Acupuncture for Lyme Disease
What is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a complicated, infectious immune disorder. The seriousness of this disease can affect individuals mentally and physically, creating social and financial challenges for patients and families.
Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
A lot of times people were not diagnosed or treated, therefore it evolved into a chronic condition, and at times people were treated for a month of antibiotics but later developed debilitating symptoms that affected almost every aspect of their physical and mental state.
While the medical community is still debating about the use of antibiotics, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine continues to be very useful in relieving the symptoms and restoring the functions of those who suffer from chronic Lyme disease. Medications and psychotherapies are often needed and provided at our clinic to help people cope with their mental health issues and resulting disabilities.
How acupuncture can help
Our acupuncturists recognize and treat the underlying energetic, biochemical and structural issues of this condition to promote maximum patient healing and restoration of function. We work closely with your physicians and specialists to provide the most comprehensive and effective results.
“I have had chronic Lyme disease since age 5. I suffer from chronic pain, and the horrible neurological, psychological and physical reactions from antibiotics. Acupuncture has given me a way of a life during my medical treatment that I would not have otherwise had. Mentally I am able to process things that I normally was not able to. My level of understanding of the world in general has improved. Physically I am able to do things that I was not able to do. It offered me lots of benefits.”