We are currently scheduling Patients for Low Dose Immunotherapy.
All non-established patients will need an initial consultation to assess the correct protocol for the condition.
Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI/LDA) has newly arrived from Alaska to Greenhouse Naturopathic Medicine from the clinic of Ty Vincent, MD. We are all very excited by the potential of this therapy. The information and treatment is very exciting in regards to quality of life/symptom management of tick borne disease. There are also many more applications with hormone regulation, chronic viruses, yeast overgrowth, autoimmune disease, digestive distress and more.
Low Dose Immunotherapy is a shift of focus. Commonly the goal has been to attack the microbe whereas this form of treatment is focused on modifying the immune systems response. The process is using “DEAD BACTERIA” in very diluted doses to teach the immune system to be tolerant of the microbe that is present in human body, meaning reduction in symptoms. These remedies can be given as a shot very superficial in the skin like a tuberculosis test or sublingual. This is like an allergy shot.
The human immune systems response to a specific disease or imbalance can make the difference between being able to have a active life or potentially bedridden. This explains more clearly why two people with the same disease may present with little to no symptoms, while others are seriously ill.
This treatment does not stand alone as it needs to be in combination with healthy diet, lifestyle choices, herbal medications, homeopathy, anti-fungals and antibiotics as needed. This is adjunct therapy that can help the process be more efficient in resolving the sometimes debilitating symptoms associated with infections.
Cost for treatment will be a cost of a typical copay. Frequency of doses are meant to be seven weeks apart once a dose has been established as most effective for the patient. There may be more frequent visits at the beginning to work to the most helpful dosage. Once effective dose is established treatments are recommended no sooner than seven weeks apart. It will most commonly be given at the time of a medical appointment although a patient can schedule to come in for LDI independently.
Here are some resources that can be helpful in learning more about the treatment.
Common Conditions Treated with Low Dose Immunotherapy at our Amherst Office
- Lyme Disease/Tick borne Infection
- Yeast overgrowth
- Irritable Bowel syndrome
- Food Intolerance
- Inability to lose weight
- Chronic Fatigue
- Pain syndromes
- Female/Male Hormone Imbalance
- Attention Deficit/Autism
- Parasitic infections
- Skin infections
- Hormone Imbalance
- Chronic Strep infections