I have decided to stop antibiotic therapy after a year and a half as I was not seeing much more progress. What I have decided to do is try experimenting with a Rife-type device (specifically, the GB4000 + Amplifier). It is a frequency generator device that gives off low-dose electromagnetic fields – using different frequencies – through direct contact. The person’s body is used as a conductor for the frequencies. whereby a person holds metal rods (covered by moistened cotton covers) in their hands, and places their bare feet on metal plates (covered by moistened cotton covers). The electrical current carrying the frequencies is then sent directly through the body, from the hands to the feet, or visa versa, using the body as the conductor. These frequencies are thought to disrupt organisms in the body and, thus, elicit a “cure” or at least an abatement of symptoms – which of the two is open to debate.
I have read much on the use of Rife machines (Note: not all Rife machines are created equal), and have spoken to some fellow-Lyme sufferers who are using the GB4000 and slowly getting well, whereas with antibiotics they had either failed all of them, plateaued or had their symptoms return once off the antibiotics. What further encouraged me to begin using the GB4000 was that a doctor I trust said in confidence that some of the Rife-type devices are the closest thing he has seen to a cure for Lyme + co-infections outside of, what is often, long-term antibiotics. The other Rife-type device that has a long and overwhelmingly positive track record is the “Doug Coil” machine (Can purchase the “Doug Coil” through two men who build these for people: Mr. Levy at http://coilmachines.com or Mr. Stolar at http://dougcoilmachine.com).
Rife Machines Can Break Up Bacterial Biofilms?
One of the reasons these Rife machines are often successful is that low dose electromagnetic fields have actually been shown to break up biofilms (whereas antibiotics typically cannot break them up as biofilms are thousands of times more resistant to antibiotics than free-swimming bacteria are). A biofilm is composed of living, reproducing microorganisms, such as the Borrelia bacteria, that exist as a colony, or community. Spirochetes have been shown to form biofilms, and this is one of the theories as to why chronic Lyme develops.
Here are a few good journal articles discussing the use of low-frequency electromagnetic fields to break up biofilms:
Here is a neat video showing Borrelia forming a biofilm