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  • Dr. Bernard Straile, DC

Lyme Disease

I don't look at Lyme as a disease. Just an infection, a serious one. If undetected and not completely resolved however, it certainly can turn into a disease.

Lyme Disease is more common than one 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 (mosquitos, fleas), 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) may be 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.

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

  • Chronic Fatigue and Muscle Pain (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

  • 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; organs, glands, nervous system and most important, the Immune System. This requires an integrative approach: I employ the SHOW Method which uses kinesiology, acupressure, chiropractic, biofeedback, NAET, Immune Modulation and natural medicines:

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

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

  • Upregulating detoxification status with epigenetic modulation.

  • 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 bacteria of all sorts, including Borellia. Epigenetically and with Natural medicines.

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

​A holistic approach to Immune Function is available which puts the Immune System at the center of the fight. We can help you unleash YOUR Immune System 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.


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