Lyme Acupoint Alternative Protocol
Where you can access the healing protocol for Lyme’s disease developed by Peggy Creelman, DOM. The protocol may not only be used by acupuncturists, muscle testers, and massage therapists, but also by anyone who wants to heal their own Lyme’s symptoms. The idea is that a daily clearing of the infection can reduce symptoms: but you have to be your own ‘constant gardener’.
You will find a list of the tools necessary, steps to follow, and diagrams to illustrate the ‘constant-gardening process’.
Introduction to a Very Different Lyme Disease Treatment
Lyme disease is very complicated but it’s treatment can be pretty simple. The thought is to treat it like crab grass, keep weeding it out before it overwhelms the system. The body itself rids itself of many of the bacteria by finally being able to “see” where they hide. The spirochetes are not completely eliminated, but they are kept under control. The Lyme co-infections seem to clear adequately just by weeding them out. The second strategy is to build a shield of immunity by applying homeopathics on acupuncture points. These flower remedy compilations are specific for the spirochetes and keep the points strong for many hours, much like doing an acupuncture treatment. Some people who are relatively strong may be able to maintain with just these treatments. Others will need to add the ‘chords’, placing BBs on acupuncture points to create a stronger barrier. Most will need to add herbs. Some will need to use antibiotics. The basic protocol should be sufficient for the asymptomatic, under the intermediate section there are more options presented.
The muscles, the pulses, the individual organs and bone areas all become stronger energetically on everybody. The weaker you are, the more treatments you can give yourself. It may take a month or so for the body just to begin to recuperate from the onslaught. Start with the basic protocol, and if you do not get relief keep adding sand bags to your embankment. Keep the river from overflowing.
The whole protocol should take 5 minutes or less. A few people get herxheimer’s or cleansing reactions as the immune system begins to chase the beasts. It will pass. Most asymptomatic patients are not willing to do herbs or antibiotics, so this protocol is offered as a maintenance program for all those infected spouses and children who otherwise are trusting that their immune systems can handle the bacteria. It can’t. It was not designed to treat entrenched, antibiotic resistant, long term lyme, but on some of these patients it has had a significant impact.
Anyone who has recently been bitten by a tick should definitely do antibiotics and not depend on this protocol. Antibiotics are the treatment of choice for recent infections.
New Developments (1/21/11)
It’s been a while since this has been updated. Apologies. Resistance developed all too soon to the Infight 3 formula. It was replaced with Infight 7, but that too developed resistance within about three months. All herbal clients are now on Infight 8.2, which seems to be a better product than the above in that in strengthens more immune markers as well as the spinal nerves. There does seem to be a sequence, where Cat’s claw and Resveratol are the first line of choice for naif patients, then moving to infight 3, next 7, then 8 as needed. The Retrovirus Stomp formula has become a standard addition to all herbal programs. So far this sequence has kept the majority of my clients from deteriorating significantly, expect when the formulas stopped working.
There was some despair that one couldn’t just keep finding herbs that would work to keep the spirochetes at bay, but once you abandon the idea of using herbs as antibiotics, and just use them to strengthen immunity around this particular pathogen, then it’s more a matter of addressing it’s presenting signature. Time will tell whether this theory is correct, meanwhile the formulas work. Ironically, the original message of Chinese medicine was to address the presentation. The difference is that traditional Chinese medicine would have you address the presentation of each individual with a different formula, while here we address the variable presentations of spirochetes. It has been evident of the last few years that the same formula will treat anybody with the disease, you just have to keep adjusting for resistance.
The last eight months have been mostly spent learning how to deploy a portable rife machine into the battle against Lyme disease. See the article in the advanced section for details. My guess is that this is the wave of the future, so to speak. No herbs, no swipes, no acupuncture, just turn on the machine at bedtime. Yes, people are developing resistance to the spirochete frequencies of rife at about the same intervals of every three months. The difference is that one doesn’t have to develop a whole new formula, and the variations on the frequencies are equally as predictable as with the herbs. One will still need a muscle tester to ascertain which frequencies need adjusting, but that does not require a high level of muscle testing skill. At least it’s another major defense weapon added to the arsenal.
The HERV-W virus turns out to be more important than was thought. (See previous article below this one.) It looks as though this virus is not only making the body attack the myelin sheath but also the majority of the endocrine organs. It’s as if it is a machine putting bar chords on each of the endocrine organs telling the body to attack. Unfortunately the virus doesn’t seem to clear with just carwash, and so far clears best with the herbal formula Retrovirus Stomp.
Using the Retrovirus Stomp formula does such a great job of strengthening the endocrine organs that the whole swipe/strip treatment could be abandoned. The pancreas, thyroid, hypothalamus and pituitary are strengthened on every client tested. 3 clients who were not doing the swipes and whose endocrine organs were universally testing weak showed a strengthening of all of the above organs just by adding the Retrovirus Stomp formula for a month. Interesting.
Infight III is still a good formula, and for those who are looking for alternatives to cat’s claw, it rates pretty high. The more alternatives we have to antibiotics, the better. It does seem that one is going to need to address this bug by challenging it, not directly attacking it. Lyme Nettle 5 from Dragon River also works well. Tolerance seems to be the major problem with lyme spirochetes, but perhaps there is another way to look at this.
Let’s use the analogy of a forest fire. If only 3 or 4 trees are burning, one can use carwash and homeopathics quite successfully. If the ground is wet, i.e., the patient is young, then the danger of rapid spreading is far less. The greater the amount of trees burning, the longer the duration, the more firefighters will have to be deployed. Herbs are the major fire fighter, but genetics, exercise, yoga, qi gong or acupuncture, healthy diet, low stress levels are also major players. The tendency is to get sick of dealing with the beast and to go back to one’s normal lifestyle. As long as I feel bad I might as well... Once you have a major conflagration then more and more good fighters are going to be have to be employed more often. Swipes may have to be traded for immune chords, yoga may have to be practiced daily, and profligate expenditures of energy on bad food, drugs and alcohol will have to be severely curtailed. How do measure how many trees are burning? You can’t. All you can do is keep upping the ante on the right side of the equation. As Lyme becomes more and more of a known evil, then living with Lyme will be like living in Holland; you have to build up the dikes of the immune system so the sea monsters do not move in. You don’t have to know much about the monsters themselves, you just have to build really strong fortifications against the sea.
Those who are dealing with a major manifestation will always have to take stronger steps to move the spirochetes back into the recesses of the nervous system, but the emphasis should be on creating a defense system that can keep the beast corralled. This will always entail a major change to healthier habits.
11% Perilla, Zi Ze ye
9 % Yu Jin, Curcuma
12% Wu wei zi schizandra
6 % Pugong Yin, dandelion
10 % Yi Yi ren, Coix
10 % Ge gen, Pueraria
8 % Eclipta, Han Lian cao
8 % Bai Shao, White Peony
11% Ju hua, Chrysanthemum
10%Chan Tui, Cicada Moulting
2.5 % Gan Jiang, Dried ginger
2.5 % Gan cao, licorice
A New Virus found in Lyme Patients 5/24/10
A recent Discover magazine article presents excellent research linking schizophrenia to an internal retrovirus called HERV-W. Everyone has this virus in their DNA, but under certain circumstances it becomes activated, and causes disease. In schizophrenics it seems to be unmasked by an exposure to Toxoplasmosis, a parasite in cat litter, or else by an influenza virus. Because it was discovered while working on demented AIDS patents, it seemed possible that this virus could also be unmasked by Lyme disease. A homeopathic vial of the energy of the virus was ordered. It does indeed show up in most of my Lyme patients, in the myelin sheath of the nervous system and in the brains. The article says it is clearly indicated as a cause of MS as well as schizophrenia. The virus also seems to be operant in some cases of epilepsy.
The only patients that did not show energetic evidence of the virus were those recently infected or young children whose resistance was still fairly strong. Several of the patients with more difficult mental symptoms did show energetic evidence of Toxoplasmosis, though none showed evidence of schizophrenia. Clearing the virus with the carwash strengthened the myelin sheath in all patients, and considerably strengthened brain vials in many patients.
The Discover article mentioned that researchers were trying a course of the herb artemesian as a treatment for the toxoplasmosis. A Chinese herbal formula was created that incorporated artemesia qing hao for the brain inflammation in schizophrenia. A separate formula removed that herb to create a formula just for the virus itself. Western herbs were combined with Biotics Researches’ Ultravirex formula to create a similar treatment. Homeopathic formulas made from flower essences were also designed to treat the virus itself, the virus in MS, and the virus in schizophrenics.
My guess is that Lyme unmasks this virus in most people at a later stage of the disease, and that this is what causes the autoimmune condition of Lyme. Carwash does seems to clear this virus for several hours, but those who show symptoms will want to back it up with herbs or homeopathics.
Recipes. One can use any one of the following options, but you will have to muscle test for amounts needed on a daily basis.
For the virus itself: Biotics’ Ultravirex with equal parts of olive leaf, skullcap, thyme and nettles. If treating MS, add eyebright; if treating schizophrenia, add eyebright and artemesian.
Chinese herbs (spingwinddispensary.com)for the virus are:
1 part Dang Kuei Shen
1 part Portaluca- Ma Chi Xian
1 part Gardenia- Zhi Zi
1.5 parts Phellodendrum- Huang Bai
1 part Fennel Seed-Xiao Hai Xiang
1/2 part Dried Ginger -Gan Jiang
for schizophrenia add 2 parts Artemesia Qing Hao
1 Dang Kuei
1 Fennel Seed
1/2 Dried Ginger
LYME NETTLE 6-treats spirochetes and HERV-W (email@example.com)
12% olive leaf
6% dandelion leaf
6% oatstraw flower
6% yerba santa
HERV-W Flower Essences
Equal parts of trumpet vine, red chestnut, manzanita rock water, impatiens from fesflowers.com. Mix with equal parts Larkspur, hedgehog cactus and bidens connata from floralive.com
For MS, add indian pink and self heal from FES. For schizophrenia, add forget-me-not and mullein from FES to original formula.
Stephan Buhners book, Healing Lyme outlined a very good protocol for the herbal treatment of spirochetes. Unfortunately, all my clients developed tolerance to his cat’s claw protocol after 6 months to 1 1/2 years of treatment. Necessity has propelled a major search during the last couple of years to produce a substitute formula.
More than 20 different formulas were tested on my clients over the last two years. Happily, there are now two very good herbal formulas available that strengthen all vials relating to the nervous system. These are not clinical trials, but people really like these products. As a muscle tester, my criteria is to get as many vials as possible to show a strengthening around a formula or procedure. Both of these new formulas strengthen much all vials relating to immunity, joints and parts of the nervous system. At first, both Western and Chinese herbs were mixed in various formulas, but people wanted a formula that could be encapsulated. Once all the herbs in a formula were Chinese, it could be made into pill form. Infight III is the latest result and it does an excellent job of keeping symptoms such joint pain at bay. It is available from Spring Wind Dispensary (415-920-9990).(springwinddispensary.com). You would have to get your practitioner order it. Do not order any of the later manifestations (such as Infight IV) as they are experimental at this time. The dosage is normally 4 capsules twice a day and a bottle runs about $18 for 100 pills, or you can order it as a granulated tea. It’s a very good formula, but can be a little rough on the gut if one has a sensitive stomach. Maybe 15% complain of loose stools or reflux. Try taking it with digestive enzymes, and if that doesn’t work, try taking it with Tagamet or it’s generic. The Tagamet seems to reduce sensitivity. For people who don’t want to mess with the rest of the protocol, this formula alone gives pretty good results.
It seemed like a good idea to get one step ahead of the game, in case one developed tolerance to the Chinese formula, so I looked to create an all western herb formula. This new formula is a mixture of nettles, yerba santa, eyebright, rosemary, yarrow, dandelion leaf, boneset, mullein and teasel. My distributers couldn’t find a source of western teasel, so we went with a japanese version that seems to work fine. These herbs seem to be easier on the gut, and it tests almost as strongly as the Infight III. You can order it directly from Dragon River Herbal firstname.lastname@example.org as Lyme Nettle 5. They can also make you the Infight lII as a tincture, but it is more expensive than the pills. The Chinese formulas run about half the cost of the western herbs, all are much cheaper than antibiotics, (except doxycyclin) It is probably a good idea to switch between the formulas every couple of months to avoid developing tolerance. Neither formula addresses any of the co-infections, so the carwash is still crucial for that.
The other major new insight was about the parathyroid gland. While reading a 1927 book by one of the pioneers of the endocrine system (Harrower), I was struck by the authors remarks on the parathyroid. He used parathyroid glandular for spasms and cramping. He remarked that many of the syphilitics that he was seeing in that pre-antibiotic era, showed low parathyroid as well as low thyroid, adrenals and thymus. I started giving out parathyroid glandular to virtually every Lyme client and initially they mostly reported relaxation of leg muscles. Unfortunately, within a couple of weeks the cramping became worse as they went from deficient to excess parathyroid, so I realized the ratio of calcium to parathyroid needed to be more balanced. The correct ration for most clients is 2 of the Biotics’ CaMg+ (parathyroid), with 3-4 Biotic’s Research Osteo B II per day ( or 500 mg Ca. in a commercial calcium magnesium supplement). Many of my clients had normal blood calcium, but osteopenia and bad teeth, and it appears likely that low parathyroid is responsible for the drawing of calcium from the bones and teeth. Muscle testers will probably find this a universal for Lyme clients. Check carefully for correct ratio because excess parathyroid had some association with hypertension and cancer as well as bone loss. The parathyroid gland is also responsible for the conversion of sunlight into Vitamin D, so parathyroid deficiency may explain the common blood test result in lyme patients of a lack of Vitamin D. Once people start doing the endocrine swipe for a couple of months, their need for parathyroid decreases.
The second insight from this endocrinology book was the realization that most of my clients have many endocrine weakness that do not recover when the spirochetes have been successfully addressed. The endocrine glands are like firefighters that have spent years on overtime trying to put out a fire. Once the fire has been controlled, with the herbs and carwash, the function of the glands needs to be built up. Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, or naturopathic glandular supplements will all increase endocrine function, but this website is all about dirt cheap and self treatment, so I developed another endocrine toner swipe. Only problem is that the website charges an arm an a leg for these flower essences. Sorry. The nerve toner turns on the supply lines to the endocrine system, and the endocrine toner rebuild basic organ energy and neurotransmitter supply. The current protocol is to do both the endocrine swipe and nerve toner swipe daily along with whichever herb formula you choose and the carwash.
A brief note on why Peggy Creelman D.O.M. has earned my consummate respect:
I was sent to Peggy Creelman by my Lyme Disease specialist after he had treated my Lyme Disease, aggressively, for four and a half months with every western antibiotic he knew of. I was taking a daily cocktail of 3-4 types of antibiotics. My Lyme symptoms remained and my intestines were showing severe stress from all of the antibiotics, even though I was taking handfuls of pro-biotics daily. With Peggy’s extensive knowledge of Chinese herbs and medicines she was able to diminish many of my symptoms immediately with a prescribed daily dose.
Peggy is also highly knowledgeable in many other forms of healing, E.G. kinesiology, homeopathy and Korean hand points. She has taken all of these healing disciplines and has created her own unique form of healing which REALLY WORKS! Once she put me on this system (which she calls the hand carwash), 90% of my remaining symptoms disappeared! She is still refining her treatment and has figured out a way of attacking the remaining spirochetes in my body that have incased themselves in cyst form making them invisible to my immune system. These newer treatments work VERY, VERY well. THIS is what I admire the most about Peggy. She doesn’t sit back on her heels, proclaiming she knows it all. She is constantly doing research and refining her curing approaches.
I trust her with my life. She took me from barely being able to function because of my long list of Lyme Disease symptoms to my having access to 40+ hours a week of intense aerobic activity (I am a bartender at a very busy prime steakhouse and a Flamenco dancer).
If there is any healer you can trust, its Peggy Creelman D.O.M.! She has not only tamed Lyme Disease but has also cured many other ailments I’ve been challenged by over the years.
I have been doing the immunity chords and car wash for at least 6 months and I have been having a significant decrease in periods of sweating and heat. I have had an increase in energy. I have begun to sleep better. Even though I interact with 250 elementary age school children every week I have not even had a cold, unusual for me. I do the car wash and 2 of the 6 immunity chords daily. I also have had an overall decrease in any joint pain. I am a complete advocate of this system of dealing with my Lyme's disease. I have not taken Cat's Claw or any other treatment for my Lyme's disease during this period.
Car washing daily a few minutes is enough to keep my Lyme Disease at bay; a life saver for me. Far too many years of not knowing what my odd collection of symptoms might be abut nearly finished me. The slightest mental or physical activity was exhausting.
Now through Peggy Creelman’s innovative approach to Lyme Disease she has given me a focus and some strategies for countering its chameleon-like quality: the car wash basic among them.
My mental acuity improves. I have more physical energy and the ability to live life and to work.
Andre Neumeister, Rolfer
Since seeing Peggy, I have been able to sweep the floor every 9 days, drive 1-3 times a week within a 5-20 mile radius, and I am actually using my power scooter 95% less to get from my bed to the kitchen and back. Today for the first time since living in Santa Fe (where have I been?) I was actually able to drive myself all the way to the farmers market, walk around for about 10 minutes, and pick up a few fresh veggies. This is what I call getting my life back, and it feels phenomenal after living in bed for so long. This is something I hadn't been able to do since 2006. It was something I desperately wanted to do, but literally couldn't due to extreme exhaustion, dizziness, lethary, and all the other horrible symptoms that go along with Lyme Disease. Huge progress. Consider that before seeing her, I felt like no one would ever really be able to help me. I had seen so many western and alternative practitioners, I sort of gave up on the whole deal. (undiagnosed and misdiagnosed from lyme for most of my life) Having tried almost everything under the sun. Until a friend came along and said, 'You really should see a DOM.' He seemed to have a lot more faith in the practice than I did, since I had been thru the ringer before trying to get better. I thought about it for a few weeks, and asked my cousins husband, also a DOM in CO, if he knew of a good person to help me in Santa Fe. He gave me Peggys number.
Before seeing Peggy, I was only driving an average of once every couple of months. I was only physically able to sweep the floor every few months, and I was using my power scooter more frequently. There were bouts last year and the year before where for a few days, I felt strong and could move around more, but I would 'crash' for weeks or months on end. Now I seem to kick back without crashing so hard. Peggys herbs and protocols are easy and I would say to anyone to stay away from antibiotics and give this a try. I have a way to go, but this is unbelievably huge progress. I would recommend her to anyone with chronic lyme. (please note, I also was doing a phone class and the online www.beinhealth.com the same time I was seeing Peggy, as well as some EFT tapping along thru a CD, glutathione nebulizer, and improving my diet) It all works together. This disease requires mind, body, and soul, and I am so grateful for Peggy!
Peggy began treating me about 12 years ago, so I’ve experienced the evolution of her treatment of lyme disease. I’m trained in scientific method and I was skeptical of muscle testing, energy paths, and other strange concepts new to me. But numerous times I’ve intentionally not bothered to tell her at the beginning of a treatment what history, symptoms, and pains I was experiencing and she would ask me early in the session if I was experiencing the exact things I was keeping from her. Eventually, I got so much better, I quit seeing her for a year and relied on a strict diet and exercise routine; but that didn’t work. When we started, I slept 9 hours a night supplemented by an hour and a half nap in the afternoon. Now I sleep 7 hours a night, 6 will do, with a half hour nap. Once upon a time I was sick half the winter and used twentyish sick days per year. In the past 6 years, as Peggy has refined her techniques and knowledge, I have used one sick day--and that’s while going through an unwanted divorce which necessitated increasing my workweek from full time to 50% more than full time. I feel better, work better, and play harder at age 54 than I did in my twenties. Sixteen years ago I became a paid frontline firefighter in order to write. Despite the physical stresses of the job, I still keep up with the young bucks. One anecdotal example is not statistical proof, but there’s much to lose if one doesn’t try; and if one gains as much as I have, the cost is not only worth the money and relatively small amounts of time, but is highly profitable. My number is 505-660-6588, if you want more information.
The clinic in Santa Fe, New Mexico is called el Bienestar: well-being.
The main goal of the Lyme protocol published on this site, is to maintain and support the patient's strength, well-being and immune system throughout the treatment process. The idea is that if you help the body itself to recognize the infection, it can itself be stimulated to combat it. The protocol combines two decades of experience in acupuncture, muscle testing and energetic medicine and aims to provide a synthesized, all-natural way to alleviate the symptoms and causes of Lyme. Peggy Creelman graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in 1987, and was certified in Applied Kiniseology in 1998.
El Bienestar Acupuncture Clinic