Lyme Disease: An Interview with Heiner Fruehauf


With Heiner Fruehauf
Interview by Bob Quinn
14 pages

In the spring of 2011 Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc sat down with his student and colleague, Bob Quinn, DAOM, LAc to discuss the finer points of “Brain Gu” syndrome, specifically as it pertains to the treatment of Lyme Disease. This discussion is best understood as a long-awaited follow-up to and elaboration of the ideas presented in Heiner and Quinn’s earlier interview about Gu syndrome published in the fall of 2008 and available this website.




Includes tables of categories and herbs used Chinese herbal treatment of Lyme Disease and other chronic parasitism conditions, and recommendation of professional use of the Classical Pearls Herbal Formulas™ line for treatment.

The biggest challenge with Lyme is not so much that there is a shen disturbance, or that it may be difficult to treat from a standard TCM perspective. The most difficult thing is the “syphilitic” aspect of the patient’s psyche, which is most often expressed by a gaping feeling of hopelessness. Most Lyme patients have an underlying voice in their head that seems to say, “I have already invested 15 years in the process of getting better; it didn’t work,” and perhaps, “I will prove that your treatment will not work, either.” In a certain way, this mentality is part of the disease.

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