Lyme Disease is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. Left untreated, it leads to permanent problems with the heart, joints and nervous system. Typical symptoms include joint ache, skin rash (particularly in the area surrounding the bite), headaches, fever, profuse sweating and fatigue, though all of the symptoms are not present in every case. Early detection and treatment is vital in preventing Lyme Disease from advancing to the later stages.
Deer ticks are extremely small (about the size of a poppy seed) and are found in tall grass, wooded areas and anywhere else where deer or other small rodents are present. Fortunately, deer ticks don’t bite humans immediately upon contact; they typically spend several hours crawling around before attaching themselves to the skin. Even then, it takes longer than 12 hours after that for the disease to be transmitted, so finding a deer tick on your body isn’t necessarily an indication that you have been infected. However, if you have been bitten, the symptoms typically appear within 7 to 14 days. A simple blood test is all that is required to determine if Lyme Disease is present.
At the earliest point in time, recognize you may have Lyme, go to a doctor, and get antibiotics immediately. The spirochetes are a serious problem that I believe require proper antibiotics (doxy) and MD care.
In addition, acupuncture is highly relevant for all phases of this disease. Whatever your stage is, hurry in to acupuncture. We will improve the immune response, the healing action, the body chemistry, and the subtle energetics that acupuncture is awesome at correcting and supporting.
You will be amazed at the immediate improvement of joint symptoms, as well as the chronic fatigue factors that respond to the very first treatments. This is encouraging, and depending on how long you have had Lyme, how many times, or how many years, you will need a series of treatments to hasten your complete recovery. As in all conditions and all patients, each person’s regime of treatment will be individually designed.
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