The early symptoms of Lyme disease include anything from fatigue and fever to muscle aches, headaches, and swollen lymph nodes.
If Lyme disease goes untreated, it can develop into Bell’s palsy, cardiac problems, and neurological disorders. All that is to say that it’s essential to treat Lyme disease as soon as you start noticing symptoms.
While the most common treatment for Lyme disease is antibiotics, there are natural therapies that may also be successful. Keep reading to learn more about natural Lyme disease treatment.
Naturopathic Lyme Disease Treatment
Naturopaths take a whole-body approach to treating Lyme disease. First, your naturopath will look at your diet, environment, lifestyle, immune status, and medical conditions. Then, they’ll come up with a treatment plan that’s personalized to your needs.
The intention of a whole-body approach is to strengthen your immune system, detoxify the body, and then repair it. That may involve homeopathic remedies, supplements, and lifestyle counseling.
Essential Oils for Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is transferred to humans through the bite of some types of tick and develops into an infection.
Many essential oils have antibacterial properties. All that means is that they can kill bacteria. Because Lyme disease is essentially a bacterial infection, it follows that essential oils may help in Lyme disease treatment.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Lyme Disease
Hyperbaric oxygen chambers are mostly known for their ability to promote wound healing. These chambers expose the body to 100% oxygen at very high pressure.
One 2014 case study involved a Lyme disease patient who wasn’t responding to antibiotics. His team of doctors had success treating his Lyme disease in a hyperbaric chamber, although more research is needed.
Acupuncture and Alpha-Gal
Some ticks carry a sugar carbohydrate that’s found in all mammals, but not in humans. When these ticks bite humans, the human can develop an Alpha-Gal allergy. This leads to severe digestive issues, rashes, hives, and sometimes anaphylactic shock.
There is no treatment for Alpha-Gal in western medicine. Instead, the Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment (SAAT), which is something like acupuncture, has shown promising results.
The SAAT treatment involves the insertion of a 3 mm needle for each allergen. As many as 4 needles can be used in the first visit. These needles are kept in place for 3 weeks and when they’re removed the body continues to strengthen its immunity response.
More on Alpha-Gal Allergy Treatments
Lyme disease and Alpha-Gal are both transferred to humans via bites from certain types of ticks. They can cause uncomfortable symptoms and lead to more debilitating conditions if left untreated.
Whether you have Lyme disease or Alpha-Gal, there are many ways that you can treat it naturally. Some natural treatments include naturopathic treatment, essential oils with antibacterial properties, hyperbaric oxygen chambers, and SAAT.
For more information on SAAT treatment for Alpha-Gal allergies, please contact us and book an appointment.