Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Most Common Question on Lyme Disease Forums



The question that dominates most Lyme Disease support groups, and Lyme forums is "Why don’t I feel better, even after years of doing everything I can think of to get well?"

This is the most common question because doctors and patients are largely following canned, generic, one-size fits all prescription or natural or a combination of both treatment protocols, that simply cannot address the many complex issues in the person who has been sick for a long time.

The dominant protocols are conventional medicine’s combinations of long-term antibiotics, and natural medicine protocols, such as the Buhner Protocol, Zhang Protocol, The Cowden Protocol, The Klinghardt Protocol, and the Jernigan Perfect-7 Protocol.

In the first case, conventional medicine's approach is almost exclusively done by doctors specializing in Infectious Disease, who due to the compartmentalizing of medical specialties, really are not trained to deal with the complexities of a multi-system illness, placing all of their eggs in one big antibiotic basket in the hope that the illness abates before the antibiotics starts screwing up even more things. 

Each of the natural protocols I listed above were developed by doctors who have spent years pursuing the identification of the best remedies/natural medicines to help facilitate the restoration of health of real suffering in their clinics. Each one of these doctors has progressively used the best remedies the world had to offer on years of their patients and had to eventually develop their own line of remedies where they were not getting results with products available on the open market.

Of course there are those who are skeptical of a doctor who has their own formulations, and sometimes that sentiment is justified in other types of products, however from my own experience formulating over 30 novel remedies, I can personally attest to the fact that my remedies were usually only developed because nothing else was working very effectively.

Most of these natural health doctors use hundreds if not thousands of various remedies in their clinics and like myself have usually only developed a few unique formulas. I personally have only formulated about a dozen formulas, though I don’t own the company, Jernigan Nutraceuticals, yet I keep over 4000 different natural remedies at all times at the Hansa Center because no one remedy will work for every person and we want to only use what is most optimum for the person on our treatment table.

Back to the question at hand of why don't I feel better after all the right treatments. Antibiotic protocols are simplistic in their goals and actions, when compared to many of the comprehensive natural protocols, and especially compared to the vast array of testing and treatments utilized at Hansa Center for Optimum Health in Wichita, KS, the first and largest clinic in North America specializing in the treatment people with chronic illness using the treatment philosophies of American Biological Medicine.

The antibiotic-prescribing doctors often have a handful of natural supplements to help the body. They are most often still following a "canned protocol" of presciptions from some big name LLMD. Of course this shotgun approach works for some, but after treating many thousands of these people who tried virtually every protocol, I can verify that most only got worse or maybe achieved remission for a period of time after which they relapsed and were worse than before post antibiotics and natural antibiotic supplements.

The reality is that no canned protocol, natural or conventional, can do everything and cover every potential health issue, especially when dealing with people who have many symptoms and been sick for many years. The longer you have been sick, and the more symptoms you have, the less likely one of the “heal yourself at home” protocols is going to work. Please hear me. I am not saying that none of these various protocols will work. I am saying they are less likely to work for you, the more complex your illness.  Believe me, our doctors at the Hansa Center would not work so hard treating each person if all we had to do was put you on a canned protocol of I.V.'s, herbs and supplements. As it is we are working as quickly as we can for an hour a day for two to three weeks to cover all of the issues that must be addressed to maximize your body's ability to return to optimum health...not remission...optimum health, something not even on most doctor's radar.

The infections and accumulated toxins have caused disruptions in every system in the body. Simply seeking to kill the infections and mop up the toxins does nothing to repair the damage and does nothing to get the biochemistry of the body and bioenergetic regulation of the body restored.

The many microbes that make up the coinfections of LD might have started the symptoms, but symptoms themselves are now coming from the multitude of biochemical problems and disruption of every system in the body! Simply going on an all out "kill mission" on the bacteria, even if successful, would not likely result in magically restoring all of the damaged metabolic pathways and systemic problems that are causing your symptoms.

I do understand that money is part of the problem, and I have always said it is difficult enough to fix someone's illness much less fix their finances. In an attempt to allay people's financial burden I created all-inclusive packages of care so that you receive way more services than you paid for at the Hansa Center. We recently added a Foundation to provide financial assistance through scholarships to those who qualify with chronic illness of virtually any type and are in documented financial distress, since health insurance will not cover our intensive care type packages.

Of course some of the popular generic treatment protocols to be found online and in books are much cheaper than traveling out of state or country to a clinic, as they point people to relatively cheap herbs and supplements in a health food store or bulk herb supplier, but the skill and knowledge necessary to help the severely ill person can often not be passed on in any one book and placed in the hands of the person who is usually too sick to even read it, nor remember what they need to take, or understand if they feel worse if it means the remedies are working or if it means they are having a bad reaction.

For example, if you are taking an herb and you start feeling worse, is it working or are you having an adverse reaction to the herb? Maybe it is a great herb, but your unique body needs it to be combined with a few other herbs to really get it to work right. Maybe you took too much or too little for your body size, or it just didn't require very much of the herb even if you are big person. Maybe you are allergic to the herb or for some reason you got sent the wrong herb, or it just is wrong for your body type.

A doctor trained in sensitive testing such as we use at the Hansa Center, can determine these things before you ever put it in your mouth! Not all sensitive testing techniques are equal. Applied Kinesiology started it, electrodermal/Voll-testing tried to advance it but was largely non-reproducible, clinical kinesiology came and largely went, ART with it's surrogate testing advanced upon all of those, CPK advanced upon ART, and then BRS and FrFM is continuing to be advanced and improved, and gives the doctor much deeper and much faster testing and treatment options. 

I don't mean to scare you away from using herbs and supplements at home. I am stressing the point that there is a reason that the most common phrase in the LD world is, "Why don't I feel better?"

My book and blogs on LD are clear that any one who is very sick is not likely going to regain the full quality of life they seek without the skill of a professional doctor who is trained to do sensitive testing of each patient. I am somewhat incredulous when people attack this line of thought, when the lay person who has never had someone's life in their hands will tell a profoundly sick person that it is a waste of time to go to a clinic or doctor who has specialized in treating the toughest cases. Although we are not gods, nor do we want to be gods, just logically think what the accumulated knowledge is of someone who has passionately pursued healing knowledge for almost 25 or more years, compared to the online layperson who feels quite noble in their advice because they healed or know of people who healed doing this, that, or the other combination of things. I venture to say that they wouldn't feel so noble when they find out the person they just advised just died.

Herbs are like any healing tools, they are only as good as the skill of the one using them. Our doctors would not have over 4000 different remedies in each of the treatment rooms if all you needed to do was take a standardized "canned" Hansa Center protocol. Every single treatment or remedy we give you, every single day, is tested specifically to determine that it will do what we want it to do without causing your body any problems. Compare this to the simplistic canned advise in books, even my own, or the next fad remedies promoted by celebrity doctors.

I am not trying to dissuade anyone from doing what they can at home, far from it. I am definitely saying that no one at the front end of Lyme realizes that they may still be fighting for their life, ten, twenty, or more years later because they didn't get the right care.

People often ask me what we actually do at the Hansa Center that makes it where we get such remarkable results. It is this unique testing and innovative treatments that we developed at the Hansa Center that sets us apart and lets us often enjoy near miraculous results on the toughest cases. It doesn't mean that we can win every case, guaranteed, but we can often do what no other previous doctor was able to do. (See three such cases: Maren's story and Tessa's story.and Megan's video)

A great friend of mine, and one who is an M.D., PhD. said a wonderful statement to me… “Lyme disease is not a true disease, but is more a syndrome and should actually be called Lyme Syndrome, since it is truly not one cause, but is indeed a tremendous range of symptoms unique to the various weaknesses in the body, mind, and spirit of the person who succumbed to the illness.”

Canned protocols, whether prescription or natural are designed for a generic person, something I have never seen before!

None of the canned protocols can address every issue, since not every issue needing to be corrected can be fixed with a pill or nutritional supplement. For example, if you dislocate your finger there isn’t a pill in the world that can correct that finger. You might think, “But I have infections, allergies, and toxicity issues, so I do need a pill!” The reality is that yes you often do need a pill, but not only a pill. You likely need a selection of tailor made, customized botanical and/or homeopathic formulas that are tested to specifically what your unique body, with it’s unique dysfunctions desperately needs.

If what you need is a Fascia Release Therapy or spinal alignment, cranio-sacral alignment, or NeuroPhotonic Therapy to correct the biophotonic metabolism, or even to synchronize the brain and heart communication with NeuroCardial Synchronization because your heart is wigging out, or your have genetic and epigenetic problems that require FrFM support before your metabolic pathways will work again, you cannot achieve these with a canned protocol, a fad pill or supplement.

Any resistance or interference in your body, mind, or spirit will put a little resistance or interference throughout the entire organism. This means you can be taking the absolutely best medicine in the world and yet that medicine often cannot reach or work everywhere in your body because of these interferences.

You must find a doctor with the knowledge necessary to correctly eliminate the energetic and physical blockages on each office visit and streamline what you are taking so that they all “play nicely together” inside your body.

If a person is diligent with any given protocol, and is still not getting better or is even feeling worse, they should seek out professional help from a doctor trained in American Biological Medicine. As a matter of fact all of the doctors whose protocols are listed above do not actually use their own protocols in their clinics! All of these doctors tailor every treatment to the unique needs of the person they are treating.

The reality as this author sees it is that no doctor has all the answers, so if you are trying to be your own doctor and follow a canned protocol of any type at home, you will be very limited in your knowledge of what to do beyond that protocol to get the improvements you seek.

Find a doctor you trust. Do what he recommends until you feel that you don’t trust that it is enough. Find another doctor who does things differently that you can trust. Repeat until the last issue at the level of cause has been addressed and you will be well.

At the Hansa Center for Optimum Health we bring to bear an incredible array of healing modalities and techniques in functional diagnosis and treatments in order to facilitate the removal of everything that is interfering with your body’s ability to repair and regenerate what has been damaged.

Remember, every doctor can only go as far as they have been taught, so for years our five doctors at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas have gone out of their way to travel the world learning from the best healing philosophies, with a collective 70+ years of experience handling chronic and acute illnesses that were previously non-responsive to care. Out of the total of 16 doctors we have been blessed to work for us and learn our systems and technology, this amazing group of doctors is the most experienced team we have ever had at the Hansa Center, . This training, experience, and the latest testing and treatment innovations has lead our doctors to face even the toughest cases with confidence. I promise you will be hard put to find more dedicated and well-prepared doctors who will do above and beyond to get your unique situation sort out!

None of the cookie cutter protocols are practiced at the Hansa Center and our results tell us it makes a huge difference. Whether you are suffering from the symptoms of LD or some other illness, come let us help you.

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Dr. David A. Jernigan is the owner and founder of the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. Dr. Jernigan is author, researcher, and has studied advanced science in healing around the world. He has appeared on TV, lecutured on radio, podcasts, and lectured nationally and internationally at medicine conferences and forums. For almost 25 years the Hansa Center for Optimum Health, in Wichita, Kansas has specialized in the restoration of health for people with previously unresponsive and chronic illnesses of virtually all types. Over 85% of people come from other states and countries. If you have done everything you and your doctor know to do and are still struggling, contact our wonderful Patient Care Department at 316-686-5900 or by email patientcare@hansacenter.com, for information on the exciting new treatments we have developed at the Hansa Center for Optimum Health. For additional info including our New Patient Packet, visit our website at www.HansaCenter.com.


This article is for educational purposes. Before implementing any supplements/remedies always consult with your healthcare professional. Due to the complexity of the human condition there remains the possibility of symptoms getting worse. Again, discuss the ideas presented here with your health care professional before beginning, and stop, or get support, if your condition worsens. This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or illness, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. The Hansa Center does not treat named diseases, but seeks to restore the body's optimum structural and functional integrity so that the body can rapidly heal itself. 

*Due to the exhaustive time spent per day with each patient, and poor repayment history of insurance companies, we unfortunately cannot accept insurance assignment. We do participate in Care Credit, and accept all major credit cards. We will gladly accept insurance when our elected officials revamp the health insurance industry to cover all results-based care.  Please call 316-686-5900 ext. 1, for current pricing for our economically-priced, All-inclusive 2-3 weeks intensive packages of care.

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