Low dose immunotherapy, (LDI), is a revolutionary treatment that has been shown to provide dramatic relief of symptoms and improvement in health for patients with a wide range of chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, interstitial cystitis, and Lupus. LDI works by helping the immune system restore proper balance by reducing inflammation caused by foreign invaders. LDI brings the immune system more in balance, helping it to fight pathogens more effectively.
LDI combines specific antigens (bacteria, toxins, or other foreign substances that induce an immune response in the body) with an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase. This enzyme attracts T cells, which are specialized white blood cells involved in the immune response and tells the T cells to pay attention to whatever antigens are included with the enzyme. Then the enzyme causes the down-regulation, or desensitization of TH2, the part of the immune system that was over-reacting to the included antigens. When the over-activated TH2 portion of the immune system is reduced, the depressed TH1 immunity is enhanced, which can effectively destroy intracellular infections.
With a number of infections, the body’s immune system is able to kill the majority of pathogens, but a small amount of pathogens are able to evade the immune system. The small amount of remaining pathogens continue to stimulate a maladaptive inflammatory response that leads to chronic illness, including chronic Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and a wide variety of autoimmune diseases.
We know that Lyme-related bacteria can be difficult to completely eliminate from the body due to the bacteria’s ability to mutate and hide within the body. But even if the bacteria are almost completely destroyed by antibiotic therapy, this may not turn off the immune response that is causing most of the symptoms. In this case, chronic Lyme is more like an autoimmune disease.
Most autoimmune diseases are triggered by an initial infection. As the immune system fights the infection, it may begin to confuse the body’s own proteins with proteins made by foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Even after the bacteria have been eliminated, the immune system remains activated, and an autoimmune reaction triggered by the bacteria has been launched.
LDI can be administered by intradermal injection or by sublingual dosing. Doses given by intradermal injection are given just under the upper layer of the skin, similar to injections given for allergy treatments. Doses given sublingually are placed under the tongue and held for a short period of time, typically about 30 seconds. In sublingual dosing, the treatment is absorbed through the mucus membranes in the mouth.
There are a wide range of LDI antigens for numerous conditions along with a wide range of doses of LDI. After the initial dose, it is generally given once per week until an effect is seen, then it is dosed once every seven to eight weeks, though a booster dose can be given if a patient’s improvement diminishes and symptoms return before the seven-week mark.
LDI has a different result in each patient. For some patients, improvement in symptoms can be immediate or seen the very next day. Results can last for a few days to several weeks. One of the great benefits of LDI treatment is that each dose can be customized to the appropriate strength for the patient. Low Dose Immunotherapy has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for many chronic illnesses that previously had no effective treatment options, or which were treated with expensive and toxic prescription medications.
To see if LDI is right for you or for more information on LDI therapy, speak to a Holtorf Medical Group team member at 877-508-1177.
Low dose immunotherapy, (LDI), is a revolutionary treatment that has been shown to provide dramatic relief of symptoms and improvement in health for patients with a wide range of chronic illnesses, including Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and more.Low Dose Allergen
Low dose allergen treatment (LDA) is a safe and effective method of immunotherapy used for treating food and environmental allergies. Far different from other allergy treatments, LDA contains unique antigens that help restore your body’s immune tolerance to the environment outside and inside your body.Low Dose Naltrexone
Low Dose Naltrexone, also known as LDN, is becoming widely used among the medical community to treat infection and modulate the body’s immune system. LDN balances your immune system by turning off the cells that cause autoimmunity and diminishing the release of inflammatory and neurotoxic chemicals in the brain.Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequency
Pulsed electromagnetic frequency (PEMF) is most commonly known to be used as a reparative technique in the field of orthopedics for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, and depression. With over 40 years of clinical studies, researchers suggest that the pulsed signal in PEMF activates the body’s chemistry to heal more rapidly.Supplements
Our line of nutritional supplements is developed with our patients needs in mind and with the understanding that no one pill works for everyone. Developed by Dr. Holtorf, our proven formulas provide superior results and fit the various needs and tolerances of our patients. The unique formulas and quality ingredients within Holtraceuticals can help relieve your symptoms and restore your health.Prolozone Therapy
Prolotherapy is an inflammation-reducing injection intended to strengthen ligaments or tendons, and medical-grade ozone therapy is used to increase the amount of oxygen in your blood cells to fight infections and increase energy levels. The combination of these three treatment modalities has provided exceptional results for patients suffering from chronic pain, degenerative disease, and compromised immune systems.Peptide Therapy
Peptides play a major role in how your body responds to diet and exercise, and adequate peptide levels are imperative to your health. One of the great benefits of therapeutic peptides is that they can be customized to any cellular processes, and studies have shown they may be easier for the body to absorb because of their elemental nature.Testing
At Holtorf Medical Group all patients are encouraged to get a full blood panel and in-office testing so our providers have insight into uncovering the root cause of symptoms. Your physician will discuss the best testing protocol for you to help uncover the root cause of symptoms. Testing may include blood work or additional diagnostic tools.Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
BHRT are structurally identical to hormones that are produced by the human body, with many long-term benefits such as maintaining bone density, reduce incidences of breast and uterine cancers and lower the risk of heart disease, strokes, and dementia.IV Therapy
Our doctors use a wide range of custom IV therapies that are individually tailored to the needs of each patient. When therapies are given intravenously (IV), without the limitations of oral supplements, they are much more effective with major improvements often seen in a short period of time. IV packages are also available for Energy, Immunity, Ozone, Gut, Wellness, Neuro/Mitochondria, Detox, and Adrenals.