NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spring and summer are the times when people are most likely to encounter ticks and contract Lyme disease from tick bites. Most recover quickly, but some show symptoms long after the initial infection, according to the Lifestyle Healing Institute (LHI), an alternative treatment center specializing in natural Lyme treatment.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. About 500,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year, making Lyme the most common vector-borne infection in the Americas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although many infections can be successfully treated with antibiotics, cases can often be more complicated, said LHI founder Wyatt Palumbo.
First, many people never realize they’ve been bitten, and about half of patients never develop the telltale “rash” around the bite, he said. When symptoms develop, diagnostic tests can miss early-stage cases about 60% of the time. And even a third (34%) of those successfully treated will develop long-term symptoms known as post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome, commonly referred to as chronic Lyme disease. This is where individuals may experience symptoms a month or more after treatment, which last for months or even years.
“Most people with Lyme disease recover within weeks, but for those who don’t, symptoms can last for months or even years – problems like migraines, joint pain, fatigue, brain fog and sleep disorders.”
Currently, other than symptom management and antibiotics, there are not many standards of care for chronic Lyme disease. Cases of chronic Lyme disease can be particularly difficult for the patient and healthcare provider, Palumbo said, because after a few weeks the bacteria develops a “survival fortress” known as a biofilm that is largely impermeable. to many conventional treatments – including antibiotics. .
LHI has developed a patented, holistic and personalized approach to treating chronic Lyme disease.
“This type of chronic disease is often accompanied by many different symptoms that have persisted for some time. First, we collect data from the whole brain and body, from immune values, hormones, inflammatory values, brain chemistry, neurological and physical exams and more,” Palumbo said, “to help paint a picture of what’s going on biochemically.
LHI then develops a holistic treatment plan to address any imbalances and issues found, using an integrated team of physicians and other practitioners integrating both its indoor and outdoor facilities. Their goal is to maximize immediate and long-lasting results using multiple treatment modalities, ranging from treatments like IV therapy, contrast therapy, herbal remedies, psychotherapy and acupuncture, to patient education and help make functional and lifestyle choices regarding food, exercise, stress and relationships.
Typical LHI treatment programs for chronic Lyme disease last five to eight weeks and include all necessary practitioners, diagnoses and therapies. Their goal is to help people end the vicious circle of struggle.
“Each of our patient treatment programs may involve any or all of our physicians and providers, any or all of our treatment modalities, in any or both of our indoor facilities and outsiders, and can include involving loved ones or caregivers in the process — whatever that person needs to get better,” Palumbo said.
LHI has operated as a Lyme disease clinic and treatment center for nearly a decade, growing from a staff of one physician and one nurse to three physicians, three nurses, and affiliated occupational therapy practitioners, acupuncture, yoga, mediation and other therapies. It is believed to be the only facility of its kind to treat Lyme disease holistically with an integrated team of physicians and other healthcare providers.
LHI has expanded its holistic, data-driven approach to treat a wide variety of chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, chronic pain and fatigue, high blood sugar and diabetes, brain fog, and the resulting symptoms of over-prescription.
To learn more about the Lifestyle Healing Institute and its holistic approach to treating medical conditions, visit https://lifestylehealinginstitute.com/.
About the Institute of Lifestyle Healing
Lifestyle Healing Institute is a complementary and alternative treatment center specializing in chronic diseases and over-prescribed medications. Using a holistic, data-driven approach to healthcare, LHI’s patented core therapy is delivered in a treatment program by an integrated team of physicians and healthcare professionals. To learn more, visit www.lifestylehealinginstitute.com.
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