Herbs are my gold standard as a primary therapy for chronic Lyme disease, and they also have a restorative effect on the body. I prefer herbal remedies because they have a long-standing history of use throughout the world, are backed by solid scientific studies, have an excellent safety profile, and are affordable and accessible. Herbal therapy was critical to my personal healing from chronic Lyme disease.
But as a physician, I often get asked my opinion on other Lyme treatments. And while herbal remedies are my preference for the majority of people, I’m always learning and educating myself on different treatment options that might make it easier for those with chronic Lyme disease to get their lives back. To evaluate the potential success and pitfalls of various treatments, I use a grading system based on my research, experience, and medical opinion. My criteria includes:
- Cost: What are the out-of-pocket expenses for a particular treatment?
- Efficacy: Is there any evidence the treatment works?
- Safety: What’s the potential for the treatment to cause harm to the person who’s using it?
- Ways to administer: What’s the route by which the treatment is given to a person?
Using my grading system, I’ve created a treatment guide so that you can learn about and compare a variety of treatments and therapies. You’re likely to hear some success stories with nearly every treatment and therapy on this list. But measuring your options according to efficacy, potential risks, and cost, in partnership with your healthcare provider, will go a long way in helping you make the best decisions for you and your recovery.
Bill Rawls, MD
Medical Director and Cofounder of RawlsMD.com
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