Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses
Chronic Lyme disease patients may face a long and hard road to recovery.
If Lyme disease is diagnosed early, it can be treated effectively with a course of antibiotics.
However, it is a complex condition that is highly difficult to diagnose if it is overlooked.
Not all tests for Lyme are reliable, which leaves patients and physicians sometimes relying on the “telltale signs”: discovery of a tick on the skin, a “bull’s eye” rash, or a joint pain. Research indicates that only 50%-60% of patients recall a tick bite; the rash is reported in only 35% to 60% of patients; and joint swelling typically occurs in only 20% to 30% of patients. Based of these statistics, a significant number of people who contract Lyme disease are sometimes misdiagnosed during the early stages, leading to a progression of the disease.
If left under-treated, Lyme disease becomes chronic and even more challenging to diagnose and treat. It can persist for years and can affect any system of the body causing severe fatigue, arthritis in joints, neurological, psychiatric and cognitive problems, chronic headaches, muscle ache, and vision or hearing problems.
Lyme disease is often referred to as the “great imitator” because it mimics other conditions resulting in some patients undergoing unnecessary treatments.
Our Treatment Protocol
In our clinic we take an integrative approach to Lyme disease treatment. Our primary diagnostic tool is advanced blood testing that is specifically designed to identify Lyme disease and its co-infections. We are also testing to evaluate for nutritional (vitamin, mineral, amino acid, fatty acids) deficiencies as well as any markers of digestive system insufficiency, Candida and yeast overload, heavy metal toxicity.
The treatment protocol targets Lyme disease as well as other co-infections while simultaneously stimulating the immune system and mobilizing other body systems to fight the disease. As a part of comprehensive system approach we often treat hormonal imbalances, insomnia, stress, anxiety and inflammation, digestive problems and overall body toxicity. Addressing all these conditions simultaneously is a crucial and absolutely necessary part of the therapy.
The treatment protocol we are offering are based on unique, pure and potent century old herbal formulas. Additional treatments such as massage, acupuncture, cupping, nutritional and life style counseling are also available and highly recommended.
We achieve superior results by addressing all disease factors with our comprehensive Lyme disease protocol.
What makes our herbal formula unique?
White Oak Medical’s herbal protocol is a key component of our highly successfully treatment program. Made from high quality herbs, its’ unique formula has been developed by generations of herbalists and used for centuries to successfully treat spirochete related diseases.
What sets our treatment protocol apart is not just the individual herbal recipes, but the actual herbs themselves. Everything we use is harvested exclusively from the Great Caucasus mountain region in Eastern Europe. The plants from that region are wild and have had to adapt to an extreme environment which gives them increased potency and strength.
After being selected and handpicked, each herb undergoes their own individual preservation and extraction process to preserve potency. The ingredients are then blended together to create an exceptionally strong formula.
White Oak Medical herbal formulas are designed specifically to stimulate the immune system, detoxify and support the lymphatic system, suppress spirochetes and improve the overall functionality of the body’s various organs.
When addressing chronic illness it is not sufficient to tend only to the physical body. It is common knowledge that emotional stress contributes to illness, and that relieving emotional stressors supports healing. Not only is the illness experience an emotional stressor, but unresolved issues from the past are too. The emotional experiences evoked by chronic illness, when investigated and resolved, can be of tremendous assistance in the body’s healing process. Not only does the body benefit, but the release of emotional baggage can provide a fresh perspective on life that can transform a person’s experience of life dramatically, leaving them empowered in the face of all circumstances.
Jenny Rush of Lymethriving offers emotional/spiritual support for anyone willing to address this aspect of their illness experience. White Oak Center is working with Jenny to create monthly in-person support group meetings at the office. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at 203-323-0500 so that you can be put on a list and kept up to date on scheduled meeting dates and times.
Jenny also offers one-on-one coaching sessions, Lyme retreats and group teleconference calls. For more information on Jenny please visit her web site: www.lymethriving.com.
Yanna’s Lyme Story
I live in California, so when I got very ill in 2013 nobody suspected Lyme. I also didn’t know anything about this terrible disease.
I went from a doctor to doctor, many visits to the ER, expensive tests and a bunch of prescription drugs that only made matters worse.
After at least 20 different doctor visits that included orthopedists, internists, infectious disease, neurologists, ENT specialists, etc., numerous x-Rays, MRI and CT scans, I had no diagnosis and I was financially and emotionally devastated. I could barely walk, was in constant pain, I was so weak that I could not work, drive, or even take care of my children. My heart was racing, I couldn’t sleep or digest food properly. I really didn’t know how to go on – I couldn’t get disability without diagnosis, and medical professionals and even my family treated me like I was imagining things. To make matters worse some doctors said that it was “all in my head” and even prescribed me anti-schizophrenia drugs. In a matter of 6 months I went from being an active working professional and a devoted parent to an invalid with suspected mental status.
At that point somebody suggested to get tested for Lyme and the tests came back positive. This made matters worse – apparently, I had to get treated with lifetime antibiotics and visit expensive doctors, that were not covered by insurance. I was ready to give up, when a friend suggested I explore a herbal protocol designed by an herbalist in Connecticut. I had nothing to lose at that point, so I flew across the country and started the treatment with a help of an amazing family, whose daughter was treated by the same protocol previously. Within two or three weeks I felt a significant improvement. I could eat, walk, read and my pain level was going down every day. I stayed with them for over a month and then returned to California. I continued with the treatment and was able to start driving, take yoga classes, do simple things like cooking. I have never experienced any side effects. Within a year virtually all of my symptoms were gone. I am now off the protocol for several months, and able to work full time, serve on several non-profit boards, travel and enjoy spending time with my children. I am forever grateful to Dr. Shikhman and others who helped to save my life. Don’t ever lose hope!