It is the opinion of the medical practitioners at Groton Wellness Center that Chronic Lyme Diseaseis an “umbrella” diagnosis used to describe the symptoms associated with opportunistic infections that have become a chronic syndrome. This is the result of an imbalanced and compromised internal ecosystem that allows the Lyme organism (borrelia burgdorferi), as well as a variety of polymicrobial co-infections (babesiosis, ehrliciosis, bartonella, etc.), to dominate and manipulate the environment. Causing a wide range of seemingly unrelated symptoms, this syndrome can impact the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular, genitourinary, gastrointestinal or endocrine system. Whatever the definitive cause, it’s apparent that a chronic immune response environment is activated that generates a constant flow of inflammatory products that can wreak havoc in any and all tissues within the body. This activity does not happen randomly or in isolation. A distracted or already overwhelmed immune system allows this to happen. Whether it’s an undiagnosed predisposing chronic condition like diabetes, heavy metal toxicity, a genetic inability to remove certain toxinsor even an asymptomatic infection in the teeth, there is a reason that Lyme becomes chronic. At Groton Wellness our responsibility is to identify and treat the contributing factors that have created the environment and opportunity forChronic Lyme Disease to become such a debilitating health challenge.
When we approach Chronic Lyme Disease from this holistic perspective, we can remove ourselves from the confusing debate and controversy that is generated within the conventional and alternative medical communities and focus on healing the body.
Our holistic treatment approach is non-toxic, removes obstacles to natural cure and fortifies the immune system. Rather than focusing solely on trying to kill an organism with pharmaceuticals, herbs or minerals, we focus on nourishing and re-calibrating the individual ecosystem so that the immune system is invigorated to fight the battle and re-establish balanced health, as nature designed. The best part of this treatment approach is that not only does the body regain the strength to rally against the infectious syndrome that is causing Chronic Lyme Disease symptoms; it also reduces or eliminates the risk for other chronic, often debilitating health issues.
The Groton Wellness Approach:
Possible Diagnostic Testing (Individualized and different for every person)
Treatment Plan May Include: