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Disclaimer: I went through the Integrative Lyme Disease treatment program at Infusio, Frankfurt from the 23rd October to the 3rd of November 2017. During this time, I kept a journal of my experience and I am now sharing this with you here. Please keep in mind that this is my personal experience. The treatments and therapies I had were based on what was best for me as an individual. Therefore, if you have been to Infusio, Frankfurt or are planning to go, your experience may differ from mine.
Tuesday 24th October- Day 2 of treatment
My second day of Lyme Disease treatment at Infusio, Frankfurt began by having a quick chat with Dr Bijan. He asked me how I was following my first day of treatment and I also told him how I was feeling that day. Then my treatments started for the day. First up, was a short session on the laser bed.
The NovoTHOR laser bed looks similar to a tanning bed but it has a completely different function. It delivers photobiomodulation therapy, more commonly referred to as laser therapy. The laser bed applies red and near red light and there are many benefits associated with this treatment.
Laser therapy can help to reduce pain and inflammation by reducing oxidative stress. Additionally, it helps to increase the motion of joints and improves muscle performance. I was also told that photobiomodulation can help to mobilise stem cells.
My first session on the laser bed only lasted a few minutes. This would be gradually increased each day up to around 15 minutes by the second week.
After my laser therapy treatment, I had my Global Diagnostics scan. Infusio use a whole body analysis scan called Global Diagnostics to determine any underlying health problems. It scans nerves, muscles, joints and organs. The concept blew my mind.
How Does the Global Diagnostics scan Work?
The scan sounds really complex but, for the patient, it’s simple to have done. I had two electrodes attached to my ankles and these were hooked up to the Global Diagnostics machine. The scan then began and took around 10 minutes to complete. During this time, I had to remain still and quiet and the scan was completely painless.
Id’ recommend reading Infusio’s explanation of the Global Diagnostics scan. But, here is my basic understanding.
Every cell in our body has an electrical frequency. How each body part responds to the energetic pattern the machine uses can help it to determine which body parts are healthy and which are struggling (or not working as they should be).
I was admittedly A Little Sceptical
Before going to Infusio, I was a little sceptical of the Global Diagnostics scan. How could a machine scan your whole body and find out exactly what was wrong? It sounded too good to be true. However, I think it’s always healthy to keep an open mind.
I guess the main reason I was unsure of the scan was the fact it was new technology to me. And, just because something is new to me or I don’t understand it, it doesn’t mean it’s not legitimate. It would be a few days until I received the results of my scan but when I did I was amazed.
I’ll chat about this more in a future post but, for now, know that I am no longer a sceptic.
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After my scan, I was taken into one of Infusio’s private treatment areas where I had my thymus shot. This was a daily injection that I got in my hip. Thymus therapy plays a big role in immune modulation and you can read my explanation of it in this blog.
Ten-Pass Ozone Therapy
Next up, was a ten-pass ozone treatment. I was feeling a little anxious about this therapy before going to Infusio. The idea of treating my blood with ozone gas was scary to me. I was worried about how my body would react.
A few patients had ozone therapy on their first day of treatment and this actually helped to put my mind at ease. One patient told me that she felt much better after the treatment and it took her pain away. So, when it was time for me to have ozone, I actually felt quite positive about it.
What is Ozone Therapy?
Ozone is a form of oxygen (0³) and therefore has oxygenating properties. For this therapy, a needle is inserted into the arm (the same as what is used for all IVs at Infusio). Blood is then drawn out of the body, up into a vacuum bottle. The blood is injected with a small amount of Heparin to prevent it from clotting.
Once inside the vacuum bottle, the blood is mixed with Ozone gas to oxygenate it. The oxygenated blood is then passed back into the body. This process is repeated ten times, hence the name ten-pass ozone therapy.
Oxygen is toxic to some microbes and can, therefore, kill bacteria and viruses. Conversely, it stimulates healthy cells to multiply more rapidly. Ozone therapy can also stimulate white blood cell production, helping the body to naturally fight pathogens.
My Experience of The Ten-Pass Ozone Therapy
Ozone therapy can take up to two hours to complete. However, I had super speedy blood! It came out and went up to the vacuum bottle really easily. It, therefore, was a bit quicker for me.
To start with, my blood was very dark (a sign it was lacking oxygen). My blood tests on day one had shown a low red blood cell count (RBC). This would cause blood oxygen to be low (since oxygen is carried by RBCs). By the end of the therapy, my blood appeared lighter in colour.
I did feel that my pain reduced following ozone therapy and I felt better in myself. I was told that people can react differently to this therapy. Some feel better whereas others can feel really tired for days afterwards. A few can even feel really sick following treatment.
I was gently warned not to overdo it if I did feel better as I may feel tired in the coming days.
Further Treatments on Day Two
Following my ozone treatment, I had a vitamin and mineral infusion. This contained vitamin c, calcium, magnesium and b vitamins. As I was having this infusion, I was taken to Infusio’s massage room to have a foot massage, which was a wonderful and relaxing way to finish my second day of treatment.
How I Felt After My Second Day of Treatment at infusio
I felt tired after my treatments but nothing compared to the first day (I was totally wiped out after day one). I did have a rest in bed once we returned back to the apartment, though. But, after my rest, I did feel up to going out. We were encouraged to get out in the fresh air if we felt up to it.
Ross and I had a little walk up the main street next to where we were staying. It was only a few minutes of walking, as I wanted to be careful and not over-do it. But, we did stop into a little cafe where I had a cup of tea and a vegan pastry.
There were lots of vegan options where we stayed in Frankfurt, which was great for me (I’m vegetarian and intolerant to dairy). Most of the restaurants and cafes had vegan options and the organic supermarket had some vegan treats too.
It was so nice to be out, even if it was just a little bit of exploring. I was ready to leave the cafe after I was finished my tea, though. Although I felt relatively okay in myself, I was tired and wanted to go back to the apartment for a lie-down. I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening resting in bed.
One positive I noticed after today’s treatments was that my lower back pain had lessened. I was also less stiff and had more flexibility in my back. I was really happy about this as my lower back is a real problem area for me.
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