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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.
Friday 27th October
It’s crazy how fast this first week of treatment at Infusio, Frankfurt has gone. I almost can’t believe that this is the last day of week one. Today was another big detox day.
The IVs I had today were:
- Glutathione: a powerful antioxidant that neutralises free radicals. Glutathione also helps to recycle co-enzyme Q10, which is an enzyme used in the production of energy.
- Magnesium EDTA: a large IV given over the course of 3 hours, which helps to detox heavy metals.
While I was hooked up to my IV, I was taken to Infusio’s massage room to have a cranial osteopathy treatment with Andrea. I told her about the pain I had in my lower back and on the left side of my neck and shoulder. Andrea put a lot of focus on those areas. This was a very relaxing treatment and I really enjoyed it but it left me feeling really tired out afterwards.
Speaking with Dr Bijan
I also chatted with Dr Bijan again today. I explained that I was in pain following my procaine IV yesterday (such a backwards response as it’s meant to relieve pain). But, that I had my first night of good sleep since arriving in Germany. I’m so thankful for that!
We also spoke about my orthostatic intolerance as I had forgotten to mention it earlier in the week. Basically, my body dislikes being upright and I start to feel unwell. He suggested that a 24-hour blood pressure monitor would be a good test for me to have done at home if things don’t improve.
I had a strange reaction after lunch
I managed to eat my soup today and also had an apple. I went a bit funny afterwards, though. I became very, very sleepy and felt a bit nauseous. Randomly, my face felt very tingly too. This all passed, though, so I’m not sure if it was something to do with the magnesium EDTA IV.
Results of my Global Diagnostics scan
I had a treatment through the global diagnostics machine. Then Nadine came to speak to me about the results of the global diagnostics scan that I had earlier in the week. It showed that my main problem areas were my:
- Endocrine system
- Autonomic nervous system
- Immune system
- Digestive system
- Lymphatic system
It also flagged up my gut, liver and gallbladder as not working optimally. So, there was plenty of areas that needed improvement! It was a little overwhelming but, at the same time, helpful to know why I am sick and that things will be done to help.
The scan came back showing I had 4 different microbial infections; two of which I hadn’t even heard of. This was one of the lowest results Nadine has actually seen (people can have huge lists!). I’ve actually long suspected that infection isn’t the main cause of my symptoms, but rather it’s the damage they have left behind.
Borrelia and the usual co-infections did not show up in my scan. I didn’t actually expect them to if I’m honest. I had a positive Lyme test in September 2016 then an equivocal one in April of this year (2017). As I thought and kind of hoped, the global diagnostics didn’t see these infections at all.
I’m not naive enough to think that it means I’m completely free of infection (it is possible the bacteria are hiding in my cells or that they just weren’t picked up by the global diagnostics machine; this obviously isn’t the most accurate way to test for microbes). However, I am choosing to believe that all the work and treatment I did before going to Infusio has paid off.
The global diagnostics scan also showed that I have good cellular energy (I’m taking this as a positive sign that all the mitochondrial supplements I’ve taken previously have done me well). The level of toxins in my body wasn’t terrible either. But, my cells are blocked.
Transport in and out the cells of my body is like a traffic jam. The good stuff can’t get in and the cellular waste can’t get out. The IV treatments at Infusio should help to improve this and the other problems it has created.
Why I Chose Infusio
You might be wondering why I decided to have Lyme Disease treatment at infusio if I didn’t think I had high levels of Borrelia etc. And, the truth is, Infusio’s concept doesn’t actually treat Lyme Disease as such. It’s a foundational approach that repairs the body and heals the damage that allowed Lyme to take hold in the first place.
Infusio builds the body and immune system back up to be able to rid itself of infections. After all, a fully functioning immune system is the best way to deal with diseases.
Besides, even if I don’t have high levels of infections, I’m still sick. I’m not better yet. And that’s the reason I went to Infusio. Antibiotics weren’t the right course for me. Herbs and supplements have done wonderful things but they’ve only taken me so far. My hope is that Infusio is the final step I need to take to repair all the underlying problems in my body.
Finishing Week One
I finished the first week of treatment with some time on the laser bed and my daily thymus shot. I definitely felt ready for two days of rest once I was finished. It’s been a tough week but I’m so grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to get this treatment. I’m so excited for the second (and final week) of treatment as this is when I will get my stem cells!
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