Lyme Disease

Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture & Functional Medicine located in Scottsdale, AZ

Lyme Disease services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

An estimated 1.2 million cases of Lyme disease appear every year, causing challenging symptoms that can change from day to day. Nizhoni Functional Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides individualized care for Lyme disease after precise diagnostic testing. Learn more about Lyme disease and available treatments by calling Nizhoni Functional Medicine or requesting an appointment online today. 

Lyme Disease Q&A

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a blood-borne bacterial illness that can enter multiple parts of your body to result in highly diverse symptoms. Many people are familiar with Lyme disease as an illness you get from deer ticks, but there are actually multiple ways to catch it. You can acquire Lyme disease from various insects or directly from other people. 

At Nizhoni Functional Medicine, the team consists of experts in diagnosing and managing Lyme disease. Although the illness can be a challenge to manage, they follow a detailed protocol for treatment that goes beyond the standard two-week course of antibiotics. This protocol combines allopathic and naturopathic therapies to restore your health. 

What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease?

Lyme disease can affect more than one part of your body and its effects can fluctuate on a weekly or daily basis. Doctors often look at a single day’s symptoms and misdiagnose the illness as something else, such as Parkinson’s disease, lupus, or a hormonal imbalance. 

Some of the most prevalent signs and symptoms of Lyme disease are:

  • Fatigue
  • Pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sweating
  • Fevers
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sensitivity to specific chemicals

Some people who get Lyme disease initially get what’s called a bull’s eye rash. This is a type of rash that looks like a small bug bite with a circle around it, similar to a bull’s eye.  

How is Lyme disease treated?

The protocol for Lyme disease treatment at Nizhoni Functional Medicine involves seven general phases. Still, treatment varies from person to person based on their personal circumstances. The phases are:

Phase 1

The first phase involves establishing your health foundations while initiating detoxification. 

Phase 2

The second phase involves optimizing the function of your immune system while improving the repair of damaged cells. 

Phase 3

The third phase supports the microbiome of your gut and stimulates your lymphatic system.

Phase 4

During the fourth phase, the team addresses any co-occurring infections with your Lyme disease. 

Phase 5

The fifth phase involves the antibiotics you might expect in a Lyme disease treatment program. You may also take herbal medicines. 

Phase 6

During the sixth phase, you take a medication called Disulfiram. This medication is commonly used to treat alcoholism, but there is recent evidence of its ability to fight the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. 

Phase 7

The seventh phase of treatment involves post-Disulfiram cellular repair. The team also helps you retain your remission long-term. 

Find out more about Lyme disease treatment by calling Nizhoni Functional Medicine or booking an appointment online today.