Unlocking Lyme: Innovative Integrative Treatments for Lasting Relief

Ixodid tick in a test tube close up. These dangerous ticks should be investigated for encephalitis and borreliosis (Lyme disease)
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March 13, 2024

As a clinical nutritionist and part of a team of integrative medicine practitioners, my passion lies in delving deep into the root causes of health issues and utilizing a blend of conventional and holistic therapies to achieve optimal well-being for my clients.  

In this blog post, I want to shed light on the integrative approaches to Lyme disease treatment,. I’ll highlight the effectiveness of advanced diagnostic testing and therapies such as ozone therapy, NAD+ IV therapy, other IV therapies to boost immunity, acupuncture, and functional nutrition in creating a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the complexities of Lyme disease beyond just antibiotics. 

What is Lyme Disease? 

Lyme disease, is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted through the bite of infected ticks. It’s a complex illness with a wide range of symptoms that can affect multiple systems in the body. Conventional treatment typically involves antibiotics, which aim to eradicate the bacteria.  

While antibiotics can be effective in the early stages of Lyme disease, they may not fully address the long-term impacts and persistent symptoms that many patients experience. 

This is where integrative medicine comes into play. By taking a holistic approach that considers the interconnectedness of body systems and focuses on addressing the underlying imbalances contributing to Lyme disease symptoms, we can provide more comprehensive and lasting relief for patients. 

Integrative Treatments for Lyme Disease 

Ozone Therapy 

One integrative therapy that has shown promise in Lyme disease treatment is ozone therapy. Ozone therapy involves the administration of ozone, a highly reactive form of oxygen, into the body to stimulate the immune system and combat infections.  

Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of ozone therapy in reducing Lyme-related symptoms and improving overall health outcomes. 

NAD+ & Targeted Micronutrient IV Therapies 

Another valuable tool in the integrative arsenal is NAD+ IV therapy. NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is a coenzyme that plays a crucial role in cellular energy production and DNA repair. By replenishing NAD+ levels through IV therapy, we can support the body’s natural healing processes and enhance mitochondrial function. These functions may be compromised in Lyme disease patients. 

In addition to ozone and NAD+ therapy, other IV therapies to boost immunity can benefit Lyme disease patients. Intravenous vitamin C, glutathione, and other nutrients can help strengthen the immune system and promote detoxification. This aids in eliminating pathogens and reducing inflammation. 


Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, offers yet another avenue for addressing Lyme disease symptoms. By stimulating specific acupoints, acupuncture can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and support overall immune function,. This provides relief for patients struggling with the debilitating effects of Lyme disease. 

Functional Nutrition 

Functional nutrition is also integral to our integrative approach to Lyme disease treatment. By identifying and addressing nutrient deficiencies, optimizing gut health, and supporting the body’s detoxification pathways, we can help restore balance and promote healing from within. Personalized dietary strategies tailored to each patient’s unique needs can play a crucial role in managing symptoms and preventing disease progression. 

Find the Right Integrative Treatments for Lyme Disease

It’s important to emphasize that integrative medicine is not about replacing conventional treatments but rather complementing them with holistic modalities that address the root causes of illness and promote overall wellness.  

By taking a comprehensive approach that integrates therapies from both conventional and alternative medicine, we can offer Lyme disease patients a more personalized treatment plan that addresses their individual needs and maximizes their overall recovery. 

As rates of Lyme disease continue to grow across the country, so will the burden of treatment. The complexity of the different strains requires a multifaceted approach that goes beyond just antibiotics.  

Integrative medicine offers a wide range of therapies, including ozone therapy, NAD+ IV therapy, other IV therapies to boost immunity, acupuncture, and functional nutrition, that can provide comprehensive support for Lyme disease patients. By addressing the root causes of illness and supporting the body’s natural healing processes, integrative medicine offers hope for improved outcomes and a better quality of life for those affected by Lyme disease. 

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Nour Amri is a Licensed Integrative Nutritionist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist. She earned her Master’s degree from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also received her certification for mind-body medicine facilitation from Georgetown University School of Medicine. In her approach, Nour applies the principles of Integrative and Functional Nutrition, which emphasize healthy eating personalized to the client’s genetics, environment, lifestyle, and health concerns.