Lyme Disease: Understanding Common Treatments

The majority of medical practitioners treat Lyme Disease exclusively with antibiotics. However, current research suggests that this method may be insufficient, particularly for patients with chronic Lyme disease. At Internal Healing and Wellness MD in Houston, Texas, we've had a surprising level of success using a diversified anti-microbial strategy. We'll go over some of the most popular and effective treatment options in this article.

Successful Treatment with Botanical and Essential Oils

Botanical medicines are crucial to every Functional Medicine treatment, and there are numerous therapies for treating Lyme Disease that have been shown to be effective. In reality, one of goals of Dr. Khan and his team in The Woodlands, Texas is to determine which botanical oils and essential oils will be most effective in certain cases.

The Buhner Protocol: This is based on Cat's Claws, Japanese Knotweed, and Andrographis, with Astragalus and Smilax added depending on the patient's specific needs.

Nutramedix, Beyond Balance, Byron White: All of these companies provide natural Lyme Disease treatment options that are meant to aid in detoxification, neurological dysfunction, and inflammatory regulation. Black Walnut, Skull Cap, Oregano Oil, Clove, and Cinnamon Bark Oil are all popular remedies as well.

Successful Treatment with Botanical and Essential Oils
Identifying Suitable Anti-biotics

Identifying Suitable Anti-biotics

Internal Healing and Wellness MD, Houston strives to combine the best aspects of Functional Medicine treatments with the most recent advances in modern medicine. In some cases, such as Lyme disease, we may need to supplement our antimicrobial therapy with medications such as amoxicillin, Augmentin, or cefuroxime. Other medications that have been shown to be effective when used in conjunction with our therapy include clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin, and tinidazole.

Overall, we are aiming to establish that antibiotics only play a part in a bigger therapy approach. This is especially true when dealing with Lyme disease patients in chronic or advanced condition, as well as those with who show drug resistance or immunodeficiencies. An comprehensive treatment plan might include probiotics, dietary changes, lifestyle changes, and other Functional Medicine solutions to reduce inflammation.

Examining Disulfiram and its Possibilities

Examining Disulfiram and its Possibilities

Recently, the medication disulfiram which is marketed under the brand name Antabuse, is creating quite a buzz in the field of Functional Medicine. It is commonly used to diagnose alcoholism by causing vomiting and nausea whenever the patient consumes alcohol. However, new research indicates that it may also be a safe and effective Lyme disease treatment. The medicine has been shown to have potent anti-Borrelia properties, even aiding in the eradication of antibiotic-resistant Borrelia strains.

The main issue here is that disulfiram, like most medications, has a long list of side effects. Examples include headaches, discomfort, and exhaustion, as well as neuropathy. None of these side effects, in our opinion, are severe enough to disqualify the medication entirely. We prefer to leave it up to the patient to decide in cases where disulfiram intervention isn't the only option.

Dapsone and Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

Dapsone is a medication that has reportedly been used in the past to treat leprosy. It has recently gained a lot of attention due to its ability to treat various types of Lyme Disease. While we commonly associate leprosy with amputations and sores, the disease was actually caused by a bacteria known as Mycobacterium leprae. This persistent bacteria, known for its resistance to conventional antibiotics, behaves similarly to B. burgdorferi resistant strains found in Lyme disease.

Usually, a full year of dapsone treatment is required to see improvements and preventing Lyme Disease from resuming its hold on the body. There are also a number of negative consequences to consider, such as anemia, which limits the number of blood arteries and veins available to transport oxygen throughout the body.

Successful Treatment with Botanical and Essential Oils

Internal Healing and Wellness MD Can Give you Choices

Internal Healing and Wellness MD realize that there is no predefined approach in treating Lyme Disease. That's why we go to such lengths to tailor each patient's treatment to their specific needs and medical history. We’ve had a lot of success combining antimicrobial medications with Functional Medicine techniques to get the best results with the fewest side effects. If you have Lyme Disease and live in Conroe, Spring, The Woodlands, or anywhere else in Greater Houston, we can provide the proper care.


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