Lyme disease is debilitating and can be invisible, with symptoms that range from joint pain to nerve pain to extreme fatigue. When the origin and timing of the bite are unknown, it can be nearly impossible to take advantage of early antibiotics. It is a complicated disease, often accompanied by co-infections, with their own symptoms. Western medicine has yet to provide satisfactory solutions, but hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to be a natural remedy for Lyme, relieving the associated symptoms and conditions. This holistic approach increases the oxygen content in the body, creating an environment in which the bacteria that causes Lyme is unable to survive. With HBOT, Lyme sufferers can reclaim their life and body.
What is Lyme disease?
- Most common infectious, vector-borne disease in the U.S.
- Curable with antibiotics when caught early
- If missed in its early stages, Lyme disease can spread to the nervous system, heart, and joints
What are the short-term symptoms of Lyme disease?
- Bullseye rash (erythema migraines)
What are the long-term symptoms of chronic Lyme (untreated)?
- Joint and muscle pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Swelling in joints
- Brain fog, memory loss, problems concentration
- Facial palsy (temporary paralysis)
- Heart & liver problems (2)
How does HBOT help Lyme?
- HBOT can kill the stubborn, biofilm-protected Lyme bacterium (borrelia burgdorferi) that thrives in low oxygen environments by flooding it with oxygen
- Elevates tissue oxygenation (3)
- Increases white blood cell count (3)
- Enhances immune system response (5)
- Decreases nervous system symptoms, such as numbness or twitching (6)
At Delaware Hyperbarics, our holistic Lyme disease treatment has successfully healed many patients, who have reported decreased fatigue, increased mobility, better sleep, less joint pain, and more energy. Read our client success story below to see how Kaitlyn and Charlie were able to reclaim their health.
Client Success Story
Kaitlyn and her son, Charlie, came to Delaware Hyperbarics in January of 2022 after years of dealing with the symptoms of Lyme disease. They both had taken multiple rounds of antibiotics, yet were still experiencing chronic headaches, joint pain, and lack of sleep. Charlie’s joint pain was so pronounced that he occasionally had trouble walking and was unable to play soccer. By their third session, they both were able to regularly sleep through the night, had a significant reduction in joint stiffness, and their headaches had reduced in severity and frequency. Charlie was even able to begin playing soccer again and scored four goals in his first full game back. Through January and February, Kaitlyn and Charlie adhered to a rigorous schedule of 4-5 sessions per week. Their dedication paid off, and after their 20th session, both Kaitlyn and Charlie were free of their Lyme disease symptoms and able to live life to the fullest again.
We’d like to thank Kaitlyn and Charlie for sharing their story with us so we could share it with you!
Dr. Stella Parks, Doctor of Natural Medicine:
“The human body needs oxygen to survive and thrive. When a person has impaired blood flow from an illness, such as Lyme disease, then optimal recovery can be difficult. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy supports the transport of much needed nutrients, including oxygen, into the tissues for enhanced healing and recovery.”
Give us a call for more details about our HBOT protocol for Lyme disease, and to book your first treatment. As an integrated healing center, our clinical team is trained to support you through your personalized treatment plan and answer any questions you may have about hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our mission is to provide relief to you in your wellness journey.
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