Understanding and Treating Lyme Disease: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs

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Instructors: 
Brendan Kelly, L. Ac., M. Ac.
Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:00pm EDT

Please note webinar time is: 8 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm Central Time, 6 pm Mountain Time, 5 pm Pacific Time

A crucial understanding in treating Lyme disease is that things change.  Using the Chinese medicine theory of Bian 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 Lyme case studies of patients he’s worked with to discuss his experiences treating Lyme disease, from very early through advanced stages.  We’ll talk about using western herbs as well as dietary and lifestyle to treat the numerous symptoms associated with Lyme.

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

You can view a video of Brendan talking about the progression of Lyme disease at the Jade Mountain Wellness YouTube page.

BIO: Brendan Kelly has a master’s degree in acupuncture and teaches about natural medicine nationally. He is a faculty member at Johnson State College in Vermont and the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida. He has 26 years experience in western herbs, and 15 years in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He practices full time at the clinic he co-founded in Burlington, VT– Jade Mountain Wellness.

A major focus of his clinical practice is treating people with Lyme, having treated several hundred people with the condition. For 15 years, he has been integrating clinically the potency of local, western herbs with the older, pre-westernized traditions of Chinese medicine. Brendan also researches and writes about the connection between personal health and environmental sustainability. In September of 2015, North Atlantic Books published his first book The Yin and Yang of Climate Crisis which presents the deeper, root causes of our warming planet and its connection to our personal and collective health. Learn more here.