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Lyme Disease

Supporting you in your Lyme Disease treatment.

Did you know Lyme is the most-reported tickborne disease in Connecticut?

Chinese Medicine offers one of the pillars in Lyme and tickborne disease (TBD) treatments by supporting the body’s ability to heal itself. The more fortified the body (immunity), the more apt it is to defend itself from disease.

Therapeutics may include herbs, acupuncture, cupping, tuina and gua sha. We may also recommend dietary therapeutics that address inflammation and underlying gastrointestinal imbalances.

The role of Western medicine

At early onset, Western treatment should be prompt to prevent permanent damage. Antibiotic treatment for 3-4 weeks with doxycycline or amoxicillin is generally effective in the early infection stage. However, treatment failures are not uncommon and re-treatment may be necessary, depending on the underlying circumstances of the individual.

The role of Chinese Medicine

Amid the complexities of Lyme and TBD is the failure to properly diagnose. For many, TBD is initially undetected through routine blood tests, resulting in extended periods of infection and stress.

Enter alternative therapies like acupuncture and auricular medicine. Not only are they exceptional at relieving body aches and stress, but they can also boost immunity and support those who exhibit side effects associated with prolonged antibiotic use.

Ready to begin your healing journey?