Lyme disease is an infection marked by inflammation. The condition results from the bacteria transmitted through tick bites. While early treatment is advised to prevent further side effects, it’s not always possible. If you still suffer from the effects of this infection, ozone therapy for Lyme disease is a treatment option that can bring you relief.
What Are the Symptoms of Lyme Disease?
The early symptoms of Lyme disease include:
- A red rash that grows larger over several days.
- Muscle aches and fatigue.
- Swelling of the lymph nodes.
However, as the disease becomes chronic, the symptoms become much more serious. You may experience:
- Shortness of breath.
- Intense headaches.
- Stiffness in the neck.
- Facial palsy (one side of the face droops more than the other).
- Severe joint pain and swelling.
- Pain in your tendons, muscles, and bones.
- Heart palpitations or irregular heartbeats.
- Numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.
Most Lyme disease tests check for antibodies, which often take several weeks to develop. If you don’t receive any treatment during that time, the condition can progress. Even after successful treatment, you might still feel pain, exhaustion, or brain fog.
How Does Ozone Therapy for Lyme Disease Work?
The main issue with chronic Lyme disease is that it causes your immune system to flare up, leading to pain and inflammation. While temporary inflammation is essential to killing off bacteria, extended periods lead to long-term pain and unpleasant symptoms.
In the long run, this infection can cause an overactive immune response. Ozone acts to calm this response by increasing your oxygen intake and helping your white blood cells create cytokines (these are proteins that help regulate inflammation and immune system cells).
Oxygen and proper circulation are essential to healing your body, especially if you suffer from chronic inflammation. Inflammation often leads to poor blood flow.
A bonus is that ozone therapy often doesn’t interfere with other treatments you might be undergoing at the same time, whether you are using antibiotics, vitamins, herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or other methods.
Is This Treatment Safe?
The ozone therapy that we use at Mind and Soul Therapy is intravenous, meaning we administer it into your bloodstream. Medical ozone is very safe — in fact, our own body creates ozone in response to illness. We also adjust the amount of ozone you receive based on how your body responds; the doses are highly specific to you.
Explore the Possibility of a Healthy Life Again
Treating chronic Lyme disease requires a long-term plan. One or two treatments usually aren’t enough to eliminate the infection, though it depends on how your body reacts to the ozone therapy sessions.
Ultimately, it’s important to find a practitioner that provides you with a consistent quality of care, which is exactly what you’ll find at Mind and Soul. To book an ozone therapy session, click here or call us at 305-456-1014.