CIRS doctors use holistic methods to treat patients

Posted on March 21st, 2017

Holistic medicine is a method of treating an illness on a global scale, looking at more than just a patient’s specific symptoms.

¬†As a subset of alternative medicine, holistic medicine looks at things like an individual’s environment, habits, and daily life, as well as symptoms to find a treatment that works.

When it comes to individuals who are suffering from the symptoms of Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (or CIRS), the holistic approach is important, because the patient’s environment and issues there can trigger their CIRS.

Symptoms of CIRS and effects on patients

The presence of mold can make a person sick, but it’s important to remember that everyone reacts differently. CIRS is often brought on by mold poisoning, although Lyme disease and a variety of biotoxins can trigger the condition too. ¬†Symptoms of mold sickness vary from person to person and affect multiple systems inside one’s body, and vary depending on the intensity and length of exposure. They also mimic other conditions, so it’s important for patients to find a doctor with an understanding of environmental science. That’s where Dr. Shoemaker’s CIRS treatment protocol and doctor certification process comes into play.

Common symptoms of short term mold exposure include sneezing, skin irritation, headache, and eye discomfort. Extended exposure may bring symptoms like feeling tired frequently, breathing issues, nonstop headaches, rashes, weight loss and even open sores. Perhaps the most common of issues is persistent muscle and joint pain.

Holistic Medicine and CIRS Treatment

Holistic doctors may use a variety of methods to combat a patient’s symptoms, from education efforts about lifestyle changes and how to care for one’s self, to complementary therapies like chiropractic care, massage and naturopathy, and even traditional western medicine. With CIRS, doctors examine an individual’s environment, encourage lifestyle changes, and if that doesn’t work, then start down a path of genetic testing and responding to what the tests show.

There are several steps in treating CIRS through Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker’s CIRS protocol. The first steps that patients can expect to undertake include leaving the affected area and having the home or business tested for mold using an ERI to determine just how bad the mold might be. The second step is to treat with Cholestyramine and monitor the individual’s lab tests and levels of MMP9, VEGF, C4a, and TGF beta-1.

If you’re interested in learning more about how CIRS is diagnosed and treated we encourage you to take the time to learn about Dr. Shoemaker’s protocol and what it takes to become certified in the protocol.

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