In worldwide MRI studies on patients who tested positive for Borrelia, antibodies in their spinal fluid have proven that spirochetes – which is the corkscrew-shaped bacterium causing Lyme Disease (called Borrelia Burgdorferi) – have a propensity to attack three regions of the brain (which modulate motor function):
1. The Sensory Motor Strip
2. The Cerebellum
3. The Basal Ganglia
The Basal Ganglia includes the three motor regions that control involuntary movement:
1. The Caudate Nucleus
2. The Lentiform Nucleus
3. The Substantia Nigra (known as the Parkinson’s region).
The doctors at Sponaugle Wellness Institute use PET-brain imaging to obtain more sophisticated data of these regions for treatment. Additionally, our PET-scan database now catalogs hundreds of Lyme Disease patients, allowing us to continuously improve treatment for the benefit of others.
Through computerized calculation, PET scans provide numbers for more objective evaluation of brain activity. The PET-scan computer calculates glucose metabolism by brain region, and glucose metabolism correlates with electrical activity.
Our preference for treating Lyme Disease is to reduce the brain’s toxin load to ground zero, before commencing to kill protocols in Neurological Lyme Disease patients.
However, because effective killing of Lyme spirochetes, Bartonella, Protomyxzoa and other infectious organisms releases lipopolysaccharide (LPS) toxins from their cell walls, the brain becomes temporarily more toxic during treatment.
We address this as part of treatment by clearing this toxic effect during brain-scans, making it easier to evaluate and treat the brain regions that are under-active due to infection.