Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected tick. Early symptoms include the erythema migrans or bullseye rash, flu-like symptoms, stiff neck, headaches, fever, fatigue, joint pain, abnormal skin sensations and sweating. If Lyme Disease is caught early (at the point of a tick bite or bullseye rash) there is good evidence that antibiotic treatment is effective. Unfortunately, Lyme Disease often presents as a number of other conditions and so early diagnosis doesn’t occur.
If left untreated Lyme Disease progresses to affect the whole body including eyes, joints, heart and brain and can cause a number of secondary conditions, including autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease.
Lyme Disease should be primarily diagnosed clinically. This means that it should be diagnosed based on symptoms, history and presentation. There are some tests available in the UK but these only test for a few strains of the bacteria and often give false negatives – Lyme Disease cannot be confidently ruled out by any test.
There is a lack of understanding of and training in Lyme Disease, in the UK and elsewhere. More often than not, sufferers are diagnosed with catch-all conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and worryingly often they are said to be suffering with mental health issues. After a long time fighting to receive treatment on the NHS, we began investigating alternative therapies for Lyme Disease and started to find many, many success stories of people who had achieved remission.
Unfortunately, when an infected tick passes on Lyme Disease to a human, they usually transmit a number of other infections. Common infections are Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma and several others. These infections also need to be treated in order to recover from Lyme Disease, and can be eradicated using Rife and supportive therapies.
Rife is shorthand for a therapy researched and designed by Royal Raymond Rife in the 1920’s. He discovered and proved that all pathogens have a specific MOR – Mortal Oscillatory Rate. This is the specific frequency at which the pathogen vibrates. When a pathogen is vibrated at its MOR it is destroyed, much like an opera singer smashing a wine glass with her voice.
The ESP101 is a type of Rife machine based on the specification of Doug Maclean’s original “Doug coil”. Doug and his wife contracted Lyme Disease and in desperation turned their basement into a laboratory. He built his machine based on Rife’s data using electromagnetism to deliver audio frequencies. Both he and his wife recovered from Lyme Disease in under 2 years and now live full, healthy lives. Doug Maclean made his research widely available, allowing many others to get well.
The ESP101 builds on this and we’ve added a number of convenience and safety features.
Rifing is extremely safe and it is impossible to damage your healthy tissues using a rife machine. This is because the MOR of human tissue is exponentially larger than that of single-celled pathogens.
Gauss is a unit of measurement to show the strength of a magnetic field. Our Doug Coil produces around 100 gauss, and the Earth itself produces around 5000 gauss. So the magnetic field of the earth is 50 times stronger than that of our Doug Coil, making it’s magnetic field completely safe.
Rife induced Herxes
Care should be taken when treating Lyme Disease to ensure that the resulting Herx is manageable. Treat too fast and you run the risk of a Herx that could be fatal, particularly for the young, elderly or those with Lyme related heart conditions. This applies to the use of pharmaceutical antibiotics, herbal antibiotics and Rifing. We have developed a slow, steady protocol for Rifing that avoids this completely.
A Herxheimer Reaction, or more commonly called a Herx, is short for Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction. The reaction was first observed by Adolf Jarisch and Karl Herxheimer when syphilis (another bacteria which is a spirochete) was treated with antibiotics. When Lyme bacteria is killed it releases endotoxins into the patients’ bloodstream causing a systemic inflammatory response. The signs and symptoms of a Herx have been said to resemble that of bacterial sepsis, but in layman’s terms in means feeling worse before feeling better.
Individuals going through a Lyme Herx will experience a flare up of current, old and even new Lyme symptoms, along with a general inflammatory response. A general inflammatory response involves a general feeling of being sick/unwell, fever/chills, anxiety, nausea, pain, headaches, debilitating fatigue and many more. The intensity of the Herx is an indication of the severity of the inflammation, so you are likely to experience stronger Herxes early in your treatment. It’s often described as the worst hangover of your life, but it does get easier with time!
Herx reactions are usually not life-threatening, but it is wise to take things slowly. A Herx is also self-limiting, which means that it will eventually run its course. It’s an unavoidable part of treating Lyme, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things we can do to help our bodies deal with it. These methods all centre around enhancing our bodies detox pathways, which are compromised when we are suffering with Lyme.