Lyme Disease is usually caused by a bacteria carried by deer ticks. Some patients are aware of the exact time of infection by the appearance of a rash in a bull’s-eye pattern and flu-like symptoms. The initial Lyme infection is usually treated with antibiotics, but after the initial infection is treated sometimes patients experience Chronic Lyme. Chronic Lyme Disease or Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) presents itself in many ways including
- Joint pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Heart problems
- Bell’s Palsy (muscle weakness that causes one half of the face to droop)
- Muscle pain
- Cognitive Impairment (Brain Fog)
- Other Neurological Issues
Currently the CDC recognizes a Lyme Infection as a “positive Western Blot” test. The Western Blot is a blood test used to identify an active early Lyme infection that should be treated with antibiotics. In most cases, a patient will be Lyme-free after treatment for this condition with antibiotics. If a patient has been treated for Lyme after a positive Western Blot with high dose antibiotics and still presents symptoms after 3 or more months, a medical professional can diagnose a patient with Chronic Lyme Disease. During this treatment we are not using stem cells as antibiotics. We are using stem cells to reduce inflammation and to regenerate tissue damaged by the disease, even after antibiotics have been provided. Chronic Lyme presents itself very similarly to Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. Systemic inflammation is usually the culprit here. We can use stem cells to reduce systemic inflammation so that patients can get relief from symptoms. If a patient has joints that are specifically affected like the knees for example, we can treat the knees locally and use stem cells systemically to reduce the inflammatory response and regenerate tissue.
The goal at Stemcellix is to reduce inflammation, regenerate damaged tissue, and ultimately reduce the symptoms caused by Lyme Disease so that the patient can experience a better quality of life. Currently stem cells do not cure Lyme, but they can drastically improve the symptoms of patients so our patients can get back to the lives they want to live. Its important to notate that this is not a one time treatment. Stem cell treatments for chronic conditions like Lyme will take time. Most patients will be treated every 3-4 months for 1-2 years in order to achieve best results. Many patients experience incredible results after just one treatment, but more than one is almost always required. Stem cells can have an instant anti-inflammatory effect, but it takes time to grow human tissue. Most significant tissue regeneration usually happens between 8 weeks and 4 months, but the injected stem cells continue to reproduce and grow for up to 1 year. This means that the patient continues to improve over the course of a year. We compound that with multiple treatments for optimal success.
Our patients are experiencing success in many areas: (These are a product only of reduction of inflammation and tissue regeneration in affected areas).
- Reduced pain in joints
- Increased energy
- Renewed sense of smell
- More energy
- Reduced pain in muscles
- Reduced headaches
- Improved mental clarity
- New tissue regeneration
**IMPORTANT: Stem cell therapy at Stemcellix cannot act as an antibiotic or killing agent during an initial infection period. We are only treating symptoms of a Lyme infection.Stem cells will not eradicate a Lyme infection, and patients wishing to eradicate should seek treatment of their choosing either holistic or antibiotic in nature. Some drugs used to treat Lyme infections can cause negative effects on the potency of stem cells within a patient and should be discussed before starting any stem cell treatment. Stemcellix aims to reverse damage caused by the disease and reduce the effects of Lyme.**