Integrative Family Medicine
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine located in Olney, MD
Lyme disease can take a toll on your physical and mental health. This silent disease can make your day-to-day life harder and create pain that keeps you from reaching your full potential. Anahita Seyedan, DOM, MAc, LAc, MS, and her team of practitioners at Integrative Family Medicine in Gaithersburg and Columbia, Maryland, can help ease the symptoms of Lyme disease with natural, integrative medicine. To learn more about Lyme disease treatment, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Autoimmune disorders have been historically difficult to cure. Often times after traditional treatment, there will be a remission of symptoms, followed by their return not long after. Oriental medicine focuses on treating patients individually and according to their symptoms, as opposed to treating patients with the standard protocol associated with a certain disorder. If you’d like to learn more about treating autoimmune disorders with Oriental medicine, click or call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anahita Seyedan of Integrative Family Medicine located in Gaithersburg and Columbia, Maryland.
Lyme Disease Treatment Q & A
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that’s caused by an infected deer tick — also known as the black-legged tick — bite. The tick transfers the disease into a human by clinging onto their skin, piercing it with their small teeth, and sucking the blood.
The likelihood of obtaining Lyme disease depends on the type of tick, how long the tick was attached to your skin, and where the bite occurred on your body. In most cases, the deer tick had to be attached to you for about 36-48 hours to effectively transmit the disease into your body.
The ticks can easily be removed, and catching them before they have been attached for 48 hours may help you avoid becoming infected.
What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
Lyme disease can cause symptoms that mimic those of the flu. Some of the most common symptoms of Lyme disease are:
- Fatigue and discomfort
- Joint and muscle pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Brain fogginess
If Lyme disease isn’t treated, your symptoms can worsen. They can cause severe headaches and neck stiffness, rashes, arthritis, irregular heartbeat, and more. If you’re struggling with these symptoms, consult with Dr. Seyedan at Integrative Family Medicine today.
How is Lyme disease treated at IFM?
If caught early, Lyme disease can often be successfully treated with antibiotics. If you've already been treated with standard care and are still suffering from Lyme disease, there is still hope. Dr. Seyedan and the medical staff at Integrative Family Medicine can help reduce and reverse symptoms of Lyme disease with the use of medicine that blends the best of Western medicine research with knowledge from other, more natural medicinal practices.
These practices include the use of herbs and nutrition, as well as the healing energies from homeopathy, Chinese medicine, life coaching, essential oils and meditative practices.
Using a more holistic approach, the practitioners at IFM can ensure that your body expels the disease completely without the need for harsh medical treatments that can take a toll on your mental and physical health. The entire staff is dedicated to making your body healthier, stronger, and free of Lyme disease.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Lyme disease and its co-infections, call today or schedule an appointment to ensure you’re properly diagnosed and treated with one of our Lyme specialists.
96.3% of our patients have a parasitic-related illness (including Lyme disease) and we have had 100% success rate with treatment and management.
What types of autoimmune disorders can Oriental medicine help?
Oriental medicine has been proven to help treat many autoimmune disorders. Some include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Rheumatoid arthritis
The key to successfully using Oriental medicine to treat autoimmune diseases is to identify a patient's pattern of symptoms. Some of these patterns could be when flare-ups occur when symptoms are at their worst, and when symptoms are at their most tolerable. By treating symptoms every time they occur, Dr. Seyedan is able to correct these patterns and prevent them from reoccurring.
What are some treatment options?
Dr. Seyedan’s individualized treatment options can include acupuncture, and the use of an infrared sauna. In addition to these services, Dr. Seyedan also treats her patients by prescribing herbal medicines and offering life coaching.
What does acupuncture entail?
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique used for unblocking a patient’s qi — pronounced ‘chi' — energy. It is done by inserting needles at particular points on the body to balance the opposing forces of yin and yang. In the case of fibromyalgia, for instance, acupuncture is known to ease pain and stiffness. Similarly, because there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Seyedan may encourage patients who have the disease to receive consistent acupuncture treatments to ease joint swelling and discomfort.
At Integrative Family Medicine, acupuncture treatments normally take an hour to an hour and a half.
If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder or simply want to know how Oriental medicine can improve your overall health, call or go online to schedule an appointment with Integrative Family Medicine today.