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Evolving Protocols

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Almost three years into coiling and almost 7 years into Lyme-caused disability, I am the master of slow and steady. I can do what I need to do without deadlines. I am willing to spend my energy on what will help me get better. I’m willing to do the boring, repetitious activities (like coiling or following a special diet) that move me towards my goal of being healthy again.

And yet, sometimes I get impatient. This weekend is one of those times. I’m trying to figure out if there is a smarter way to use the coil machine to finally knock out Bartonella sooner than the way I’m using it now. I’ve been making steady progress on Bartonella for about a year and a half. I’ve had my setbacks, my mistakes, my attempts to change things, my process of reconsidering and trying something different. I still persist, but I’m tired of this infection.

I used what I learned from the other infections to inform what I do about Bartonella. I know that it grows quickly, like Babesia, and I heard that other coil users were coiling for Bartonella twice a day. So that’s what I did for a while. Then I noticed that the body parts that gave me the biggest herx reactions were my head, spine, abdomen, liver and spleen. So I focused on coiling those areas twice a day and coiled the rest of my body only once a day. It worked, in the sense that my herxes got bigger then slowly lessened, and my body got stronger. I learned from those results.

When on of my coils burned out and I had to try to keep up with the Bartonella using half the coiling time, I focused again on the key areas. This worked out well. I found that I herxed anew when I increased the time I coiled my spine and head, even though I was coiling each area only once per day. When the new coil arrived, I kept some of the increased coiling time and reduced the area of my body that got directly coiled twice a day. This again increased the herxing. The one place of increased coiling time that correlates most strongly for my increased herxes is the back of my head.

Eating all my treasured inflammatory foods and foods that I have sensitivities to also helped increase both the Bartonella symptoms and the herxes. But it’s too hard to keep that up. I spend too much time not feeling well enough to complete my still minimal daily activities. As I go back on the safe diet tomorrow, I’m thinking about how to coil smarter.

What I’ve come up with is a new Bartonella coiling protocol. This is much more aggressive than the one I started with, and more aggressive than each of the previous iterations. It is, hopefully, what will help me cross the finish line with Bartonella, and soon. I’d like to spend time figuring out what other infection(s) I still have to contend with to get healthy. But I can only coil so much in a day…

Bartonella Coiling Protocol

(Draft 7)

Frequency: 832 Hz

Morning (total 38 minutes)

  • Each side of head, 7 minutes
  • Spine: upper, middle, 7 minutes per
  • Spleen, 5 minutes
  • Liver, 5 minutes

Midday (total 36 minutes)

  • Between legs: thighs, knees, calves, 2 minute each
  • Feet through coil, 2 minutes
  • Each ilium front, 2 minutes
  • Each hip bursa, 2 minutes
  • Lower abdomen/pubic bone, 2 minutes
  • Each side of ribcage plus the adjacent arm, 2 minutes
  • Shoulder front and neck, 1 minute on each side
  • Shoulder blades, 1 minute on each side
  • Each ilium back, 2 minutes
  • Butt (underside), 2 minutes
  • Each butt cheek (up towards the iliac crest, for the joint and muscles), 2 minutes

Night (total 36 minutes)

  • Top of head, 8 minutes
  • Back of head, 10 minutes
  • Sacrum, 8 minutes
  • Chest including heart, 5 minutes
  • Abdomen, 5 minutes

Tomorrow might be awful if this does increase the herx level. But I will rejoice if it does because I really want to get rid of this infection as soon as humanly possible.

Lyme Coiling Protocol

Once I got into the mode of evaluating my coiling protocols, I took a new look at my Lyme protocol. I created it two years ago, in September 2011, when I talked to someone about what I needed to do to get through Lyme aggressively. That’s how I came up with doing three minutes on each location of my body.  Later on, I added time to my liver and spleen, to make sure I caught any bacteria that were infecting those organs or traveling around in my blood supply.

Today, I’m looking at the protocol with fresh eyes. I think that if I decide that on Lyme coiling days I’m skipping Bartonella, I can increase it to 4 minutes everywhere and maybe even more on key areas. This is the new plan, broken up, in no particular order, into three sessions, using two coils, over the course of a day.

(total 126 minutes)

432 Hz

  • Each side of my head, 4 minutes
  • Top of my head, 4 minutes
  • Back of my head, 5 minutes
  • Each shoulder front, 3 minutes
  • Each shoulder blade, 3 minutes
  • Each side of my ribcage + arms, 4 minutes
  • Chest, 4 minutes
  • Upper abdomen including bottom ribs, 5 minutes
  • Lower abdomen including pubic bone, 4 minutes
  • Each ilium front, 4 minutes
  • Each ilium back, 4 minutes
  • Each hip bursa, 4 minutes
  • Between my legs in 3 locations: thighs, knees, shins, 4 minutes per location
  • Feet through coil, 4 minutes
  • Spine: upper, middle, 4 minutes per
  • Sacrum, 6 minutes
  • Buttocks over my sit-bones, 4 minutes
  • Each butt cheek, 4 minutes
  • Spleen, 5 minutes
  • Liver, 5 minutes

Generally, I don’t expect there to be much more of a herx than last time (tired after coiling, long sleep at night, then groggy until noon the next day). But I see no reason not to get more aggressive, just in case I can kill a few extra bacteria.

Babesia

Since I’ve been having intermittent night sweats, I decided to do a short Babesia coiling session: 10 minutes on my spleen on Friday. It was a just-in-case, because I don’t want to have a huge Babesia flare up before I finish with Bartonella. I had a substantial night sweat Friday night, but I’m not sure if it was Babesia. I wasn’t cold when I woke up, just warm and damp. I also coiled for Lyme on Friday, so that could be the cause of the night sweat. Anyway, I’m thinking of coiling for Babesia on my liver and spleen, alternately, over the next few days…just-in-case.

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