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Are there ANY Lyme Neurologists out there that treat with natural supplements/ treatments versus mainstream drugs & medications? I'm in NJ.

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You can request a holistic LLMD Neurologist from 'The Ticked Off Foundation' here;

You can also request a holistic LLMD Neurologist from ILADS here;

There is a message box where you can write you are seeking a holistic provider only.

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It's very rare to find a MD neurologist who not just is lyme literate but who also treats lyme. There may be only one or a few in the whole country.

In addition, most MDs who have gotten to the extra specialty point of being a neurologist are not normally going to go against the grain of typical Rx kinds of treatment for the typical things they treat.

Often, for those with lyme, most ILADS educated (or similar) LLMDs and LL NDs can work very well with a range of even serious neurological symptoms in those with lyme and other tick-borne or chronic stealth infections.

A neurologist will have to follow the IDSA kind of model and that is not going to work for tick-borne infections.

Yet, that one, or a few, in the country who go beyond to also embrace the ILADS approaches which often also do included nutritional or herbal supplements, well . . . most likely you will do fine with a good LLMD or LL ND.

If there is more to the picture in addition to the things lyme or tick-borne / chronic stealth infections are causing, a good LLMD or LL ND will still refer out to a neurologist for testing / assessment to either rule out or confirm other matters not related

but - again - a neurologist is not likely to manage treatment for lyme, coinfections or any natural approaches.

How to find an ILADS-educated LL:

N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor);

L.Ac. (Acupuncturist);

D.Ay. (Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine);

D.O.M. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine);

D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy);

D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic);

Integrative / Holistic / Functional Medicine M.D., etc.

Be aware that integrative doctors can have various levels of formal herbal &/or nutritional education, perhaps even just a short course. Do ask first. Some have learned on their own from experts in the field.

There are many ways to acquire knowledge and most are eager to share basic details about their training. You want someone with a deep knowledge.

Some of the specialities above may not actually treat lyme yet, for things such as physical adjustments, it is just good that they are also LL, at least to some degree (to know never to suddenly twist the neck or spine).

Links to many articles and books by holistic-minded LL doctors of various degrees who all have this basic approach in common:

Understanding of the importance of addressing the infection(s) fully head-on with specific measures from all corners of medicine;

knowing which supplements have direct impact, which are only support and which are both.

You can compare and contrast many approaches.

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Check the online state Lyme groups at:

Maybe they can help. They would know better about NJ.

Some more resources (including Support Groups info):

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