Lyme disease is a common (and sometimes inaccurate) name for infection by Borrelia bacteria and a small number of “co-infections”.
Borreliosis (as it is more correctly called) has been recognised and treated in Europe since around 1905. It was “discovered” in USA in 1975 around the town of Lyme, Connecticut (hence its name). Since then, there has been a great deal of significant research and a variety of Lyme Associations have developed around the world. The most prominent is the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), based in USA, who issue Guidelines for diagnosis and medical treatment of these infections.
There is great contention and confusion in Australia about diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. However, there is no doubt that many thousands of Australians are infected and most are not receiving appropriate treatment.
GOOD NEWS! The good news is that there are a number of practitioners who can and will diagnose and successfully treat Lyme disease. There are a variety of diagnostic techniques available and quality treatments to enhance your recovery.
At Return To Stillness, we offer four diagnostic options:
1. Clinical diagnosis from questionnaire, history and symptoms picture;
2. Challenge test using herbal antimicrobials;
3. Blood tests from Australian Biologics in Sydney;
4. Serology tests from Igenex (USA) or Infectolab (Germany).
During an initial consultation, we will explain the accuracy and costs of each of these options, then you can decide what is best for you.
Treatments offered include advice on self-help strategies and food choices, lifestyle changes, detoxification techniques, supportive supplements, plus homeopathic remedies for immune regulation, organ support and symptom relief.
Specific treatments for the separate infections (Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Chlamydia pneumoniae, etc) involve the Byron White herbal Formulas from USA. These are highly specialised formulas used by many Lyme Literate Doctors in USA, Australia and a growing number of other countries.
Recovery from Lyme disease is POSSIBLE. It involves hard work and patience, and dedicated teamwork between yourself and your healthcare team. We have treated, and are treating many hundreds of patients diagnosed with these infections, and are proud to see so many improving their health immeasurably with our help.
This picture (a phoenix rising from the ashes) is actually a wall hanging made by a patient who faced her own life of pain and misery, made the necessary changes, and rose, like the phoenix, from the ashes, and learned to fly again.
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