FAILURE OF ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY FOR LYME DISEASE
A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has confirmed what we see clinically in most of our cases of chronic Lyme Disease. According to Dr. Bart Jan Kullberg, a professor of medicine and infectious disease at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, “The patients reported no benefit of prolonged antibiotics on any scale compared to those who receive a placebo”.
So what do you do if you suspect Lyme, have chronic Lyme symptoms or have strange symptoms that won’t go away? Over the last 20 years I have determined that caring for patients with chronic Lyme is a multi-level approach. The first step is diagnosis. It is critical to get tested properly for:
a.) Lyme disease and its co-infections
b.) For any malfunction of the body.
It is well-known that the common 2 tiered testing protocol in conventional offices can miss up to 2/3rds of active Lyme cases. Additionally, if there has been damage done to any other body systems such as hormones, nervous system or organs – that must be simultaneously addressed as well.
If you suspect you have symptoms of Lyme or have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, even if you are being treated conventionally, call our office to see how you can ensure that you are able to rid yourself of this terrible disease.
Dr. Ken Hoffman, DACM, L.Ac., Medical Director, SOPHIA Natural Health Center