Chronic & Opportunistic Infections

Blog posts in: Chronic & Opportunistic Infections

If you’ve gotten a scary diagnosis of a chronic infection such as Lyme or Epstein-barr, or you’re just suffering from frequent pathogenic infections, then these blogs might convince you that there’s a way to address infections that completely honors the body without it having to be in constant “attack” mode.

Most new Lyme diagnoses are communicated to me through tears. It’s a condition that in my experience, terrifies people more than any other diagnosis out there, with few exceptions. The reasons are understandable as the symptoms can devastate lives, leaving people a fragment of what they once were. For this reason, it’s one of the conditions I continue to grow more and more passionate about treating, since I see such great results with Chinese medicine...

In Chinese medicine, each patient as seen as an individual. Whether they come in for migraines, IBS, vaginal discharge, or endometriosis; we can never make assumptions about what imbalance is causing their symptoms or disease. To relate this to candida, for the sake of this post let’s say that all I treated all day long, every day, were patients with the diagnosis of candida. Every single one of them would still get a completely different...

Is Lyme as scary as we think? The short answer is: if we’re looking at it through the conventional method of constantly thinking we need to KILL the pathogen, then yes. I can’t tell you how many times over the years I’ve seen women come in for acupuncture with a Lyme diagnosis, having already been through several rounds of antibiotics and yet they still feel that they’ve never gotten their lives back. On top of...

Every so often a new patient will arrive at my clinic with a fresh diagnosis of Epstein-barr. In their head it explains all the symptoms they’ve been suffering from: namely including chronic fatigue and constant flu-like symptoms. They’ve usually been to many doctors, and finally someone tests for this virus and viola! They have the explanation to their symptoms! But I take a different perspective. My view is that their Epstein-Barr levels are inflated BECAUSE...

A curious thing is happening this season. Many people I know, just when they’re finally over their last cold and ready to start getting out there and exercising again, back into normal life, etc… are finding themselves sick AGAIN. Soooo frustrating! I hear people getting down on and judging themselves, wondering what they’re doing wrong. While it may be true that these colds can be clues that we’re not caring for ourselves, I’d like to...