Lyme - Hitting the Bull's Eye
The Bulls Eye of Lyme
A few years back, Lyme disease was far less known and many doctors did not even recognize the existence of this disease. Today it is far more widespread and as a result of prior ignorance and neglect by the medical profession there are now a number of people who suffer from permanent disability. These disabilities are not only physical but also neurological in nature.
The illness is caused by a spirochete bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, and is spread through the bite of the deer tick
My personal experience with Lyme began about 2004 when I was bit on the abdomen by a tick. I felt something on my belly and upon checking found a tick. Using the hot match head trick, I convince it to let go and crushed it. While Lyme is usually transmitted by nymphs, the one that bit me was an adult. I did not think much of it until a few days later, I developed a bulls eye pattern of red rash around the place where the tick bit me. The really odd thing about this is that I lived in the deep south and was told that Lyme did not exist in our area. What I had supposedly was Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness (STARI) which is caused by Borrelia lonestari and is actually considered in many cases to be worse than Lyme. Hmmmpf!
At the time, I was developing the first ParaZapper MX model zapper so, out of curiosity, I decided to see what would happen. I placed the red wire paddle over the infected area and zapped for an hour and later that evening, I zapped again, using the MX, copper paddles and footpads for another hour. For the next 5 days, I zapped again once daily for 1 hour, mostly using the red wire paddle directly over the rash area which quickly started to disappear and was gone within 3 days. Just as with antibiotics, I would not stop just because the symptoms went away. Soon after that, I was discussing this with a customer who had a similar experience. They informed me that I should read the book "Lab 257" and soon after that I did.
The problem is that no matter how you treat Lyme disease or STARI for that matter, the sooner that you start treatment the better that you can expect to fare. Also, do not stop treatment too soon as this can have a negative impact. I will say that antibiotics are the preferred treatment, so you should see your doctor immediately whenever symptoms appear.
I did not have any further symptoms so I feel fortunate.
The rash will go away on its own, but sadly when this happens, it is not over. In many cases, a week or so later, many cases will develop into flu like symptoms that can turn into a genuine reign of terror for your body and even your mind. If not properly treated and eliminated at the first symptoms, the bacterium spreads throughout the body and starts attacking the cells in the body.
(Ixodes scapularis) or the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus). The disease was not known to exist in North America until 1975 when it most likely escaped from the BioWarfare disease experimentation Laboratories on Plum island ( which is only a few miles from Lyme, Ct where the disease was originally found ). Although the life cycle usually involves deer, the primary reservoir is mice.
So, should I get tested for Lyme?
The problem with the tests to verify Lyme disease is that they only work once much of the damage has been done. They do not detect Lyme in its early stages when treatment is most effective and most important. Sadly, many doctors will not prescribe the right antibiotics unless they can prove that you actually have Lyme. Many people have been caught in this run around and suffered devastating consequences.
The real problem is that while B. burgdorferi reproduces very slowly, it has the ability to migrate deep into tissues, into connective tissue , cartilage, and even the crossing the blood-brain barrier. The longer that the delay is in taking action, the more places that this bacterium can find to hide and cause damage. Once the bacterium has settled in to areas that may offer protection from antibiotics, it becomes increasingly difficult to treat. This microbe is stealthy enough that once settled into the body's tissues, it can take on a form that is resistant to antibiotics as well as to the immune system. Because of this, once the disease reaches a late stage, long term antibiotic treatment helps but is never 100 percent effective. This is why some people feel that you can never eliminate the disease completely.
According to the recent information from the CDC, there are now about 300,000 new Lyme disease cases a year. Lyme, along with West Nile Virus, and several other diseases that have apparently spread from Plum island are perfect examples why governments of the world, including the US government should not be messing around with biological warfare agents. If you were not aware, B. burgdorferi was first spread through eastern Europe by Germany during World War II by dumping infested ticks out of aircraft.
I am so lost, what can I do?
Contact your Congressman and Senator as well as the FDA and tell them that you want a study on using Low Voltage Pulsed Electric Fields to kill bacteria such as B. burgdorferi. LVPEF (Low Voltage Pulsed Electric Fields) devices such as ParaZapper CC2, ParaZapper UZI-3, and ParaZapper MY can kill many different microbes in water in as little as a few minutes to an hour or two. While there is no known reason why they can not do the same in humans or animals, they are not FDA approved for such use.
You can also join a petition and read the comments that others have posted at http://paradevices.com/petition_link.html .
It should be noted that Lyme disease has a number of issues in common with MS (Mutiple Sclerosis) and as a result, the diagnosis of one may actually be a result of the other.
The use of LVPEF for killing microbes to aid in healing would be a tremendous public benefit and the studies to verify the validity of this type of product is important to the public.
Although I have published this, it is a work in progress.Check back for updates if you like.
Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory by Michael C. Carroll
"Parasite Zapping and the Zapper" a book about using the zapper is available at paradevices.com
Some of my other posts:
Chikungunya - Still spreading across the Carribean and to the US