One of the difficulties of Lyme Disease is that no two people have the same symptoms. And, on top of that, each person’s symptoms will often change. That is why the first resources listed on this page will help you find medical care. The internet is full of useful information, support & stories, but without someone to help you figure out which applies to you, it can be hugely overwhelming. Please find someone to help you.
The second challenge is that Lyme Disease is, for some reason, controversial. There is a disagreement among the medical community regarding diagnosis, treatment & even its existence at all. Be prepared that you might meet with some resistance, but, hopefully, these links will help you find help on the first try. If medical assistance is out of the question for some reason, please check the list of Support links.
IGeneX, Inc., Reference Laboratory
IGeneX is one of the few laboratories in the country performing Lyme Disese testing. Their website is for health professionals and patients alike to better understand our laboratory assays for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Institute for Functional Medicine
Addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach & engaging both patient & practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It's an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses healthcare needs of the 21st cen
Lyme Disease Testing Options
List of options from Scott of BetterHeathGuy.com. He has an extensive site chronicaling his own experience with Lyme Disease & makes a point to stay current as the field evolves.
Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP)
A nationwide patient assistance program offered by Ferndale Foundation in coordination with Lyme Patients Assistance Group to provide assistance for initial Lyme-related lab tests to patients who demonstrate true financial need. - See more at: http://www.
This site contains contact information for health care professionals treating people with acute and chronic Lyme and tick borne diseases.
National Center for Homeopathy | Find a Homeopath
Homeopathy is a distinct and sophisticated system of diagnosis and treatment. It is a 200-year-old system of medicine used successfully by over 100 million people worldwide. It may also be the least expensive & invasive.
Orthomolecular.org | Find an Orthomolecular Practioner
Therapeutic Nutrition based on Upon Biochimical Individuality. Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.
The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and
The American Lyme Disease Foundation | National Physician Referral Service
A national physician referral list of board-certified physicians who have received our health-care information and are, to varying degrees, familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections.