Borrelia is a genus of spirochaetes and are thermosensitive.
That opens up a new effective therapeutic option for chronic Lyme disease in the tradition of Wagner-Jaueregg who developed in the pre-antibiotic age, the so-called Malaria therapy to treat progressed Syphilis (also caused by spirochaetes) by deliberate infection with Malaria provoking the concomitant fever attacks. For this treatment approach he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1927.
In 1996 Reisinger et al. show an extraordinary increase of efficacy of antibiotics against Borrelia Burgdorferi under elevated temperatures.
For more than 15 years St. George Hospital has been developing the method of "Antibiotika Augmented Thermoeradication“ (AAT) - based on unexpected ameliorations in patients assumed to suffer from Lyme Disease additionally to the cancer disease that was originally being treated.
Extreme whole-body hyperthermia using heckel-HT3000 up to approximately 41.6°C is directly combined with the antibiotic Ceftriaxon, β-Lactam, and Metronidazol.
Treatment results of 809 patients of the past 3 years showed a very good - good clinical outcome in approximately three-quarters of the patients, measured by a reduction of Burroscano-Score of at least 50%.
Even heckel company has recently been receiving several emails and phone calls from thankful patients from USA, whose often long lasting suffering has ended or has significangtly improved.
Dr. med. Friedrich R. Douwes
Komplextherapie der chronischen Borreliose (Lyme Disease)
Ein neuer Therapieansatz: die Antibiotika augmentierte
OM & Ernährung 2018 / Nr. 164 [Article in German]
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