Thursday, October 20, 2016

When you get bit by a tick!!!!!!

I can not tell you how many times in the past three months I have received panicked texts, phone calls, or emails that go a little something like this......."Holy @#!*^&%$!!!! I've been bit by a tick! What do I do!"

So I have decided to let you know exactly what I would do. Now please understand that I am an herbalist and I am not a big proponent of antibiotics. In fact, I won't use them unless I am on my death bed. And of course, I am not a doctor....once more folks.....I am not a doctor. The FDA requires me to say that so they don't come knocking on my door. So if you try this protocol, you are on your own....even though I find it incredibly effective and suggest it to my clients. What am I supposed to say now...hold on....wait for it....

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product or advice is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Phew!!!!! Don't we all feel better now.

This personal protocol would need to be adjusted for a child. This is meant for a full grown adult with no serious autoimmune conditions. Now with all of that we go.

Everyone should own one of these little beauties....The O Tom Tick Twister. You can pick one up on Amazon.
Please do not yank, squeeze, squish, burn, or cover the tick in vaseline. All of these methods will cause the tick to regurgitate what is in its stomach, namely lyme spirochetes and a whole host of other co-infections right into your blood stream.You need to gently slide the prongs on each side of the tick where it is inserted in your body, lift ever so slightly and turn it in a clockwise motion about 2 or 3 turns. It should easily lift right out. If it doesn't, turn it counter clockwise about 2-3 turns. Place the tick in a ziplock baggie with a moist cotton ball or a small piece of wet paper towel and send it to the Bay Area Lyme Foundation for free testing.

After the removal of the tick

Step 1: clean the tick bite site and your hands with 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil or myrrh tincture.

Step 2: The fun and slightly messy step. Take an activated charcoal capsule and open it up onto a small dish. 

Step 3: Add just enough andrographis tincture and 3-5 drops or oregano essential oil to the activated charcoal in order to make a paste that when applied to your skin will sufficiently stick. I use a toothpick for this process.

Step 4: Smear the activated charcoal/andrographis paste onto the bite site and about an inch to 2 inches around it. Tape a piece of gauze over it and let it sit for an hour.  Remove the gauze and rinse with warm water. Your skin will be stained. Don't worry, that will go away and it's well worth it.

Step 5: Repeat steps 2-4 three times a day for the next three days. Please note that if your skin is sensitive or becomes irritated, only do this procedure once a day. My skin pretty much can handle anything. So three times a day is perfect for me. And Oregano oil is really strong. This is why it is so effective for an initial tick bite.

Step 6: Take 15 drops of andrographis tincture in water (oh you are going to want it in water my friends...there is nothing more bitter on the face of the planet. But don't forget, the more bitter, the more powerful, and that's what we want at this moment. So just pinch your nose, buck up, and chug it down) 3 times a day, for the next month.

Step 7: Take 1 dropper full of astragalus tincture, in water, 3 times a day, for next 3 months. If you live in a region that is endemic with Lyme....take it for the rest of your natural born life with some breaks here and there. No joke. And in reality, I personally feel that astragalus is one of the best immune foods out there. I'm sure elderberry and medicinal mushrooms (yes I am an absolute rebel and used the word medicinal when referring to a plant) gives it a run for its money, but my heart is with astragalus! Please refrain from using astragalus if you are in third stage Lyme or have a serious autoimmune condition. If you do or are, please consult your trained herbalist or naturopath before taking astragalus. 

If for any reason, you get a bulls eye rash, or a weird flu like fever with a potential splitting headache, swollen or painful joints, or any really odd symptoms that you have never had before.....please, please, please, please get into a Lyme literate practitioner as fast as your little legs can carry you.

Well there it is my friends. Please let me know if you found this helpful or what your experiences are with this protocol.

In the mean time....
               Green Blessing to you all!!!!!

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