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Herbs for Die offs and Herxheimer reactions

Die-off and Herxheimer reactions are common side effects of many natural and conventional treatments for Lyme disease and other chronic infections. These reactions occur when large numbers of bacteria are killed off, leading to the release of toxins into the bloodstream. The symptoms of a die-off or Herxheimer reaction can be severe and include fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and fever. However, there are natural remedies that can help alleviate these symptoms, including burber and pinella.

Berberine is a natural compound that is found in a number of plants, including barberry, goldenseal, and Oregon grape root. Berberine has been shown to have antimicrobial properties and can help kill off the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease and other chronic infections. Berberine can also help support liver function, which is important for detoxifying the toxins released during a die-off or Herxheimer reaction.

Pinella is a natural herb that is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to support brain function and reduce inflammation. Pinella has been shown to have a neuroprotective effect and can help protect the nervous system from the toxins released during a die-off or Herxheimer reaction. Additionally, pinella can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is often a contributing factor in chronic infections.

Both burbur and pinella can be used to help support the body during a die-off or Herxheimer reaction. These natural remedies can help reduce inflammation, support liver function, and protect the nervous system. By using these remedies, people with Lyme disease and other chronic infections can reduce the severity and duration of their symptoms and promote a faster recovery.

In conclusion, die-off and Herxheimer reactions are common side effects of many natural and conventional treatments for chronic infections. However, there are natural remedies that can help alleviate these symptoms, including burbur and pinella. Berberine can help kill off the bacteria responsible for the infection and support liver function, while pinella can help protect the nervous system and reduce inflammation. By using these natural remedies, people with chronic infections can promote a faster recovery and reduce the severity of their symptoms.

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Dr. Matz DC

Dr. Jeffrey E. Matz, DC, MS, is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. He is licensed to practice in SC, NC, and GA. Dr. Matz is passionate about functional medicine and strives to help patients achieve optimal health. His focus is on helping our members with hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, chronic pain conditions, and diabetes. Among the thousands of people Dr. Matz has treated include Carolina Panthers football players, PGA Tour and Champions Tour golfers, collegiate athletes, and local and international celebrities. Dr. Matz was a semiprofessional cyclist, and has competed in triathlons for the last 7 years, including completing an IRONMAN triathlon.

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