Lyme Disease Treatment: Step 9 of 10
Lyme disease is an infectious illness that is transmitted through tick bites. Symptoms of Lyme disease include headaches, fever, fatigue, facial paralysis, joint pain, and a red rash sometimes shaped like a bullseye. Lyme disease symptoms can appear anywhere from 3 to 30 days from the time of the bite.
If you believe you or a loved one has Lyme disease, we at East Valley Naturopathic Doctors have developed a 10 step recovery program to help patients diagnosed with Lyme disease. This program is meant to help you get back to your normal life and to help you feel better than you did prior to the illness.
Step 9 consists of training your brain by mapping your brain activity and using Neurofeedback to improve your brain function. Chronic infections, such as Lyme disease, create chronic inflammation which crosses the blood-brain barrier. The inflammation causes derangements in brainwave patterns and leads to mood dysregulations, cognitive decline, and sleep difficulty. Unfortunately, there are no drugs or herbs that are capable of resetting these offset patterns; neurofeedback, however, has proven effective.
Neurofeedback is a neural reprogramming system used to build better neural pathways in the brain, making your mental facility more productive and effective. This therapy can restore your brain function to its pre-Lyme disease capacity, and in many cases, even better than it was before! Neurofeedback therapy is guided by a QEEG, a picture of the electrical activity of the brain to show poor and well-functioning regions. This may begin during the second month of the Lyme treatment if cognitive, sleep or mood symptoms are present.
The cost for Neurofeedback is based on a package of 20 Neurofeedback sessions, with repeat brain maps for follow up and recalibration of protocols every 10 sessions, at $2,170.
At East Valley Naturopathic Doctors, we want our patients to feel comfortable and confident during the recovery process. We have your best intentions at heart and look forward to taking your call and answering your questions and concerns regarding our Lyme disease recovery program.