Post-Lyme syndrome, or chronic Lyme disease, is a treatment-resistant chronic condition with symptoms that may persist for many months or even years. The condition begins with an undiagnosed or untreated bout of Lyme disease. This disease, caused by the bite of an infected tick, follows a progression of stages.
In its initial stage, Lyme disease causes flu-like symptoms and sometimes a tell-tale rash. Antibiotics can generally wipe out Lyme disease if taken during the first stage, but the disease is not always diagnosed in a timely manner.
If not caught and treated, Lyme disease may go on to produce nerve symptoms (such as facial paralysis, or Bell’s palsy) and pain and swelling in the joints. It may then progress to chronic arthritis. Symptoms such as heart abnormalities, eye problems (such as conjunctivitis), chronic skin disorders, and motor coordination problems may also appear.
Sources. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Asclepeion Center for Body Mind Therapy.
Working integratively and individually, Asclepeion Center staff have had marked success in alleviating the negative effects of a variety of disease states and health issues.
To discuss what particular treatment protocols may be appropriate for any specific health issue, please contact the Asclepeion Center, (301.495.0933) to talk over your individual medical situation. For more information on what we do, see About Us and Services sections of this website.
Many people who come to us feel they have already gleaned the positive effects of treatments offered by traditional medicine. Others want to explore possible synergies drawing upon holistic alternatives. Center staff are always glad to work cooperatively with any practitioners—both traditional and non-traditional—that a client desires.