Today we are focusing on treatments for Lyme disease. The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine invites you to review our last blog for introductory comments and symptoms of this tick born disease. Then you will be prepared for this detailed blog about some of the treatments.
The usual course of early treatment for Lyme disease is oral antibiotics. These usually include doxycycline for adults and older children, or amoxicillin or cefuroxime for adults, younger children and pregnant or breast-feeding women. A course of treatment can be anywhere from 10 to 21 days. If the nervous system is involved, it might even require a 28 day regimen of antibiotics.
We would be remiss if we did not mention that there is some medical controversy surrounding the treatment of the chronic form of this disease. Two associations, the IDSA, Infectious Disease Society of America, and the ILADS, or International Lyme and Associated Diseases Study are diametrically opposed to each other. On the one hand, IDSA simply does not believe that chronic Lyme disease is proven condition, and their official stance is that long term antibiotic treatments are unwarranted. On the other hand, the ILADS group believes that Lyme testing can be inaccurate and long term antibiotic treatments are totally justified.
We tell you about this only so that you will understand some of the conflicting opinions you might encounter if you research the disease on the Internet. We also caution you against impulse shopping on the Internet for the latest self prescribed miracle cures. Please take this disease seriously and follow your health care professional’s advice.
If you suspect you need help with your symptoms, we stand on our proven record of ten years of successfully treating proven victims in every stage of Lyme disease. Our methods are totally individualized to your needs, and your treatment options are customized through our meticulous laboratory testing.
In addition to traditional medicines, our team of specialists will review supportive vitamin, nutrition, and other therapies, that will treat the chronic Lyme disease as well as increase your overall health, strength, stamina, and well-being.
As we have stated previously, “We identify and remove obstacles to normal health and recovery. We constantly research, learn and bring to you innovative, safe and effective treatment modalities. As partners in health, together you will together decide on your treatment plan as you embark on your journey to wellness. We identify and remove obstacles to normal health and recovery. We constantly research, learn and bring to you innovative, safe and effective treatment modalities. As partners in health, together you will together decide on your treatment plan as you embark on your journey to wellness.”