Groundbreaking science from The Maas Clinic in the treatment of spirochetes. The family Spirochaetales is distinguished by the helical shape of the bacteria. They are too thin to be visualized using routine microscopy but can be viewed using darkfield microscopy. There are 3 genera: Treponema, Leptospira, and Borrelia. Spirochetes cause both Lyme disease and syphilis. Treoponema includes the agents of syphilis and yaws, Borrelia includes species transmitted by lice and ticks and leads to Lyme disease and Leptospira to leptospirosis. This video is live science using darkfield and face contrast microscopy showing the spirochetes being wiped out at lightening speed. This particular species of Borrelia is linked to heart disease and degenerative diseases such as alzheimer’s.