My mother has lyme and babseia. Arthritis has destroyed her knees. She is planning on having both knees replaced, but needs to clear the lyme first. She has been on antibiotics and pain narcotics (hydrocodone) for 2 years and is not improving. She is starting your herbal protocol. Is it okay to take the herbs with pain narcotics and antibiotics?
Yes it is. You might try the addition of kudzu root tincture
for the pain, it can sometimes do wonders, 1/4-1/2 tsp 3x daily.
Stephen Harrod Buhner was an Earth poet and an award-winning author of twenty-four books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including the acclaimed book Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections.
Stephen came from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, was his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911.
Stephen’s work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including Common Boundary, Apotheosis, Shaman’s Drum, The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectured yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.
He was a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society – especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.
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Stephen, does the kudzu root (non-alcohol) cause any amount of herx? My son is barely surviving just taking the cats claw.
Can I take the lyme protocol and doxycycline at the same time? Overall, How long should one stay on the protocol?