SOURCE: Unipathic Medicine

Unipathic Medicine

February 11, 2015 18:26 ET

Unipathic Medicine: Current Level of Lyme Disease Treatment is Insufficient

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - February 11, 2015) - While Unipathic Medicine stands in solidarity with ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, and supports the message for Lyme disease treatment to be guided by a clinical response, we believe it to be insufficient. Patients are suffering and this is because many times Lyme disease does not come alone, and it can manifest itself as what Unipathic Medicine defines as Chronic Lyme Disease Complex (CLDC). Unipathic Medicine not only recognizes this but treats the full complex using the best of all medical disciplines in diagnostics and in treatment alike. We define Chronic Lyme Disease Complex or CLDC as involving one or more factors: Lyme disease; its co-infections; the reactivation of dormant infections, such as viruses, fungal and parasitic infections; and or an immune compromised state that can be further complicated by heavy metal toxicity, chemical toxicities, essential nutritional deficiencies, brain chemistry imbalances and structural impairments as part of the etiology of the chronic disease. In this way we differ from the ILADS criteria for treatment. That being said, Unipathic Medicine takes chronic Lyme disease to a higher personalized level of care. ILADS has done a good job moving the ball forward in regard to the recognition of the disease but falls short in comprehensive therapeutic care. We understand that most physicians that belong to ILADS have moved beyond the ILADS treatment guidelines and Unipathic physicians also believe a more comprehensive approach is needed for doctor training and patient care.  

In CLDC, we see a medical situation complicated by co-infections and secondary infections that need a different kind of treatment than most doctors are prepared for. Co-infections come in various different forms: Bacterial, examples being Babesia, Bartonella; Viral, the examples being Epstein-barr, HHV6; and Fungal, examples being Candida/Microplasma to include mold and mycotoxins that are typically present. Antigen mimicking infections also cause multiple concerns because they allow for false autoimmune disease presentations where the body's own immune system attacks itself. Many times patients suffering from CLDC have a greatly weakened immune system as a result of the extended amount to time that the infection is lingering in their body, and that is why getting treatment as soon as possible is the most important factor. Quite frankly, antibiotics are just not enough and more comprehensive treatment is needed. That means physicians must integrate treatments that address –all– of the aspects of what we call Chronic Lyme Disease Complex, not just the bacterial infection. For many chronic Lyme disease patients, this is just the approach needed to finally improve their quality of life. Patients should not simply seek a Lyme literate doctor but a Unipathic trained Lyme literate doctor if they want more personalized medical care. For more information on Lyme disease or proper treatment, visit our website at

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