Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease, caused by the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and often accompanied by various other viruses, bacteria, and parasites, is a highly misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed condition. In 2023, the CDC finally recognized Lyme as a chronic illness requiring meticulous diagnostic attention, often based on clinical criteria alone, acknowledging the years of advocacy by those affected.

This shift underscores the importance of comprehensive care and awareness, as Lyme Disease can lead to a multitude of debilitating symptoms if not properly diagnosed and treated. At The James Clinic, we are dedicated to providing thorough, evidence-based care for those suffering from Lyme Disease, focusing on accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plans to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

Treatment

Designed to enhance performance and accelerate recovery, this comprehensive approach integrates advanced diagnostics, targeted treatments, and personalized support strategies to ensure you stay at the top of your game. 

Thorough Diagnostic Evaluation

  • Clinical Assessment: Detailed review of your medical history, symptoms, and potential exposure to tick-borne illnesses.
  • Advanced Testing: Utilization of state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and tests to identify Borrelia burgdorferi and other co-infections.

Personalized Treatment Plans

  • Antimicrobial therapy. Combination of antibiotics and antimicrobial treatments tailored to target the specific strains and co-infections present.
  • Immune support. Nutritional and herbal supplements designed to boost the immune system and support overall health.
  • Detoxification. Methods to help the body eliminate toxins, including those released by dying bacteria (Herxheimer reaction).

Integrative Therapies

  • IV therapy. Intravenous administration of vitamins, minerals, and other therapeutic substances to enhance treatment efficacy and improve patient well-being.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Use of high-pressure oxygen to increase oxygen levels in tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.
  • Ozone therapy. Application of ozone gas to boost the immune system and improve oxygen utilization in the body.
  • Extracorporeal Blood Ozone & Oxygenation (EBOO). Helps reduce the bacterial load, alleviate symptoms, and improve overall immune function. 

Integrative Therapies

  • Psychological counseling. Access to mental health professionals who understand the challenges of chronic Lyme disease.
  • Stress management. Techniques and therapies to manage stress and improve mental resilience.

Ongoing Monitoring and Support

  • Regular follow-ups. Continuous assessment of treatment progress and adjustment of therapies as needed.
  • Patient education.  Empowering patients with knowledge about their condition and treatment options.

Testing

Chronic Lyme patients often experience a high incidence of depression, with a suicide rate 40% higher than the general populace. This alarming statistic highlights the severe impact Lyme Disease can have on mental health, underscoring the importance of accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. The complexity of these symptoms raises an important question: Could your condition be related to chronic Lyme disease?

To help you better understand the possibility, we invite you to take the Horowitz Lyme Questionnaire, a validated tool that assesses the likelihood of Lyme Disease based on your symptoms and medical history.

Symptoms We Treat

Skin rash (erythema migrans) / Joint pain / Fatigue / Mood changes such as depression and anxiety / Neuropathy / Issues with memory and cognition / Heart problems / Muscle aches / Fever and chills / Swollen lymph nodes / Headaches / Dizziness / Neck stiffness / Sleep disturbances / Eye inflammation / Sensitivity to light

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find the answers here to help you make informed decisions about your health journey.

We use a comprehensive approach to diagnose Lyme Disease. This includes a detailed clinical assessment of your medical history and symptoms, as well as advanced diagnostic testing. We utilize specialized blood tests to detect Borrelia burgdorferi and other co-infections. Additionally, we may use the Horowitz Lyme Questionnaire to assess the likelihood of Lyme Disease based on your specific symptoms and exposure history.

Yes, The James Clinic incorporates natural and integrative therapies as part of our comprehensive treatment approach for Lyme Disease. In addition to conventional antimicrobial treatments, we offer nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, IV nutrient therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), and ozone therapy. These integrative therapies aim to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, and promote overall healing, providing a holistic approach to managing and treating Lyme Disease.