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wtl
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I am not sure what I am reading here. The article was passed to me by a friend. I brushed away first until I noticed this treatment is from our well known Dr. K out west.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/07/23/bee-venom-lyme.aspx

Anyone has more information or opinions on this?

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Dr. K has a billion and one treatments other docs never seem to mention. This includes LLMDs. Where does he come up with it all? Do alternative docs/LLMDs support his theories? I ask because mine doesn't mention any of it and is a world known LLMD.

No holistic doc I've seen talks about emotional conflicts, rizols, and other items he mentions. Are his theories/treatment options widespread in the US and I just haven't run into practicioners who believe in them? [Smile]

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Dr. K is German, so his outlook and experience is quite a bit different from many other docs.

For years in the US many docs and others here have felt that only US docs can be right. LMAO on this one as many (especially the non LLMDS) seem to have been brainwashed.

Services in this country are inferior to most other civilized countries. Klinghardt explores while many others do not.

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I see an LLMD who recommended bee venom therapy. I decided not to use it because I take a beta blocker which can make an allergic reaction very hard to treat.

Bee Venom therapy is used for MS with some success. There was a person here (I think her story is in the success thread) who used bee venom lotion and found it very helpful for her lyme.

I heard about rizols from my LLMD.

Dr. K is forward thinking but his methods are not unheard of in the naturopathic community. I read about the emotional conflict theory and physical health 20+ years ago when I first became disabled. I didn't embrace it then but later saw the results of dealing with some old emotional issues and have come to believe that it is important.

You will find some of Dr. K's thinking if you look more into the energy medicine field but he seems to take his lead from whatever he finds works no matter where it comes from. He is very open minded and I really value that after being sick for so long and butting my head up against so many doctors who are very narrow minded and can't help me because of it.

Dr. K is an M.D. but most M.D.'s would not subscribe to many of Dr. K's beliefs. The double blind study, evidence based model has not even begun to explore the majority of these ideas and I don't know that they ever will.

I personally feel the need to look for things that may be effective regardless of whether they are "evidence based" or not because time is ticking away and I can't wait for decades for the nay sayers to prove that something works.

I have spent money on things that may not have helped me and that is the price one pays when willing to go with treatments that are not proven. I don't advocate it for everyone but if you know the risks then it's up to you to decide if you are willing to take them.

I appreciate it when people find something that works for them and they share it here so that I can consider it in my own treatment.

Terry

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Something else that is interesting is that some methods that seem odd have actually been around for a long time but were discarded when "modern medicine" took over.

Terry

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I have seen a few altnerative practiioners that also believe in the things Dr. K presribes.

So, he isn't a lone wolf.

My own experience was that I spent a lot of money on alternative treatments that did not help me.

I suggest if you are short on cash, start with things that at least have a few studies done as to their effectiveness (for example accupunture), and/or try things that are inexpensive (e.g. Buhner herbs).

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