Lyme Disease Treatment

Lyme Disease Borreliosis

A tick bite which causes Lyme Disease Borreliosis

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by three species of bacteria transmitted by the deer tick and quite possibly by mosquitoes, too. The bacteria belong to the genus Borreila and hence the disease is often identified as Lyme Borreliosis. An infection with the bacterium is a prerequisite for developing Lyme disease. The symptoms of Lyme disease are many and varied, so it may not become apparent to a patient or their practitioner that Lyme Borreliosis is the cause of their fever, headache, joint pain or neurological problems.

Borrelia is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks or mosquitoes and if identifiable symptoms occur, they usually take the form of a rash appearing approximately 7 days after being bitten. Sometimes this will develop into the well-known bull’s-eye which may be warm to touch. However, up to 30% of Lyme disease patients do not see any changes to their skin at all but almost all patients report getting chills and fever, headache, fatigue, stiff neck, muscle and/or joint pain, and swollen glands sometime after they were initially bitten.

If Lyme Disease Borreliosis is not treated in the early stage, severe and lasting symptoms may occur. Lyme disease is known as the “great imitator” and can appear as  severe headaches, painful arthritis, swelling of the joints, and heart and central nervous system problems. Once at this stage, Lyme disease becomes increasingly difficult to treat

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How to Prevent Lyme Disease Borreliosis

When in tick-infested habitat – wooded and grassy areas – take special precautions to prevent tick bites, such as wearing light-colored clothing (for easy tick discovery) and tucking pants into socks and shirt into pants. Check after every two to three hours of outdoor activity for ticks on clothing or skin. Brush off any ticks on clothing before skin attachment occurs. When you return home from areas where ticks might live, carefully examine your entire body and scalp for ticks.

If you find a tick attached to your skin, use fine-tipped tweezers to remove it. Do not handle the tick with bare hands. Grab the tick as close to its mouth (the part that is stuck in your skin) as you can. Do not grab the tick around its swollen belly because you could push infected fluid from the tick into your body if you squeeze it. Gently pull the tick straight out until its mouth lets go of your skin. Put the tick in a dry jar or ziplock bag and save it in the freezer for later identification if necessary. After the tick has been removed, wash the area of the tick bite with a lot of warm water and soap and use an antibiotic ointment on the wound. If removal of attached ticks occurs within 36 hours, the risk of tick-borne infection is minimal. If you have a concern about the bite, consult with your doctor.

Alternative Treatments for Lyme Disease Borreliosis

At LifeWorks Wellness Center, our preferred protocol for treating Lyme Disease Borreliosis is ozone therapy. Of course you’ve heard of ozone – it’s found high in the atmosphere, in the appropriately named ozone layer. When ozone is used for medical purposes, it is passed through an electrical coil that causes it to split into three atoms (usually, ozone is composed of two different atoms). In this way, ozone it no longer O2 – it becomes O3, and that third atom is what “supercharges” it and makes it effective as a medical treatment.

When ozone is introduced into the body of the person who is suffering from Lyme Disease Borreliosis, it increases the blood’s oxygen level. That’s what facilitates healing. The increased oxygen level offers the following benefits:

  • Detoxifies the liver
  • Decreases the level of uric acid in the body
  • De-clogs the blood cells
  • Improves the circulation
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Kills viruses, bacteria and fungi
  • Improves cellular metabolism

When you consider these myriad benefits, you can see that ozone is very helpful to your overall health. It boosts the immune system and works to ease the symptoms of a variety of illnesses, not the least of which is Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease Borreliosis Testimonials

LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering treatment for Lyme Disease Borreliosis for a long time and many of our patients have benefited from it. The Patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering Lyme Disease Borreliosis treatments and natural medicine for Lyme Disease where they live.

Please review some of our patients’ Lyme disease treatment testimonials.

Where to find Treatment for Lyme Disease Borreliosis

We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient or for more information feel free to call the New Patient Scheduler at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web inquiry with your request.

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.