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Tick Stuff

Please read, research and education yourself on all protocols, procedures and suggestions. I am NOT a professional tick expert, this is just a source for supplies and such suggested on other sites, books and resources.

Outdoor Prevention

Sulfur and Tea

Tick Bites

 

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Stephen Buhner Tick Bite Protocol

Sources: 

  • The Protocols. (17, July 11). Retrieved May 30, 2018, from http://buhnerhealinglyme.com/the-protocols/

  • Buhner, S. H., & Nathan, N. (2015). Healing Lyme: Natural healing of Lyme borreliosis and the coinfections chlamydia and spotted fever rickettsioses. Silver City, NM: Raven Press.

  • Buhner, S. H. (2012). Herbal Antibiotics: Natural alternatives for treating drug-resistant bacteria. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing.



(Buhner, S. H. & Nathan, N., 2015, p. 216)

"1.1 To prevent infection

  • In endemic areas: 1,000mg Astragalus daily throughout the year.

  • For duration of tick season: 3,000mg Astragalus daily.

  • Liberal use of natural tick repellant before going outdoors.

  • At tick bite: Remove tick, liberally apply Andrographis tincture to bite site, cover with a moistened glob of bentonite clay, cover that with thin cotton, and leave on for twelve to twenty-four hours. (From reports, this seems to prevent active infection nearly every time.)

  • At tick bite: Homeopathic ledum 1M 3x daily for three days. (From reports, this also seems to work for some people.)

  • At appearance of rash: Homeopathic apis 30c 3x daily for three days, and begin core protocol."

(Buhner, S. H. & Nathan, N., 2015, p. 388) & (Buhner, 2012, p.257)

"Astragalus Dosages: Generally used as a tincture, tea or powder.

   Tincture: As a tonic, 30-60 drops to 4x daily. In chronic illness conditions, 1 tsp 4x daily. As preventative (from viral infection), 1 tsp 4-6x daily. In acute conditions, 1 tsp 4-6x daily, generally every three hours.

   Tea: Put 2-3 ounces of herb in a quart of hot water, let steep for two to three hours, strain, then drink throughout the day.

   Powder: In chronic conditions 1 tbl 3x per day. Acute: 2 tbl 3x per day. Your body's own bile and stomach acids will extract the constituents. You can go higher on these doses if you wish. The Chinese use very large doses of the powdered root, from 15-60 grams per day, essentially 1/2 - 2 ounces per day."



Tips that I have learned (but do what works for you!)

  • Do NOT ever aggravate the tick during removal. Twisting, suffocating, covering with oil or alcohol or any other means that "convinces" the tick to "back out" aggravates the tick and increases chance of disease transmission

  • The TickKey (tickkey.com ) is a GREAT tool to remove imbedded ticks quickly and without aggravation

  • If removing the tick cause a break/tear of the skin (because some was stuck in the tick's mouth and ripped out during tick removal) - the andrographis tincture may sting

  • About 1/8tsp clay and one dropper of tincture make a good paste for one bite. I mix it in a small bowl and then smear it on the bite

  • Set a reminder on your phone, etc to remember to take the ledum or apis (or maybe you remember much better than I do :)


Joette Calabrese Protocol

Sources:

"Step 1:

Start with Ledum palustre 200c: This is taken every 3 hours for the first day, followed by twice daily for a week. This is then used twice weekly for a month and then once per week for another month.

This is probably overkill, but worth the extra effort to be certain. Ledum 200 is the premiere remedy for any kind of animal bite.

If the bite was rather recent (say a few weeks ago), this measure has been 100% effective so far in my experience. We live in the country, have plenty of deer and other critters, and our woods are considered a Lyme tick Mecca.

If I thought that someone in my family had Lyme that was older* and more entrenched, I’d still follow Step 1 and add Step 2 at any time after using Ledum. But I don’t believe Step 2 is necessary if the tick was discovered in the last few days or so.
Step 2: Aurum arsenicum 200*, twice daily for one week and in the same manner as Ledum. Aurum arsenicum is a capital choice for when a poisonous infection arises, and this is one of those times.

Step 3: For older cases, in which it is critical to take all precautions because illness has set in, the remedy made from the Lyme tick is called either Borrellia 30 or simply Lyme Nosode 30. It is used right along with the previous remedies.

The protocol is to take Borellia once per day for three days and then stop, for a total of three doses. This protocol states that this may need to be repeated every few months if the symptoms remain.

In older cases of Lyme, we see arthritis, chronic fatigue, tingling, dizziness and many other maladies. These should be treated specifically with the homeopathic protocols for each of these symptoms, along with the above procedures."


Tips that I have learned (but do what works for you!)

  • Do NOT ever aggravate the tick during removal. Twisting, suffocating, covering with oil or alcohol or any other means that "convinces" the tick to "back out" aggravates the tick and increases chance of disease transmission

  • The TickKey ( tickkey.com ) is a GREAT tool to remove imbedded ticks quickly and without aggravation

  • Set a reminder on your phone, etc to remember to take your doses (or maybe you remember much better than I do :)

Sulfur (MSM) Protocol (Prevention)

Sources:


Week 1: 1/8 teaspoon, 1 time daily

Week 2: 1/8 teaspoon, 1 time every other day

Week 3: 1/8 teaspoon, 1 time every three days

Week 4: 1/8 teaspoon, 1 time weekly

Monthly Thereafter: 1/8 teaspoon 1 time monthly


Tips that I have learned (but do what works for you!)

  • Do NOT ever aggravate the tick during removal. Twisting, suffocating, covering with oil or alcohol or any other means that "convinces" the tick to "back out" aggravates the tick and increases chance of disease transmission

  • The TickKey ( tickkey.com ) is a GREAT tool to remove imbedded ticks quickly and without aggravation

  • Set a reminder on your phone, etc to remember to take your doses (or maybe you remember much better than I do :)

  • MSM in honey mixes into a cup of tea virtually unnoticed

  • MSM in Maple Syrup mixes into a cup of coffee virtually unnoticed

  • MSM plain crystals mix into a cup of coffee pretty well

  • MSM mixes into about a cup of water relatively unnoticed



Cistus Tea Protocol (Prevention)

Sources:



Per Aurianna Joy

  1. Drink four cups cistus tea per day

    1. Steep 2 teaspoons loose tea in 4 cups water for 10 minutes

    2. Use the same loose tea a second time the next day

    3. Use fresh herbs the third day, reuse the next day and so on

  2. For dogs, use one tablespoon prepared tea per 10 pounds weight, per day

  3. Begin consumption a few months before tick season to build up resistance


Per Fran Sussman

  1. Drink 2 cups per day

    1. Steep 1 teaspoon loose tea per cup water for 10 minutes

    2. Use same herbs THREE times (each extraction gets at different phytonutrients)

    3. Can make a large batch and store in fridge, enjoy as an iced tea.

  2. For dogs, use one tablespoon prepared tea per 10 pounds weight, per day



Astragalus Protocol (Prevention)

Sources: 

  • Buhner, S. H., & Nathan, N. (2015). Healing Lyme: Natural healing of Lyme borreliosis and the coinfections chlamydia and spotted fever rickettsioses. Silver City, NM: Raven Press.

  • Buhner, S. H. (2012). Herbal Antibiotics: Natural alternatives for treating drug-resistant bacteria. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing


(Buhner, S. H. & Nathan, N., 2015, p. 388) & (Buhner, 2012, p.257)

"Astragalus Dosages: Generally used as a tincture, tea or powder.

   Tincture: As a tonic, 30-60 drops to 4x daily. In chronic illness conditions, 1 tsp 4x daily. As preventative (from viral infection), 1 tsp 4-6x daily. In acute conditions, 1 tsp 4-6x daily, generally every three hours.

   Tea: Put 2-3 ounces of herb in a quart of hot water, let steep for two to three hours, strain, then drink throughout the day.

   Powder: In chronic conditions 1 tbl 3x per day. Acute: 2 tbl 3x per day. Your body's own bile and stomach acids will extract the constituents. You can go higher on these doses if you wish. The Chinese use very large doses of the powdered root, from 15-60 grams per day, essentially 1/2 - 2 ounces per day."


  • Check for contraindications, especially in pregnancy, lactation, cardiac issues, immunosuppressant drugs, auto immune issues

  • Set a reminder on your phone, etc to remember to take your doses (or maybe you remember much better than I do :)



Natural Tick Repellent (Prevention)

Sources:


Repost from Stephen Buhner

Natural Tick Repellent

This blend is ~99 percent effective (really) for all the tick species that carry Borrelia. I have asked Montanafarmacy.com to make it so people can find it already made (and no, I do not get a percentage of sales). I like montanafarmacy.com, they make really good stuff, lots of love in what they do. (That is why I asked them to do it.)

Ingredients: ½ teaspoon EACH of the essential oils of

1) Rhododendron tomentosum (formerly: Ledum palustre, aka Labrador tea, aka Marsh Rosemary) This is NOT a toxic rhodendron species despite the name alteration by taxonomists (so please don’t write me about it). The herb is eminently ingestible, a common component in gruit ales, and very beneficent. Btw: Rhodendron anthopogon will not work, (so don’t use it).
2) Tagetes minuta
3) Chamaecyparis nootkatensi
4) Artemisia absinthium
5) Myrica gale (aka, bog myrtle)
6) Juniperus Virginia
7) Eucalyptus citriodora (aka, lemon eucalyptus)
8) Origanum majorana (aka, marjoram) Note: Origanum vulgare, aka oregano, will work, it is just not quite as strong, hint: you are looking for the strongest carvacrol content.
9) All blended into 8 ounces of 95% pure grain alcohol, then placed in a bottle with a spritzer/spray attachment. Use liberally during tick season.

These oils range in effectiveness from 50 to 95 percent in repelling ticks (the blend also works fairly well on black flies). The combination runs around 99 percent effective, about the same as DEET. Accessibility and cost of the oils: All these oils are findable on the internet. Just access google, type in the oil name, and hit the shopping function. Nearly all
the oils are inexpensive and they will make many, many batches of the repellent. However: Ledum palustre essential oil is very expensive (as you will find). It is, nevertheless, essential to the mixture. It has the highest repellent rate, 95 percent,
of all of them, so don’t scrimp if you decide to make it yourself.



Tick Tubes (Prevention)

How to make tick tubes:

Permethrin versus pyrethrum


NOTE: read about the pros and cons of both permethrin (synthetic) and pyrethrum (natural)