A Specialty Care Clinic Dedicated to Healing Chronic Diseases

Ozone Therapy

We are so pleased to now offer Oxidative Medicine at the clinic. Over the past 10 years, I have been on a professional mission to help find a cure for Lyme disease. While I do consider my approach to Lyme disease as being comprehensive, utilizing herbs, diet and anti-biotics, I saw a need for more. I needed to find a therapy that allowed the body to heal itself, without introducing another chemical (whether it be antibiotics, Vitamin C or Cat's claw). I needed to find a therapy for my toughest patients, those who were not responding to the main tools in my toolbox.

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Tick Bite Protocol

1. Promptly remove with tweezers or tick spoon. Pull the tick out perpendicularly to the skin. Do not aggravate the tick. Pull gently and swiftly. Do not apply Vaseline or any other agent (including lighting it on fire) prior to removal. However, you may apply some antibacterial ointment to the area after removal.
2. Take homeopathic Ledum 1M if embedded and you can’t get the head out.
3. If you have identified it as a female deer tick, put in a plastic bag with a moist piece of paper towel and send it to UMASS for testing. They will test for Borellia and for Babesia. http://extension.umass.edu/agriculture/index.php/services/tick-borne-disease-diagnostics The cost is $50. You can also have it tested for co-infections for an additional fee.
4. Another option is to stop by my office for a “Tick-it” which is a kit that uses the same technology as UMASS, but it tests for 2 types of borellia, Bartonella, Babesia and Ehrliosis. The cost is 35.00. The tick does not need to be alive. The results are far more accurate than human blood testing.
5. While you await the results of the testing, I recommend starting on an herbal protocol. THOUGH if you get a rash, fever, stiff neck/joints, headache etc, begin antibiotics treatment right away. Doxycycline (not for kids under 7) 100 mg 2x/day. There is now evidence to suggest that the preventive, one-day course of doxycycline is not effective. * If the tick comes back positive, I recommend continuing treatment with antibiotics and herbs.
6. Get yourself tested (western blot), 4-6 weeks after initial tick bite, though is you have been on antibiotics, then the test may come back falsely negative.

I do have a Lyme prevention protocol available if any one is interested. It is a tincture and homeopathic. Good for kids and pets too.

*For references please see Dr. Betty Malone’s work on the prophylactic doses and duration of antibiotics

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Valley Natural Health is a naturopathic health clinic located in the beautiful New England towns of Montague Massachusetts,  (next to the Book Mill) and in Brattleboro Vermont. At the clinic, we offer a safe and natural approach to health care for individuals and families with acute and chronic diseases.

Fluent in conventional medicine and standards of medical care, the strength of naturopathic medicine and the naturopathic philosophy is thinking outside the box, offering safe and natural strategies to treat the cause of illness.

Natural therapies offered:

• Classical Homeopathy
• Botanical Medicine
• Dietary and Nutritional support
• Hydrotherapy
• Counseling
• Antibiotics* and Hormones* may also be prescribed if needed.

Dr. Maiella uses a full range of Functional Lab analyses to assess for:

  • Hormone status (male and female)
  • Lyme disease
  • Adrenal gland insufficiency
  • Candida and parasites
  • Heavy metals
  • Food intolerances
  • Celiac disease
  • Carbohydrate and insulin resistance

*Vermont patients only

Dr. Maiella’s goal as a naturopath is to acknowledge and remove obstacles to cure, honor patient individuality and integrate all aspects of mind-body medicine. Many patients who suffer from chronic illnesses find long-term relief using these Naturopathic Principles and therapies, as opposed to symptomatic palliation, which is the more common type of medical practice.

Dr. Maiella is available for a short telephone consult if you have any questions regarding her naturopathic medical practice.