Eyes, herbs and essential oils

by | Nov 23, 2016 | eyes/ears/nose/mouth, Symptoms | 6 comments

Dear Stephen,
I have been trying to make heads or tails of all of this with lyme and I need some help. I am lyme positive per Igenex and was lyme positive per CDC in 2014. I was misdiagnosed with lupus in 2009. Confirmed as lyme in 2015 through Igenex and muscle biopsy to rule out lupus. I treated with antibiotics for 4 months with an LLMD pretty aggressively and went into liver failure. Now I am on the mend and treating with herbs and BIE (Bioenergetic Intolerance Elimination). My body feels like it is attacking itself, especially my eyes. I have floaters, flashes, after images, shadows, halos and glares and astigmatism. I also feel like my eyes are under attack at times, which has now moved into my ears with ringing and popping and feeling like something is crawling through my skull. I feel like we have awakened a sleeping giant. Anyhow, I was wondering if it is okay to do the essential oils with the herbs? I just started both herbs and oils this week and I do not want to overdo it. In addition to lyme I have CMV, EBV, HSV, HH6, babesia and mycoplasma pneumoniae. What should I and should I not take?
Stephen’s response:
There are some specific things we recommend for treating eye problems from lyme and the other co-infections, page 225 of the new edition. They may be of help. If you look through the babesia and mycoplasma books, you can see the overlap with the lyme protocol herbs. You can add other specific herbs as needed. Babesia is often fairly straightforward, primarily using antibacterial herbs specific for babesia. Mycoplasma can be more tricky and difficult but the protocol does help, often reversing the infection. And by oils, do you mean essential oils or ?

  • Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of twenty-three 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 comes 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, has been 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 lectures 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 is 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.

This protocol was incredible. After only a few weeks most of my symptoms were gone. After six months all my symptoms were gone… it has given me my life back.

– Amazon review by Joseph

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Stephen Buhner has retired from answering questions here, but this Q + A column on Planet Thrive is kept open so readers can access vital information in the archives, communicate with each other in the comments section, and find herbs, books + lyme adjuncts in our directory. If you want to reach Stephen, please try contacting him through his personal website at stephenharrodbuhner.com.

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  1. Dorothy Crouch

    Regarding the above recommendation, is it page 225 and not 275 for eye involvement? I too have similar problems but am using the info on 225 new edition.

  2. healing lyme admin

    Hi Dorothy,
    I can’t seem to locate my copy at the moment, but if there is no info on eye involvement on page 275 and you found it on page 225, then I would say you are correct. Maybe someone else can confirm if they have a copy of the book?

  3. Natasa

    Similar sensations, took the herbs for several months with no improvments yet.

  4. Dave

    Yes, it is page 225. Page 275 is discussing Salvia miltiorrhiza in the chapter Natural Healing of Chlamydia.

  5. Lisa Marshall

    Does anyone know which chapter this info regarding eyes/vision would be in for the audible book version?

  6. Holly

    Page 225 corresponds to chapter 8, “The Core Protocol and Extended Repertory”.

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