Many Lyme Disease patients seek relief through alternative treatments like an infrared sauna. The warmth of an infrared sauna has a soothing effect on joint and muscle pain so infrared sauna treatments can provide an effective compliment to traditional Lyme Disease treatment.
Sufferers of Lyme Disease experience a wide range of problems including extreme muscle and joint pain, headaches, sudden deafness, reflex problems, and muscle weakness as well as more severe neurological problems. The Bb bacterium of Lyme is more resistant to treatment by antibiotics than most bacteria for a variety of reasons.
In general, the current therapy for Lyme Disease consists of IV or oral antibiotics, often combined with an antiprotozoal medication. Because pharmaceutical therapy is often not entirely effective and/or not covered by insurance, many Lyme sufferers seek out alternative treatments as well. These include supplements, probiotics and infrared sauna therapy.
A person may find that a detoxification protocol that worked during the first few months of treatment is not as, or not at all, effective in the later months of treatment. The reason this happens is because the rate of detoxification is much slower than the rate at which toxins are being released by Borrelia.
Sweating in the infrared sauna flushes fat-soluble toxins (including heavy metals) out of the body via the skin. This detoxification which occurs at the lower heat available in an infrared sauna assists the immune system and the healing process while increasing circulation, invigorating the body, and allowing the meds to reach all parts of the body in a more efficient manner. Infrared sauna therapy also relaxes the muscles and joints, giving the patient some relief from their pain.
It is important to have the guidance of a doctor who is familiar with Lyme Disease. To find a doctor in your area that is “Lyme literate,” call the Lyme Disease Association’s toll free information line at 888-366-6611 or check out their website at www.lymediseaseassociation.org. Another good site for Lyme info is the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society at www.ilads.org.
In the 5 years of having an Infrared Sauna in my practice, one of the concerns our customers come to us with is Lyme Disease. We have seen so many of our customers mitigate, if not eliminate, many of the symptoms of Lyme because they include an infrared sauna in their healing process.
Anyone residing in the state of Pennsylvania is at great risk of developing Lyme Disease. Keep in mind that Infrared Sauna Therapy is a low cost alternative with rapid results.