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Lyme Disease

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Acupuncture treatments for Lyme in the U.S.

Lyme is the most commonly reported tickborne disease in the Tri-State area and the United States.

Chinese Medicine supports the body’s ability to heal itself, which makes it a great option for Lyme and tickborne disease (TBD) treatments. The more fortified your immunity, the better able your body is to defend itself from disease.

Chinese Medicine can address Lyme and TBD through a variety of therapeutics like herbs, acupuncture, cupping, tuina and gua sha. Our team may also recommend dietary therapeutics that address inflammation and underlying gastrointestinal imbalances.

Western treatments for Lyme Disease

At early onset of Lyme and TBD, Western treatment should be prompt to prevent permanent damage. Treatment with antibiotics like doxycycline or amoxicillin for 3-4 weeks is generally an effective strategy in the early stages. It’s important to note treatment failures are not uncommon and re-treatment may be necessary, depending on the individual’s underlying circumstances.

Chinese Medicine treatments for Lyme Disease

The failure to properly diagnose Lyme and TBD is a challenge, as the latter may be initially undetected through routine blood tests, resulting in extended periods of infection and stress.

Alternative therapies like acupuncture and auricular medicine can be an effective alternative. We all know acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are both exceptional at relieving body aches and stress, but they can also be especially helpful in boosting immunity for those who exhibit side effects associated with prolonged antibiotic use.