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- Glad Robin is in contact with you as she really knows California.
Rather than someone who might be just a homeopathic, it's best to find one who is a full ND or similar who may incorporate homeopathic methods but not rely solely upon them.
When considering herbal / nutritional / adjunct methods, because lyme is so very complex & unique, as are possible coinfections:
if at all possible - because each person & each case is different - it's best to consult with an ILADS-educated LL ND (lyme literate naturopathic doctor) (or similar) who has completed four years of post-graduate medical education in the field of herbal and nutritional medicine -
- and someone who is current with ILADS' research & presentations, past and present, and has completed the ILADS Physician Training Program (see: www.ilads.org )
so they really know all they can about the science of lyme . . . how lyme (& other TBD) act and what we can do about that in various ways. Proper ASSESSMENT of not just lyme but coinfectoins is vital. Someone trained by ILADS is best to assess.
Many LL NDs incorporate antibiotics (depending upon the licensing laws in their state). Some LLMDs and LL NDs have good working relationships.
When possible, it's great to have both a LLMD and LL ND and even better when they have a long-standing professional relationship.
For those considering complementary support methods / or other avenues entirely:
quote:Originally posted by Keebler: - Rather than someone who might be just a homeopathic, it's best to find one who is a full ND or similar who may incorporate homeopathic methods but not rely solely upon them.-
Keebler, I am so glad to see you back on the forum. You were very much missed! You always have such good information to help people navigate their way through lyme.
I think homeopathy is one good tool for getting well. Timing is everything. I, also, would not depend solely upon it. My concern with other practitioners, that have not formally studied Classical Homeopathy, is that they unwittingly use homeopathy in unwise and uneducated ways.
Just because an ND took a semester of homeopathy in school doesn't mean they know how to use it or interpret it.
That would be like taking acupuncture for a semester then treating people with acupuncture. It takes years of study to do homeopathy. I, commonly, see non-homeopathic practitioners do irresponsible homeopathic prescribing.
I think it is best to have a LLND and have also a Certified Classical Homeopath on the Get Well Team, along with a nutrionalist and a QiGong expert.
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