TAO Vitality Center for Optimal Health

May Newsletter
Warm Weather means ticks are out!
April showers are bringing May flowers...and lots of ticks! Read more below for Dr. Hinchey's helpful tips on what to do if you get bit.
Yard Care

  • Full sun exposure on entire lawn into wooded areas
  • Trim tree branches
  • Rake leaves
  • Cut grass short
  • Dispose of broken down mulch, replace with cedar chips
  • Plant chrysanthemums
  • Make a perimeter of cedar chips around border of lawn
  • Careful of stone walls (mice hotels)
  • Make tick tubes - cotton balls soaked in permethrin in old paper towel tubes, mice take back to nest 
  • Bate boxes- basically frontline mice and chipmunks, small rodents (very expensive)
  • No bird feeders - they attract mice and birds with ticks
  • Keep chickens and Guinea hens- they eat ticks!

Insecticide Sprays:

  • Pyrethrum
  • Permethrin
  • Cedar oil

  • Collars
  • Spectra shield tags
  • Natural sprays
  • Wondercide
  • Ticks N All
  • Tick checks upon coming back into the house, home from school or playground
  • NO playscapes in the shade!
  • Healthy Food and lifestyle with low sugar, inflammatory foods, and adequate fresh air and exercise

Physical Barriers

  • Wear light colored clothing
  • Tuck pants into socks, shirt into pants, gloves over long-sleeved shirt
  • Pull hair back and cover/ wear hats with bug netting
  • Cedar Oil spray products on self and clothing
  • Insect Shield-Treats special clothing/gear for outside activities (hunting, fishing, rock climbing, hiking). Lasts 70 washes
  • Insect Shield Socks
  • Use DEET/permethrin on soles of shoes only
  • Tick checks
  • 3x protection from ticks latching onto hands or arms and crawling under t-shirt
  • 5x protection from tick latching onto legs and crawling under shorts
  • 74x protection from ticks crawling up legs
  • Most ticks attached under clothing were dead
Build a Healthy Immune System
  • Decrease systemic inflammation
  • Eliminate refined sugar/ processed foods
  • Consume healthy fats
  • take EPA/DHA
  • Consume lots of colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Adequate vitamin D3
  • Keep adrenals strong
  • Adequate sleep, rest & play
  • Limit stress/stress management
  • Immune enhancing herbs
  • if increased exposure use:
  • Andrographis
  • Astragalus
  • Cat’s Claw
  • Lyme nosode, etc.

For follow-up care regarding but not limited to Lyme,
call (860)228-1287 to set up an appointment today.

Look for our next Newsletter outlining what to do if you get bit by a tick.
Lyme Disease Prevention Part II
General Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do not irritate, suffocate, or do anything cause the tick to pull it’s head out it will release spirochetes into the body

  • Do not apply anything to the tick (alcohol, fingernail polish, Vaseline, etc.)

Use the following:

  • Astragalus
  • Andrographis
  • Echinacea

Options for Removal

1. Use flat tipped tweezers to remove - firmly grasp the tick at base of its head as close to skin as possible. Gently pull with steady force until it releases.

2. Twist method
Once the tick is removed
  • Use hydrogen peroxide
  • After Bite soaked cotton with bandaid
  • Pull tick into zip lock bag
  • Send to tickreport.com immediately with registration number on bag and envelope

How tickreport.com works

1. Place Your Order
Standard identification and testing for pathogens common to your species of tick, including pathogens that cause Lyme disease, costs $50 per tick. We also offer expanded packages that test a wider array of pathogens (all $200).

2. Mail Your Tick
Place your tick in a plastic bag and mail it to our lab. We'll identify it and determine the correct tests to apply. You may also hand deliver your tick to the laboratory.
I recommend FedEx overnight for fastest service so you have your results within the 4 day treatment window

3. Results in 72 hours
Your results are securely delivered via email within 3 business days after your tick arrives at our lab.

What to use if you get bit
Use topically:

  • “After Bite” on the bite site (can mix w/ Bentonite clay)

Take orally:

  • Astragalus 3,000 mg 1x/day for 30 days
  • Andrographis 30 drops 2x/day for 30 days
  • Echinacea 30 drops 2x/day for 30 days
  • Watch for any expanding redness or heat at the attachment site
  • Look for symptoms such as fever, stiff neck, aching or headaches
  • Do not panic! Stress (cortisol) will lower you immune system’s ability to function properly

For follow-up care regarding but not limited to Lyme,
call (860)228-1287 to set up an appointment today.

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