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Lyme disease – there is hope

BY Corey Deacon

Posted on , Reading Time: 2 min

If you think you might have Lyme disease or if you have a confirmed case of Lyme and aren’t getting better, there is hope. Lyme disease can be put into remission even if it has gone chronic.

Lyme disease has been described is an infection transmitted through a tick bite and caused by a type of bacteria called borrelia. Once believed to be isolated to the northeastern United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now state that Lyme disease can actually be found across the U.S. It must also be assumed that Lyme can be found throughout Canada as well, since disease knows no borders. We now know that Lyme disease – also known as Lyme borreliosis – can be transmitted in utero from mother to child, as well as sexually.

In addition, researchers have found there are more than 30 other infections that can accompany Lyme borreliosis. Often, the body’s immune system learns how to deal with such infections and shows no symptoms of illness. However, this could change if a person experiences trauma, such as an accident, to the point where the body can no longer handle the underlying infection and the person becomes ill. The borrelia bacteria can also affect the brain, causing a variety of issues including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, memory loss, OCD, neurodegeneration and serious mental health issues. If you’ve been bitten by a tick, it’s important to watch for these types of symptoms afterward.

When an infection has become chronic, traditional blood tests often don’t detect borreliosis and related infections very well. As a more effective alternative, we usually recommend getting an ultrasound-provoked polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which looks at DNA instead of the immune system. This can be done through a Lyme literate health practitioner such as Neurvana Health.

If you have gone through treatment for chronic Lyme disease but haven’t gotten better or if the illness has returned, there is likely something more going on. We recommend that along with getting tested for the borrelia bacteria, that you also get tested for co-infections to Lyme. We also recommend checking for mold issues, since mold can trigger an activation of Lyme borrelia and its coinfections, due to the immune system dysfunction that mold issues can trigger. Finally, we recommend getting assessed for emotional trauma. Neurvana Health conducts emotional trauma assessments using quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG), a non-invasive technology that evaluates brain function based on electrical activity and communication between different hubs and networks of the brain.  

Typically, it’s a very holistic process to get your health back. It isn’t just about targeting the infection – it’s also addressing why the immune system became dysfunctional in the first place.

Neurvana Health helps people with Lyme borreliosis using a double combination approach: directly targeting the infection with antibiotics, herbals or natural agents to put the infection into remission and keep it there, and working with the body to get the immune system back into balance.

Take precautions to prevent encountering ticks, which are most active in the warmer months. If you are bitten by a tick, use tweezers to carefully pull it straight out close to its head. Tick removal kits are available through Canlyme.com or the Central Alberta Lyme Society at https://www.yooying.com/p/1921937082593158830. After removal, put the tick in a bag or container and get it tested. You can do that through Alberta Health Services or through www.ticktest.ca