouble focusing
  • Poor memory
  • Weakness and paralysis in your face muscles
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Heart palpitations

 

How do I prevent Lyme disease?

  • The best way to prevent getting Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites.
  • Avoid areas where ticks are commonly found
  • Cover as much of your body as you can when working out in wooded areas
  • Use insect repellants
  • Clear tall grasses, wood piles and other fences around your property that ticks can hide in.
  • Check your body for ticks before really stepping into your home
  • Dry clothes in a tumble dryer for 15 minutes
  • Shower and gently scrub with a washcloth
  • Learn how to remove ticks swiftly and easily

 

How can I treat Lyme disease?

  • Be sure you stay in contact with your doctor and take any prescribed medication in addition to trying natural treatments.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to help eliminate the pain of Lyme disease.
  • Samento, banderol, andrographis, smilax, cat’s claw, and Stephania are all herbs that have been shown to target Lyme disease.
  • Green tea and curcumin (found in turmeric) naturally help antibiotics work more effectively in the body.
  • Make sure you’re not deficient in Zinc, B vitamins, and vitamin D. These help your body function at it’s most optimal.
  • Probiotics will help rebalance any good bacteria wiped out by the Lyme disease.
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