During the last two years, I paid special attention to a certain parasitical infestation for the following reasons:
- because of its frequent appearance in case of chronic diseases, especially from the neurologic domain
- because of the problems caused by its therapy
- because of the extraordinary successes gained by careful and systematic therapy By that, I mean the intracellular infestation in general, and the chronic borreliosis in particular.
The History of the Lyme-Borreliosis
For the first time, Lyme-Borreliosis was recognised 1975 in the United States, after a mysterious outburst of juvenile rheumatic arthritis near the community of Lyme in the federal state of Connecticut. The rural area where it happened especially during the months of summer and early autumn gave the indication that the transfer of the disease took place through ticks. In 1982, the active substance of the Lyme-disease was discovered by Willy Burgdorfer. Burgdorfer was able to isolate the spirochaetes belonging to the genus Borrelia. The spirochaetes live in the intestines of the Ixodes ticks. He demonstrated that these spirochaetes react with immune serum from patients whose diagnosis showed the Lyme-disease.
The Unrecognised Epidemic
During recent years, a growing number of medical specialists have realised that Borreliosis must be seen as an epidemic disease. In many cases it was unrecognised or wrongly diagnosed. It was taken as a neural-psychic problem or even as Parkinsons’s disease or schizophrenia. The disease contains more than 200 syndromes. The symptom of skin reddening with halo is not a reliable feature. It only appears in exceptional cases. Healing with antibiotics is only possible, when the disease has been diagnosed at avery early stage.
In their article Borreliosis: Lyme disease: ancient engine of an unrecognized borreliosis pandemic? W. T. Harvey MD, MS, MPH and P. Salvato MD propose that there are probably two kinds of human Borrelia burgdorferi infections:
- the Borrelia-infection through transfer by insects which presently is the only recognised form of Borreliosis.
- the ‘epidemic Borreliosis’ so-called by Harvey and Salvato. It is a disease transferred directly between people through different ways of infection, e.g. intrauterine, through breast-feeding or sexual intercourse.
Harvey and Salvato claim that there is a much bigger number of people with ‘non Lyme’, however, infected with Borrelia burgdorferi. Those peoples have a surprising variety of symptoms starting from asymptomatic infections to heaviest chronic diseases which clinically are totally misdiagnosed. The global number of infections on all continents is estimated of at least 15,5 % earth’s population considering only the span between 1000 and 2000 AD. Harvey and Salvato called this extremely high rate of infection ‘epidemic Borreliosis’. It remains latent and unrecognised. This infection which is never treated accompanies the patient during his whole life as a latent chronically persistent infection. The activation of the infection is widely spread, and it is reactivated through unfavourable events that weaken the immune system and occur again and again. In addition, a repeated infection through insects can happen.
Taking into account that the Borreliosis infects have existed as epidemic Borreliosis for more than 1000 years– Borreliosis-DNA has been discovered in archaeological finds both in animal and in human tissues – we can conclude that the pathogene Borrelia burgdorferi as an infectious organism, has to continuously survive and complete its life cycle. It has astonishing abilities to switch off the immune system of the carrier and to continue its own life cycle, independently from the original ways of infection. In cases of insect-transfer, the spirochaetes of the Borrelia use different tools to trick the immune system of their victim:
- They can hide themselves in the substances and cells of the carrier so that they are not discernible for the immune system of the carrier.
- Due to the fact that they have their antigens mutated, they are able to change or modulate the immune response of the carrier.
The latest morphologic examinations of Borrelia burgdorferi prove that Borrelias exist in at least three varieties:
- the extracellular bacterial form: the known spirochaete.
- the spheroplast-form or a so-called CWD (cell wall-deficient) – i. e. without a cell wall form – also called ‘L–form’ and
- a newly recognised cystic form.
Limits of Antibiotic Therapy
During the infection, the Borrelia burgdorferi infection can sway between these three varieties, from the L–form to the cystic form, to survive an unfavourable surrounding, e. g. when the pH factor of the body fluids changes during chronic infections and inflammations or when antibiotics are taken. Again it can return to the spirochaete-form to continue its natural life cycle, to grow and to reproduce, when the surrounding is more favourable. The L–form and the cystic form have no cell walls and thus cannot be killed by so-called ‘beta laktam antibiotics’. The spheroplasts react sensitively on tetracyclines and some erythromycins, the cystic form can only be attacked by metronidazole. Actually, as there are various genera of Borrelia burgdorferi which can constantly change their antigenic profiles and antibiotic sensitivity, one always has to face failures in the therapy in spite of applying all known clinical means!!! Besides, there will always be co-infections with other pathogens transferred by ticks, a fact which highly complicates the treatment of Borrelia burgdorferi infections.
The Difficulty of the Therapy
It has been proved that the Borreliosis pathogens within the blood and tissue cells remain capable of surviving.Thus they can endure the effect of the antibiotic therapy by taking their abode in those intracellular niches. Now in our surgery, the intracellular bacteria are taken into consideration with every patient, when a diagnosisis being made. Very often, these tests have been confirmed through positive results. Besides, having included this method in the therapy, we have been extremely successful with chronic diseases, particularly with diseases based on neurologic deficiencies of any kind, e. g. mal-sensations, paraesthesia,disturbed sensitivity, and further‘strange appearances’ like restlessness, clouding of consciousness, loss of memory. Also as far as Morbus Parkinson, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease are concerned, in any case, this intracellular background disease should be attended to and treated.
Dr. Josef J. Burrascano jr., one of the leading experts and scientists in there search of Lyme-Borreliosis, has pointed out in the 14th issue of the Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease in November 2002 that the degree of heaviness of the Borreliosis has something to do with the number of spirochaetes.That means, that a low number of spirochaetes causes very mild or completely inconspicuous symptoms that can even escape notice, but that can survive for years. With the increased number of spirochaetes through repeated infections or reactivation of latent infections, the symptoms multiply and reach clinic symptoms that become more and more visible. Higher numbers of spirochaetes, clinically visible, can also block the immune system with the final result that the macrophages, B– and L–lymphocytes are being killed and the lymphocytosis and mitogenesis lose their functional order. When this happens, the key functions of the defence system of the body become totally paralysed.The negative effect of a very high number of spirochaetes upon the immune system grows, the longer the spirochaetes are present. To win the fight against Borreliosis burgdorferi, most probably, one has to apply an unusual tactic, that is
- to administer a medicine that is capable of starting afresh the normal status and the functions of the damaged immune system and to put back the immune response, perverted by Borreliosis burgdorferi, in its original state,
- to reduce at the same time the number of Borrelia in the body by killing the circulating forms of spirochaete of Borreliosis burgdorferi,
- to kill and eliminate simultaneously other infections and diseases, so that slowly the integrity of the immune system will be re-established and the infectious and burdening causes will be eliminated from the body.
This is very difficult, and it almost seems impossible to fulfil all the demands of the task with normal medical means, because they have too many side-effects and will permanently weaken the immune system. Thus even clinical physicians are forced to turn to other methods.
Thanks to the bioresonance therapy we indeed have possibilities that are far more effective particularly in the case of Borreliosis.
In the issue to come the method of treatment with bioresonance therapy will be described.
…..to be continued