At Atma Clinic, we treat all stages of Lyme disease. Many people with chronic Lyme disease, in particular, have encountered medical professionals who dismissed their symptoms or weren’t knowledgeable about chronic Lyme disease. Many people suffer for a long time, knowing something is wrong, but not being able to find a doctor who can help.
In this month’s Atlantic, there is a detailed piece about one person’s journey with debilitating chronic Lyme disease. She did finally find a physician who could help. He started by believing her account of her symptoms. He used his expertise to order specialized diagnostic testing not typical in the medical community. Then he personalized the treatment plan to her specific biochemistry and needs.
These are the keys to effectively treating chronic Lyme disease and other complex, chronic illnesses. This is especially true with complex, multifactorial illness such as Lyme disease.
According to one expert physician interviewed in this article, a one-size-fits-all approach to Lyme diagnosis is inadequate for most patients. Lyme disease clearly calls for personalized medicine, because the issue is so complex and so individualized. Listening to patients about their experience and custom tailoring treatment is critical. We agree, and these principles form the foundation of our approach to medicine and wellness.
This article is a good read for anyone curious about Lyme disease, whether you suspect you have it yourself, or you are simply curious about the disease. Here is a link to the article, “Lyme Disease is Baffling.”
In case you don’t reach the end, here is a powerful quote from the last paragraph: “Not only did I suffer from a disease, but I suffered at the hands of a medical establishment that discredited my testimony and… wrote me off as a loon.” No one should have to experience that. At our clinic, no one does.