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I would like to provide a word of caution for those shopping for books on Lyme and related infections. The number of low-quality books being published on tick-borne illnesses is increasing at an alarming rate. Many books, some published by physicians, are nothing more than marketing schemes. Furthermore, I feel the reviews of these books at amazon are often questionable, at times written by people who are financially connected. So please keep this in mind when making your book selection.

Lyme Alternative Medicine Books

The Homeopathic Treatment of Lyme Disease
by Peter Alex, translated by Doug Smith © 2007
Description: "This is one of our most exciting new books. Part of our excitement about this book arises from the fact that it was written by a German health care provider--we believe that healing from Lyme Disease requires a global perspective that looks beyond the borders of the United States. We are also excited because this book's subject is homeopath--a healing modality which is generally considered to be among the most powerful methodologies in the world."
Lyme Disease and Modern Chinese Medicine
by Dr. QingCai Zhang; © 2006
Description: "What is modern Chinese herbology and how does its phytopharmacology match with the pathophysiology of Lyme disease? What are the shortcomings of conventional Western approach in treating chronic Lyme disease? How does MCM treat Lyme disease with herbal remedies and what are the phytopharmacology of these herbal remedies? This book is a comprehensive discussion about traditional and Modern Chinese Medicine and aims to answer these questions in detail."
Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections
by Stephen Harrod Buhner; © 2005
Description: "Healing Lyme examines the leading, scientific research on Lyme infection, its tests and treatments, and outlines the most potent herbal medicines and supplements that offer help--either alone or in combination with antibiotics--for preventing and healing the disease."
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, and Lyme Disease
by Burton Goldberg, Larry, Jr. Trivieri; © 2004
Description: Although there is only one chapter dedicated to Lyme disease, the entire book provides information that may be useful to Lyme patients. Anecdotal cases are presented.
Lyme Disease: How to avoid, detect and treat
by Ronald L. Hoffman; © 1994
Description: This booklet lists supplements that may be beneficial to Lyme patients.
Lyme Disease Alternative medicine can help
by Hannelore Helbing-Sheafe, Ph.D., Hannelore Helbing-Sheafe; © 2004
Description: The amazon review reveals that this book was written by a Lyme patient who also has a holistically oriented practice.
Beating Lyme Disease: Using Alternative Medicine and God-Designed Living
by David A. Jernigan, Sara Koch Jernigan © 2004
Description: This book focuses on takes a different route from the others is discussing lifestyle, bioresonance scanning, etc. Product recommendations include the Jernigan line of neutraceuticals.
Also See: Surviving Lyme Disease Using Alternative Medicine
And Jernigan Neutraceuticals

Alt Med Books That Mention Lyme

Healing Without Medication: A Comprehensive Guide
by Robert S. Rister © 2003
Description: This book is a reference book for the treatment of many disorders. Treatments mentioned for Lyme are vitamins A, D, and zinc, and the herbs forskolin, ginseng and milk thistle.
The Complete Encyclopedia of Natural Healing
by Gary Null © 2001
Description: The treatments mentioned for Lyme are glutamine, vitamins, and bio-oxidative therapy.
The Road to Immunity : How To Survive and Thrive in a Toxic World
by Kenneth Bock © 1997
Description: Written by an ILADS board member, this book focuses on treatments to boost the immune system. While the book is not about Lyme disease, considerable attention is given to this subject and other topics of interest to Lyme patients such as hormones and yeast infections.
Detoxx Book - Detoxification of Biotoxins
by John Foster MD, Patricia Kane PhD, Neal Speight MD; © 2002
Description: Presents a thorough biomedical approach to neurotoxic syndromes, including Lyme disease. Choose the Physician's Guide (not the Patient's book)
Desperation Medicine
by Ritchie C. Shoemaker © 2001
Description: Discusses treatment of neurotoxins induced by Lyme and other illnesses.
Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies
by Phyllis Balch, James Balch © 2000
Description: This book is a reference book for the treatment of many disorders. Amongst the treatments mentioned for Lyme are essential fatty acids and enzymes.
Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements : The Essential Guide for Improving Your Health Naturally
by Michael T. Murray ©1996
Description: While this book provides excellent descriptions of nutritional supplements in general, the recommendations provided for Lyme disease are very basic and include a multiple, vitamin C, vitamin E, flaxseed oil and pancreatin, along with some brief dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

Alt Med Books That Mention Lyme- SINGLE TREATMENTS

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
by Richard A., Md. Neubauer, Morton Walker © 1997
Description: This book discusses hyberbaric oxygen, with a section on infections and 2 pages on Lyme.
The Micro Silver Bullet: Lyme Disease, AIDS, Yeast Infection
by M. Paul Farber © 1997
Description: Discusses the author's experience with Lyme disease and his use of mild silver protein.
Lyme Disease and Rife Machines
By Bryan Rosner © 2004
Description: Information about frequency devices known as rife machines for the alternative treatment of Lyme disease.

Other Alternative Medicine Books

Manifesto for a New Medicine
Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine
Coyote Medicine: Lessons from Native American Healing
Biochemical Individuality
A Change of Heart: A Memoir
Healing from the Source (Tibetan Medicine)
The Art of Effortless Living: Do Less, Let Go, and Discover Health
The Edge Effect: Achieve Total Health and Longevity (Amino Acids)
Total Renewal: 7 Key Steps to Resilience, Vitality, and Long-Term Health
The Miracle of Natural Hormones
Complete Candida Yeast Guidebook
7-Day Detox Miracle
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Survival Guide

More Non-Lyme Books:

The Encyclopedia of Bodywork: From Acupressure to Zone Therapy
Alternative Medicine Christian Handbook
Home Safe Home: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Everyday Toxics
Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook
The Healing Power of Herbs
The New Natural Family Doctor: The Authoritative Self-Help Guide
Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide
Food and Healing
Eat Right for Your Type
The Zone: A Dietary Road Map
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health
The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss
The Complete Fat Flush Program
Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
Living Organic: Easy Steps to an Organic Family Lifestyle
Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices: What's Missing in Your Body?
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