Sunday, May 24, 2015

Functional Heart Problems and Lyme Disease



The month of May is Lyme Disease Awareness month! A very common symptom of chronic Lyme disease is many and various heart problems, such as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

It is fairly common for POTS patients to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure upon standing, but some POTS patients have no change or even an increase in blood pressure upon standing.

POTS patients often have hypovolemia (low blood volume) and high levels of plasma norepinephrine (from the adrenal glands) while standing, reflecting Autonomic Nervous System disregulation (dysautonomia) causing increased sympathetic nervous system activation.

Many POTS patients also experience fatigue, headaches, lightheadedness, heart palpitations, exercise intolerance, nausea, diminished concentration, tremulousness (shaking), syncope (fainting), coldness or pain in the extremeties, chest pain and shortness of breath.

The many heart and circulatory problems seen in POTS can be caused by Lyme Endocarditis as a result of metabolic toxins produced by the spirochetes (bacteria) of Lyme. The primary toxin identified through clinical research is the accumulation of ammonia (NH3) in the heart, brain, and other infected tissues.

While eliminating the toxins and the bacteria can create a favorable environment for the body to be restored, the POTS symptoms often remain.

In the following link I will be introducing and discussing the profound new innovation called NeuroCardial Synchronization™, that was developed at the Hansa Center to specifically address the heart and brain disturbances of POTS.

This hour long show can be heard on Federal News Radio at http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=5. The show will be also be archived at the following link for later listening: http://ehlradio.com/ArchivedShows/Index.php 


Keep reading to learn how modern phonocardiograms have changed what is possible in diagnosing and treatment functional heart problems.

Although it is difficult to read this picture, the blue box at the top left shows what a normal phonocardiogram should look like. Each of the other boxes show some of the problems that can be found in a dysfunctional heart.



Phonocardiography, is the use of a high-definition, digital, electronic stethoscope, linked to a computer program in order to record the sounds of the heart. From these recordings we can identify problems in heart that are often undetectable using ECG's and other conventional heart tests. 

Phonocardiology, when used in tandem with the powerful testing ability of BioResonance Scanning™ is a system of treatment now called NeuroCardial Synchronization™(NCS). Since NCS is such a new innovation, a Google search will likely not get any hits on the topic. At this time NCS is only available at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas.

Phonocardiology has the potential to identify problems in the heart arising from toxins, infections, hypoxia from poor hemoglobin synthesis, emotional and mental stress, structural, biochemical, and neurological problems. 

Correcting the problems identified on Phonocardiogram requires the doctor to determine what is interfering with the optimum structure and function of the problem area. This may be a musculoskeletal interference, a neuromuscular interference, an neuropsychological interference, a nutritional deficiency, a metabolic toxicity, allergy, just to name a few, but in all cases the treatments are using natural means to work to restore the optimum function and structure of what has gone wrong. No pharmaceuticals or invasive treatments are ever used by our doctors.

It appears that virtually every chronic illness has different heart problems associated with the illness. This shouldn't be a surprise when one considers that the heart plays such a huge role in regulating all of the DNA of the body, and is indeed secreting hormones that influence every tissue and organ in the body. 

People treated with have often stated that they experience not just a disappearance of their heart rhythm problems, but a greater sense of well-being on every level. As sense of well-being, peace, is the normal state of the heart that is functioning optimally.

At this time, our doctors are only working with people who are chronically ill, but who do not take pharmaceuticals for their heart. If you, like so many other people, abhor the idea of taking a pharmaceutical 
for the rest of your life to deal with a heart issue, NeuroCardial Synchronization may offer a better solution. 

If you have any heart problems, such as cardiac arrhythmia, dysautonomia, chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive disturbances, or other chronic illnesses this may offer you a way out of the nightmare. Clinical outcomes have been very encouraging. Without the use of pharmaceutical drugs we have been able to correct almost every case of arrhythmia, valve regurgitation, and tachycardia, when there is no irreparable damage to the heart.

The technology used in this treatment is so new that we have not trained any doctors outside of the Hansa Center yet. NeuroCardial Synchronization™ is a technique that we have pioneered here at the Hansa Center. The really nice thing is that the repeat phonocardiology testing verifies the effect of the treatments within each office visit, so there is no "over glamorizing" of this process. It either works and you can see the change on your phonocardiogram during that same visit, or it doesn't which you can also immediately see. Thankfully we are almost always seeing impressive improvements.


Read more about NCS.

To learn more watch a lecture presented by Dr. Jernigan on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZAu7azfXt0

The ideal doctor is not a specialist in diseases, but one who understands disease, yet specializes in restoring what is optimum.






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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Resetting Your Body's Thermostat; No More Low Body Temperature



The effects of a low body temperature (under 97.0F or 36.1C) are well documented in the medical physiology textbooks. All efforts should be made to secure the restoration of normal body temperature.

The effect of even the most perfectly selected medicines is limited by the available energy in the body to correctly utilize those medicines. The laws of thermodynamics state that as you decrease in temperature you necessarily decrease in energy, and as you increase temperature, you necessarily increase energy


We are going to discuss treatment options in this article, however if you want to learn more about the various signs and symptoms of having a low core body temperature then read this link: http://bit.ly/1Fn6CQy

You and your healthcare team must address your body from every direction and with every balancing tool available. You can never truly overcome this condition with just pills. Therapies must engage and reactivate and stimulate the rhythmical, metabolic, and nerve/sense aspects of your body, addressing the body, mind, and spirit.

Other supporting therapies designed for restoring the rhythms of the body must be applied. These therapies might include color and sound therapy, hot and cold contrast therapy, life-activity planning, breathing and voice therapy, rhythmical massage therapy, curative movement therapies, and indeed every other treatment from your doctor will address in some way the rhythmical aspects of your body.

Low body temperature must be addressed to bring the body back to balance. The temperature must be elevated to end the dying process of the body and to help the body eliminate the cellular debris or the “sludge” in the body.

Testing Body Temp Recommendations at Home:
· Temperature monitoring and graphing (upon awakening before getting out of bed, and between 8-10 pm after a 30 minute resting period) Your temp should be no lower than 97.6F in the morning before getting out of bed. You should be a degree warmer in the evening, so 98.6F. 
If you are cooler in the evening then this too is a problem even if you are within normal temperature ranges. If your oral or axillary temps are normal but your extremities are cold, this is a different problem, but can still be helped with these recommendations.

(If you are testing in the armpit, you should add 1 degree to the final result. If you are taking a rectal temperature reading you should subtract 1 degree from the final result. Rectal readings are the most accurate, however for obvious reasons, close enough with oral or armpit readings are fine.)

Clinical Body Temp Testing: (Ask your doctor to do these tests)

  • ·Whole Body Thermometry: For 15 years the doctors at the Hansa Center have utilized whole body thermometry, because it is one of the only reproducible tests that let you see how the organs, glands, and other tissues in the body are regulating from the perspective of the Autonomic Nervous System. The system our doctors use is the  AlfaSight9000™ Thermodiagnostic Test, which has received 510(K) clearance through the FDA Division of Radiological Health. Whole body thermometry is an adjunctive, diagnostic tool that provides a visible measurement of the Autonomic Nervous System, often the key to the causal factors of many diseases. The AlfaSight 9000™ is grounded in the established science of Regulation Thermography which was invented and first commercialized in Germany more than 20 years ago. It is a proven, accurate technology supported by more than 100,000 patient assessments, and has been clinically correlated with hundreds of MRI & CT Scans.

  • Lab Testing: Definitely have your doctor do a complete Thyroid Profile, including thyroid antibodies, and Reverse T3. Also ask your doctor to do a 24-hour Saliva Cortisol/DHEA/Female and testosterone hormones test through DiagnosTechs Lab or Labrix. Address any findings with bio-identical hormones and glandular support, such as Cytozyme-AD for the cortisol (Each pill has 2.5 mg of bioidentical cortisol), and for the Thyroid support for Hypothyroid consider ThyroGold (bovine glandular)...definitely not Synthroid. (For great info and online support concerning thyroid issues go to www.StopTheThyroidMadness. The body's thermostat is NOT the thyroid, which is more the "throttle" of the body. The body's thermostat is really the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid axis, along with the functional integrity of the ENTIRE body. Do not get duped into believing you have fixed the core body temperature problems by simply forcing the thyroid to crank out more thyroid hormone, or by bypassing the thyroid by giving Armor or other thyroid glandulars. There is much more to really restoring health. Never do for the body what the body should do for itself, unless all other measures have failed. 
  • Core Warmth™ herbal formula this organic formula was developed by Dr. David Jernigan to help restore and repair the cellular production of heat, biophoton production, and improve overall energy production of the body. This product is also designed to alleviate congestion all meridians and restore proper fluid dynamics and warmth regulation in the body. 
  • Use an Amethyst BioMat® from Richway, Inc. We use these mats on all of our Therapeutic Massage tables to help liquify old gelatinous lymph fluid as our therapist strategically apply botanical and homeopathic ointments and oils to key points on your body to promote improved tissue dynamics. When heated with infrared wavelengths, amethyst crystals give off a molecular frequency that a has been used for centuries to provide deep, but gentle detoxification of the body. The mat comes in a full-length or chair-length and can be used periodically during the day or slept on at night to help restore normal body fluid viscosity (liquidity), and help reset core body warmth through variable infrared heat and the negatively-charged ions from amethyst crystals.
  • Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna Therapy…The best broad-spectrum Infrared saunas are Sunlighten Saunas, un-treated basswood sauna. The Sunlighten is one of the only companies that offer a full-spectrum of infrared wavelengths (Near, Mid, and Far infrared) that come with 6 preset programs that allow you to determine what health issue you want to target, from the comfort of your own home. You can use the preset programs to target, 1) Detoxification, 2) Pain relief, 3) Weight loss, 4) Cardio, 5) Relaxation, 6) Skin health.  These saunas are built to the highest industry standards for the most environmentally sensitive individuals, so there is virtually no outgassing smells and they emit virtually no harmful EMF pollution. Other manufacturers use plastic, hemlock and other materials that in the heat of the sauna can continue to out-gas chemical smells that can cause endocrine system interference, and often emit harmful amounts of EMF pollution. If you have a sauna already and are feeling badly while or after you sit in it, you might just be suffering from the dislodging of toxins in your body, however it could be that you are reacting to the wood or plastic of the sauna, or the emitted EMF pollution from the electronics in the sauna. The specific sauna we use at the Hansa Center is the Sunlighten six person, basswood, broad-spectrum sauna, equipped with Chromotherapy, and Acoustic Resonance Therapy (ART) to achieve even deeper and more profound healing. The healing music played for the Acoustic Resonance therapy in the sauna is frequency-enhanced tones that have been shown to harmonically optimize the cellular and potentially genetic functioning. Often we use Michael Tyrrell's Wholetones CD and have seen a "quantum leap" in our results. Obviously I am passionate about this form of healing. I am a big fan of combining multiple ways of facilitating health in the body. Medical Neurology has determined that the more ways we can therapeutically address and affect the nervous system, the more rapid, deeper and longer lasting the healing. So in this one therapy that you can do safely at home you get to sit relaxed, and enjoy the best infrared technology, color therapy (The sauna is bathed in an infinite range of colors of your choosing.), at the same time you are using therapeutic music that sends healing sound frequencies, such as 528 hertz, which is the same sound frequency used by genetic engineers to repair DNA! 
  • Natural-Bristle, Dry skin brushing: morning and evening. This knocks off the dead skin and rancid oils and soap off so that your pores are open and your body can detoxify the two and a half pounds of waste acids that should be eliminated through the skin every day. Dry skin brushing helps restore proper lymph fluid flow, as you brush your limbs and torso, always stroking up towards the heart, which is where all of the lymph fluid empties. This is inexpensive and again is something you can do for yourself that will help you perspire more freely throughout the day as your body was designed to do. 
  • Detoxification Bath Therapy:…4 cups Epson Salt 64oz. Hydrogen Peroxide 3% in warm bathtub. Soak for no more than 20 minutes, one bath per night before bedtime.
  • Mustard foot bath: This is a formulation that Dr. Jernigan developed, based upon formulations that are used in the Anthroposophical Medicine Hospitals in Europe. This is not just Mustard powder, but a combination of botanicals formulated to help eliminate muscular/joint pain, headaches, as well as help the body restore normal warmth and temperature regulation, and improve energy throughout the body. Use at least once per day, preferably in the morning or early afternoon, but can also be used before bed.
  • Solum Aesculus Massage Oil (Uriel Pharmacy, Inc.) This oil and essence is great for restoring the warmth organization of the body. This oil is one of the only products I know of that is specifically formulated to help with the restoring the body's energetic resistance to chemical sensitivities, and those suffering from environmental and weather-change barometric-related sensitivities. The oil and essence are low odor products made by Uriel Pharmacy, Inc. This oil is used as massage oil in many European Biological and Anthroposophical Medicine hospitals by the curative therapeutic massage therapists. May be applied as needed.
  • Source Eliminate toxic personal care products, soaps, shampoo, laundry products..anything you would not eat, do not breathe, or put on your skin, or on your clothing.
  • Chiropractic spinal, pelvic, and cranial alignments combined with specific homeopathic, nutritional, glandular, and myofascial support using Bio-Resonance Scanning™, or other body circuit balancing technique…as dictated by your healthcare professional. You can take all the right supplements you want and still not get the right effect, if the body itself cannot properly utilize those remedies. Doctors of Chiropractic, especially those trained in more holistic, or bio-energetic ways to work on the entire body, mind, and spirit, can be the key to unlocking the door to the prison that is your illness! 
  • Celluar Energy Production Testing: Our doctors at the Hansa Center use BRS to test all of the metabolic energy pathways to identify where the breakdown in energy production is occuring...including MTHFR and other genetic interferences, glycolysis, gluconeogenisis, increasing insulin sensitivity, and other biochemical imbalances need to be addressed that are preventing proper energy and thermal regulation. Mitochondrial problems are very common in chronic illnesses.
  • Efficient digestion and gut function is essential. Unroasted, green coffee enemas can dramatically assist in liver and intestine cleansing. Consider Fecal Bacteriotherapy.
  • PowerPlate®… work up to 20 minutes per day. (Or other movement therapies) You cannot be sedentary and expect your body to produce much energy or heat, however often a person is too weak or is housebound and cannot comprehend working out. This machine is something that you should not buy a cheap knock-off brand, I did when I first bought a similar, but cheaper version of the PowerPlate and it injured by back, hips, and knees! The PowerPlate is a hugely therapeutic device that you can having in your home, that vibrates the cells to action, detoxification, and mobilization of cellular energy production. When I was at my worst with Lyme disease, or other life issues, sometimes all I could do is sit or simply stand on the PowerPlate and let it do its work. I could get rid of much of my pain, and other issues with a minimum of effort. Now that I am well, I get dramatically more out of really exercising on the PowerPlate.
  • Consider finding a doctor with PEMF therapy to increase cellular energy. PEMF therapy is the most advanced form of cellular exercise, working on a cellular level it produces the same effects and benefits as physical exercise, but without the stress and strain upon your muscles and bone, a real bonus for those who have gotten dragged too far down by the illness and previous harsh treatments. PEMF is like a deep massage of the organelles inside your cells. By restoring the body’s natural electro-magnetic energy through PEMF therapy, cell metabolism is boosted, blood cells are regenerated, circulation is improved and oxygen carrying capacity is increased.· Therapeutic Massage using various homeopathic and herbal ointments (Uriel Pharmacy, Inc.) and therapeutic essential oils (Young Living Essential Oils company) (The massage therapists at the Hansa Center use the BioMats on the massage tables to facilitate the liquifying of gelatinous mucin in the tissues. Our all-inclusive treatment packages include daily therapeutic massages.) 
  • Dietary Changes… call the Hansa Center for Optimum Health (316-686-5900) for the pamphlet Dr. Jernigan wrote on cooling foods and warming foods for restoring optimum body temperature. Eating only organic foods or as close to organic as possible will give your body not just great bioavailable nutrients, but will give your body more inherent energy than commercially grown foods. Intermittent fasting can free up much metabolic energy for healing instead of constantly diverting energy to digest food. 
  • Reset the cross-wiring of the Limbic System using Dynamic Neural Retraining System. This is Annie Hopper's science-based, brainchild. This program is offered in DVD's that you can implement in the comfort and security of your own home, or there are powerful workshops that you can attend, where through the synergy of trainers and other people going through program, often combine to create dramatic shifts. Impaired Limbic System function is associated with many of these so-called "mysterious" illnesses. Through using neuroplasticity promoting techniques, participants are methodically instructed in how to create positive changes in the structure and function of the limbic system. Your cells and indeed your entire body is energetically, and biochemically following the instructions it is receiving from the Limbic System. The Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) represents a new paradigm in healing chronic illnesses as we discover the link between brain function and optimal health. My wife and I, as well as some of our Hansa staff and doctors have taken the DNRS program, and/or seen dramatic longterm healing in our own lives, and in that of Hansa patients.
  • There are many more targeted things that we can do to facilitate the restoration of optimum function and reset the core body temperature regulation, but this should get you started.
As you can see, restoring the optimum core temperature is rarely as simple as saying, "Here, take this wonder-pill and call me in the morning." It takes work. It will likely take a few months to a year or more to fully repair the problems. Many of these treatments can be done at home at relatively low cost. Incorporate as many of these as you can. Check with your doctor before beginning any new therapy.

For more advanced conditions add the following:
· Prescription-only, daily injections of Homeopathic, Viscum Album (V. Mali for women, and V. Quercus for men) from your prescribing physician. (Uriel Pharmacy, Inc.) 


Read more on issues related to having a low body temperature: http://bit.ly/1Fn6CQy


For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com. Share

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Low Body Temperature and Illness; Living with Rigor Mortis




If your body temperature is routinely below 97.0F (36.1C) you need to read this.

The ultimate body coldness is seen in death. When observing a corpse many clinical gems can be gleaned and correlated to degenerative states of human suffering. In death, the blood and lymph fluid of the body solidify and the body becomes stiff and cold. This is call Rigor Mortis.

People are experiencing aspects of essentially rigor mortis when their core body temperature goes too low. 


As a whole, we are not seeing as much of the hot, feverish, inflammatory diseases affecting mankind. We are now seeing more cold, sclerotic illnesses. We are seeing what used to predominantly be old, cold, geriatric illnesses now afflicting our children! Many children have never had a fever, since their body's thermostat is generationally set too low, and their core temp is always below 97.0F (36.1C) 

Chronic cold illnesses such as, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, cancer, Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, and heart disease, are all classified as "cold, sclerotic diseases" and we see in each of these that the body becomes progressively colder, with very predictable problems, like increased levels of viruses, bacteria, and fungi arising as a result.

As the body cools, the electrical oscillations of the fluids in the body slow down and there is a shift in the body’s polarity which promotes infectious microbes and cancer.


We can see the same principle of what happens in the body by observing the same dynamics in a water molecule. When the electrical oscillations of a water molecule slows down it becomes a solid, ice, as we speed up a water molecule’s electrical oscillations it liquefies and ultimately becomes a vapor.

The colder a body becomes, the slower the electrical oscillatory rate and therefore the thicker, more viscous, or syrupy the body fluids become. The more viscous the fluids become the more difficult it is for the body to push the fluids through the body. The lymph fluids that are normally supposed to bathe the outsides of all of your cells, washing away the cellular debris become progressively stagnant as it is too thick to move efficiently.

Now, consider the fact that just like your skin is constantly dying and flaking off and being replaced, so it is that every cell inside your body is in a constant state of dying and being replaced. Three billion cells die every minute. The body reuses some of the cellular components, but the rest must be flushed out by the lymphatic system. Only now, because of the low body temperature, the cold, syrupy lymph fluid cannot fit between the cells to wash the dead internal cellular debris away. As a result the body becomes a toxic waste dump!

The toxins of the body cannot be effectively eliminated and flushed out until the correct the liquidity (viscosity) issues, not just of the blood, which is extremely common, but in all of the various body fluids.


Essentially and condition of living rigor mortis sets in as the body gets more rigid, inflexible, toxic, and degenerative as the the body gets colder and colder. The ultimate cold body is seen in death when everything stops. 

The thyroid, by the way, is only one of many possible causes of low body temperature, so before all the health savvy people come on and say how easy this is to fix by supporting the thyroid, it definitely is not the whole story.

Stay tuned for many more posts on this topic, leading toward various causes and treatment options.



For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com. Share

Monday, May 11, 2015

Doctors Against Causing Herx's - Do No Harm!



Doctor-Induced Horror-Herxes

When a doctor gives you a natural or prescription antibiotic, the dead bacteria break apart, spilling their toxic microscopic guts into your tissues causing a worsening of your symptoms and often new symptoms. This worsening of your symptoms is called a Jarish-Herxheimer reaction, or "herx."

A herx is not just any worsening experienced for any reason while you are being treated for Lyme disease. People often say things such as, "I took a detox product and herxed badly" or "I took vitamin C and herxed." I have even heard people say they ate cheese, or used a laptop computer and herxed. None of these things will cause a herx. Simply having a worsening of your symptoms is NOT a herx reaction. 

A herx reaction is purely a worsening from the killing of bacteria. Any other symptoms you are having during treatment for LD, from anything that is not an antimicrobial substance, is coming from metabolic disturbances the substance is causing in your body. If you take a supplement and have symptoms as a result, then you should let your doctor know about it, since every symptom is a clue to what is going wrong inside your body. 

Herx reactions should be avoided at all cost! It is not a badge of honor. A herx is not to be desired. A herx is not necessary. Something is horribly wrong when we begin to expect, or when we are told by our doctor that the sign of good treatment is to feel horrible for years. Your doctor should work to restore the optimum integrity and function of the entire body, and detoxify the body at the same time has help the body get control of the bacteria.

The indication of good treatment should be that you feel better! While this cannot be guaranteed, especially in the profoundly sick individual, all efforts should be made by your doctor to minimize causing a worsening of symptoms...from a herx, the medications, SNP mutations, environmental toxins, or any other worsening. 

You shouldn't need to suffer from worse and even drug-induced, new symptoms just from your treatment! Often the treatments are worse than you would have had from the disease itself!

The following are true stories, though the names have been changed. After taking a selection of popular natural antimicrobial herbal products often recommended by one of the Lyme community’s big-name herbologists, Sally awoke one morning not only feeling all of her original symptoms, but was horrified to realize that she could not swallow! She could not even swallow saliva, food, or water. She was rapidly losing weight and all of her previous symptoms were profoundly worse so she was admitted to the hospital. A feeding tube had to be put in to give her nourishment and liquids.

Over a year and a half passed before Sally could begin to swallow on her own. Doctors had previously diagnosed her with Lyme disease and informed her to expect to feel worse, possibly for years before feeling better, but Sally had not counted on feeling this badly!

Sally’s Lyme-literate M.D. (LLMD) started her on five different antibiotics in an all out attack to “kill the Lyme bacteria” at all costs…It cost Sally the use of her colon, which stopped functioning completely, and she now has the doctor-induced, new symptoms of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, chronic colitis, asthma, fatty liver, hemophilia, a propensity to skin, sinus, and lung infections, and is confined to her home virtually 100% of the time…and she still has difficulty swallowing!

Sally can not believe that years later her health care team probably did more harm to her than the original Lyme disease would have.

Mary suffered from mild to moderate symptoms of Lyme disease so her LLMD prescribed the drug Rifampin. After being told by everyone from her doctor to many other people in her support group to expect to feel worse, she felt as do so many others that she could tolerate feeling a little worse if it meant she could feel better eventually. Her support group members would even swap “Herx Stories” all reveling in the one-ups-man-ship of who had the worst Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction.

After just two Rifampin pills Mary could not sleep, even for an hour, for seven days, and she felt like she was going to jump out of her body. The nerves from her head to her toes felt inflamed and like they were vibrating. To Mary’s horror she began to feel like she was suffocating, which caused her blood pressure to rise dangerously high for days on end. For many weeks the symptoms persisted and were joined by uncontrollable urination, severe tremors, and Mary had severe pain constantly throughout her entire body. She would watch the nerves causing her muscles to jump like they were going to come through the skin. Her eyes twitched in spasms that would force them to close, while her eyeballs thumped inside her sockets. Her LLMD calmly said it is just a severe herx reaction that can be expected in the treatment of Lyme disease.

Mary still has virtually all of these symptoms to this day.

These are just two stories that were submitted to me by caring individuals who desired to warn others away from doctors who don’t take meaningful measures to avoid causing severe herx reactions. I have personally heard thousands of these stories from people coming to my clinic, many who have suffered for many years, not so much from the illness, but from the medications.

There is a prevalent thought in the natural and conventional Lyme disease treatment philosophies that one should expect worsening of their symptoms from the conventional or natural antibiotic medicines.

 Doctors often actually base the selection of their antibiotic medicines on whether or not their patient starts feeling even worse after starting their antibiotics! They feel the medicine must not be working if you don’t feel horrible. Shockingly, these suffering people or their doctor seem to never consider that they are quite possibly reacting to the medication and not truly experiencing a true herx.

I am here to tell you that you should RUN, not walk, from any natural or conventional doctor who tells you to expect to feel worse from their treatments. Virtually no other aspect of medicine functions with this mentality. A person goes to the doctor so that the doctor can help them feel better. I don't care what big name or fancy title a doctor has behind his name, nor how many books and TV shows they have been interviewed on, a doctor practicing this way is leaving a slew of damage in his wake!

After treating thousands of people with LD I cannot say that no one ever got worse, nor can we guarantee a person will only feel better from our more comprehensive treatment philosophy, but I will say that expecting you to feel worse and watching with anticipation of you feeling worse is never, ever the goal of a doctor who practices American Biological Medicine!

Although all doctors take the Hippocratic oath, promising to “Do no harm”, many if not most well-meaning doctors are purposely causing horrible suffering in their patients with Lyme disease. They have been taught, as many of you have been taught that it is just a fact of good Lyme treatment to cause worsening of the patients. I have seen many people who would fight to the death that a herx is a good thing…the worse the better!

I have to protest and I must passionately disagree because our doctors just don’t see it in practice, a practice that treats only the toughtest cases from all over the world…people who have often seen between 10 to literally 100 specialists and doctors before coming to our clinic. The suffering must end. It is barbaric to hold to the idea that it is necessary to make the patient feel worse and sometimes cause them permanent damage, and even drive the person to suicide when all it takes is a more supportive and carefully thought out treatment strategy.

Top doctors are telling their patients to expect to feel worse “for the next five years! After which they might start feeling better...but this is the best that medicine can offer you." Seriously run from these doctors!

Sally and Mary would now likely be willing to fight to the death to help stop anyone else from suffering as they have suffered!

In truth, a severe Herxheimer reaction is a sign of poor elimination pathway drainage, poor organ support, and if no efforts were made to do much more than kill bacteria then it is a sign of poor treatment by your doctor!

The body of most chronic Lyme sufferers is a toxic dump to start with; if the doctor does not get the pathways of elimination open and working, the body gets even more toxic when the bacteria begin to die and their toxins release.

The person with Lyme Disease has already suffered enough and does not need to go through a Herx just to prove they have Lyme Disease.



For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Eliminating Ammonia Toxicity in Lyme Disease, MS, ALS, Autism, and Parkinson's




If you have Lyme disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Autism, and many other chronic illnesses...you have ammonia accumulating in your brain and tissues. It is imperative to the healing process that you and your doctor address the ammonia at the same time as you are addressing the cause of the ammonia...the Lyme bacteria!



Ammonia is very alkaline at an 11.6 pH. Many doctors have been taught that most sick people have acidic bodies. The reality is not that simple. People may be predominantly acidic, their urine and saliva may be acidic, but they are also extremely alkaline in the areas of ammonia accumulation. Lyme disease is a game changer when it comes to the acid/alkalinity of the body. 

This is why many people worsen when they drink alkalinized water, or are given dietary recommendations such as fresh fruits and vegetables which most often work to alkalinize the body. (No, this is not permission to go back to junk food or processed foods that are acid-promoting!) It appears that alkalinizing these people is only aggravating the already over-alkaline ammonia regions of their body, the brain, heart and liver. The ammonia conditions must be cleared before addressing the more acidic regions of their body! Click on this hyperlink to read more on ways to change your diet to help minimize the symptoms of ammonia.

We can extrapolate from the fact that Lyme bacteria seem to thrive in the highly alkaline environment created by ammonia (11.6 pH), that it is not going to work to attempt to kill the bacteria through drinking highly alkaline water, or eating alkaline-promoting diets. Once the Lyme bacteria and ammonia issues are addressed adequately then yes, an alkaline promoting diet is best.

It is almost impossible to culture Lyme bacteria in a lab setting if the growth medium in the petri dish is not just right, or if the temperature or pH is not just right. So from this we can see that Borrelia burgdorferi are not invincible monsters that absolutely cannot be beaten. The challenge then is to "sour the milk" or shift your body's internal environment to one that makes survival very difficult for the bacteria. 

Not everything can be done with remedies, especially the longer you have been sick. The longer one has been sick the more skill that will be required to successfully facilitate the body's ability to completely heal.  

One must use the correct tool for the job. Diet, full-spectrum infrared sauna therapy, remedies, nutrition, hands on treatments, and so much more are needed to optimize the body's ability to bring down the population of bacteria, and eliminate the ammonia. 

Most people just want to take some remedies at home and feel better. I understand that, however if you don't feel better it does not mean the remedies are not working, it means there is too much else going on, (such as damaged, inflamed, and irritated tissues) for simply removing the ammonia to correct. 

Remember, ammonia is a toxin. We call things toxins because they damage tissues. It is like burning your finger on the stove. You immediately jerk your hand off the flame, but the burn and pain remains. So simply eliminating the ammonia will not always instantly get rid of the symptoms.

Also, until the bacteria are brought under control, they continue to produce more ammonia, so getting rid of the ammonia will be an ongoing process until your body can successfully beat down the Lyme bacteria. To help the body eliminate the cause of the ammonia, the bacteria, I developed three different formulas, the first of which I presented compelling research for at the International Tick-Borne Diseases Conference in New York City.

Although no natural formula is cleared by the FDA to treat or cure any named illness, we can make "structure and function" claims for natural formulations. These formulas are not natural antibiotics. They work to enable the body's own defenses to kill the bacteria...in huge numbers if you read the research. 

  1. Eliminate the source of ammonia, the bacteria
  2. Eliminate the ammonia, through ammonia-specific supplements
  3. Support the organs of elimination
Eliminating the Source of ammonia, the bacteria:
I would recommend discussing with your healthcare professional, starting with Borrelogen™ at 1 dropper 2-3 times a day for one bottle, or as they recommend. Depending upon your response you can the ask your healthcare professional about switching over to Lymogen™ if you need a change, at the same dosage or as they recommend. The successes our doctors have enjoyed at the Hansa Center for 20 years are largely around these remedies, although when you come you might not be tested as needing any of these formulas that I developed. Our testing helps us identify specifically what your unique body needs, which is why we carry over 3000 natural remedies from all the best companies to test you with in each treatment room.

No matter what way you choose to enable the killing of the Lyme bacteria, conventional antibiotics, or natural remedies, you definitely need to deal with the toxic ammonia. As I have discussed, most medicines and remedies will not cross the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). 

Eliminating the Ammonia:
I have traveled to Brazil to search for botanicals from the Amazon that might effectively clear ammonia from the body. I have tested alongside medicine-men in Africa. I have been to huge plant specimen repositories, and tested large collections of medicinal substances from the world of Chinese medicine, not to mention testing everything I can get my hands on from standard botanical and homeopathic arsenals. There are only two botanicals out of everything I have tested that consistently work and have been verified either by laboratory experiments or by Functional Acuity Contrast Testing (FACT) of the toxins interference in the brain. 

These two botanicals are Silphium laciniatum leaf extract, and Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract. I developed the Silphium into a stand alone extract called, "Siphitrin" and enhanced it's effectiveness in the NeuroAntitox Formulas. The Hibiscus sabdarifa leaf extract is available as a stand alone remedy, that can be taken at the same time as the NeuroAntitox Formula or by itself.

When your healthcare professional finds ammonia is not just in the typical Lyme presentation of the liver, heart, brain, and jaws, but is found all over the body, such as is the case with almost all MS and ALS sufferers, then I would suggest using L-Ornithine/L-Aspertate, which used to be a German prescription drug called Hepamertz, that was used for the same purpose of helping reduce the ammonia seen in severe liver diseases. It is now available as a supplement. In that L-Ornithine/L-Aspartate does not work as well as the NeuroAntitox Formula, it is recommended that they be taken together.

Consult with your natural healthcare professional before starting any new supplement. A general recommendation for the Silphitrin, Hibiscus, or NeuroAntitox Formula is 1-3 droppers, 2-3 times a day, with or without food. 

The Silphitrin and NeuroAntitox Basic Formula can be used in a soaking bath, for those whose digestive systems do not handle remedies and medicines well. The bath instructions are on the label of the bottle. Soak your body no more than 20 minutes in warm water, not hot water. 

Support the Organs of Elimination:
If one studied all the various supplements that support the detoxification and elimination organs it would rapidly be clear that you could spend hundreds of dollars on many different types of products. I have found that Binding Cellular Impurities™ has everything needed, in their most metabolically active form all in one product. I have had even the very elderly use this product with no problems, as a matter of fact they usually call to order some for their friends.

If your primary symptoms are not severe brain issues, such as seen in MS, Parkinson's, or ALS then you definitely want to invest in a Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna for your personal use. Virtually no other device can "sour the milk", and shift the internal environment of your body than one of these saunas! Lyme bacteria cause the body to overcool. People with chronic LD often report that their body temperature is very low. If you are ever 96.5 or below, you are in real trouble and need to take this seriously. Every system of the body is energetically "working on fumes" and getting more toxic by the day as the body fluids, such as the lymph fluid, turn into a gel. 

There is a new way to do sauna therapy that quadruples its healing effects. The Sunlighten Saunas now have the options for Acoustic Resonance Therapy, Chromotherapy, Full-spectrum Infrared waves, 6-preset wellness programs, and a proprietary cream that enhances sweating in those tough to sweat areas!  These saunas are a long way from the boring saunas of old. They even offer a biofeedback option! These saunas are made for people with extreme sensitivities. The six-person Sunlighten Basswood saunas are the ones we use at the Hansa Center, and the smaller units are perfect for healing at home.

Read more about ammonia issues

For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com. Share

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lyme-Induced Leaky Brain Syndrome



If you have Lyme disease, MS, ALS, Parkinson's, Autism, Alzheimer's, and other chronic conditions, you definitely have ammonia accumulating in your brain and body.

As the discoverer that Lyme spirochetes cause the accumulation of ammonia it is very validating to me that other scientists and physicians have confirmed the finding.

Although many people have heard of Leaky Bowel Syndrome (LBS), few have heard of Leaky Brain Syndrome. I coined this term when I became aware of the damaging effects on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) from the accumulation of Lyme-induced ammonia in the brain. Ammonia in the brain is a primary cause of neurological and psychological hypersensitivity. 

Ammonia in the brain alters the permeability of the BBB enabling larger molecules to cross, such as common amino-acids that normally would not be able to cross the blood-brain-barrier. When these random molecules touch the brain tissues they set up neuro-inflammation, hyper-reactivity and hypersensitivities to stimuli, such as environmental scents, chemical toxins, mycotoxins, metabolic products, emotions, and even changes in barometric pressure, moon phases, and geopathic stressors. Many people with these issues feel that they suffer from cerebral allergies, but cannot pin any one cause down. 

Indeed, the presence of ammonia and the worsening of symptoms can be histamine mediated. If a person with Lyme disease (LD) is taking a medication that they are allergic to, such as an antibiotic, unfortunately the resulting worsening of symptoms is often thought of as being a Herxheimer reaction from the toxicity of the bacterial die-off substances. Unfortunately, our clinical testing reveals that the person is often suffering from a allergic reaction that is stimulating a histamine release. The histamine release exponentially increases the amount of ammonia in the tissues.

The people this histamine/ammonia complex affects the most are those with SNP mutations and those who have impaired methylation pathways. "If methylation is low and T cell production is low, then histamine levels tend to be high. Histamine is linked to inflammation, a contributing factors to leaky gut as well as allergies."

The symptoms of these cerebral allergies are unique to what part of the brain is being affected. Ammonia-induced Leaky Brain Syndrome is one of the primary causes of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Cognitive dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, ALS, and a myriad of other chronic conditions.

There are only a few ways ammonia can become a problem in the brain. Severe liver disease is a well recognized producer of global or systemic ammonia. No one knew, until I discovered quite unexpectedly, that Lyme spirochetes could cause ammonia to accumulate in localized areas of the brain.

I first became aware of brain-ammonia problems in the late 1990's while treating a gentleman from England who came to me having been diagnosed with Lyme disease (Neuroborreliosis). Quite surprisingly, my testing revealed Trypanosoma gambiense as his primary microbial challenge. T. gambiense causes African Sleeping Sickness (ASS). Only after subsequent study, in Cecil's Pathology book, did I find that the symptoms of ASS are caused by the neurotoxic effects of ammonia produced in the brain by the microbe. Interestingly, the man said that for years he had told doctors that it felt like someone was pouring ammonia over his brain!

The severe debilitation of this man is what stimulated my discovery of Lyme-induce ammonia. His symptoms reminded me of many of my patients previously diagnosed with extreme Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, MS, ALS, and Lyme patients.

I started doing clinical testing for accumulations of ammonia in people with confirmed Lyme disease, and found that all of these people had localized ammonia accumulations primarily in the brain, heart, liver, and jaws caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), the causative agent in Lyme disease. This is no small finding, nor is it easy to correct, although many will tell you of this or that supplement that will rid your body of ammonia. Most of these substances, such as L-ornithine and molybdenum, and various herbs do not seem to be able to clear the ammonia from the brain, or jaws. 

I am pleased to say that over the last decade my findings have now been confirmed by many other doctors and scientists. (Ammonia)

It would seem that Bb release ammonia, which is converted to glutamine, by way of the glutamine synthetase pathways, leading to localized swelling of astrocytes (brain cells). This ammonia-induced glutamine accumulation may cause dysfunction of astrocytes that leads to impairment of vascular reactivity other than through a decrease in arginine availability for NOS leading to increased production of nitric oxide (Toshiki 2000).

It has been reported that many neurological problems are caused by either congenital causes in SNP mutations, or acquired hyper-ammonemia from various infectious agents or liver disease (Albrecht 1998). 

Many of my patient previously diagnosed with LD have reported that brain MRI's found MS-type plaques on their brain. These plaques are likely from the increased ammonia from the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria.

All of the ammonia-related pathological changes predispose these individuals to cerebral allergies, due to alterations in the blood brain barrier, subsequently allowing larger molecules, such as common dietary amino acids, to pass through to the brain. Neurotransmitter receptors and function is impaired and possibly the most common symptom – altered brain energy metabolism leading to cognitive brain dysfunctions, the total fatigue of the mind when forced to read, talk, or think for extended periods.

Direct Resonance Testing (DRT) was used to test for the presence of ammonia in the brain, heart, and liver of over 2000 previously diagnosed LD, MS, CFS, ALS, and other chronically ill patients; all patients were positive for ammonia over these areas. 

Many other doctors have confirmed this finding using the Direct Resonance Testing. A Direct Resonance Test functions based upon the fact that every bend, rotation, or atomic bond of a given molecular structure, such as NH3, has a certain resonant frequency (Oschman 2000). When two substances similar molecular frequency come in close proximity to each other they will tend to vibrate "sympathetically" through harmonic resonance. (Allen and Cross 1963, Sauer 1995)

How to test for ammonia accumulation:

There is a Serum Ammonia and a urine ammonia test that can be performed by your physician, however due to the fact that the Lyme-induced ammonia is not a systemic problem, but is in localized areas, the lab tests may not be as reliable to detect the presence of ammonia.
Direct Resonance Testing:

To perform a direct resonance test the doctor will need a vial of pure ammonia. A muscle strength challenge should be performed to identify a strong muscle, preferably using the deltoid muscle with the patient’s thumb pointing towards the feet. The muscle should “lock” or immediately be be strong when challenged, without being spongy. The doctor should use only the amount of force necessary to feel that the muscle being tested engages without being spongy. Once a good strong muscle has been identified, hold the vial of ammonia over various areas of the brain, testing to see if the previously strong muscle goes weak when the ammonia is held over any area. Due to the temporary neuromuscular interference caused by the harmonic resonance of ammonia in the vial with the ammonia present in the brain, the strong muscle will go weak. If the test is positive all over the body then there is more than just Lyme infection going on, since LD-induce ammonia accumulations seem to only affect the liver, heart, brain, and jaws.

I will be discussing treatment options in upcoming posts.


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For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lyme Challenge!

One of the primary causes of symptoms from Lyme disease is the accumulation of ammonia in the liver, heart, and brain.

Have you taken the Lyme Challenge yet? Support Lyme Research!

For more information on Lyme disease, please read Dr. Jernigan's series on Lyme here: http://davidjernigan.blogspot.com/p/lyme-disease.html


For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com. Share

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Best Way to Remove a Tick



The Secret to Proper Tick Removal

Every year it seems that the tick populations are getting larger, and tick-borne illnesses are the number one most prevalent types of microbial diseases in North America. Lyme disease is the fastest growing infection on the planet. Once a tick bites you it spits it's bacteria and virus filled fluids into your body(Tick Spit Research). The problem is how to get the tick off from where it has essentially a syringe needle stuck through your skin, without the tick injecting even more of the infectious fluids into your body as you physically remove it or irritate it causing it to back itself out of your skin. 

There are many theories as to how to remove a tick that has become imbedded in the skin. Everyone seems to have their favorite, so before everyone comments on how and why their way or their device is better, I will say, yes there are a couple of devices that do a decent job of tick removal. It really comes down to what device you like. We now know that most of the home-recipes are incorrect, since the majority of ideas actually cause the tick to regurgitate (vomit) more bacteria into your body as you try to remove them. http://1.usa.gov/1Id9hvb

Some bad methods for tick removal:
·      Putting essential oils, nail polish or remover, dish detergent, or any other substances on the tick to agitate it and cause it to pull itself out, all of which cause the tick to potentially vomit more saliva and stomach contents containing infectious microbes, before backing itself out of the skin. 
·      Using tweezers or the fingers, gripping as close to the head as possible. This sounds good until you attempt to do it without squeezing or crushing the body and head, which often leaves the ticks mouth piece still embedded in the skin and still squeezes more potentially microbe-filled juices into the your body. This was the best method of removing ticks until the one I am going to show you was invented.
·      Holding a match or burning over the back of the tick is an obvious mistake as it definitely causes the tick to vomit from the agitation. Other people use a the heat from a hair dryer, which potentially has the same effect. 



A Blood-Engorged Tick

Anyone who has seen a blood-engorged tick can see that in order to become engorged with blood, its mouth has to penetrate a blood vessel. It is spitting right into your blood stream! Yuck!  Any removal method that squeezes or agitates the tick, causing the tick to back out, may increase the risk of more infectious fluids entering the blood stream, distributing more bacteria throughout your body. Most people would agree that even one more bacteria or virus entering the body is unacceptable. It is interesting to see how passionate various people are about their way of removing ticks in one of the above ways. Remember, the point is not just to get the tick out, it is to get the tick out without it injecting more infectious fluids into your body in the process.



Possibly the best method of removing a tick:
            Here is what I feel is the best way to remove a tick and why many experts think it works the best. Its mechanism of action is based upon the way a tick anchors itself in your skin with retractable hooks. To understand why this works the best, study the structure of the mouth portion, called the hypostome and pictured here, generously provided by the Trix® Tick Remover company. The serrated teeth will hold tight with virtually any pulling action. However, they will literally fold flat if they are rotated in either direction. If you ever wondered how the tick removes itself after it has finished feeding, now you know -- it twists the teeth flat! Trix works in the same way as the tick uses to remove itself! Without agitation of any kind because the noose gently slips over the tick, not choking or squeezing it, and with a twist the teeth lay flat and it slides out of the hold it made in your skin. 



The serrated mouth portion of a tick.

I recommend only one type of tick remover, the patented TRIX Tick Removal System®, made in Sweden by InnoTech. This device is available through various distributors worldwide (www.tickremover.com) I don’t sell these, however they are readily available online for under $10.

 I like to keep the TRIX® in several places so that I can use it as soon as I find a tick on myself, others, or on a pet. You may want to buy several to keep in your backpack, kitchen drawer, auto glove compartments, boat, RV, fishing tackle box, hunting jacket, barn/horse stable/kennel, and where you work. Obviously, it is best to have a TRIX® handy when you first notice a tick embedded in the skin.

 

Here is how the TRIX® Tick Remover works:



·      The Tick Remover is working by the lasso principle. It is very gentle, and easy to use on children and pets, who sometimes find it difficult to hold still.
·      The design makes it easy to use in even in the ears, hair, thick fur and other difficult places. The remover also works very well even if fur or hair comes into the loop.
·      The removed tick is always stuck at the tip of the remover and can be disposed of easily. The loop is made of special fiber. The loop is big enough to take care of most tick species in the world.

 How to use the TRIX® tick remover:

TRIX is a very effective remover which easily and safely can remove the whole tick, big or small. Even the smallest tick nymph is easy to remove with this tool.
1) Press down the loop and put it over the tick, as close to the skin as possible.
2) Let go of the button and tilt the tick remover perpendicularly against the skin.
3) Keep the green point against the skin and turn it one round between your fingers. Lift away.

4) If it is a very small tick: Place the green point close to the tick and press the point down a little into the skin to angle up the loop. Release the button, twist and lift.

 

1. Twist the tick away

If you look at the photomicrograph of the ticks mouth and suction organ (hypostome) you can easily see that if you pull straight out the barbs grip and get even more stuck in the skin (that´s what barbs are for). The risk of pulling the tick apart dramatically increases.
If you twist instead, the barbs will release their grip easier and all of the front part together with the head can come along. Tests have shown that it does not matter what direction you twist, clockwise or counterclockwise gives the same good results.

2.  Twisting also reduces pain

When you pull a tick away, it causes some pain in the skin which may cause some pets to really dislike the treatment. But if you twist it away with a tick remover which keeps the mouthpart in a firm grip, the removal will be painless and the pet usually do not even notice because the bite area is stunned by the tick.

3. Always twist the tick away when using TRIX TickLasso

    • It´s faster.
    • Gives less pain.
    • Safer complete removal of whole tick.
    • Decreases the risk of infections.
For over 20 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Coordinator, Kara, at patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com. Share