Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs

Posted March 31st, 2015 by VCIH

a workshop with Brendan Kelly, M. Ac., L. Ac., herbalist
Wednesday, April 8th 6-9 pm
$17/$15 for members
pre-registration requried, register online here.

A crucial understanding in treating Lyme disease is that things change. Using the Chinese medicine perspective of Sheng Hua, we’ll talk about how one set of symptoms leads to others, and how understanding the progression of the disease is essential to not only treating symptoms but also promoting health. Brendan will use several Lyme case studies of patients he’s worked with to talk about his experiences treating Lyme disease and the potential to treat the condition from very early through advanced stages. We’ll talk about using western herbs as well as dietary and lifestyle suggestions to treat the numerous symptoms associated with Lyme.

Brendan will also talk about research from his book that will published by North Atlantic Books in 2015—The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis. In particular, he’ll present how the progression of Lyme disease is a reflection of the progression of climate change and how Lyme is very much a condition of our times. Detailed handouts will be provided.

You can view of video of Brendan talking about the progression of Lyme disease at the Jade Mountain Wellness YouTube page:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z5iAVcA3Mc

Brendan Kelly has a master’s in acupuncture degree and teaches about Chinese medicine at schools, colleges, universities and conferences around the country. He is a faculty member at Johnson State College in VT and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in FL. He has 20 years experience in western herbs and natural medicine, with 12 years in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He practices acupuncture and Chinese and western herbal medicine at the clinic he co-founded, Jade Mountain Wellness, in Burlington, VT—www.jademtwellness.com