Lyme Disease Treatment
Tick-borne disease is an underappreciated and unrecognized epidemic worldwide.
There are new species of Lyme (Borrelia), Bartonella, Babesia and more bacteria, viruses and parasites being discovered all the time. Global warming has also had the effect of changing the geographic range of ticks, mosquitoes, lice and other biting insects that can carry the infectious 'vectors.'
While testing is improving, sometimes these infections can hide in tissue (Bartonella especially as a 'stealth' pathogen) or inside biofilms that make it hard to get definitive answers in the beginning of treatment. Treatment often consists of therapies designed to attack the infection in different phases (actively dividing, round or cystic forms, inside the cell or behind a protective biofilm).
Inside the biofilm, different bacteria can exchange DNA (such as for drug resistance) as easily as people shuffle cards. In addition the bacteria can alter how they are folded and thus fool the immune system.
Using both clinical diagnosis and advanced testing, fma can often reduce the infectious load, and identify and treat other obstacles to healing. These might include exposure to toxins, water-damaged buildings (mold), allergies, gut dysfunction, adrenal fatigue and other factors, including hormones, stress and physical injury. Each patient is treated using a personalized approach.