Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment: A Brief History

The first case of Lyme was found in a five-thousand-year-old mummified individual. No surprise there, as biofilm-producing species, like Lyme, have been around for 4.5 billion years. However, it took thousands of years before we truly understood what caused the disease and ultiamtely how to focus resulting chronic Lyme disease treatments.

In the 1970s, in Lyme, Connecticut, children and adults suffering from symptoms that included swollen knees, paralysis, skin rashes, headaches, and chronic fatigue were left undiagnosed until the medical establishment studied their symptoms and finally surmised that they all had been bitten by a tick in the same region. Researchers named the syndrome Lyme, yet they did not know the exact cause of disease. 

This connection was made by a scientist named Willy Burgdorfer who found that the illness known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever (caused by a tick bite) was linked to  Lyme disease by a bacterium or spirochete: thus, the name Borrelia burgdorferi. Burgdorfer credited Dr. Sven Hellerstrom with the initial discovery of Lyme in 1949 who identified the relation between a skin lesion -erythema chronicum migrans (ECM)  -and Lyme disease. The initial description of Lyme arthritis appeared in 1977, with patients describing a rash thought to be erythema migrans.  

In the late 1960s, Dr. Rudolph J. Scrimenti treated an ECM patient based on the detailed description of the patient’s tick bite preceding the illness. Remembering the success that the Swedes had had with penicillin treatment, he treated the fifty-seven-year-old patient with penicillin; he was symptom free in a short time and remained that way until his death twenty years later. ECM was called “Lyme arthritis” in Europe and was often curable if treated immediately with penicillin.   

Does Everyone Get a Bull’s-eye Rash?

It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of individuals see the initial skin lesion or ECM – the infamous “bull’s-eye” rash; thus, only 10 percent of people know they have Lyme at the time of infection. These 10 percent, if treated within the first two weeks, can sometimes successfully eradicate Lyme using antibiotics. This conventional treatment for Lyme disease is on’y effective in the first first weeks, proving to be ineffective and outright dangerous in the treatment of chronic Lyme disease.

There hasn’t been much shift in treating chronic Lyme disease since its scientific discovery. The only difference among various chronic Lyme disease treatments is how to kill the disease; in the end, these approaches aren’t really that different from one another. There are natural treatments for chronic Lyme, conventional treatments for chronic lyme disease, and everything in between – but in the end – none of them are any different from one another. 

At Lifestyle Healing Institute, we have shown that Lyme is part of the disease cycle, but not the whole story. We have patented a data-driven holistic treatment for chronic Lyme disease and have established the first immersive Lyme disease treatment center in the country. Most importantly, we have shown that you do not have to kill your Lyme – and suffer more – just to get better. 

It’s time for a different solution. It’s time to just feel better. Read on to learn more about our natural Lyme treatment and our unique immersive Lyme disease treatment center. 

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