As a specialist in difficult syndromes, I see a lot of Lyme cases, and I’ve helped many clients achieve amazing results. Today I want to share some of my expertise with you, in the hopes of saving you some money, time, energy and frustration. Take this opportunity to learn from me, and you will have a much better, and more humane, experience healing from this illness.
Out of the many aspects of recovering from Lyme, and it’s related syndromes, these 5 are the most important for those who are successful:
UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DISEASE IS DIFFICULT TO BATTLE WITH
Fighting Lyme disease is a difficult and seemingly relentless task. On top of the debilitating symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, pain, depression and anxiety, you have probably spent thousands of dollars and thousands of hours on treatment, without the type of results you were hoping for.
What’s most important is that you have a practitioner (or a few of them) that help you confront the different aspects of this condition. A great practitioner will help you with the different stages of treatment, and help you take the next steps for success. Like many illnesses, treating Lyme may not be a straight trajectory, but those of us with experience know how to watch for progress, and we can help you stay focused.
HERBAL MEDICINE HAS SPECIFIC QUALITIES THAT ARE BETTER AT DEMOLISHING CHRONIC LYME
Because Lyme is a ‘spirochete’, meaning a spiral structure, it’s easier for the disease to continue to burrow deeper into the body, hiding from traditional treatments like antibiotics. While it’s important that you initially take antibiotics the first month after the bullseye, continuing to take them after that will cause a lot of other issues with your body, and your immune system, that you would be better off avoiding.
Traditional treatments tend to focus more on symptoms, rather than the root cause. Dealing with spirochetes, and organisms that exhibit odd behaviors requires a more complex approach. With Chinese medicine, we use herbal combinations that include specific herbs as deterrents, driving the spirochetes OUT rather than further in. We also add herbs for your specific condition, to restore digestion, clear brain fog, manage pain, anxiety or frustration and other common side effects of Lyme.
ACUPUNCTURE WILL HELP YOU HEAL
After determining the specifics of how Lyme is affecting you, we will create a set of acupuncture points to help your body strengthen itself. With each visit, we will check in on progress, and adjust the treatments accordingly. You will notice that every treatment lowers anxiety, builds energy, helps with mental clarity, reduces pain, and makes you feel more like yourself.
Taking the time to get acupuncture treatment every few weeks will help you get better, faster.
UPGRADING YOUR DIET IS IMPERATIVE
You will need to understand which foods work better for your recovery, and this will vary depending on the specifics of your condition and personal constitution. You might have cravings for things like sugar and dairy, but these foods have a negative effect on Lyme, and they get in the way of your success. However, we believe that your diet should also make you happy, while building stronger health. We help our clients create great meals based on the foods they like, while cutting out things that could be making the Lyme symptoms worse.
LYME AFFECTS YOUR ABILITY TO MAKE CLEAR DECISIONS–STAY STRONG + TRUST YOUR ALLIES
The nature of Lyme destroys your ability to have control over your physical and mental function. To be honest, I find the physical treatment is easy, it’s the cognitive function that needs constant vigilance. Lyme can erode your ability to trust others, and your willingness to trust in a process. This often manifests in patients bouncing around from practitioner to practitioner, attempting to heal him or herself, or quitting treatment all together. Not only is this completely ineffective, it causes stress on your family, and delays your recovery.
It’s important to go into Lyme treatment with a strong support system and a close relationship to people you trust. I often work with partners or family members during treatment, because you will need some help on board to help you stay steady. It might even help to draw up a contract together, discussing how many treatments you will commit to, and how you will determine progress in your treatment. There are days when your mind is telling you one thing, but the people in your life are seeing it differently. You will NEED to have a few people that you trust more than yourself sometimes. It’s difficult to let go of the reins, but getting through the Lyme haze will require you to let people help you.
IF YOU ARE READY TO TAKE BIG STRIDES TOWARDS RECOVERY, WE SHOULD GET STARTED. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY, AND WE WILL HAVE YOU WELL ON YOUR WAY TO GETTING YOUR LIFE BACK IN NO TIME.