Is It Chronic Lyme Disease or Sympathetic-Parasympathetic Imbalance?
One Face of Dysoxic Dysautonomia
Majid Ali, M.D.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne microbial infection. It starts as an acute infection which in most cases is controlled by the natural immune responses. In all discussions of Lyme disease we need to ask a simple question: What happened to people who were infected by the Lyme microbe before the early 1970s when the Lyme disease microbe was discovered in Lyme, Connecticut? What kept the current so-called chronic Lyme disease from becoming an epidemic? This question does not seem to hold any interest for those who claim to be Lyme experts.
The importance of this crucial question is that the toxicities of foods, environment, and thought that cause sympathetic-parasympathetic imbalance cannot be treated by mindless use of antibiotics.
The autonomic nervous system regulates the functions of the heart, blood vessels, involuntary muscles (of the gut and other organs), body temperature and other body organs. Dysautonomia is dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Its main functions are divided into two subsystems of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Imbalance between these two sub systems (dysautonomia) are caused by toxicities of food, environment, and thought. I coined the term dysoxic to explain that all clinical features of dysautonomia, in the final analysis, are rooted in oxygen dysfunction.
In the video linked below, I address the crucial matter of the commonality of most symptom-complexes of chronic Lyme disease with those dysautonomia. For a broader discussion of this subject, please consider my 40-minute video seminar that can be downloaded from www.aliacademy.org.