How These Six Techniques Help You to Overcome a Neurological Bartonella Infection

For people with Bartonella that have tremors, anxiety, or memory loss
by Greg Lee

karate kids

When I first started studying karate, I was taught the basics including: punching, kicking, blocking, and different stances. When I fought against more experienced students, I scored much lower in karate competitions. Later, I learned combinations of techniques like: block – punch; feint – sweep front leg – kick; or block – wrist grab – shoulder throw – pin. These combinations proved to be more effective at getting higher scores at competitions.

How is advanced karate fighting similar to treating neurological bartonella?

Similar to fighting a karate student that knows many attacks, Bartonella has multiple techniques for fighting, evading, and controlling the immune system
There are at least seventeen species of Bartonella that have been found to infect humans¹, with B. henselae and B. quintana being the most commonly diagnosed in my practice. People can contract it from insect bites (ticks, fleas, lice, flies, and mites), scratches or bites from infected animals, blood transfusion, from mother to unborn child in utero², and organ transplants³. This germ employs multiple techniques to evade, fight, and take over parts of the immune system. It uses bacterial adhesions to bind to the extracellular matrix parts of cells, endothelial cells, and collagen⁴. Bartonella uses effector proteins to take over cellular immune function to enable the bacteria to enter and hide inside cells⁵. Another technique which enables this bacteria to survive inside cells longer is it’s ability to manipulate cellular signals which prevent cell death⁶. It has been found to infect endothelial cells⁷, lymph tissue⁸, liver cells⁹, the spleen¹⁰, heart tissue, lungs¹¹, breast tissue¹², eye tissue, and the central nervous system¹³.

Bartonella stimulates the immune system to produce Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), which is a potentiator of VEGF, and interleukin-8 (IL-8) to help it spread through it’s host¹⁴. Bartonella also triggers the production of inflammatory compounds called cytokines which include: Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), Matrix metallopeptidase 2 (MMP2), Matrix metallopeptidase 9 (MMP9), and Interferon gamma (IFNγ)¹⁵. This germ has a hardened shell around it which is also called a gram-negative bacteria. Bartonella can produce unpleasant neurological symptoms.

Bartonella can lead to troubling symptoms in the nervous system
This infection can lead to a wide range of neurological symptoms including: headaches, vision loss, meningitis¹⁶, migraines, fatigue, memory loss, disorientation, insomnia, poor coordination, debilitating depression, disorientation, seizures, ataxia, tremors, ischemic stroke, cerebral arteritis, transverse myelitis, radiculitis, grand mal seizures, epilepsia partialis continua, status epilepticus, coma, and fatal encephalitis. Antibiotic treatment can help relieve symptoms, however it is not effective at eliminating the infection¹⁷. Antibiotic resistant strains have been found in several Bartonella species to quinolones¹⁸, rifampin¹⁹, macrolides²⁰, fluoroquinolones²¹, and gentamicin²². In some cases, this infection can resolve itself with out medications²³.

What else can help you to fight a central nervous system (CNS), inflammation producing, drug-resistant, intracellular, immune system manipulating Bartonella infection?

In order to overcome a central nervous system Bartonella infection, here are six methods that have helped reduce many neurological Bartonella symptoms including memory loss, brain fog, tremors, and inflammation. These techniques and remedies help you to counteract the different ways that Bartonella attacks, evades, and controls your immune system. Given the intracellular nature of this infection, these medicines and treatments are specific designed to penetrate inside cells and into the nervous system to rid infection and inflammation.

1. Technique #1: Liposomal anti-Bartonella and anti-inflammatory remedies
When anti-Bartonella and anti-inflammatory remedies are processed into a microscopic particle and then surrounded with a lipid, this is called a liposome²⁴. Compared to their non-liposomal equivalents, liposomal remedies are more effective at penetrating inside endothelial cells²⁵, the liver²⁶, the brain, the spleen, bone marrow, blood cells²⁷, and the nervous system²⁸. Anti-Bartonella herbs include houttuynia, Chinese name Yu Xing Cao, isatis root and Chinese name Ban Lan Gen²⁹ that are combined with anti-inflammatory herbs including polygonum cuspidatum, Chinese name Hu Zhang³⁰, reishi mushroom, Chinese name Ling Zhi³¹, agaricus mushroom, Chinese name Ji Song Rong³², rehmannia root, Chinese name Shu Di Huang³³, scutellaria baicalensis, Chinese name Huang Qin³⁴, rhodiola, Chinese name Hong Jing Tian³⁵, and polygala tenufolia, Chinese name Yuan Zhi³⁶ have a dramatic effect on reducing neurological symptoms in patients diagnosed with Bartonella. In multiple lab, animal, and clinical studies, these herbs help to reduce proinflammatory cytokines in the nervous system. In addition to herbs, minute electrical currents help to reduce inflammation, toxicity and infection.

2. Technique #2: Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Frequency Specific Microcurrent uses millionth of an ampere electrical currents to reduce bacterial infections, toxicity, and inflammation³⁷. Frequencies for attacking Bartonella, toxins, inflammation, and promoting healing are combined with frequencies to target locations where this bacteria likes to hide. These frequencies target organs like the brain, liver, spleen, and the heart. This method can also direct anti-bacterial frequencies into tissues where Bartonella infections reside including the blood vessels, blood cells, lymphatic tissue, eye tissues, and bone marrow. Frequencies are also directed to kill and detoxify intracellular infections. Homeopathic remedies can also help to target a Bartonella infection.

3. Technique #3: Anti-Bartonella homeopathic remedies
A Bartonella Series Remedy use multiple strength homeopathic medicines to target different hiding places in the body. In order to minimize Herxheimer reactions, a patient will start with the lowest strength remedy. Over the course of a month, they will take increasing strength remedies to target deeper and deeper levels where Bartonella is hiding in the body. Many patients experience mild to moderate toxic die-off Herxheimer reactions with increasing strength remedies. Pulling inflammatory compounds quickly out of the body also reduces or eliminates Bartonella toxic die-off reactions.

4. Technique #4: Cupping and bloodletting detoxification
Cupping has been practiced for thousands of years in Asia and the Middle East. Suction cups are placed on the back of the head and neck to draw out toxins from the nervous system. Next, the cups are removed and needles are inserted to make very small holes to draw out the toxins. The needles are removed and the cups are placed back on. In each cup, a small quantity of fluid is drawn out of the body. In cupping studies, the extracted blood has been found to be high in toxins³⁸ and inflammatory compounds³⁹. Patients diagnosed with Bartonella report greater focus, clarity, and multitasking ability after receiving cupping and bloodletting. Low light therapy is also helpful for relieving neurological Bartonella symptoms.

5. Technique #5: Low light therapy neurological healing and detoxification
In rodent and neuronal studies, 670 nm near infrared low light therapy dramatically improved healing in rat brain cells after traumatic brain injury⁴⁰ and increased energy metabolism in neurons inactivated by toxins⁴¹.  Patients diagnosed with Bartonella report a marked decrease in anxiety, brain fog, and memory recall problems after receiving two minutes of 670 nm low light therapy on their head. In addition to light therapy, moxabustion is also effective at reducing neurological symptoms.

6. Technique #6: Ultrapure moxabustion for neurological detoxification
Ultrapure moxabustion uses a specific part of common plant called artemisia argyii, also known as mugwort or moxa, Chinese name: Ai Ye. Only the underside hairs of the leaves are used to make ultra pure moxa. In artemisia plant studies, the highest concentration of active compounds is found in the leaves⁴². When ultra pure moxa is rolled into tiny threads and burned on different areas of the head, patients diagnosed with neuro Bartonella report a dramatic improvement in their mental clarity, emotional stability, and multitasking ability. Many treatments and natural remedies can dramatically help people with neurological Bartonella to reduce persistent inflammation and neurological symptoms.

A highly targeted combination of remedies and treatments can help you to overcome a neurological Bartonella infection
Just like learning effective fighting combinations that help you win karate competitions, the proper combination of liposomal anti-Bartonella and anti-inflammatory remedies, homeopathic remedies, microcurrent, cupping and bloodletting, light therapy, and moxabustion helps you to overcome a neurological Bartonella infection. Since some of these remedies and treatments require specialized training, work with a Lyme literate Chinese medicine practitioner to develop a proper, safe, and effective strategy for your condition.

– Greg

P.S. Do you have experiences where treatments or remedies helped to relieve neurological Bartonella symptoms? Tell us about it.

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