Sot therapy for lyme disease at sponaugle wellness institute

SOT Therapy for Lyme Disease and Coinfections

Supportive Oligonucleotide Therapy (SOT), also known as Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy (ASOT), is an innovative treatment option for various infections, including Lyme disease and its coinfections. This cutting-edge therapy has shown promising results in treating bacterial and viral infections often accompanying Lyme disease. This article will delve into the details of SOT therapy for Lyme disease, its effectiveness, potential side effects, and how it is administered.

Background: What is SOT Therapy?

SOT therapy is a relatively new treatment approach that uses laboratory-derived nucleic acids (genetic code) to block the production of disease-causing proteins or gene expression. These nucleic acids, called oligonucleotides, act as a “shutoff key” that precisely fits into a pathogen or cancer cell’s chosen “lock” portion. This “lock” is a specific section of DNA that controls vital functions of the pathogen or cancer cell. When the oligonucleotide “key” binds to the “lock,” it blocks the function, ultimately killing the pathogen or cancer cell.

SOT therapy has been used to treat infections, including Lyme disease, coinfections like Bartonella and Babesia, and viral infections such as Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). It has also shown potential in treating some cancers.

The Science Behind SOT Therapy

How Does SOT Therapy Work?

In the context of Lyme disease and coinfections, SOT therapy targets specific genes within the bacteria or virus responsible for the infection. A patient’s blood sample is drawn and sent to a specialized lab, such as the Research Genetic Cancer Center (RGCC) in Greece, where the genetic material of the pathogens is analyzed.

Based on the analysis, RGCC develops customized oligonucleotides that match the specific genetic sequence of the targeted pathogen. These oligonucleotides are then administered intravenously to the patient, where they bind to the corresponding genes in the pathogens, disrupting their ability to grow and replicate. This process ultimately leads to the death of the bacteria or virus, helping the patient’s body combat the infection more effectively.

Advantages of SOT Therapy

SOT therapy offers several benefits over conventional treatments for Lyme disease and coinfections:

  • Highly specific and targeted: SOT therapy is tailored to the individual patient and the specific pathogens found in their blood. This ensures that the treatment is highly targeted and effective in eliminating the infection.
  • Minimal side effects: Since SOT therapy is derived from the patient’s blood and specifically targets the pathogens, the side effects are generally minimal. Any side effects that occur are usually short-lived and similar to a “Herx” reaction, such as body aches, fatigue, and headaches.
  • Long-lasting effects: SOT therapy works 24/7 for up to six months, providing continuous support in fighting the infection.
  • Can be combined with other treatments: SOT therapy can be used alongside other Lyme disease treatments, such as antibiotics and alternative therapies, without any decrease in efficacy.

Frequently Asked Questions About SOT Therapy for Lyme Disease

What Are Labs Used for SOT Therapy?

To be eligible for SOT therapy, patients must have a positive test for Lyme disease or coinfections within six months of ordering the therapy. The blood samples are usually sent to specialized labs like RGCC, which analyze the pathogens and create customized oligonucleotides for treatment.

How Long Does SOT Therapy Last?

SOT therapy fights Lyme disease and coinfections for three to six months after administration.

How Many Times Can You Do SOT Therapy?

SOT therapy can be repeated up to three times per year as needed. With each round of SOT, it is recommended to test again for the presence of pathogens to monitor the progress of the treatment.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of SOT Therapy?

Patients undergoing SOT therapy for Lyme disease and coinfections may experience “Herx” or detox reactions, such as fatigue, body aches, and headaches. These side effects are typically short-lived and resolve within 24-48 hours.

How Much Does SOT Therapy Cost?

The cost of SOT therapy varies depending on the provider and the frequency of treatment, but it typically averages between $2,500 – 5,000 per treatment. Insurance does not cover SOT Therapy; all payment is required upfront for treatment.

What Are Some Potential Challenges with SOT Therapy?

SOT therapy needs to target each type of infection a person may have, which means that multiple rounds of treatment may be required to achieve results. Additionally, there is limited published research on the efficacy of SOT therapy for Lyme disease, so its effectiveness is still being evaluated.

Choosing a SOT Clinic for Lyme Disease Treatment

When selecting a SOT clinic for Lyme disease treatment, consider asking the following questions:

  1. Is the clinic a certified IV center, and for how long have they been certified?
  2. How long has the clinic provided SOT therapy for Lyme disease and coinfections?
  3. How many patients have they administered SOT therapy to, and what are their success rates?

SOT Therapy at the Sponaugle Wellness Institute

Dr. Rick Sponaugle has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from mold toxicity and environmental disease at the Sponaugle Wellness Institute in Oldsmar, FL. As part of their Lyme disease treatment program, patients are given SOT therapy to treat underlying infections, both bacterial and viral. Infections commonly treated with Lyme disease patients include Bartonella, Babesia, HSV1/HSV2, HPV, and various other underlying infections identified with the RGCC testing.

The Future of SOT Therapy for Lyme Disease and Coinfections

SOT therapy holds great promise for the treatment of Lyme disease and coinfections. As more research is conducted and the therapy becomes more widely available, SOT therapy is expected to become an increasingly popular and effective option for those battling Lyme disease and its associated infections.

Medical Director at Sponaugle Wellness Institute | 1-877-737-1959 | Meet Dr. Sponaugle | + posts
Dr. Rick Sponaugle, MD, is a licensed medical doctor in Florida, integrative physician, and board-certified anesthesiologist. With an emphasis on Environmental Medicine, Dr. Sponaugle specializes in treating brain and neurological disorders derived from Mold Toxicity, Industrial Toxicity, Gut Toxicity, Neurological Lyme disease, and five additional stealth infections that attack the Brain and Neurological system of most patients. Our Medical Director, Rick Sponaugle, MD, is an integrative physician who attempts to prioritize treatment through quality forensic medicine. Performing an analysis of 400 numerical bio-markers in his initial consultation, Dr. Sponaugle's goal is to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your multiple symptoms.
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