Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is more common than you may think. Testing is inaccurate, at best 30% accuracy and only during the acute phase. Sometimes called the Hidden Epidemic or the Great Imitator, Lyme is spread by ticks, which penetrate the skin (in order to suck blood) and infect the host with a bacteria called Borrelia Burgdorferi. In Germany the bacteria most responsible is Borrelia Afilli. The initial sign (within 24-48 hrs) is a “bulls eye” rash, which may be as small as a dime and a fever. At that acute stage antibiotics are appropriate and may help. After the acute stage of 1 – 3 months, Lyme becomes chronic and elusive and difficult to treat successfully with conventional methods only.  A complementary and alternative (CAM) approach may be advisable. Some practitioners believe, including myself, that today, Borrelia are also transmitted by certain mosquitos.

Once Lyme has become chronic or has gone “underground” in the body, other Symptoms may appear:

  • Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

  • Low grade fevers, “hot flashes” or chills

  • Night sweat

  • Sore throat

  • Swollen glands

  • Stiff neck

  • Migrating arthralgia’s (joint pain), stiffness and frank arthritis

  • Myalgia (muscle pain)

  • Chest pain and palpitations

  • Abdominal pain, nausea

  • Sleep disturbance

  • Poor concentration and memory loss

  • Irritability and mood swings

  • Depression

  • Back pain

  • Blurred vision and eye pain

  • Pain in Jaw

  • Testicular/pelvic pain

  • Tinnitus

  • Vertigo

  • Cranial nerve disturbance (facial numbness, pain, tingling, palsy or optic neuritis)

  • Head aches

  • Dizziness

  • Mysterious migrating symptoms that seem to come and go

  • Neuropathies

My complementary and alternative approach to the Lyme’s phenomenon is holistic and energetic. A complete overhaul of all systems is required, which include kinesiology, acupressure, biofeedback, NAET, Immune Modulation and natural medicines:

  • Strengthening the Immune System by eliminating food allergies and other sensitivities.

  • Eliminating parasites by immune stimulation, biofeedback and special herbal formulas.

  • Parallel detox for heavy metals and other neurotoxins per special natural formulas.

  • Rehabilitating organ systems: liver/gallbladder for elimination, kidneys for elimination, intestine for digestion and absorption, glandular system for hormone balance, lymph system for drainage, circulation for blood transportation.

  • Immune Focus on viruses. Many different viruses are present with chronic Lyme’s. Focused Immune stimulation per biofeedback/NAET and special herbal natural formulas.

  • Immune Focus for bacteria of all sorts, including Borellia. Natural medicines.

  • Immune Focus on different fungii including Candida albicans, with effective natural medicines and probiotics.

If you suspect Lyme’s, had a negative or positive test, or you are worried, don’t hesitate to get scanned energetically at our office and discuss CAM treatment options. As always, the earlier you get to it, the more effective it is to focus your Immune System by energetic and natural means to eliminate pathogens.

Alternative Bloodtests (not covered by insurance) are available through laboratories outside of NY. We do order testing if desired. Ask Dr. Straile, DC.