In order to further document the usefulness of combined plant substances in borreliosis, the Dr. Rath Research Institute has carried out a pilot project with a private medical institution. Important question: What impact do plant substances have on people with chronic borreliosis?
The observation period of the pilot study was six months. Participants were 17 patients with diagnosed post-Lyme disease (chronic borreliosis, advanced stages) and varying manifestations of borreliosis symptoms. With all patients, a guidelinebased antibiotic therapy was conducted and completed.
As a basic therapy of the private medical facility, a so-called insulin- potentiated therapy (IPT) was carried out on two days per week, with a total of ten treatments.
At the same time the participants received a selected plant substance combination on the IPTfree days. The use of the plant substance combination was continued from the sixth week over the total period of six months without further accompanying therapy, until the completion of the application monitoring.
Various informative methods were used to survey the health status of the participants. The Lyme diagnosis was based on a detailed general anamnesis (including the recording of the psychological status), and a thorough Borrelia anamnesis for the observation of special symptoms of the Lyme disease with a standardized questionnaire.
Three groups of symptoms were considered:
Main symptoms: loss of energy, fatigue, exhaustion, faintness, muscular, joint and bone pain, forgetfulness and concentration disorders. Figure 1 shows that the majority (82.4%) of patients suffered severely from the main symptoms of borreliosis.
Secondary symptoms: dizziness, blurred vision and cardiac arrhythmia. Figure 2 shows the spreading of the expression of the aforementioned secondary symptoms.
Further symptoms: psychological and extraordinary symptoms, such as depression, irritability, panic attacks, aggression, neuropathy and paralysis. Figure 3 summarizes the results of the anamnesis of these symptoms.
For the documentation of the experiences a detailed anamnesis was carried out after three and six months. The relevant data are the focus of the following reporting.
The main symptoms as well as the secondary and neurological symptoms of the participants showed, at the beginning of the application monitoring, partially severe health restrictions and the enormous stress associated with borreliosis infection.
It is therefore all the more important to develop suitable natural measures, which are especially effective in later stages, in order to deal with the stress caused by the bacterial infection.
Figure 1: Characterization of main symptoms in borreliosis patients
+++ severe symptoms,
unable to work
Figure 2: Characterization of secondary symptoms in borreliosis patients
++ lighter symptoms,
Figure 3: Characterization of neurological symptoms in borreliosis patients
+ recurring slight discomfort;
- no complaints;
Summary of the results
The following table summarizes the results of the questionnaire in total. It reflects, in an impressive way, the possibilities of micronutrients within a sixmonth application period (see also figure 4).
Improvement of Health Condition
Figure 4: Development of health condition after six months intake of cellular nutrients
- Eight out of 17 of the affected participants showed a significant improvement in their health condition after six months use of micronutrients. In order to become completely free of symptoms, a continuation of the synergistic support with the selected plant substance combination and other micronutrients is recommended.
- Three of the affected participants reported a complete absence of symptoms after a six-month period of use, both physically and mentally, with a very good energy status. Working ability was restored.
The results of these two groups are summarized in column 1 (64.7%) (Figure 4).
- Two out of 17 participants experienced a mild improvement in the symptoms (column 2, 11.8%). Four out of 17 showed no apparent improvement (column 3, 23.5%). The intake of micronutrients has been suspended prematurely. This might be due to the symptoms of a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, which is a reaction of the human body to products released by the destruction and decay of bacteria with temporary borreliosis-like symptoms.
Despite the strong expression of disease symptoms in all participants at the beginning of the study, about two thirds (64.7%) reported an enormous improvement in health status after six months of micronutrient application. For this reason, the therapists in the private practice concluded that the synergistic use of plant substances and micronutrients should be integrated in the future as a long-term-therapy in any approach against borreliosis.