Lyme disease is a complex condition that is further amplified by the attendance of other associated viruses, bacteria, fungus, and parasites. It is also known as “the Great Imitator” for its ability to manifest a whole host of symptoms commonly indicative of other diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic fatigue syndrome. The traditional blanket approach to treating Lyme disease is often ineffective because Lyme affects everyone differently. 

Eradicating Lyme disease requires a paradigm shift from treating it as a singular bacterial infection to customizing a treatment plan for the one-of-a-kind patient with Lyme disease. 

What Is a Naturopathic Approach? 

Some of the primary principles of the naturopathic approach to medicine include:

  • Identifying and addressing root causes (as opposed to symptom suppression and management)
  • Treating the body as a whole
  • Understanding the interconnectedness of our body, environment, and lifestyle
  • Using the most natural and least invasive therapies
  • Recognizing and harnessing the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself

This approach to health and healing, also referred to as an advanced integrative approach, is grounded in customizing care and supporting the body’s natural healing processes. There is no quick-fix approach to treating chronic Lyme disease, but the journey is worth the destination. 

IM’s Advanced Integrative Approach to Treating Lyme Disease 

Dr. Thomas K. Szulc, MD, founder and medical director of the New York Center for Innovative Medicine, developed the Innovative Medicine approach to Lyme disease treatment. With no set Lyme protocol, this approach aims to identify dysfunctions and contributing factors in order to personalize and prioritize each patient’s treatment. Each unique blueprint is determined by an advanced medical evaluation system called Bioresonance Analysis of Health (BAH). 

As explained by the IM Health Team, “the main goal of this paradigm is to find and eliminate all causes of dysfunction on all levels: biochemical and physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—allowing the body to restore its natural, inherited healing ability and reestablish balance and harmony, which we know as complete health.”

The three main pillars of this naturopathic plan are detoxification, antimicrobial treatments, and cellular repair. 


The first stage of treatment (generally two to three weeks) is focused on detoxification and drainage, recalibrating pH balance, and improving tissue oxygenation. The goal is to restore your body’s homeostatic environment by correcting imbalances and restoring immune system function so that healing can occur. This is done through oral and intravenous therapies. 

Antimicrobial Treatments

Personalized pathogen-related treatments (usually three to four weeks) using potent antimicrobial natural compounds target and eradicate the bacterial infection and any co-infections. This stage does not include the use of traditional antibiotics but rather natural remedies typically administered intravenously. Your antimicrobial cocktail will be custom-tailored to address specifically what is going on in your body. During the anti-pathogenic treatment, you will also continue to receive therapies for detoxification, and nutritional, emotional, and immune function support. 

Cellular Repair and Regeneration

This stage focuses on helping your cells regenerate from the long-term disease assault through phospholipid exchange and NAD+ IV infusions, among other methods. The most effective treatments and therapies will be chosen for you by your own team of integrative medical experts.

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Your Success Story 

Lyme disease doesn’t have to be a life sentence. We have the naturopathic therapies and know-how to eliminate Lyme and all of its co-conspirators. The key to success, though, is the customization of care. No two cases of Lyme disease are the same, and treatment must also reflect that truth. Your story can be a success story! 

Disclaimer: The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products or treatments mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner for medical advice.

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Jenn Parker

Originally from Florida, and after ten years of thriving in Costa Rica, Jenn Parker now lives on a small tropical island on the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama. She is an avid surfer, nature photographer, environmental conservationist, traveler, yogi, and self-educated nutritionist and wellness advocate. She has long adhered to a plant-based diet, and full-heartedly believes in the power of nutrition. She has been working full-time as a professional wellness, travel, and lifestyle writer since the start of 2015. Passionate about sharing what she has learned along her journey and through extensive reading and research, she hopes to inspire others to lead a more mindful, environmentally conscious, happy, fulfilled, and healthy lifestyle.
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