New Technology in Tick Control and Lyme Disease Treatment
Twitter user @rife4LYME recently contacted us to let us know about some innovative new technology being used in the battle against Lyme disease. Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field technology offer an alternative to antibiotics?
Lyme disease is notoriously difficult to treat. Caused by the virulent bacterial spirochete borrelia burgdorferi, the longer the infection goes untreated, the more difficult it is to get rid of. Many patients report reoccurrences of Lyme disease and Lyme disease symptoms for months or even years after doctors declare them “cured.”
One of the problems is that the only treatment currently approved for Lyme disease is antibiotics – and many Lyme advocates argue that the standard 10 or 30 day course of antibiotics is simply not effective at eliminating the infection. The danger is that extended antibiotic treatment carries with it dangers of its own – including sepsis, the cultivation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and other major health concerns.
That’s why researchers are always looking for alternatives to antibiotics – and one that shows promise is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) technology. An alternative therapy growing in popularity, it uses electromagnetic frequencies to promote tissue regeneration and reduce bone loss.
The theory that Lyme disease could be treated with PEMF is a controversial one; and has its origins in the theories of Royal Rife, a researcher from the 1930s who created the theory of the “Mortal Oscillatory Rate” (MOR). This was the belief that every microorganism had a unique “frequency” which would destroy it – kind of like how sound waves at a certain frequency can cause a wine glass to shatter.
Royal Rife invented the “Rife Machine” to destroy viruses in cancer patients – and since then, PEMF has been used by the food industry for a similar purpose, destroying bacteria in beer, milk and fruit juice.
But can PEMF help patients with Lyme disease? Research is being conducted, and looks promising. Dr. Harry Hong recently published a paper detailing his research into the theory, and we’ve been contacted by Lyme patients who have responded well to PEMF treatment.
It’s certainly early days – but a technology worth looking seriously at.
In the mean time, however, prevention remains the only 100% effective “treatment” against Lyme disease. An estimated 70% of tick bites occur in or around the home and garden, so one of the most efficient ways to reduce the risk of infection is to get rid of ticks from your yard or garden.
You can do that by talking to a tick control expert, like the specialists from Aspenn Environmental Services. They’ll be able to deliver a yard spray for ticks and tick spray treatments designed to eliminate ticks at all stages of their life cycle; and allow you to enjoy your yard or garden tick-free all year round.