Are you a resident of Glencoe looking for an alternative treatment for lyme disease?

What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is an infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. A rash occurs in 70–80% of infected persons at the site of the bite after a delay of 3–30 days (average is about 7 days), and may or may not appear as the well-publicized bull's-eye (erythema migrans). The rash is rarely painful or itchy, although it may be warm to the touch. About 20–30% of infected people do not experience a rash. Many times when people are infected with lyme, they are also infected with multiple other bacteria and/or viruses, so that the immune system is left to try to fight multiple infections at one time. This taxes the immune system and leaves the person in a compromised state.

What causes Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease is transmitted via the bite of an infected tick, mosquito, spider, flea, or mite.

What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme?
Early symptoms may include fever, headache, and fatigue. A rash occurs in 70–80% of infected persons at the site of the bite after a delay of 3–30 days (average is about 7 days), and may or may not appear as the well-publicized bull's-eye (erythema migrans). The rash is rarely painful or itchy, although it may be warm to the touch. About 50% of infected persons do not experience a rash. Other types of rashes are possible in locations other than the bite site, which signals that the disease is disseminated.

Other: Unexplained fevers (off & on), chills, sweats, weight change (loss or gain), fatigue, tiredness, hair loss, swollen glands, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swelling around the eyes.

Pulmonary/Cardiac: Chest pain or rib soreness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block, heart murmur or valve prolapse.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea or vomiting, difficulty eating, change in bowel function. Constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, abdominal cramping, irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction, cystitis.

Musculoskeletal: joint/muscle pain in feet, swelling in toes, balls of feet, ankle pain, burning in feet, shin splints, joint pain and/or swelling, stiffness of the joints, neck or back, muscle pain or cramps that may migrate, neck creaks and cracks, neck stiffness, TMJ/Jaw Pain (Temporomandibular Joint)

Neurological: Twitching of the face, eyelids or other muscles, headache, tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy) dizziness, poor balance, increased motion sickness, light-headedness, wooziness, difficulty walking, tremor, confusion, difficulty in thinking or with concentration or reading, forgetfulness, poor short term memory, disorientation (getting lost, going to wrong place), difficulty with speech, double or blurry vision, eye pain, blindness, increased floaters, increased sensitivity to light or sound, buzzing or ringing in ears, ear pain, deafness, seizure activity, white matter lesions in brain, low blood pressure.

Neuropsychiatric: mood swings, violent outbursts, irritability, depression, disturbed sleep (too much or too little, early awakening), personality changes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), paranoia, panic anxiety attack, hallucinations.

Reproductive: Testicular pain or pelvic pain, menstrual irregularity, milk production (lactation), sexual dysfunction, loss of libido.

Natural Lyme Disease Treatment in Glencoe

How do we treat Lyme Disease?
One of the many amazing things about our practice of Applied Kinesiology is that it allows us to communicate directly with the systems in your body along your acupuncture meridians and we can get to root causes very efficiently. We do not chase symptoms. We seek out the problem and define what we believe is the best course of action to correct it. Very often, lyme disease can remain clinically undiagnosed but we have had great success uncovering it and treating it sub-clinically with our diagnostic methodologies. Many times lyme and its co-infections are coated with biofilm, which not only protects them from many antibiotics, but in some cases, can actually cause the infections to thrive. Special enzymes are needed to break down this biofilm, so that the immune system can then start fighting the infections. Once this the enzymes have done their job, homeopathics and laser treatments are then used to aid the immune system to fight these debilitating infections.

How do I get started?
The ideal way to start is to schedule a consultation or attend one of our monthly, in-office wellness seminars. You can RSVP by calling our office at 847.888.4770 or visit our Wellness Classes page and sign up in the right-hand column! We look forward to hearing from you and starting down the road to true wellness!