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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is the subject of great controversy in the medical community. Not only is there disagreement regarding appropriate treatment, but even questions regarding prevalence and diagnosis remain hotly debated.

How Many People Get Lyme Disease per Year?

The CDC is evaluating their estimate levels based on new evaluation methods. Still, some experts believe the actual number to be much higher. http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/humancases.html http://lymediseasechallenge.org/the-facts/

It is actually more appropriately called tickborne disease because of the multiple infectious agents that can be involved. Many different organisms affecting many different systems can lead to a complex array of symptoms: Tickborne disease requires a knowledgeable practitioner with an understanding of the complexity of these disorders and their treatment.

The approach at Bock Integrative Medicine is in line with that of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) which means a more inclusive diagnostic approach based on symptoms, physical findings and laboratory results, as well as more comprehensive treatment protocols.

Our location in the Hudson Valley places Bock Integrative Medicine in the heart of this epidemic and has given us many years of experience to become leaders in this challenging field.

Lyme Disease is the perfect example of a condition that requires comprehensive physiologic balance (immune, hormonal, nutritional, psychosocial) in addition to antimicrobials. It is this model of individualized care that has the best chance for positive clinical response.