Should You Be Afraid of Ticks? How to Treat Tick Bites Holistically

#lymedisease #naturalhealth #naturalremedies #naturopathy #ticks Jun 24, 2024

For a lot of people, when they think about a tick it causes a primal shiver to run up their spine. It’s just the worst! There is a lot of fear around tick bites. In some areas of the country, it is a normal occurrence to find ticks in your home and on your body. On your kids' bodies. Do we automatically panic about Lyme disease?

Should we be afraid of ticks?

Lyme disease is a very real thing and chronic Lyme is serious. 

If you want to learn more about this, I suggest the documentaries Under Our Skin I and Under Our Skin II. But, finding a tick on your body or being bitten by a tick does not automatically equal Lyme disease. Lyme disease has proven ties to aluminum toxicity and mold. So it’s not just about ticks. We need to take radical responsibility for our life and our health. Here’s where to start. 

How to Treat Tick Bites Holistically- Step by Step:

Focus on your mindset

First, you need to check-in and take a deep breath. If you feel in your body that you’re

freaking out, take a moment to first get grounded. Your energy matters more than anything else!

You can listen to my podcast on tick bites to help with the fear component.

The next step is to remove

Having a tick remover tool on hand is incredibly useful! Otherwise, pointed tweezers are best for removing ticks. Using the tweezers, grip the tick as close to the head as possible at the bite area. Pull upward firmly until the tick detaches.

I don’t recommend applying anything topically to try to encourage it to “back out”. If it’s deep and a piece is stuck in there, you can apply a drawing salve several times daily to bring it to the surface.

Treat the Tick Bite Topically

There are many naturopathic topicals that can support the body after a tick bite. Use a drop or two of your favorite antibacterial high quality essential oil (frankincense, thieves, thyme, oregano, marjoram, etc.) or an antibacterial herbal tincture. You can reapply as often as desired.

You could also consider a drawing salve or opening up a capsule charcoal and adding a little water to make your own paste. Charcoal is a great detoxifier. Black ointment drawing salve is also great to remove toxins.

Stimulate Healing

I like to reach for homeopathics to stimulate healing in the body after tick exposure.The main remedy to take is homeopathic Ledum (200c is often recommended but 30c is fine). You can muscle test frequency or simply take one time.

Support Immunity

To further support the immune system, I like to consider using the following:

-Vitamin C - 1,000mg 2x a day 

-Echinacea Tincture, Andrographis Extract or Cat’s Claw Tincture - 1 to 2 droppers 2 to 3x a day

You can do this the first few days after a tick bite. 

Should you be afraid of ticks?

What is Lyme disease, really? There are so many factors that play a role in the diagnosis of Lyme disease beyond tick bites. (Many people with chronic Lyme never had evidence of a tick bite!) Mineral depletion plays a role, as does toxicity. Are you caring for your body? Are the toxicities compounding? Are you hydrated and are the channels of elimination open and functioning well?

Listen to my full podcast episode: Should You be Afraid of Ticks? to learn more about how to get in the right mindset around tick bites and what you can do to support yourself and your family.

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