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Unipathic Medicine

June 10, 2015 19:35 ET

Neurological Symptoms of Lyme Disease Traced to a New Study: Unipathic Medicine Discovers Treatment Implications

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Thanks to a recent study by the University of Virginia (UVA), we now know that the brain is connected to the lymphatic system, which helps in flushing and processing toxins, chemicals and providing immunity for the brain. Unipathic Medicine is taking the findings of the UVA study and discussing the impact for chronic Lyme disease patients in particular. In Lyme disease, there are repercussions in the central nervous system and neurological complications for many patients such as brain fog, short term memory, tremors, and many more. This new anatomy information from UVA may explain why the body’s immune (lymphatic system) response brings about many Lyme disease symptoms as well as neuroborreliosis (a disorder of the central nervous system).

Jonathan Kipnis professor in the UVA Department of Neuroscience and director of UVA's Center for Brain Immunology and Glia has said that, "Instead of asking, 'How do we study the immune response of the brain?' 'Why do multiple sclerosis patients have the immune attacks?' now we can approach this mechanistically. Because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels." Because of the new study, Unipathic Medicine has found startling implications when it comes to the treatment of Lyme disease, fibromyalgia and many other autoimmune diseases, in particular, the need to address structural problems (impairments) along the spine and cervical/thoracic spine.

Many symptoms of Lyme disease are connected to the brain via the central nervous system and ultimately cranial, cervical, and thoracic lymphatic drainage. The patients that Unipathic physicians typically see have a compromised lymphatic system as a result of impaired lymphatic elimination and spinal compression, making them unable to drain neurotoxins properly. The results of all of this are the symptoms of Lyme disease and an accumulation of neurotoxins causing everything from difficulty with name recall, headaches and brain fog. Neurotoxins are produced by infections and they block nerve/ hormonal function and ultimately lymphatic vessels congestion goes untreated for patients. Evidence of this is in the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction, which is a bodily reaction and response to antibacterials. When antibiotics kill off bad bacteria, borrelia in this case, their corpses release endotoxins and lipoproteins faster than the body can remove them. This is known in integrative medicine as a “healing crisis.” This “healing crisis” can lead to excessive toxins, an increase in brain fog, headaches, loss of memory, etc. In addition, many Lyme disease patients have cervical and thoracic spine regions that are subluxated and twisted on X-ray findings. These factors have been clinically found to impair drainage and worsen immunity. The good news is that through a structural procedure of advanced decompression and correction, patients have found improvement.

Unipathic Medicine’s goal is to help patients receive comprehensive and lasting treatment for Lyme disease and other autoimmune diseases. Many Lyme disease patients have problems in their spine and their lymphatic tissues are oftentimes impaired. The UVA study maps out how the brain, immune system and lymphatic system are all connected as one structure. By addressing this structural issue, among other factors, Lyme literate Unipathic physicians can now lessen the many symptoms that accompany chronic Lyme disease. Unipathic Medicine encourages its doctors to properly address the structural problem in patients and to include lymphatics that occur in chronic Lyme disease patients, but ultimately to treat the many infections that can be present. As always, medical care must be personalized and comprehensive, so that patients can return to a high quality of life.

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