Chronic Lyme Disease: Treatment with Acupuncture
[This article is a work in progress]
Lyme Disease has long been a problem in the United States but Chronic Lyme Disease is beginning to be recognized as an even greater and more insidious threat to the qualities of American lives. And with climate change expanding the range of the disease carrying tick, the numbers of people affected by both chronic and acute Lyme are expected to rise dramatically.
Symptoms can be highly invdividualized, may persist for years or indefinitely, and may include:
- restless sleep
- aching joints or muscles
- pain or swelling in the knees, shoulders, elbows, and other large joints
- decreased short-term memory or ability to concentrate
- speech problems
- temperature regulation issues
- sense of body heaviness
While most of my Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) clients are well aware of the cause, symptomatology, progression and Western approaches to this disease they are usually very pleased to learn that traditional Chinese medicine has a lot to offer speeding up recovery. Acupuncture and Chinese herbology work simultaneously to boost the imnune system and elimate any lingering infection which may be sapping the body's strength.