The Sanoviv medical team has treated many cases of Lyme disease, including those that were first misdiagnosed. Our medical team has seen a wide variety of cases, many with different symptoms, often “mimicking” other chronic illnesses.

About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete—a corkscrew-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is transmitted by deer and black-legged ticks, typically found in wooded areas. Lyme is called “The Great Imitator” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases.  This can lead to a misdiagnosis such as chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and neuro-psychiatric illnesses, including depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lyme symptoms can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. Chronic Lyme can become a debilitating disease.

Lyme Co-Infections

The tick bite can transmit many other bacteria, viruses, and protozoans all at the same time. The most common tick-borne diseases in the United States include Lyme disease, babesiosis, Bartonella, anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). When diseases are acquired together like this, they are called co-infections. It is common for a person with Lyme to also have other co-infections. Compounding co-factors include chronic inflammation, immune suppression, and elevated levels of heavy metals and toxins. Since these factors can create a complex pathology of Lyme disease, successful treatment requires multilayered solutions.


When someone has Lyme, they need to strengthen their immunity, detoxify their system, and reduce inflammation while attacking the infection from multiple angles. For a successful outcome, it’s essential to target every facet of this complex condition. At Sanoviv, we target all of these and more. One of our key treatments is whole-body hyperthermia, along with ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen, IV artesunate, and other immune-enhancing IV treatments. We also offer a variety of advanced detoxification therapies.

Currently, our integrative approach to treating Lyme is working well in many patients and offering new hope for those struggling with this debilitating chronic illness. In the past year, Sanoviv has treated many cases of Lyme disease and related infections. We have also learned that some patients who came for different illnesses (such as fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, chronic fatigue) with unsuccessful conventional treatment results actually had Lyme that mimicked their “other” diagnosis.

More recently, Sanoviv started learning about related conditions such as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome since they are common in patients with Lyme disease.

Learn more about Sanoviv’s Lyme Program.