With Lyme disease (and chronic Lyme disease) becoming one of the fastest spreading illnesses in the world, alternative medicines like CBD oil and silver are garnering more attention, especially since antibiotics are becoming increasingly less effective. Medical experts have deemed Lyme disease a growing threat, an epidemic, and a national public health crisis.
Chronic Lyme disease can lead to arthritis, heart disease, neurologic complications, and even death.
Failures Of Conventional Medicine
Lyme disease is typically treated with the antibiotic Doxycycline over a 28-day course. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), patients treated with antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease stand a better chance of recovering. But given the growing worldwide resistance to antibiotics, doctors are advised to try to find out what bacteria are involved and take into account a patient’s personal history with antibiotics.
According to an article in Bethesda Magazine, “Experts fear that the use of long-term antibiotics raises the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In addition, the medications are often administered intravenously, which can lead to complications.”
In 10 percent to 20 percent of patients, symptoms don’t go away and chronic Lyme disease ensues.
CDC assesses that 300,000 individuals annually are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States. What is more startling is that an additional unknown number of individuals with Lyme are misdiagnosed with different conditions. Various specialists believe the genuine number of cases to be much higher.
Patients with Lyme disease are frequently misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia, ALS, CFS, multiple sclerosis, and different psychiatric diseases. Misdiagnosis with these different illnesses may postpone the right treatment as the infection advances.
Health Benefits Of CBD Oil
Moriarty explains that while CBD is valuable in treating the symptoms of Lyme, there is no hard evidence that CBD can authentically be claimed to be a cure in and of itself since its antimicrobial effects are impeded by the presence of the Lyme spirochete’s protective biofilm.
However, she adds that CBD is valuable as a component of a complete formula that serves to treat many of the most challenging symptoms of Lyme disease, certainly including depression and anxiety; general pain and inflammation; musculoskeletal pain and inflammation very specifically; and cognitive/mental fog.
Current research suggests that once Lyme has moved beyond the initial infection stage, penetrating the biofilm is the primary impediment to successful treatment.
A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology analyzed multiple CBD studies that had been performed to date and found that the compound reduces symptoms of the disease.
10 Common Symptoms Of Lyme Disease
Fever and Chills
Muscle and Joint Pain
Abnormal Sensations in the Limbs
Inflammation at Several Sites
May Include Cognitive Problems