Steve O'NeillLyme Disease Practitioner
“No one protocol or remedy will work for all. An individualized approach is what I offer”.
Ontario Lyme Disease Clinic
Located in Uxbridge Ontario, the clinic is operated by Stephen O’Neill. Licensed in Acupuncture and trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homotoxicology, Metabolic Typing and Oligotherapy. Stephen O’Neill has been in practice since 1998 and has focused exclusively on treating Lyme and co-infections for the past fourteen years. He has been a guest speaker at various Lyme support groups and has taught other health care providers how to diagnose and treat Lyme and co-infections.
“What I can offer at the clinic is experience and a willingness to help individuals and families who are going through the curative process of restoring their health from this infection(s).”
Lyme disease is not only a physical challenge it can effect relationships, the way they have perceived themselves and the choices one has made.
While there may be no official cure for Lyme disease, there are many, and I do not mean a statistical minority, who say they no longer have the health issues they experienced with having Lyme.
Treat the person not just the infection
I work from the basis of treating the person who has the Lyme disease, not just treating the disease; supporting the physical, emotional and relationship challenges, individuals with Lyme often experience.
Causes of Symptoms
It’s often the dead Lyme bacteria and neurotoxins that causes most of the symptoms (even if one is not in treatment, the body is still trying to fight the infection). Treatment supports the elimination and detox from the die off, throughout the process. Otherwise, there will often be a flare up of symptoms caused by the die off of Lyme Bacteria, also known as a “Herxheimer Reaction”.
Thoughts on Antibiotic Use
I do not prescribe antibiotics, I am not against their use but often focusing just on the antibacterial component to treat chronic Lyme is insufficient (whether it be prescription or herbal). In Canada the long term use of antibiotic is not allowed. I am not licensed to prescribe antibiotics. Over the last ten years of treating individuals with Lyme, over eighty percent I have worked with have not used prescription antibiotics as part of their treatment.
A holistic Approach includes:
Supporting the immune system. Lyme and many other infections often manipulate the immune response so that the immune system is less effective. Re-balancing the immune response is truly essential.
Supporting the Adrenals and sleep. Lyme bacteria often affects the adrenal system leaving the person exhausted and having poor sleep. Treatment may be necessary to include adrenal support to improve energy and quality of life.
Supporting nutrient deficiencies. Lyme bacteria and co-infections have certain nutrient requirements, thereby contributing to patient nutrient deficiencies.
Supporting the organs that are being effected. Lyme depletes collagen, while Babesia and Bartonella, effect red blood cells and endothelial cells.
Address, the spirochete, cyst forms of Lyme at the same time.
When one feels worse, I recommend using less of the antibacterial tools and more of the supportive tools.
Although I have seen individuals heal themselves from Chronic Lyme in as little as eight months (please refer to patient testimonials for more information), it is more common for the treatment to last two years. The healing process often goes through stages of initially more die off, to repair and rebuilding. For example, if main symptoms are neurological, then healing of nerve damage may be more pronounced from middle to end of treatment. This means that the initial treatment protocol will often change through out the process of getting better.