For people with relapsing sweats, arthritis, and weakness caused by a persistent brucellosis infection
by Greg Lee
When I was young, I had a pet chameleon. He had an amazing ability to change colors to match his environment. He could somehow change from green to brown in a few minutes. I remember looking for him many times outside of his tank because I thought he had escaped. Fortunately, he was really good at appearing just like other things in his terrarium.
What can camouflaged chameleons teach you about overcoming a chronic Brucellosis infection?
Similar to a chameleon, brucellosis can present symptoms similar to other tick borne illnesses
Brucellosis is a very small rod shaped bacteria that penetrates into cells in the early stages of infection. In this stage, a person can have repeating fevers, sweats, migratory aches and pains1. If untreated, this infection in later stages can concentrate in bones, joints, organs, lymphatic system, and the nervous system. Prolonged infection can produce: sweats that have a smell like wet hay, testicular inflammation, inflammation of the vertebrae and discs, neurological disorders collectively known as neurobrucellosis, hepatitis, swelling of the liver or spleen, endocarditis, arthritis, anemia, uveitis, optic neuritis, endocarditis, meningitis, miscarriage, chronic fatigue, and depression2. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis of brucellosis is much higher than you think.
Misdiagnosis of brucellosis patients was greater than 50%
In one study, over 2000 cases of brucellosis were misdiagnosed 57% of the time in clinics in China3. This is believed to be due to the similarity of brucellosis symptoms with other diseases. The misdiagnosis is believed to contribute to the growing number of chronic infections in China. Blood tests can give false negatives4 which also leads to misdiagnosis. Unfortunately, brucellosis has been misdiagnosed in the United States5 also. Fortunately, electro-dermal scans can help to discern the difference between brucellosis and similar tick borne illnesses. Most cases are treated with a combination of antibiotics. However, drug resistant brucellosis strains are emerging worldwide.
Antibiotic resistant brucellosis infections are being found in different areas of the world
Most cases of infection are transmitted through eating unpasteurized dairy products, contact with infected animals, meat products, or animal waste. Brucellosis has also been found in ticks6 which play a role in transmitting the disease. The different brucellosis species that can create chronic infections in humans include: B. melitensis, B. abortus, B. suis, B. canis, B. ceti, B. pinnipediae7. In multiple studies, antibiotic resistant brucellosis strains have been found in North America8, western Asia9, and the Middle East10. B. abortus can form biofilms11 and B. melitensis produces compounds typically found in biofilms12. Biofilms can increase drug resistance up to five-thousand fold13. In addition to developing drug resistance, these germs hide inside cells which makes killing them much more difficult.
What else besides antibiotics can help you fight a drug resistant, biofilm, and intracellular brucellosis infection?
Here are four strategies for overcoming a relapsing brucellosis infection
Fortunately, there are four remedies and treatments that can help to overcome a chronic brucellosis infection. These strategies help to fight drug resistant brucellosis species and cut through biofilms and penetrate into cells and reservoirs where the germs are hiding.
Strategy #1: Anti-Brucellosis Essential Oils
A number of essential oils have been found to inhibit B. melitensis and B. abortus. One species of oregano, Origanum syriacum, and one species of thyme, Thymus syriacus, had a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against drug-resistant B. melitensis at 3.125 µl/ml and 6.25 µl/ml in one lab study14. In another lab study, cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum) had the highest inhibition of intracellular B. abortus at 1% concentration. When much lower concentrations, 0.1%, of cinnamon essential oil were combined with a 1% concentration of peppermint (M. piperita), marjoram (O. majorana), lemon (C. lemon) or nutmeg (M. fragrans) essential oils, the combination had a synergistic inhibitory effect against intracellular B. abortus15.
Some of these essential oils also demonstrate anti-biofilm activity against other pathogens. Oregano essential oils attenuate biofilm formation is multiple Staphylococcus species16. Thyme and oregano essential oils suppress Salmonella biofilms17. Cinnamon essential oil inhibits or kills multiple biofilms of Staphylococcus epidermidis18, Candida species19, and E. coli20. Peppermint essential oil inhibits biofilms from Candida21 and Strep22. Not only essential oils, but also herbs demonstrate anti-brucella properties.
Strategy #2: Liposomal Anti-brucellosis Herbs
In one study, three herbs called denak (Oliveria decumbens), saffron (Crocus sativus), and clary sage (Salvia sclarea) demonstrated anti-brucella properties23. Processing these herbs into a liposomal mixture increases their ability to penetrate into macrophage cells24, biofilms, joints, and the nervous system25 where brucellosis likes to hide. In addition to herbs, homeopathic remedies can help to fight off a chronic brucellosis infection.
Strategy #3: Anti-brucellosis Homeopathic Series Remedies
There are brucellosis homeopathic remedies that are designed specifically for attacking this infection. A more effective strategy than taking a single homeopathic remedy is to use a series of homeopathic remedies that increase in strength. Over a month’s time, these remedies are taken in a sequence starting with a lowest to highest potency to work on deeper levels where the infection is hiding. After the highest potency remedy is taken, then the remedies are taken again in a reverse order from the highest to lowest to address remaining vestiges of the infection. Besides homeopathics, Frequency Specific Microcurrent can help eliminate a brucellosis infection.
Strategy #4 Antibacterial and Antitoxin Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Frequency Specific Microcurrent uses millionth of an amp electrical currents to promote healing and reduce infection. Antibacterial frequencies, antitoxin frequencies can be combined with guiding frequencies to target infections hiding in the nervous system, T-cells, lymphatic system, under biofilms, inside joints and bones26. Using multiple remedies and treatment can help to fight off a relapsing brucellosis infection.
A targeted approach of remedies and treatment can help you to fight off a persistent brucellosis infection
Similar to finding a well-camouflaged chameleon, an electro-dermal scan can help to find a hidden brucellosis infection. Using the proper anti-brucellosis essential oils, herbs, and homeopathics can help to penetrate into the hiding places where brucellosis can cause recurring symptoms. Frequency Specific Microcurrent treatment can also help to zap hidden infections throughout the body. This combination of natural medicines and treatment can help to significantly reduce the persistent fatigue, sweats, and migrating pains caused by brucellosis. Since these strategies can lead to uncomfortable Herxheimer toxic reactions and these remedies come with cautions on their use, work with a Lyme literate herbalist and essential oil practitioner to develop a safe and effective strategy for your condition.
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