Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium which is commonly carried by the deer tick. An early symptom of Lyme disease is the appearance of a red rash at the site of the tick bite. This rash is called an erythema migrans (EM), and appears as a red spot before becoming larger to form a circular-shaped rash. Other symptoms of Lyme disease include fever, body aches, headaches, fatigue and stiff neck. If the infection goes untreated, Lyme disease can lead to the onset of other serious medical issues such as arthritis, Bell's Palsy, meningitis, impaired muscle movement, limb stiffness and heart problems.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Lyme disease.
Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for lyme disease that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.
The following Tam Healing/Tong Ren Therapy Protocols May Be Used With Lyme Disease
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)