For people with fatigue, swollen lymph glands, or liver dysfunction due to an elevated Epstein-Barr infection
by Greg Lee
There is an invasive species vine that can grow a foot in a single day. This plant has been able to cover entire forests. It has been called the green plague in the southeastern United States. Its name is “Kudzu.”
How is a run-away kudzu overgrowth similar to an Epstein-Barr viral infection?
Similar to an unstoppable kudzu vine, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) can spread easily between people
Epstein-Barr virus is also called Mononucleosis or the Human Herpes Virus-4 (HHV-4) and approximately 95% of humans are infected with it¹. Oral contact with infected saliva when kissing, drinking from a cup, or mouthing a baby toy can transmit the virus. Symptoms of an EBV infection include: fatigue, fever, inflamed throat, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, enlarged spleen, swollen liver, and rash². Other frequent symptoms (occurring in 20-40% of patients) include hypersensitivity to mosquito bites, and coronary artery aneurysms. Less common features are calcification of basal ganglia, oral ulcers, interstitial pneumonia, and central nervous system infection³. EBV has also been linked to autoimmune illness.
EBV has been linked to cancer and other autoimmune illnesses
EBV has been linked to cancer formation in Burkitt’s lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Additionally, it is hypothesized to be a trigger for a subset of chronic fatigue patients as well as multiple sclerosis⁴. Lyme disease patients can often show elevated EBV titers.
When larger parasites or bacteria are killed with medications, EBV levels have dramatically increased⁵
In Lyme disease patients that have received prolonged antibiotic or anti-parasitic medications, elevated levels of Epstein-Barr virus have been detected in blood tests and electrodermal scans. Unfortunately, antiviral medications that inhibit EBV replication in the lab are not effective against EBV in humans. Epstein Barr also has a unique survival strategy.
EBV uses a clever strategy of hijacking immune system cells
Epstein-Barr infects several different cells: immune system B-cells, endothelial cells⁶, and bone marrow cells⁷. This virus has the ability to take over the intracellular machinery in B cells, make unlimited copies of itself, and prevent cell death. One theory why EBV survives drug treatment is that oral antiviral medications are at too low levels to eliminate the Epstein Barr viruses that are shed in saliva⁸. This virus may also have an unhealthy relationship with other pathogenic bacteria.
Epstein-Barr can make other bacteria more virulent and vice-versa
One article explores how oral EBV can disable local defenses which can lead to more aggressive symptoms from pathogenic bacteria. It also explores how pathogenic bacteria can also support a more active EBV infection⁹.
What can help you fight an antiviral resistant, bacteria collaborating, and intracellular manipulating Epstein-Barr infection?
Here are three methods for stopping a run away Epstein-Barr infection
Fortunately, there are three remedies and treatments that can help to overcome an out-of-control EBV infection: liposomal antiviral herbs, Frequency Specific Microcurrent, and laser delivered antiviral remedies. These methods help to fight antiviral resistant EBV infections and penetrate into cells and reservoirs where the viruses are hiding.
Strategy #1: Anti-Epstein-Barr Liposomal Herbs
In multiple studies, these antiviral herbs and their compounds demonstrated high levels of EBV anti-tumor promoter early antigen activation properties including turmeric and passionflower¹⁰, several varieties of curcuma, ginger, and galanga¹¹, and AL-1 from artemisia lactiflora¹². Curcumin inhibited B-cell immortalization in EBV infected cells¹³.
Liposomal medicines have a greater ability to penetrate into B cells¹⁴, endothelial cells¹⁵, the liver (mouse study)¹⁶, biofilms, joints, and the nervous system¹⁷ where the Epstein-Barr Virus can hide. Using liposomal herbal remedies which contain turmeric, curcumin, ginger, galanga, or artemisia have been effective at reducing inflammation, swollen lymph glands, and elevated liver enzymes in Lyme disease patients that have EBV. In addition to liposomal herbs, Frequency Specific Microcurrent can help relieve an Epstein Barr infection.
Strategy #2 Antiviral Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Frequency Specific Microcurrent uses millionth of an amp electrical currents to reduce viral infections, toxicity, and inflammation. Frequencies for reducing viruses, toxins, inflammation, and promoting healing are combined with frequencies to target viruses hiding inside organs like the liver, spleen, and the brain. This method can also direct antiviral frequencies into tissues where EBV infections reside like the mucus membranes, mouth, meninges, tonsils, and bone marrow. Frequencies can also be directed to target intracellular viral infections¹⁸. Homeopathic remedies can also help to target an Epstein Barr infection.
Strategy #3 Antiviral Homeopathic Remedies
Epstein Barr Virus Series Remedies use increasing strength homeopathic medicines to target different hiding places in the body. In the beginning, 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 EBV is entrenched in the body. Usually patients have one or more Herxheimer reaction in response the remedy they just took. Another way to help relieve EBV symptoms is through laser delivered remedies.
Laser homeopathic remedy treatments use a 650nm laser which is beamed through a glass vial containing an anti-EBV homeopathic remedy into the patient¹⁹. The laser is able to deliver the frequency of the remedy into the nervous system and other hiding places where the Epstein Barr virus has accumulated. Using multiple remedies and treatment can help to fight off a troublesome EBV infection.
A combination of treatments and remedies can help to fight a stealthy EBV infection
Just like cutting down a mass of overgrown kudzu vines, anti-EBV liposomal herbs, frequencies, and homeopathic remedies have help reduce recurring symptoms of fatigue, pain and inflammation in the liver, spleen, and nervous system. Since some of these methods have contraindications or cautions or may produce Herxheimer reactions, work with a Lyme literate herbalist to develop a safe and effective strategy for your EBV infection.
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