Lyme Disease: Integrative Treatment in Toronto


The rate of Lyme disease is growing in Canada. Dr. Amauri Wellness Centre now offers comprehensive diagnostics and integrative therapy for patients afflicted with Lyme disease, tick-borne illnesses and co-infections.

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is an infection that spreads from tick bites to humans. As an inflammatory infection, Lyme disease is controversial in the medical world with respect to testing and treatment methods.

Currently, Lyme disease is under-reported. As verified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. alone, there are about 300,000 reported cases each year.

Lyme disease consists of three stages: early localized, early disseminated, and late persistent. According to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme), the different stages of Lyme disease are “often blurred together quite rapidly.” More than 100 different symptoms are associated with Lyme disease, and they involve multiple organs and systems in the body. Misdiagnosis often happens because Lyme symptoms are parallel to other illnesses, such as the flu. Symptoms may include: pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, excessive fatigue, swollen glands, bulls-eye or circular-shaped rashes, fevers, memory loss, confusion and unusual irritability.

Lyme disease symptoms may not always be recognized during physical examinations, as they can appear many months after a tick bite. “In fact, 50% of people infected don’t remember being bitten and less than 50% of people will get any over-emphasized rash,” explains CanLyme.

Adhering to the guidelines of ILADS (the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society), our goal at Dr. Amauri Wellness Centre is to help those with Lyme disease improve their quality of life.

Diagnosis and Treatment for Lyme Disease

Dr. Amauri Wellness Centre has partnered with two internationally recognized third-party testing facilities to test for Lyme disease and co-infections: IGeneX Labs (California) and Armin Labs (Germany). (Please note that test results may take 3-4 business weeks.)

Our clinic’s Lyme disease treatment is led by Dr. Amauri Caversan, ND, and Arv Buttar, NP. Protocols are designed to help eradicate infection, boost the immune system and improve detoxification. Our integrative medical treatments may help alleviate fatigue, joint pains, aches, brain fog, neurologic symptoms, and other symptoms of Lyme disease.

A treatment for Lyme disease at our clinic may include:

  • Antibiotics and herbs (note: antibiotics are prescribed by Arv Buttar, NP. You may be administered only herbal treatments by Dr. Caversan, ND, upon request)
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy by Dr. Caversan, ND
  • Guidance on implementing the Paleo Autoimmune Diet Protocol, which may help alleviate some symptoms of Lyme disease
  • Gut microbiome support, which may help strengthen your immune system

What Every Patient Should Know Before the First Appointment.

Please note the following:

– You must visit our office for an initial consultation before you officially become our patient.

– Our healthcare providers will not speak to patients over the phone or interpret lab reports without seeing you in our office first. This is a rule we strictly follow in order to maintain our health licenses.

– A minimum of four appointments per year is mandatory (one appointment every 3 months). You must have an in-office visit with our healthcare providers every 6 months.

– In between visits, you have the option of video telemedicine consults if you have been a patient of ours for a minimum of three months. If you are receiving naturopathic IV therapy treatments, all consultations must be in person.

– Please schedule your appointments in advance. We cannot promise that an appointment will be available if you attempt to book a few weeks prior to the time your next appointment is due. If you are cancelling an appointment, please notify us 48 hours prior to your booked visit; otherwise, you will be charged a late cancellation fee (which is equal to a consultation fee).

If you’re concerned that Lyme disease is affecting your life, please leave us a message here and our clinic will contact you shortly.

 

References:

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme), “Lyme Basics”, viewed on October 25, 2019.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “How many people get Lyme disease?”, last updated December 21, 2018, viewed on October 25, 2019.

 

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