How Can Functional Medicine Help With Lyme Disease?

Lyme Disease

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If you have chronic Lyme Disease, you know how much it affects your daily life. Joint pain, neurological symptoms, and a whole host of other symptoms can make it feel like your life is not the same. You may have been suffering for years without a proper diagnosis, but once you’ve been diagnosed, you may wonder where to go from there. Fortunately, functional medicine has had a lot of success in helping to eliminate symptoms. How can functional medicine help Lyme Disease?

Discovering the Root Cause

When you work with a functional medicine provider, they dig deep to get to the root cause of your issues instead of just treating symptoms like the traditional medicine model. Functional medicine providers ask many questions to determine what exactly is causing the symptoms in the body. When they discover the root cause, they work to eliminate the issues prohibiting the body from healing.

When provided with the right tools, the body has an innate wisdom to heal itself. Often, it means the mind needs to get out of the way of the body so it’s able to do its job. 

Herbal Medicine Works

Many people think that Lyme Disease only responds to antibiotics, but that’s not the whole truth. While antibiotics may help for a tick bite or an acute case of Lyme Disease, when you have chronic Lyme Disease, antibiotics may not be the answer. Many functional medicine practitioners prefer using herbal remedies or homeopathic remedies to help get to the root cause of Lyme Disease.

The Lyme bacteria can be reduced by using herbal remedies, often without the terrible side effects of antibiotics. A practitioner may use different herbal remedies or modalities to help treat Lyme Disease.

Calm the Mind, Calm the Body

When you’ve been dealing with chronic illness for many years, you know how frustrating it can be to feel bad all the time and nothing is helping. You may have even been told that these symptoms are nothing to worry about. Functional medicine providers will work with you and to get to the bottom of the symptoms and will help you alleviate them.

Functional medicine providers can make suggestions on supplements that can help relieve symptoms. Calming the nervous system can also often help clear some symptoms and allow the body to heal. 

You Don’t Have to Suffer with Lyme Disease

Many people unknowingly have Lyme Disease for years without a proper diagnosis because many mainstream medical doctors don’t acknowledge or know the condition. It can feel hopeless to suffer for years without answers but don’t give up hope.

Symptoms of Lyme Disease can vary widely and seem very random and not connected, but a doctor that is knowledgeable about the condition can help link it all together. You can do many things to help treat Lyme Disease and its symptoms when you work with the right practitioner. Don’t give up hope!

The Hope for Chronic Lyme Disease Patients

While chronic Lyme disease presents significant challenges, the comprehensive and holistic approach of functional medicine offers hope for those struggling with this condition. By addressing the root causes of the disease and supporting the body’s natural healing processes, functional medicine can significantly improve the quality of life of chronic Lyme disease patients.

Work With a Knowledgeable Functional Medicine Practitioner

If you’ve been suffering with Lyme Disease, call our office. Dr. Leo can help you get to the root cause and develop a treatment plan to start feeling better. Whether you recently had a tick bite and developed symptoms or you’ve been suffering for years, we would welcome the opportunity to help you. Call today on 301-770-6650 or complete the form to schedule your first appointment. We are located at 6321 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852, in the Executive office park. 

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Dr. L. J. Leo

Dr. Leo began his education at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in osteopathy. He completed his internal medicine residency through the U.S. Army and had the honor of serving multiple overseas tours before retirement.

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