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Protocol for Lyme Disease Using Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

June 15th, 2014  |  315 Comments


If you don’t believe that homeopathy can uproot Lyme disease, this week’s blog is not for you. But if you’re like me and know that homeopathy has cured the likes of cholera, dysentery, mono, strep, influenza and other such infective illnesses, then read on, and I’ll share with you what I have learned and used regarding homeopathy and Lyme.

I will not discuss long-term, chronic Lyme as this is something a seasoned homeopath would need to be consulted on personally. Having said this, I’ve seen some remarkable cases that were many years old come round with good homeopathic treatment.

Let’s start with what can be done at the onset of the tick bite. Follow the most recent medical recommendations for removing the tick and do so as soon as possible. Save the tick by placing it in a covered jar with either 180 proof vodka, grain alcohol or brandy and label the date, on whom it was found and where on the body. If all else fails (which is unlikely), the tick can be made into a homeopathic remedy. This is actually known as isopathy, but it works under similar principles. I’ll discuss how this kind of remedy is made in a forthcoming blog. But for now, just keep the tick in a jar.

I got a little ahead of myself; simultaneously while removing the tick, I have administered the first dose of Ledum palustre 200C. There are slightly differing views on how often the remedies should be taken, but I’ll give you one that I learned years ago and have used for my family, including more than many times on Buster, the bad office dog.

Buster the bad office dog

Buster the bad office dog


Step 1:

Start with Ledum palustre 200C: This is taken every 3 hours for the first day, followed by twice daily for a week. This is then used twice weekly for a month and then once per week for another month.

This is probably overkill, but worth the extra effort to be certain. Ledum 200 is the premiere remedy for any kind of animal bite.

If the bite was rather recent (say a few weeks ago), this measure has been 100% effective so far in my experience. We live in the country, have plenty of deer and other critters, and our woods are considered a Lyme tick Mecca.

If I thought that someone in my family had Lyme that was older and more entrenched, I’d still follow Step 1 and add Step 2 at any time after using Ledum. But I don’t believe Step 2 is necessary if the tick was discovered in the last few days or so.
Step 2: Aurum arsenicum 200, twice daily for one week and in the same manner as Ledum. Aurum arsenicum is a capital choice for when a poisonous infection arises, and this is one of those times.

Step 3: For older cases, in which it is critical to take all precautions because illness has set in, the remedy made from the Lyme tick is called either Borrellia 30 or simply Lyme Nosode 30. It is used right along with the previous remedies.

The protocol is to take Borellia once per day for three days and then stop, for a total of three doses. This protocol states that this may need to be repeated every few months if the symptoms remain.

In older cases of Lyme, we see arthritis, chronic fatigue, tingling, dizziness and many other maladies. These should be treated specifically with the homeopathic protocols for each of these symptoms, along with the above procedures.

How effective are these measures? Well, so far, I’ve not seen a single case of Lyme present when Step 1 is employed.

In older cases, it’s a matter of how entrenched the disease is, how many antibiotics and other allopathic drugs have been employed and the general vital force of the person.

All in all, I’ve witnessed recovery in many of my client/students.

Ok, super short. Super easy. And super useful. If you know someone who should have this information, please pass it along. I write these blogs with no advertising dollars, therefore, no income from them, in hopes of getting folks to simply spread the word.

please spread the good news of homeopathy and how to cure your family yourself.

And then have a great summer!


Given that most folks who have been diagnosed with Lyme have had rounds of antibiotics, many suffer from long term gut dysbiosis.  This can cause new symptoms and deepening disease. Homeopathy has a history of being able to correct this.

I consider correcting gut problems my personal and profession crusade. Should you be interested in exploring how to do this for yourself click here.


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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. In order to be treated or diagnosed, Joette believes that the advice of a holistic physician is in order.


315 thoughts on “Protocol for Lyme Disease Using Homeopathy”

  1. LIz says:

    This is great – people have been waiting for this and I hope the word will get out!

    Thank you!

  2. TJ says:

    I have a question about the directions for giving Aurum arsenicum. It says “twice daily for one week and in the same manner as Ledum.” Does this mean skip the every three hours the first day, but after the twice a day for a week go on to give twice a week for a month and once a week for a month?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, but you only use the Aurum Arsenicum if you know the person has diagnosed Lyme disease. Ledum is used to protect against Lyme disease, as well as open the case for someone who has a diagnosed case. Were as Aurum Asenicum is used for someone with diagnose Lyme.

  3. Annette says:

    having had lymes and two other tick infections before and now trying to protect my baby from them I love this. I know homeopathy is generally safe for children…..would you be able to do this same protocol for a toddler?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Always the same.

      1. april says:

        hi, my daughter is 6 years old and I noticed a bullseye ring on her leg yesterday. By the end of the day the ring was completely gone. My girlfriend who is a Lyme disease advocates that it is definitely Lyme disease. her doctor is not giving her amoxicillin until after test results come back. Not being at all crazy about any biotics or amoxicillin I would much rather go to the homeopathic brown and was suggested using Ledum Palustre. as per your instructions above do you suggest starting her immediately on the dosage you suggest? thank you

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I can’t take her case here, but I can share that I have used Ledum for any insect bite, whether it is from a Lyme tic or not and even not knowing exactly the cause.

  4. Donna says:

    This is great information especially for those of us who live in Lyme disease areas. I know I am always concerned about tick bites for my 4 dogs and I avoid hiking or walking them where I know tick are are rampant. I do pull an occassional tick out of each of them but never know if they actually carry the dreaded Lyme disease. Thanks Joette for taking the time to educate us on this really important health risk.

  5. Kate M says:

    Thank you so much, Joette! Lyme’s is scary stuff, and I’m so excited to have this information and be able to share it with others in the family!

  6. Kathy says:

    Yes, thank you, Joette! We live in Missouri so lots of ticks, though fortunately, not very many deer ticks where we are. Our dog/cows may benefit from Ledum. May I ask the best way to give homeopathics to your animals?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      There are a couple of different ways. Either in the mouth or in their water where you are sure they will get it throughout the day.
      Figure 4 pills for every ounce of water.

  7. VICKI says:


    Question: you made the point of making the reference to an “experienced homeopath.” However, I consider you an “experienced homeopath,” but I’d like further clarification because a woman on my kefir group asked a question a few days ago about giving kefir to her three-year old child who has Lyme Disease.

    I want you to tell me whether I should or should not make the referral. I’m sorry I cannot provide any information that the child is 3 and has Lyme Disease.


  8. VICKI says:


    I said, “I want you to tell me whether I should or should not make the referral. I’m sorry I cannot provide any information that the child is 3 and has Lyme Disease.”

    I meant to say “I want you to tell me whether I should or should not make the referral. I’m sorry I cannot provide any information other than 1) the child is 3 and 2) has Lyme Disease.

    Best again!

    1. bill says:

      I was in your position several weeks ago.
      One of my friends told me to call Joette’s office and request a quick call with Joette.
      Her staff was great. I was able to talk with Joette within a couple of days.
      She was comforting and helpful.

  9. Megan says:

    My 2 yr old got bit last week. Im giving her 30c because i have that but 200c should be here in a day or so. so I’m thinking from what i read that i should switch to the 200c as soon as it gets here. maybe do a few days extra of that daily with 200c? sense it says if bit within last few weeks and it should be here within the first week.

  10. Ursula says:

    This protocol worked well for my husband!

  11. Cheli says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! I am so often asked this question. I think I will link this on my Facebook. 😉

  12. Julia Allen Carter says:

    Are these amounts/measurements the same for children? How old? I have a 1 1/2 year old. Same measurements for dogs if any size?
    We are just starting to learn about Homeopathy and you information is very helpful.
    thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Nothing changes with age or size.
      Feel free to contact us; Jill can help you find educational material we offer to suit your family and budget.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      In homeopathy, a dose, is a dose, is a dose. No difference between newborns, old aged, little kittens or cattle.

  13. Debby Bruck says:

    Dear Joette – This well timed article about treating Lyme Disease will save many people from a debilitating chronic disease. Very succinct and to the point. Blessings, Debby

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Debby, Thanks you’re work is equally valuable.

      Listen up folks! If you want great homeopathy info, go to Homeopathyworldcommunity.co. and listen so as to “up” your homeopathy IQ.

  14. Mary says:

    Thanks for this timely blog, Joette. I’ve passed it on to my sister-in-law, who is currently dealing with the disease. Guess where she lives…Lyme, CT! She uses homeopathy now to treat it, but I want to make sure she’s armed with as much info as possible.

  15. Victoria says:

    I so loved this article and many thanks for the great information!!

  16. Mary says:

    Me again, Joette…since my last comment this morning, I became aware of a disease called Erlichiosis, produced by the bite of an infected “Lone Star” tick, found where I live in south central U.S. (An acquaintance just spent 2 weeks in the hospital with it!) Would you suggest the same homeopathic protocol for this and all other various tick-induced diseases(Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Babesiosis, Tularemia, etc.)?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Mary! The protocol for any insect bite would be Ledum and if there’s a bacteria that folows, then Aurum arsenicum. Skip Borellia because its sepcific to Lyme tic bacteria.

      There are other more specific remedies that ought to be included for each of the illnesses you mention, some of which are fully covered in my upcoming course A Survivalist’s Guide to Homeopathy. FINALLY! we’ll be launching it in a few months.

      1. Sherri says:

        Did I miss the news about the Survivalist’s Guide to Homeopathy course? Or did this get re-scheduled?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          No, you didn’t miss it. I’m still putting on the finishing touches, and you’ll get more than one email when we make it known. Have a lovely NEw Year.

  17. Tina says:

    What do you recommend for diagnosis? It seems like a lot of people have it who don’t know it.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I hear the stories of diognosis, then not, then again. So far, I don’t trust any. The best way to know is history taking, symptom taking and perhpas a test or 2.

    2. Vanessa K says:

      I work in a clinic with two ILADs-trained NDs. We run panels for Lyme and common co-infections (babesia, bartonella, erhlichia, etc.) through a company called IGeneX. It catches many cases that were previous false negatives with other tests.

  18. Jill says:

    I’m so glad you are posting about this, as there seems to be more concern than usual this year!

  19. Chuck says:

    I live in the woods with my wife and boys. They are outside a lot so I am keeping this information handy.

  20. Beverly says:

    I had a resonance scan with an Asyra system and it showed resonance with borellia…no medical diagnosis of Lymes. Would it be effective to take the borellia rx or aurum arsenicum? And, curious if I can combine my arsenicum and aurum together as I have them individually.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We don’t treat when there’s no illness presenting or specific rationale for such. I’m not familiar with Asyra so I can’t comment on its ability to detect borellia. So instead, I’d wnat ot know if there are symptoms, etc that lead someone to beleive there is active borellia.

      I don’t know if Aurum Metallicum and Arsenicum album equals Aurum arsenicum.

  21. Monika says:

    I have been bit by a deer tick on the 3rd, 9th and 16th of this month (once a week). I assume I should start the treatment afresh each time even though I am already taking the 200C Ledum twice a day OR do I NOT need to do the 3 hours daily for the first day? If I keep getting regular bites is it ok to stay on Ledum twice a day for weeks or longer?

    2nd question: I did not see an attached tick on my daughter but the red, raised bump on her head looks very typical of a tick bite. Should I treat her anyway?

    Thank you!!

  22. Audra Slabach says:

    My Daughter received tick bite Sunday afternoon, June 15.

    My concern is that I only have Ledum 6c at my disposal and sent my daughter off to week-long camp with instructions for giving it 5 pellets three times per day (once before each meal).

    Is the Ledum palustre 6c effective this week? Or should I make effort to get the Ledum 200c? (since this will be 5 days before she comes home.

    I am uncertain of the difference in numbering for “Ledum”.

    Thank you, Audra

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I have no experience with Ledum 6c for this situation and I consider potency important. I’d make the effort.

  23. Sue says:


    I cannot find the Aurum Arsenicum (200C) or the Borellia from any of my usual homeopathy stores. Where can I find these remedies?


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Follow the link in the article for your purchase. Simply click on the word and it will take you there. I set it up that way in all of my blogs to make it easy.

      1. Evelyn says:

        The link for Aurum Arsenicum 200C says they cannot ship to the US… 🙁

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Try Hahnemann Labs: http://www.hahnemannlabs.com/ or Washington Homeopathics, http://www.homeopathyworks.com/ or

          1. jessie says:

            Ive tried both of these website and was unable to find either. How do we buy this in the u.s?

          2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Click on the links in the article and it will take you to the distributors. I just tried them and it took me to the sales page for Ledum and Aurum arsenicum.

  24. Tara says:

    I cannot find the Aurum Arsenicum 200C anywhere either in the US. Does it go by a different name? Also, I haven’t had a formal Lyme diagnosis, but I had a bite with a rash (not classic bullseye) a month ago. I assumed it was a spiter bite, but now I’m afraid of Lyme because I recently have intense joint pain, stiffness, and maybe nerve pain in various areas…mainly my hands. Should I go onto step 3 or would 1-2 suffice?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      There is a link embedded in the article to a source for Aurum arsenicum 200. The link is in orange colored print.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Follow the link in the article for your purchase. Simply click on the word and it will take you there. I set it up that way in all of my blogs to make it easy.

  25. vandu says:

    Joette it was wonderful talking to you. Is it okay to start the protocol you outline here while my son is on antibiotics (amoxicillin/14 day course)? or should I wait till the course is over? I ask because I had heard somewhere that some homeopathic remedies for lyme don’t work well during antibiotic treatment, or maybe IF antibiotics were used. Is this true in your experience? Thanks.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocol is generally for when antibiotics are no longer being used. It was lovely speaking to you as well.

  26. Cat B says:

    Love all the information here. What I’d like to know is…did this work for anyone with later stage Lyme? I’d also like to know about the company that provides the homeopathic treatments…Why this particular link? What is your association with the provider? Sorry for being suspicious but there are a lot of questionable websites out there.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Later stage Lyme must be taken up with a seasoned homeopath.
      I take no responsibility for sources of remedies. I chose thsi link because it was the only place I could find this product on line. This blog is informational only and I have no financial affiliation with homeopathic manufacturers that I suggest that readers check out.

    2. MatthewandKatherine Cockerham says:

      My daughter used this protocol after finally being diagnosed with Lyme that she believes she has had for 10 years. She took 2 courses (6 weeks total)of antibiotics while doing this protocol plus probiotics. She is continuing to do well even after the end of the antibiotics while continuing the protocol and probiotics.

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        ‘Very happy to hear.

  27. Cat B says:

    2nd Post. The first one disappeared after being up for an hour. I love all the information here. It is a gift to many! What I’d like to know is….Has Anyone had success with treating Chronic Lyme Disease? Can the protocol be used in conjunction with antibiotics? Generally implies that it may be used with antibiotics. Please give a little more detail on the topic. Thank You!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The reason I use words such as “generally” is beucase each case is different. The details are in taking the case. Remember, homeopathy and all responsible medicine must consider the situation particularly for a chronic condition.

  28. Tara says:

    I just started Ledum yesterday while on antibiotics. Should I now discontinue the protocol until I am finished? Would I start on Day 1 again after the antibiotics are out of my system?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Antibiotics and homeopathy are not incompatable; that is, they can be taken simultaneously.

  29. Linda Wunschel says:

    I have same question as Monika which was not answered. Basically, if one is on Ledum for a tick bite or has finished the Ledum course of treatment, and then gets another tick bite (while taking ledum or directly after), should one begin taking it following the same protocol as if never taking ledum at all?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If I was taking Ledum and got another bite within a few days, I might not repeat the process from day 1. If however, it was many days or weeks later, I migght repeat the process from day 1. I would consider the time between and the number of doses per day that had been previously taken. I dont’ know of any rule either way.

  30. Linda Wunschel says:

    P.S. I have ledum 1M. Protocol is 3 – ledum 1M 3x day for 3 days. Then stop. If another bite occurs, can I start the same up again?

    Thank you!

    1. Sherry says:

      Does this work? This would be easier to follow

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        If you’re asking me if homeopathy works, my answer is a resounding YES!

        1. Sherry says:

          Does ledum 1M. Protocol is 3 – ledum 1M 3x day for 3 days work as a lyme prevention protocol. 🙂

  31. Kristen says:

    What about a dog who screens positive for Lyme, but you do not know when the bite was and they are currently asymptomatic? Would you still use the Ledum as noted above?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I wouldn’t treat an illness that is not presenting.

  32. Lynn says:

    Hi Joette,

    There are a number of protocols out their for Lyme and it’s prevention. You mentioned you learned this protocol recently, who did you learn it from?


  33. vandu says:

    Joette, you mentioned you wouldn’t treat an illness that is not presenting. For lyme, what is example of illness presenting?

    Do you consider the rash itself enough reason to treat? I ask because in my 3 year old son’s case, his western blot test was positive for lyme, but the rash was his only symptom. He has had no other “lyme” symptoms such as flue, fever, acheyness, mood issues, etc. A rash could be from many things and tests aren’t reliable.

    The rash subsided after starting him on Amox. so after rash, what is example of illness presenting, that I may want to try the Lyme Protocol?

    Thanks for clarifying.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      No, I don’t beleive the rash is considered part of the chronic long term illness. If I had the rash after seeing the tic, I’d use Ledum only.

  34. vandu says:

    SOrry meant to say “After AMOX, what is an example of illness presenting, that i may want to try the Lyme Protocol?”

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Symptoms of Lyme are varied. The most common are chronic fatigue, and joint paint.

  35. Ken McGowan says:

    I started with symptoms 7-8 weeks ago (migrating joint pain, but no bite or rash) and blood work (2 band matches) confirm lyme (no coinfections). Give my time frame is the protocol to start with Ledum, or skip and go to Aurum? Or both simultaneous?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It would be inmproprietous for me to attempt to take a case in this format. I can only offer the protocol. Should you be interested in meeting with me, feel free to contact my office.

  36. SHERRIE CLIFF says:


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m afraid I don’t understnad the question nor reference.

  37. Jenna says:

    I”ve been so excited that I haven’t seen a single tick at our house yet this year!!! – until last night. After showering my boys, I looked down and saw one stuck on my ankle- it was not attached and it was totally dead (maybe from the shower?) So I don’t know if it came off from one of my kids after having been attached for days? But I try to check them every day or atleast every other day and I haven’t seen any. (Unless it was in his hair where I couldn’t see?) Maybe it was just crawling on one of them and the shower washed it off before burrowing. Anyway —- my 6 year old suddenly has a fever today. Coincidence?? I don’t know. I am wondering if you think I should do Step 1, even if there is a chance this is total coincidence and he’s just coming down with a cold or something??…He says he doesn’t have a belly ache..I don’t see any bullseye rash but I know that it isn’t always present. He did mention a headache, and body aches, and has terrible breath.
    Thank you so much for your help!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I wouldn’t treat someone who does not or has not had a tick on them, regardless of the symptoms.

      1. Jenna says:

        Well my concern is that just because I didn’t see it doesn’t mean it wasn’t there. I definitely had a dead tick in my hand, it’s just a matter of – did it already bite him and just release or was it “new”…? With the flu like symptoms the very next day…I don’t know if I should gamble with it…?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Homeopathic remedies are safe… when they are indicated and used accordingly. If there is no indication, then its imprudent to use them. In a situation where you’re not 100% sure, I would agree with you that it might be prudent to follow the protocol, just in case.

  38. Sherri says:

    You mentioned blogging about making your own remedy from the dead tick. Could you address this soon? I am starting to make my own remedies and nosodes, and there is so little information out there about how to do it. BTW – I’m only experimenting on plants and animals at the moment, so far so good, but I get little feedback and my potencies are so low I’m not sure how well they are working. (I have doctored plants & animals using store bought remedies with great success, I might add!) Thank you for all your information! You have definately empowered this farm lady!

  39. DSiraco says:

    So I am currently taking Doxicyclin for Lyme and have about a week left. Is it fine to take homeopathic along with antibiotics?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Antibiotics can sometimes interfere with homeopathy, but homeopathy will not interfere with antibiotics. It’s a decision that you and your doctor might want to make together, but I know of no reason to not use both.

  40. Jessica says:

    Thank you Joette for this information. I am so glad I had printed it to save in my “homeopathy notebook” for future reference and that time came last night when I discovered an attached deer tick on my 4-yr old! Alas I was not prepared with Ledum 200c on hand, but thanks to my mother’s day remedy kit there was Ledum 30c. I was able to administer 2 doses of 30c before bedtime and then ordered 200c from the amazon link. I then gave 2 doses of 30c this morning before daycare and I will give another as soon as I pick her up this afternoon. I am concerned this is not following your protocol exactly (not the correct potency and not every 3 hours for day 1). Should I still try to follow your protocol the best I can and should I do anything differently once the 200c potency arrives?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I believe the protocol is the best protection, but I always teach my students that they can use whatever potency on hand until the better indicated potency is found. At that time, the new potency replaces the old one and the schedule can be taken up where the last was left off.

  41. Maggie says:

    Hello. Thank you for such an informative and timely blog. I am just about to start research into homeopathic treatment for chronic (probably neuro) Lyme. I had the EM rash 30 years but have only just realised what it was.

    Please could you clarify – will this protocol work for chronic Lyme even if I have never been treated with antibiotics?

    Thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      THe protocol that I mention is part of the overall method that is used for both acute and chronic Lyme. Should you be interested in speaking to me feel free to contact my office, as there is more to it for chronic that needs to be addressed.

  42. Jessica says:


    My 5 yr old daughter had a tick bite last summer (age 4.5 yrs) and got the bullseye rash along with a low fever for a few days. She was prescribed and took the 30 day antibiotic treatment. We’ve not seen or noticed any other symptoms. We generally use homeopathy for our healthcare. Its been a year since the bite/bullseye/antibiotics. Do you recommmend any homeopathic treatment at this point? Are there any preventative/on-going protocols for those who have gotten Lymes but not showing symptoms? Many many thanks for your advice!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      In general, when there are no symptoms, treatment is considered superfluous. Having said this however, I have been known to use a protocol for my family members when there is no detectable disease; only a potential threat of such, just in case.

  43. Wendy says:

    Hi Joette,

    Thank you for this post! I have a couple of questions:

    1. Are you saying to use the Ledum protocol if you pull ticks off of yourself or others? I just took 5 off of my son tonight (after camp). He is asymptomatic and they looked freshly on, not dug in but from what I read through, it seems you would recommend doing the “Ledum” part of this protocol for him. Correct?

    And then each time we pull one off of the kids or us, we start over with the ledum 3 hours, etc…?

    2. Also, my daughter had it when she was 8 months old (fortunately got the bullseye or we never would have known). She had antibiotics (only time as we use homeopathy). She has never showed symptoms or anything but after reading this, do you suggest doing the protocol with her as precaution? I have had Lymes and so has my husband and daughter. I plan to do this protocol. Thank you very much!!

    Grateful for this! Work with others too and have already shared it with many :).

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Using Ledum is the protocol anytime there is an insect bite of potential or real consequence. I don’t know that you’d need to begin counting again and again for each tick found.

      By doing so, it is a preventive measure before symptoms arise. However if it has been many months or years since the event and there are no symptoms, I’d consider it no longer a threat.

  44. Wendy says:

    Hi, Wendy again. Don’t see how to subscribe to this so I can get your newsletters and also see when you reply to post?

    Lastly, will you post to this when your publication is ready? Survival one?

    Thanks again.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Wendy
      We have a link on the right hand side of every web page asking folks if they want to ‘Join Our Community”.

      If you follow this link you will be added to a very special list of our followers. Those folks gain access to free articles, helpful downloads like the First Aid Chart, and links to the latest research on homeopathy on the Web.

      Last December we stopped writing the newsletter to dedicate all our resources to the weekly blog. All the old newsletters are archived and a link is provided on the special member page.

      I think you are referring to the newest course we are developing called “The Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy”. Very soon we will be telling folks in our community about this course and offering to those interested in sneak previews and special offers, a way to get on an early bird list.

  45. JennaLee says:

    Hi Joette!

    What a wonderful knowledge base here. My pup was just diagnosed as positive for being exposed to Lymes disease. I am going to start the Ledum tomorrow and then followed by Aurum arsenicum 200. Thank you for making those so easy.

    When I clicked on the final step (Borrellia 30) it brings me to the correct store but they are currently sold out. Is there anyway to make it on your own and how would that work?

    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, you can make it yourself, and I will be teaching how to make your own remedies in an upcoming course called “A Survivalist Guide to Homeopathy”. Until then, try Helios on line(England), Hahnemann Pharmacy (San Francisco) and Washington Homeopathics (West Virginia).

      Best of luck.

  46. Monika says:

    I found an attached deer tick last night on my leg, and took 1 dose of Ledum 200C. I took 3 more doses today. Tonight I found a NEW itchy red spot on my side before showering, after toweling off the itchy spot instantly had a (quarter sized) ring around it.

    If I’m following the protocol (day 2) and start to have more Lyme like symptoms (bullseye and/or flu like symptoms) do I just keep following the protocol or once true Lyme symptoms appear should I then start probiotics (hope not)?

    Thank you

  47. Katie E says:

    How much do I take for step 2? I have a bottle of the tiny pellets but I don’t know how many to take? Thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      On the outside of homeopathy bottles is the information as to how many pills equal a dose.

      1. Katie E says:

        It’s in another language so I have no idea what it says.

  48. sandra says:

    question is aurum arsenicum the same as aurum metallicum _arsenibum album or does it have its own profile-personality profile?

    can you describe it a bit more on the mental/emotional level. thanks

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Aurum arsenicum and Aurum metallicum are different and have their own capabilities.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The best way to learn diffentials is to read them in a materia medica. If you don’t have an in depth one, check out the many on line.

  49. sandra says:

    thanks what I means was does arum arsenicum have the same profile as adding arsenicum album plus aurum metallicum. Like if I read the profiles of ars album and aur-met would this be like the remedy , aurum-ars?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Aurum metallicum and Arsenicum album mixed together are not the same as Aurum arsenicum.

    2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      No, it does not have the same profile.

  50. sandra says:

    oh okok thanks that’s what I wanted to know, thanks again

  51. Heidi says:

    Hi Joette,

    I pulled a tick off my almost 3 year old son yesterday. It’s likely been on 3/4 days. I can only find 30c locally. How much should I give him until I get the 200c? Do I start your protocol for 200c with every 3 hours etc once we get it? I haven’t any idea how much to administer of the 30c in the interim.


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The 30th potency is close enough to 200 that would allow the use of it in replacement until the higher potency can be obtained. The number of pills that is considered a dose, is indicated on the side of the bottle. You might want to consider purchasing a kit from our office of 200 potencies so that that you can be prepared for such events in the future.

  52. Sherri says:

    I’ve been in tick country looking for a calf for the last 4 days. I searched by body and clothes carefully every night. This morning I have a small itchy red spot in the underwear line around my leg. I know you can get Lyme disease from other critters other than ticks, so though I never saw a tick, that doesn’t mean I’m clear. I’ve started this protocol, since it is some type of insect bite. My question is how long do I continue this protocol? All the way through, or just until it clears up?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      When using a protocol for an insect bite/sting it is generally used until the event has passed. That is, until there is no longer a concern from stinging, burning, itching etc. However, I would not encourage anyone to use more than just the basic insect remedy (Ledum) unless there is evidence that it is specifically Lyme disease or symptoms of such present.

  53. Tanya says:

    Thank you Joette,

    We pulled a tick off my dog back in October (5 month ago). She doesn’t have any symptoms, but the blood test shows lyme and anaplasmosis-positive.
    Our vet doesn’t want to treat with antibiotics, but he’s not familiar with homeopathy either.

    What would be the right protocol for our Maya? Should we give her Ledum, or just go with Lyme nosode? How much to give and for how long?

    All other blood work is fine for Maya, and she doesn’t have any symptoms at all (I found it’s pretty common for Bernese Mountain Dogs).

    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      pls check my article (on this blog) on the subject that gives the protocol that I trust.

  54. Colleen says:

    I have a question about the three steps for older, entrenched Lyme. Do you start with the Aurum while still taking the Ledum, or go through the whole course of Ledum first, followed by the Aurum and then the Borrelia? Or did you mean that I do the Ledum the first day and then all three steps starting on the following day? Also, if I am on other remedies for chronic conditions, should I stop those while doing this Lyme protocol or continue with them as well? Thank you for this invaluable information. You have been such a blessing to me.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If the infection is old, then they are usually taken simultaneously. IF the tic was just found, then only step one is taken. I’m afraid i can’t comment on your case without knowing it.

      1. Colleen says:

        Thank you. That answered my main question.

  55. Colleen says:

    Joette, you mentioned taking the remedies for other chronic Lyme symptoms simultaneously with the Lyme remedies. I know the remedies for the arthritis and chronic fatigue, but I can’t find in my GGBG notes, on the forum, or on the blog what the remedy would be for tingling/numbness in arms and feet. Definitely on the right track, as my other symptoms have improved a bit, but this particular symptom is still baffling me. Thanks.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      There are several remedies that can be used for tingling/numb. but the 1st one that comes to mind is Hypericum.

      1. Colleen says:

        Thanks for your reply. That is one that my doctor actually mentioned. Would that be for SOS or chronic, and what potency would you recommend if this is a symptom I have daily?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          Without knowing your case, I can’t offer potencies, frequencies, etc. It sounds like your doctor has homeopathic knowledge, so I’d ask him if he can offer specific treatment.

  56. Sheryl says:

    Would my bottle of Ledum palustre 200 ck be the same as 200c?
    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      They are slightly different in the way they are manufactured, but I generally consider them one in the same in terms of results.

  57. TT says:

    Joette, would Step 2 be done at the same time as Step 1, or do you have to finish Step 1 first before starting Step 2?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It depends on whether it is an old case or just occurred. I think if you re-read the article, it will become clear.

    2. TT says:

      Thanks, Josette. I re-read the article, and I’m still not clear. This is for a new bite. Would Steps 1 and 2 be done at the same time, or would you do Step 1, then Step 2?

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        The only reason you’d go to step 2 would be if you knew for sure that it was a Lyme tic bite. If you only know that it is a tic bite, then Ledum is where you start and end. Step 2 is only for Borrellia infection.

        1. Elisa says:

          I have the same question. My daughter has just been diagnosed with Lyme and Anaplasmosis (her symptoms started 3 weeks ago and she’s on day 4 out of 14 of Doxy – still has a lot of fatigue). Question 1: Should I start her on Step 1 and Step 2 on the same day? Question 2: Would she have to follow-through on 14 days of Doxy so as not to become resistant to it? I’d prefer the awful stuff not go in her body. Thank you!!

  58. Maya says:

    We just adopted a dog who’s been exposed to Lyme few month ago. Her blood test doesn’t show any sign of infection, but SNAP test shows that she is producing antibodies against b.burgdorfi.

    She seems to be fine except very tiny limping on her hind leg. It happens within few secs when she gets up, so it might or might not be related to lyme. No other symptoms.

    Should we start the protocol on her? If yes, should it be all 3 steps? Or just step 1 and 2? Also we have Ledum 1M – would it be ok instead of Ledum 200C, or it’s better to order 200C potency?

    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The way the protocol is set up is to include all three steps and the only experience I have is in using the potencies I mentioned. I find that its better to follow the specific protocol if one is to expect reproducible results.

  59. Shelly says:

    I had lyme and finished up my 30 days of antibiotics. I do not have symptoms. Would it be ok to take the homeopathic treatment to build up my immunity and prevent reoccurrences? Would it flush out anything that might be leftover from lyme?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy’s role is generally implemented as a curative medicine; not a supportive measure. It is used as the 1st line of treatment in lieu of antibiotics. However, since you’ve already taken antibiotics and no longer have symptoms, it doesn’t make sense to use the homeopathics at this time. If the disease returns, that would be the time to employ homeopathy.

  60. Cecelia says:

    I removed a tick off my husband about 3 days ago, it was small and had not been on for long time, but was attached. I would like him to take something for prevention of possibly getting Lyme disease. His co worker was bitten on May 10th and his naturopathic doctor has him taking cats claw & andrographis to build up his immune system. Would you recommend taking these products and could they be used along with Ledum Palustre 200C? He fishes along a river with heavy tick infestation and so will be exposed to possibly getting bit again. This really worries me.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Herbs and supplements can be used concomitantly with homeopathy, but in my experience nothing works like Ledum 200. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Ledum asap.

      1. Cecelia says:

        I could not find the 200C locally, but did find Boiron Ledum Palustre 30C. Directions state dissolve 5 pills in mouth 3Xday. Would this be okay until I can find the 200C? I had my husband start on this last night. Our local health food store will be able to order for us, but we won’t get it until end of this coming week.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I’ve never used 30th potency for this protocol, so I have no experience. If you return to the blog article and click on the word “Ledum 200c” it will take you to Amazon so they can send it to you.

  61. Cecelia says:

    I forgot to mention she recommended taking olive leaf extract. Thoughts on this?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You may concurrently use supplements and such, but nothing compares to the efficacy and safety of homeopathy.

  62. TT says:

    Josette, I’ve been referring people to this page, but I have a question. Does this protocol (Step 1 for a new bite) work for co-infections, too, or just Borrelia?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Ledum 200 is used for ailments from insect or other animal bites; even years after the incident. Aurum arsenicum 200 is used for Lyme infection as well as co-infections and Borellia 200 is specific to Lyme.

      1. TT says:

        OK, so if you don’t know for sure if the tick has Borrelia, would the Ledum include taking care of the Borrelia (as well as the other tick-borne infections)?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I use Ledum 200 for all animal bites from tics to bee stings to cat bites, to rat bites, etc. It’s specific for the poisons of animal bites.

          1. TT says:

            Does that include Lyme, or is it just the poisons from animal bytes?

          2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            The bacteria from a bite are considered a poison, so all bites, even human.

  63. TT says:

    Thanks, Joette. Just to be sure I understand, so are you saying that the Ledum will clear not just the poison from the Borrelia, but the Borrelia bacteria, too, in a new tick bite? Or will it be only clearing out the poison but not the bacteria itself (Borrelia)?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Bacteria are poison. Whether you differentiate between another poison and bacteria or not, it clears all in relation to an insect bite.

  64. Tanya says:

    Hi Joette,

    Can I dissolve Aurum Arsenicum in water? It’s really hard to give pellets to my dog, but I can easily give her liquid using syringe.

    Or is it ok to hide pellets in the food? That would be even easier…


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I usually put the remedies in my dog’s water and count on him taking a drink twice daily. I’ve given remedies to my chickens by putting it in their food.

      1. Sorry I gave worn email, this is the correct one..sorry

        1. wrong…sorry auto correct makes me crazy.

  65. I am curious what the Borrellia 30 does? I cannot seem to find any information it, but when I Google it, it refers to Lyme Disease?

    Feeling better already, just more curious about the protocol and what each protocol dies.

    My best

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Homeopathy stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

  66. Adriann says:

    My 9 year old son developed the tell-tale red bullseye mark. We never saw a tick. It started looking like a regular mosquito bite on sturday and just got bigger and bigger. It ended up turning into the bulleye mark on the 3rd day and he then developed the fever. It has now been 6 days since the start of the bite mark. Do you suggest that I give him the Ledum palustre or the arcum arsenicum?


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      In homeopathy, we open any case of an insect bite with Ledum and follow it with Aurum arsenicum if there is a concern about bacteria infection. Both of these apply in the the case of a bite that indicates Lyme.

      1. Adriann says:

        I am having a hard time finding The Aurum arsenicum. The link says that they can not ship to the US.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          You may also try Hahnemann Laboratories in CA, Washington Homeopathics in W.Virginia or Helios Homeopathics in London. Check their websites or call them.

          1. Adriann says:

            Thanks! I checked the websites. Hahnemann Laboratories has one called AURUM ARSENICATUM. Is this the same thing? Thanks again for all your help!

          2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            No problem. Yes, it is the same.

          3. April says:

            I got the aurum arsenicicum 200c from hahnemann how many pellets do I use bc it doesn’t say on the bottle

          4. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            There is no number on the outside of the bottle that indicates a dose?

          5. April says:

            No and I contacted them and they won’t tell me

          6. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Are you asking them how many pills is equal to a dose or is your question how often to administer them?
            I”m sorry to drill you on this, but I direct folks to the label as to how many pills comprise a dose.
            In homeopathy, the number of pills is not as important as the frequency of use, but to answer your question, I have used Hahnemann’s remedies and have always used about 4 as a dose.

          7. April says:

            They are tiny pellets than I’m use to using

          8. April says:

            Yes! I asked how many pellets equal one dose bc they are smaller than I’m use to. They won’t say and the bottle doesn’t say either which is strange.

          9. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Ok, thanks for that, April.
            Most homeopathic doses are anywhere from 1-6 pills. But to be honest, the number of pills doesn’t matter that much.

  67. Anna says:

    My daughter (age 7) and husband were both bitten by ticks 4 weeks ago, so is it ok to still do the stage 1 protocol now? It’s not too late is it? They have no symptoms yet but I am still very concerned about Lyme disease.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocol is used regardless of how long ago the bite occurred. I’ve actually used it years later.

  68. Bre says:

    All 3 of my children have had ticks attached in the past year. Should I just start Step 1 with all of them so they are all on the same schedule?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Regardless of the time of the 1st bite, the protocol is to start at step one.

  69. Anna says:

    If it becomes necessary to add in step 2, can this second remedy be taken at the same time as the ledum or should the full course of ledum be completed first before starting the additional remedy? And the same question really about step 3? Also with step 3 you say 3 days and then stop and repeat for 3 doses, but what is the break between each dose?
    Many thanks

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Question: can this second remedy be taken at the same time as the ledum?
      Ans: Yes, but the protocol is to not take any further action if the bite is fresh, assuming that Ledum will have caught it in time. Step 2 and 3 are if if is indicated that the infection is indeed Lyme.
      Question: Also with step 3 you say 3 days and then stop and repeat for 3 doses, but what is the break between each dose?
      Ans: If you’re asking how many hours between doses when the directions are for twice daily, the answer is every 12 hours.

  70. Sarah says:

    Also, I ordered the ledum from your link. The directions say to take 5 pellets, 3 times a day. Is 5 pellets one dose? Or is one pellet a dose? Thank you again! What a gift you are giving to all of us 🙂

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The bottles always indicate what constitutes a dose. According to the directions you quoted, a dose is 5 pellets.

      1. Sarah says:

        Excellent, thank you! Also, do you feel it is critical for people to avoid coffee while on this protocol? I would much rather not go without but would if absolutely necessary.

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          If someone drinks coffee regularly, say daily, it should not effect the remedies in any way.

  71. Stefanie says:

    If you have had Lyme for many years would you need all the products. I am a bit confused about that part.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The entire protocol would be used, regardless of the age of the condition.

      1. Sarah says:

        For step 3, it says to “take for 3 days and then stop for a total of 3 doses.” Does this mean you take 3 days and then stop entirely or you wait for a certain period and take for another 3 consecutive days (and repeat that process 3 times.) It says it can be repeated every few months.. how often is ok? Thank you Joette! You are truly an angel 🙂

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          “The protocol is to take Borellia once per day for three days and then stop, for a total of three doses. This protocol states that this may need to be repeated every few months if the symptoms remain.”

          It’s not taken more than one round unless indicated at a later date that there is no improvement. Then it is repeated accordingly.

  72. Linda says:

    Very interesting info, ty Joette. ? = can you become immune to this protocol over time?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      As long as the medicine is clearing up the condition, it will continue to act. Once it is no longer needed, it will become superfluous.

  73. maureen says:

    Do you have suggestions for babesia?

  74. Izzy says:

    It must be frustrating getting the same questions over and over, but I still don’t get it with the Aurum ars. Is it supposed to be taken for a total of 10 weeks like the Ledum?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocol is to use these remedies for about 2 months and then assess. So, yes, about 10 weeks is a common length of time.

  75. Claudia says:

    Joette, Is Aurum Arsenicum no longer available in the U.S.? The link in the article says it cannot be shipped to the U.S.? I’m 25+ years SOME kind of infection, had the standard Lyme tests which were negative. Am I too chronic after this long to be helped by such a protocol?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You might try Washington Homeopathics in W Virginia or Hahnemann Pharmacy in CA.

      The remedies I discuss have a history of acting even after years from the time when the original Lyme infection was contracted, but I can’t say how or if they will act for you.

  76. aye prell says:

    What would the dose be from hahnemann on the aurum arsenicicum 200c?

  77. Moniek says:

    On 30 october I did not do a check after collecting chestnuts in the woods (we normally always check) and the day after I had 6 tick bites (5 ticks were attached). I started taking Ledum 200 a couple of days later. Since then I have (apart from the tick bites that kept itching and have healed extremely slowly; one still has not completely healed) what iI initially thought were mosquito bites. More “mosquito bites” than usual. I do not think they’re mosquito bites anymore, because they are numerous, scattered all over my body and different in size. They resemble a kind of hives/nettle rash.
    Could this be a toxic reaction and, if so, what would be wise to do or take?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      What would you have a toxic reaction to?

      1. Moniek says:

        I should have left my reply here, not in a seperate item. Sorry. To the tick bites? Perhaps a reaction to the Ledum, or of the immune system?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I don’t understand your question.

          1. Moniek says:

            Could my body or immune system be responding to the tick bites or the Ledum by forming a kind of rash that looks like (small and larger) insect bites that are not ‘clustered’, but appear on different parts of my body?

          2. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Any homeopathic that is used incorrectly, which includes for too long, or more commonly, unnecessarily, can cause symptoms. Homeopathic medicine is not to be used unless it is warranted. Perhaps that is the problem.

  78. Moniek says:

    To the tick bites?
    The bumps started appearing shortly after. I think before my last amalgam filling was removed on the 11th of november. On the 22th of november I had a food poisening/an allergic reaction to some restaurant food which had never occurred before (rash all over chest, tummy, arms, back and legs, and chest pain). This could all just be a coincidence. Or it could be bedbugs, although I have not found a single trace of their presence so far in or around the bed and this also would be very coincidental, just after being bitten by the ticks.

  79. Liz says:

    Where can I even find this remedies? I’m in the US.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You may try calling Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy in W. Virginia.

  80. Colleen says:

    Can these remedies be used prophylactically by a pregnant woman with diagnosed Lyme to prevent transmission to baby? I have seen it recommended that she take antibiotics throughout pregnancy but there has to be a better way.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I believe these remedies may be used during pregnancy, but I have no experience with using them as a measure to protect an unborn baby.

  81. Sngbns says:

    Hello, Love!! I was infected with Lyme 30 years ago, still tested positive recently via Igenix, along with EBV, HHV, etc. Total of 4 years of abx over the decades. Can’t tolerate abx at present without adrenal crash, but also can’t tolerate alcohol in liquid homeopathic remedies without causing a serious adrenal crash (already homebound for last several months). Can these liquids in your article, which contain alcohol, be applied topically, perhaps? Diet is exemplary for last four years for gut health. (Heard you on the gut health summit.:)
    Thanks for your kind heart and awesome wisdom!!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      They can be purchased in pills, alcohol or water. Contact Washington Homeopathic Pharmacyin W. Virginia or Hahnemann Laboratories in CA.

      1. Sngbns says:

        Great!!! Thanks. 🙂

  82. Hi Joette! 🙂 I’m not sure if the comments are still active for this article, but just wanted to thank you for the very helpful info on what remedies to use for tick bites. I just got a Lone Star tick off of me 2 days ago now and have since noticed a small, itchy, reddish area where the tick was attached. I know Lone Star ticks do not carry Lyme, but after reading some articles about them causing red meat allergies in some people, I am a little concerned. Some of the people bitten were affected so severely that after eating red meat they had to go to the emergency room because of hives, throat swelling, and severe allergic reactions. It sounds crazy that a tick could cause this, but after much research, it seems to be legitimate. Can you tell me if you’ve had any cases that resemble these particular symptoms from a tick bite? I started taking Ledum 30C this morning, because that’s all I had available, and will continue this as per your protocol for tick bites, until I can get the 200C today, if my local health food store carries it; if not, I’ll be ordering it. Do you have any recommendations as to how best to approach this? Needless to say, I’m kinda scared to eat any red meat now. Thank you so much! 🙂

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The Ledum 200 protocol is used for any tic bites. Any bites, for that matter, including bees, rats, dogs, etc.

    2. Moniek says:

      I posted a while ago about an inexplicable rash (small insect-bite-like bumps and larger darker red bumps) after using the protocol in october 2015. Doing research for my father, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer recently, I read how kurkuma can sometimes produce a rash. Since I added kurkuma almost daily to my smoothie I tried leaving it out, just in case. And to my surprise the rash was less prominent after a few days and has now (after 6 months of itching) completely cleared. So, a peculiar allergy, not improper use.

    3. Candy Mainard says:

      I had a tick I pulled off me here in Missouri. Lone Star..I sent it in for testing..Positive for erlichia..Just a fyi ticks carry more and more infections and carry it everywhere, all states and Europe as well. My homeopath who had Lyme as well also states it is transmitted by sex and breast milk..any transfer of bodily fluids…Hope this helps. I have chronic Lyme since 2009. Have IV antibiotics that did nothing for me in 2009. Tick bite in 2000 in Ks. So after trying too many things that didnt help or made it worse, am now going to homeopathic…and might I add 2 more tickbites in last 6 months. So Im going to get one of the homeopathic kits here to have on hand. Although you can order these supplements it takes too long to get. Appreciate your website and help Joette!

  83. Thanks so much, Joette! 🙂

  84. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, Joette. I’ve ordered the Ledum 200c for my 6yo son. I found a deer tick stuck on him two mornings ago. The arrival date with amazon is not until next week. So, I purchased Hyland’s brand Ledum 30x from my local vitamin store. Can you tell me how much of this I should use? The bottle says 2 tablets 4-times per day for children. Would you suggest more or less? Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I have no experience with using 30 instead of 200, but I know some who use 4 times daily for a few days in lower potencies. You might consider owning a homeopathy kit so that when this happens you’re prepared.

  85. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for your reply, I will definitely invest in a kit. This sounds silly, but when I get the 200c, and if another bite occurs, do I administer 5-tablets every 3hours, for a 24hr period? Or just while the patient is awake?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We usually adminster only during waking hours unless the condition at hand is v. serious.

  86. Emily Urban says:

    Ugh! My kids and I were exposed to a field full of ticks on Friday and as far as I knew, we got them all off our body before any bit us. Saturday night my daughter had a bout of diarrhea and called for help cleaning up and we discovered she had been bitten in her groin area. I immediately gave a dose of the ledum and intended on giving her another dose in the morning. She woke Saturday morning very sick, lethargic, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches (she described as cramps in the legs and back). I totally forgot about the tick bite and started treating her like she had food poisoning. Ipecac finally worked. Anyway it’s Sunday night and all day she’s been very fatigued and weak. She’s now complaining of an earache and still a belly ache, but nausea and vomiting gone. It didn’t occur to me that she could be sick already from the bite. Should I still be on the ledum protocol or has the game changed because she is symptomatic? Our homeopath is out of town. Should i just continue to treat the acute symptoms? So worried!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      What I teach is that there’s nothing wrong with treating for more than one condition simultaneously, such as an acute and potential chronic as well as acute and acute. Its not classical, but is effective as long as the remedies are well chosen.

  87. My family has chronic Lyme’s. I was able to order the remedies for Step 1 and Step 3, but I cant find a place to order Step 2 anywhere in the US. Do you know how I can obtain this remedy? I’m going to do Step 1&3 as instructed, but would like to do Step 2 as well if possible. Thanks.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Click on the link and so that you can order it from the pharmacy we sought out. No reason to purchase only form american pharmacies. Also, you may try Hahnemann Pharmacy in CA. and Washington Homeopathics in W.V.

    2. I tried to, but they said they couldn’t ship to the United States.

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        Try the others I mentioned in the U.S.

  88. Lanie says:

    Hi Joette, I sent this question via email before I realized you had a comment section.I really hope you can offer some advice. My 3 y.o. Peke got lyme last year when she was 2. At that time the vet said no treatment was necessary, which I was glad to hear as she showed no signs and I really didn’t want to use antibiotics. A week ago, however, when I went for my dog’s wellness visit, I was told her lyme is now “acute” (how the vet deemed it). She then prescribed a month(!) of antibiotics. I had intended to reluctantly get the antibiotics but then I started doing some research and ultimately came across ledum and your post. All I want is my dog to be healthy and feel good but I would prefer to use something with less harmful side effects but I don’t understand how to use ledum (the dosage, how many per day, etc) or what other homeopathic elements to perhaps use in conjunction with the ledum. I have started giving her the 30c version (as that was all my local health store had – other than 6c). But I only gave her 2 yesterday and 2 the day before because I don’t even understand how to give it and certainly do not want to harm my dog. My dog is female, unspayed (if it makes a difference), 3 y.o., has no other illnesses besides “acute” lyme.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If you hope to reproduce the results that I discuss, its best to follow the protocol as stated. This includes potencies. If your question is that you want to know how many pills to use, simply follow the directions on the outside of the bottle.

      1. Lanie says:

        I’m sorry but what is the protocol? I just noted ledum and didn’t understand the rest. And would I still follow this exact protocol for a dog that’s only 15 lbs? Thank you!

  89. cjgrubbs says:

    My 10 year old has been tired and lethargic for 3 days. He has complained of neck pain and just being sore. It occurred to me last night that we had gotten a tick off of him about 10 days ago. I watched the site for several days with no rash or other negative signs. I would like to try the Ledum palustre but the above link takes me to a product that won’t arrive to me for 10-15 days. Where could I call locally to possibly find it? A health food store?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Amazon, healthfood stores, or best yet, own your own homeopathy kit.

  90. Janelle says:

    If a person is has been diagnosed with Lymes disease, has pain and inflammation in their joints already, is it fine to start this protocol using the Ledum, Aurum Arsenicum and Borrellia as well as a homeopathic remedy for their painful joints? Or should we see the Lymes disease protocol begin melting away their symptoms that come along with the Lymes disease and not start any other homeopathic remedies for their specific symptoms?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m not impressed with the tests that reveal Lyme. So instead, I’d rather see someone start the symptom picture 1st and go to the Lyme protocol once the diagnosis has been established and reestablished. That way there’s no wasted time.

  91. gary given says:

    Where the hell can you buy Aurum Arsenicum in USA?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      You can buy the hell out of it in England at Helios. Or if a homeopath would be willing to work with someone who is rude, they would source it for you in the U.S.

      1. gary given says:

        Thank you for sharing your knowledge..I finally got aurum arsenicicum..says 10-15 pellets is a dose..how many doses a day?

        And for Borrelia burdorferi 30 c drops..says 6 drops is a dosage..how many doses a day?

        my lyme is 7 months now..seems to be diminishing with Antibiotics..

        Do you think lyme is transmitted via saliva? Maybe handshake with saliva to another person that then touching his mouth? I think I gave it to my friend..

        My homeopath is doing a clense on my sister before the homeopath treatment..absolutely necessary the cleanse?


        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          The number of times each medicine is to be used is indicated in the article and dosages are written on the side of the bottles.

          I don’t know any way this disease is transmitted other than via a tic.

          Using cleanses is not my paradigm.

  92. Tammy says:

    I recently participated in the Essential Oils Revolution Summit online, and one of the speakers was teaching on the topic of Lyme disease and stated that the Lyme spirochete can be transmitted through milk. Being a raw milk user, I was very concerned to hear this and would greatly appreciate Joette’s perspective concerning this. Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Tammy, I cant speak to whether that is so.

  93. Megan Volmer says:

    Thank you so much for all the info on Lyme. I was diagnosed about a month after exposure to a tick and started Ledum 10x ASAP. It took two weeks to get the 200c from Amazon. The Aurum from Hahnemann was MUCH quicker. Thank you again for posting this. It has been a huge help for me.

  94. Debbi says:

    Hi. I just got diagnosed with Lyme yesterday. I don’t recall getting a tick. Would I do all 3 steps together? Thx in advance.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’ve laid out the protocol to begin from the time the tic is found. If you’re talking about an obscure bite years ago, this changes.

      1. Debbi says:

        In my case, I never saw a tick so I really don’t know when the bite occured. A few weeks ago, I got a swollen knee and an orthopedic took the fluid out of it last week and found that I have lyme. Would this protocol apply to my case? Thanks!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I’m sorry, but I’d have to take your case to be able to comment.

  95. Sara A says:

    Hello my 9yr old daughter had a limp for a few weeks and then progressively started to get worse I took her to the doctor and after several visits and seeing ortho specialist if I’m fluid in her hip and a tiny piece of and their words mangled cartilage not attached to the hip joint any longer but doesn’t seem to be impeding or in the way. They tell me that she’s also tested positive for Lyme disease and they think she’s three or four months into it a prescriber a heavy antibiotic for 28 days straight and twice a day naproxen for the fluid and swelling in the hip. I’m terrified with all of this biotics and her system so I was seeking alternative medicine when I found you and your posts. We have about a week left of the antibiotics and I don’t see any Improvement. I’m curious to what you would recommend if I was going to try hemeopathy. She’s walking with crutches and it breaks my heart to see her in pain. Never tick bite in her life or a rash she didn’t have some migraines at the end of the year last year but I chalked that up to puberty also she had a bout of pneumonia 5 years ago the hospitalized her and she suffered from MRSA Infection from 6 months to about 3 years old in the form of infected boils. When doing research online I discovered some believe it’s possible to transfer Lyme disease through breastfeeding and I did breastfeed. Her doctors say she has no compromised immune system no Childhood Cancer or leukemias…
    I love your confidence and I’ve been reading your posts for 2 days now you sound very educated and knowledgeable I appreciate you sharing that with us.
    Warm regards,
    A feeling helpless Mother

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      THis is something I’d have to study and for which I’d have to take the case one on one. Should you be interested in discussing that possibility, feel free to contact my office and Eileen will schedule a 15 minute introductory phone call.

  96. Trish says:

    I am slightly confused about the dosing. Your directions say: Start with Ledum palustre 200C: This is taken every 3 hours for the first day, followed by twice daily for a week. etc. etc. Are you saying to take 1 tablet every 3 hours or is 1 dose = 5 tablets per the bottle directions?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t include the number of pills to be taken because what constitutes a dose is printed on the side of the bottle and that depends on the pharmacy who manufactures the medicine. Follow the directions on the bottle as to how many pills = a dose.

      1. Trish says:

        Thank you!

  97. Corinne says:

    Hi and thank you for this information!

    If my dog gets a tick bite and I am treating him with the Ledum 200C, and then during treatment he gets another tick bite, would I start over from day one with the Ledum every 3 hours, or would I just continue on with wherever I am in the previous treatment plan? Like if he got a tick bite 2 weeks ago so currently was on the twice-a-week dose, then got another tick bite tomorrow, would he stay on 2x/week or go back to the start with a dose every three hours?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Buster does that too. I start over each time.

  98. Michele Miller says:

    Hello Ms. Calabrese,
    may I have protocol clarity please:

    So let’s say a hypethetical, symptomatic, 9 year old person, in your family got a positive diagnosis of Lymes 2-3 weeks after a painful tic was removed from them (which was unknowingly hidden and embedded on the body for 5 days before the darn tic was found) , then it looks like step one and two come into play for your protocol.

    Can you please clarify your step 2?

    You wrote, “If I thought that someone in my family had Lyme that was older and more entrenched, I’d still follow Step 1 and add Step 2 at any time after using Ledum.”

    I’m trying to interpret what you mean by “after using Ledum 200c.” Since step one of protocol includes 2 months of time administering Ledum, are you saying use step two after the full 2 month protocol of Ledum time has passed? Or, are you saying that you can start step 2 at any point in time after you had started the first dose of Ledum

    2nd question. Once someone begins step 2 of the protocol using the arsenicum 200c, is it okay to complete the remainder of the step-one Ledum protocol along side Step two?


    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Ledum is generally understood to be used at the time of an insect bite, as an acute. What I’m saying is that in this circumstance, no matter how long ago the bite occurred, I’d still use Ledum along with the others for the chronic aspect of the case.
      So yes, all of them would be used.

      1. Michele Miller says:

        Ah yes, so both of them would be used, got it. But! But can they be used at the same time, or do you complete one remedy’s protocol (ledum) before initiating the second remedy’s protocol (arsenicum)? Thanks again, Ms. Calabrese.

        1. Courtney Ingham says:

          Simultaneously is fine. just leave about 10 minutes between taking each.

  99. Brook Van Fleet says:

    Thank you for your information! My 15 year old daughter has a diagnosis of anaplasma and ehrlichia. She has never been on an antibiotic in life and I am not about to start. I am not sure when she contracted it. I am thinking it is old. she start showing symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and numbness in arms and legs about 3 weeks ago. Symptoms have subsided but I am concerned. Should I follow your protocol completely including the Lyme Nosode 30? Thank you so much!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I can’t be specific for your case but my understanding is that anaplasma is related to Lyme. If you have more defined information that it isn’t, then its best to stay with the generalized tick bite set of homeopathics not related specifically to Lyme.

  100. teri kratochvil says:

    My boxer has Lyme’s they did treat her with one round of antibiotics but as soon as the antibiotics were done her lymp came back should I use all three steps?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I wish that folks would come to homeopathy before allopathy, but most don’t. So this protocol is for whether both circumstances. Let me know how it goes.

  101. teri kratochvil says:

    Yes had it not been such a shock when I found out I would have done research before I let them put her on antibiotics

  102. Kathy Wann says:

    How is the protocol to be used if a person has long term lyme?
    Thank you!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t know what you mean by long term, but I’m finding that far too many people are told they have chronic Lyme and I see it as a rabbit hole. I’d be wary of such a diagnosis.

  103. tricia says:

    I’m finding the protocol confusing in that it’s my understanding that Homeopathy is based on case taking of individual symptoms. Lyme very much presents differently in every person. There are commonalities but still huge differences. It can present solely as anxiety in one person, as bi-polar in the next, as 5 symptoms in the next and then as 25 symptoms in the next. Having said that, how can the protocol be of benefit at all with Chronic Lyme? Wouldn’t each case be different in that the Homeopath would be looking for a Constitutional Remedy which could differ greatly for each person with Chronic Lyme. It could vary between hundreds + remedies could it not? Thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      As I mentioned in the article, the protocol is not to be used for chronic Lyme. Additionally, I don’t use classical homeopathy any longer so your view of how to address a chronic condition differs from my approach. I urge you to read more of my blog, particularly from the last 5 years to get an idea of how much simpler my method is.

  104. Bonnie says:

    My dog has Lyme disease should I do all 3 steps or skip to number 2? I really need an answer. Greatly appreciated!

  105. Bonnie says:

    Also my dog has been diagnosed like couple months ago, should I do all three steps or should I skip to number two? If I do all three steps how should I give them to her? I want to make sure I do it right.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      If the case was diagnosed a few months ago it indicates to me that its probably chronic Lyme and this protocol is not specific to chronic Lyme.Once its chronic, the symptoms need to be used to determine what homeopathics ought to be chosen.

  106. Tawny says:

    I just bought what was linked, thank you for this protocol. I have read every comment and your responses. You have said to use this protocol regardress of bite time, and then end with this isn’t for chronic lyme. Can you explain please. I have a DS7 who is being treated for lyme, we’re 1 year into abx and herbals. I’d love to use this, would it be practical? Also my DD3 just had a bullseye rash from a tick 4 weeks ago, off abx and now going to use this. What’s your definition of chronic lyme?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The confusion arises from the myriad of conditions that lately, are attributed to Lyme. If the condition is strictly Lyme disease and not just the scapegoat for other conditions, then the Lyme protocol is appropriate. But far too often Lyme is blamed for conditions that need to be treated differently. If Lyme shows up in a blood panel it doesn’t mean it is the cause of the present condition/s. So when there’s no evidence that there was a tic or other such markers, I begin to question whether Lyme is the cause and steer away from using these protocols

      1. Tawny says:

        Again thank you! I appreciate your work tremendously!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          you’re v. welcome.

  107. Nicole Volz says:

    I just had a tick removed from my daughters head. It was engorged. They sent it to lab for testing. My best guess is it happened on a Monday when we went hiking and found it Friday. A friend told me to start ledum protocol immediately regardless of test result. My daughter is 3.5! Any other advice as a teacher you can give me??

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Its all there in the article.

  108. Nicole Volz says:

    Hi. I left a comment before but it somehow is not on here anymore. My 3.5 year old daughter was just found w a tick imbedded and emgorged in her head. I was told to start ledum protocol immediately. Any advice u can give as a teacher?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      What I teach about tic bites is in the article.

  109. Nicole Volz says:

    Ok so when u say take the ledum every three hours the first day, you mean take around the clock for the first 24, every three hours?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Only during waking hours.

  110. Nicole says:

    Hi Joette, ok here goes, i got the 200c ledum, and gave my daughter one tiny pill at 4pm and then one tiny pill at 7pm. Then a friend informed me the dosage was 4 pills. So at 10pm, i gave her 4 tiny pills and continued this all night long every three hours. Do i continue the 4 pill dosage all day until tonight then? And then tomorrow start four pills, twice daily?
    Can this harm my 3 year old?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I can’t be specific for your case, but if you follow the information I offer in this article, you’ll be using a protocol that has a history of working for those with acute Lyme infection.

      It matters not the age of the person. Additionally, one pill likely will act as well as 4.

  111. Tish says:

    Joette: I just found a tick engorged on my son. I started your protocol RIGHT AWAY. Given that he already has Lyme would you suggest anything extra than Step 1? Thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      For years, I have used only step one after finding and removing tics found on my family members,pets and livestock and have never had problems. I trust Ledum 200.

  112. Courtney says:


    I read your protocol for Lyme Disease. My dog was recently bitten by a tick, I removed it as soon as I found it and put alcohol on the bite. Everything I was suppose to do. Now it seems that a few days after the bite, he is suffering from mild lameness (limping on his front right leg). There are no other symptoms but I believe he has Lyme Disease, although I never got it diagnosed. I am trying to save some money by not bringing him to the vet unless I absolutely have to because the bill is going to be around $400 for all the testing. What do you suggest I do for my dog? He doesn’t seem to be in any pain, just a mild limp.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The protocols I use are right there in the article.

      1. Courtney says:

        Yes, I read that…I was asking if that’s what I should do for it?

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

          I don’t give personal advice here. I offer education and hope that you read the information carefully so as to come to your own conclusions.

  113. Courtney says:


    I read your protocol and was interested in if it was the right choice for my dog. He was bitten by a tick about a week ago and just a couple of days ago I noticed lameness (limping on his front right leg). I don’t really have the money to dish out $400 for testing at the vet but I do believe he has Lyme disease or something because he seems to not be in any pain and is completely healthy. He was not limping before. What do you suggest? Thank you in advance for your advice.

  114. Cheryl says:

    About 2-3 weeks ago, I took a tick off of my leg. It did not have the characteristic bullseye rash, but it did itch some. After about a week after the bite, I started to have flu symptoms. I first thought I was coming down with the flu, but later decided it was not the flu as I did not have a cough, cold symptoms, or sore throat. I ran fever for several days of up to 101 degrees or slightly higher. I had headache, muscle and joint pains, nausea, loss of appetite, very fatigued and weak. I soon associated my illness to the tick bite. I have not been diagnosed with Lyme and have not seen a doctor.

  115. Cheryl says:

    (con’t) I prefer to treat naturally and not take antibiotics. I started taking mesosilver 1 TB 4 times a day. After a few days on the mesosilver, my fever stopped and my symptoms disappeared. I am almost 100% sure I had Lyme’s. With my symptoms gone and I am doing much better, would I still need to do your homeopathic protocol for the Lyme’s. I am concerned that if it was indeed Lyme’s, there is a chance that I may develop chronic Lyme’s and I would like to take precaution against that. I am still taking the mesosilver. If I need to do your protocol, what steps would you recommend me to take, step 1,2, or may be all three steps.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I trust homeopathy, so I use it instead of products. I know nothing about your case and since I don’t take cases on this forum I can’t guide you so as to what your next step would be. Having said this, I’d use homeopathy regardless of anything else that was taken.

  116. Teri kratochvil says:

    Don’t wait use this protocol

  117. blanca says:

    i only have 30 c of ledum. and shipping will take days to arrive. can i go ahead and give her close to 200c of ledum using the 30c ledum? instead of waiting days to 200c ledum to arrive in the mail?
    she did get bit by a tick, and i am worried that she got infected. she’s already on antibiotics too, just in case. please let me know, thanks!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      In a pinch, we use what we’ve got. You might want to own a 200c kit that we have in our office.

  118. Lisa Roberts says:

    My family and I are always outdoors and we live in one of the big Lyme infected states. Since the ticks are so small now I fear that we could miss one and not know we’ve been bitten. What are your thoughts on continually taking Ledum throughout the summer as a precaution. I’m thinking no but just need to ask. If you think it would be a good preventer, how much?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I would not suggest that anyone use a homeopathic for an extended period of time without pathology.

  119. Cheryl says:

    I have the Ledum palustre 200 ck. It says to take 5 pellets 3 x day. For your protocol, would I take 5 200 ck pellets every 3 waking hours for the first day? Would 5 pellets be considered a dose? After day 1, then I would proceed to 1 dose twice a day for week, and etc.

  120. Cheryl says:

    I have the aurum arsencicum 200c potency. The dosage is 10-15 pellets. What would your recommendation be within this range for your protocol?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I don’t understand your question.

  121. kerimae says:

    The link for Aurum arsenicum says that they cannot deliver to the USA. Just fyi 🙂

    1. kerimae says:

      Actually, I’m having trouble finding it anywhere for sale. Do you know of a place? Thanks 🙂

      1. kerimae says:

        1. I found it: http://hahnemannlabs.com
        2. Lesson learned: read allllllllll of the comments first before asking a question
        3. God bless you for your incredible patience and persistance with everyone!


  122. Cheryl says:

    I have the aurum arsencicum 200c potency. The dosage is 10-15 pellets. For your protocol, how many would you specifically recommend as the dosage for the 10-15 range?

  123. Amy Peront RN says:

    Joette, where can I source aurum arsenicum 200 as recommended in your Lyme protocol post? WHP doesn’t hadoesnt have it in pill form.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I believe its available now from Hahnemann Pharamacy in CA.

      1. Amy Peront RN says:

        Thank you so very much!!

        1. Amy Peront RN says:

          Joette, Hahnemann onky carries in 10M potency. I’ve never used anything higher than 200c. Would we alter dosing frequency for this potency?
          Thanks so much!!

          1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Have you asked them if they’ll be carrying 200 again? I would not use 10 M for this condition.

  124. Janelle Ry says:

    Hi! I’ve had three bites in the past 2 weeks and prior to finding this amazing source of info have taken Ledum 30c 3x/day for 3days following each bite. After exhausting my resources in local stores I’m ordering Ledum 200 from Amazon .
    The link takes me to Ledum 200ck is this the appropriate one?
    Shall I start at week 2 of the protocol or at the beginning
    Is this protocol safe for me to follow while breastfeeding a 4 month old?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Yes, CK is the same as C and its a good idea to get Ledum 200. After taking a medicine 3x daily, even in the lower potency, it is usually not necessary to begin anew. But to be safe, perhaps a start on week 1 is a good plan.
      One the best parts about homeopathy for me was that I took the medicines while nursing without a worry.

      1. Janelle Ry says:

        Thank you so much!! It will be a week before it arrives at it’s not a primeoption on Amazon. I’ll start with week 1 as soon as it arrives. Any suggestions for the interim?

        1. Janelle Ry says:

          I’ve got everything! Would each dose equal the amount indicated on the bottle? For some reason I was thinking 3tabs/dose but now seeing that bottle says 5/dose

          1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            We don’t use a medicine for every single condition; you must be more judicious and determine what the most pressing conditions are and use accordingly.

            What is printed on the bottle is what is considered a dose.

  125. Janette says:

    Would you do this protocol for any tick bite? We have dog ticks here. Thanks

  126. Cheryl says:

    I have the aurum arsencicum 200c potency. The dosage is 10-15 pellets. Should I take 10 or 15 pellets?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Anywhere between 10-15 pellets is acceptable.

    2. Amy Peront RN says:

      Cheryl, could you please share your source for aurum arsenicum 200? I am coming up short with all of my resources.
      Thanks so much!!

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

        Try Hahnemann Pharmacy in CA.

        1. Amy Peront RN says:

          Their online catalogue showed only 10m potency.

          1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            Catalogs are always limited.I’d contact them.

  127. Niti says:

    Hello. Can the above protocol be used if my dog is diagnosed with ehrlichiosis? My dog tested positive for the same .

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Ledum and Aurum ars are specific for ailments from insect and animal bites.

      1. Niti says:

        Thnks for your reply.. Ehrlichiosis is a tick bite disease just like Lyme and others so I think these should work?

        1. Niti says:

          Hello. Please can you advise as the above mentioned is a tick borne/ bite disease and it lead to very low haemoglobin and platelets count in my baby.


          1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

            I don’t advise on this forum. What you are describing needs to be addressed by a professional homeopath who can fully take the case.

          2. Niti says:

            Hello joette. Do you do private consultations? I was told that i can contact you and book the appointment for long distance consultation. Pls let me know how can same be done as im unable to find an option on the website. i need your advise an treatment urgently for both my fur babies ..thnks for your help!

  128. Sarah Cusack says:

    Hello, Do you think the Ledum protocol can help prevent red meat allergy after Lone Star Tick bite? Thank You so much, Sarah

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I’m not aware that Ledum will eliminate allergies, regardless of the cause.

  129. Jessica suda says:

    Hello I have a 3 month old baby and I am breastfeeding can I take the 200?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      We use specific protocols with their specific potencies. During pregnancy, while nursing, for newborns, for the elderly, cows, birds, the potencies used remain the same in these protocols.

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