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Dr. Huffman's 5 Point Neuro-Immune Support Protocol for Chronic Symptoms Associated with Lyme Disease


Lyme Disease and Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) Symptoms Include:Lyme Disease 01 copy

Chronic Fatigue--Muscle Pain--Joint Pain--Nerve Pain--Brain Fog--Headaches--Depression--Skin Rash--Insomnia--Anxiety--Balance Problems--Arthritis--Inflammation--Heart Palpitations--Shortness of Breath


If you struggle with these chronic symptoms and have not been able to find answers, read this page! At the same time, if you have been diagnosed and treated for lyme disease but still continue to experience many of these symptoms keep reading this page! Get a FREE Phone Consult with Dr. Huffman by registering in the "Free Consult" box on this page! Dr. Huffman is a board certified chiropractic neurologist through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and a Diplomat of the Amercian Academy of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners.

Lyme Disease is called “The Great Imitator” because it mimics so many other disease processes. More and more people are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year but unfortunately it remains a diagnosis that is often missed and misdiagnosed as another illness! There are also individuals that are diagnosed with Lyme, treated correctly, but continue to experience chronic symptoms! 
This results in continued suffering while the underlying cause contributes to spread throughout the body. 

In our office we see patients every day who have been treated for years for the symptoms listed above but continue to experience the exact same level of suffering! As a result of this Dr. Huffman developed his 5-Point Neuro-Immune protocol to support his patients suffering with late-stage Lyme symptoms!

Why is Lyme disease missed so often and how is our approach different?

In its early stages Lyme disease may manifest with symptoms of body aches, fever, arthritis and the traditional bulls eye rash. Unfortunately, many individuals who contract Lyme do not ever manifest a bulls-eye rash. Even more unfortunate is the fact that the standard lab testing (ELISA/Western Blot) performed is NOT always sensitive in confirming the presence of Lyme disease.


In my office we run comprehensive blood testing to determine the underlying cause of the patient's chronic symptoms. There are many hormonal and immune imbalances that can cause the same "lyme-like" symptoms listed at the top of the page. We must run testing to determine if there is an active infection or if there is another immune process causing the chronic symptoms. We run comprehesive blood testing that evaluates the thyroid, blood sugar stability, detoxifcation pathways, WBC counts (indicating potential infections), hormones, adrenal function, and inflammatory markers (potentially indicating infection/auto-immunity). This allows us to get a solid baseline to see if there are other factors contributing to your chronic symptoms.

When we test for Lyme disease we use a more sensitive multi-peptide ELISA test with Western Blot. This is a blood test that checks both IgG and IgM anti-bodies for the main bacteria that causes Lyme disease (borrelia burgdorferi) as well as the other co-infections (bartonella, babesia, ehrlichia) and borrelia sub-infections (sensu stricto, garinii, afzelii) that can be transmitted via ticks. In addition we test additional immune markers that can give indication of Lyme while it is hiding dormant in the body.

What Can be done for chronic late-stage Lyme symptoms?

We use the “5 Tiered Neuro-Immune Support Protocol” that Dr. Huffman developed to support getting rid of your chronic symptoms once and for all!




#1) Neurological Support – Lyme is known for affecting the nerves and the brain resulting in pain, headaches, brain fog, and fatigue. We perform a detailed functional neurological and musculoskeletal examination on you to identify areas of decreased neurological health. We then use chiropractic treatments, brain-based therapies (Functional Neurology Rehabilitation), M6 robotic laser therapy (www.celasers.com) , Pulsed Cellular Stimulation (www.youneedthepulse.com), Hakomed Horizontal Stimulation (www.electromedicine.com) to help support the recovery of your brain, spine and nerves.



#2) Immune Support – Late stage Lyme can trigger auto-immune reactivity. This results in a hypersensitive immune response. This means that Lyme patients become reactive to foods they are eating, household chemicals they are using, and even perfumes/body lotions that they are applying. When a Lyme patient is exposed to a substance they are reactive to it will create more inflammation in their immune system and in their body. It is imperative to identify your immune triggers and to give immune support to decrease the level of your immune sensitization. 

#3) Detoxification Support –Lyme patients have increased stress on their detoxification organs including the liver, the kidneys, and the skin. Many Lyme patients are unable to sweat because their detoxification pathways are so bogged down. If your detoxification is blocked supporting against the infection will make you feel worse! We always give support to help encourage your body’s ability to detoxify.

#4) Genetic Support – We run comprehensive genetic testing on many of our Lyme patients. This allows us to identify your specific areas of vulnerability that may allow a chronic Lyme infection to create more damage. Once we have identified your areas of greatest vulnerability we can customize support in these areas of weakness!

Some of the genetic SNP's we review:


Detoxification: PON1, NAT2, CYP1A1, CYP1B1, GSTM1

Histamine Responses: DAO, HNMT

Neurotransmitters (Mood/Memory): COMT, PNMT, MAO A, MAO B, GAD

Mitochondria: NDUFS, NQO1

Oxidative Stress: SOD, NOS, MPO, CAT

#5) Natural, nutritional anti-microbial Support – This one makes the most sense. Once we have stabilized your immune system and detoxification pathways we will give you support aimed at Lyme bacteria along with any other opportunistic parasites, viruses, yeast, molds, and biofilms that are present!

At Mounds View Chiropractic we have made it our mission in practice to help those suffering with chronic symptoms! If you are suffering with chronic symptoms, don't wait another day! Contact our office and schedule your examination. We will perform our detailed exam and will tell you if we can help!

You can register in the "free consult box" on this page to schedule a FREE phone consultation with Dr. Huffman where he can answer your questions directly. You can also contact our office directly at 763-398-7770 and schedule your consult or your examination with Dr. Huffman! We also have a FREE Lyme Support DVD that we can send you upon request!

To receive a FREE copy of the DVD just call 763-398-7770 now and request that a copy be mailed at no charge!!



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“I came in because of a sore knee. It was especially stiff and painful on waking. It interrupted my sleep, discouraged and depressed me on waking. I had to cut down on exercise, and even had to take the elevators instead of the stairs. Now, the PAIN HAS GONE AWAY! I sleep peacefully and wake up refreshed and able to walk normally. I’m using the stairs again and PLAYING TENNIS WITH ENJOYMENT!!”

Nancy M.

Playing Drums Again with NO PAIN

“My wrist was very sore and was in constant pain throughout the day. I’m a drummer so the ability to use my wrists without pain is very important. Playing gigs was difficult because I would be in so much pain. After being treated by Dr. Josh, my wrist is much better. I can play shows with little or no pain.

Graham P.

Better Balance

“My name is Carolyn Hampton, and I’ve been coming to Dr. Huffman for three months now, I think, and I came to him with shoulder and neck problems, and also really bad sinus problems, and my sinuses are cleared up completely. I’m a lot looser in my shoulders, my neck, and also my back. I have more balance thanks to Dr. Huffman.”

Carolyn H.


“I experienced sinus pain and pressure, and multiple sinus infections every year. I had sinus headaches almost every morning. I was grumpy, didn’t sleep well, and always felt run down. Since starting treatment with Dr. Huffman I haven’t had any sinus infections. Pain, sinus pressure, and headaches are mostly gone. It has been a total change in my health.”

Heather E.

A Very Gentle Approach

“I experienced lower back and shoulder pain off and on. It caused me to have less energy and slowed me down at times. Now I have more energy, pain in these areas is much more infrequent. Dr. Huffman’s approach is very gentle.”

Patricia T.

No More Knee BRACES

“My lower back and my two knees ached. I could turn my head (I thought) pretty good, back and forth. I had to wear a back (elastic) band and two knee (elastic) band things on both of my knees most days at work. My health now: Oh Boy! Great!! I have not worn my knee things for a couple of weeks, and I can turn my head way easier!!”

Candace P.


“I had back and neck pain since I was 12 years old. In gymnastics I injured my neck and I was living with the pain for the past 14 years. About two years ago I started to get migraines, and that’s when I knew I needed help. At home and at work I would get a pinching, sharp pain in my neck and back. This caused me to be more stressed and at times more irritable. Since I started receiving Chiropractic care from Dr. Huffman MY HEADACHES HAVE COMPLETELY STOPPED!! I don’t have the neck and back pain either. My life has been less stressful and I know I am more pleasant to be around. Thank you for everything. I am very grateful!”

Kara B.

Sleeping and Breathing Better

“My nose was stuffed up and I had trouble breathing (especially at night). I can breathe better during the day, and I sleep through the night. Plus Dr. Josh helped my back so I can play sports better!”

-Jack T., 8 years old

Allergies and Asthma HELPED, and FREE OF MEDICINE

“Before, I constantly had cold, allergy, and asthma symptoms (postnasal drip, coughing spells at night, and red watery eyes). I took several prescribed medicines with little to no results. After seeing Dr. Huffman my symptoms have greatly reduced, and I have been able to stop taking all of my meds! I sleep a lot better at night!!”

Andrew G

Neuropathy Relief and I'm Feeling the Best I've Ever Felt!

"I decided to try this Neuropathy Program offered by Dr. Josh because I walk three miles a day and in the winter I was in constant fear of freezing a toe or my feet because I could not feel them.

I know this condition was steadily going downhill. Example: I had to go to the Doctor when I severely burned the bottom of one of my toes when I steeped on a hot coal and didn’t even know it.

Once I began the program, I was placed on a new diet. I regained so much energy, lost twenty pounds, lowered my blood pressure and most importantly I have 75% of feeling back in my feet.

I feel it is advantageous to have adjustments more frequently, which is also part of the program. I would strongly recommend this program for anyone with Neuropathy.

In terms of my overall health, this is the best I have ever felt."

Bob T.

Suffered from Hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue, Insomnia, and IBS for Years. Now I Have My Life Back!

Prior to starting this program with Dr. Huffman, I had problems with chronic fatigue, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, brain fog, memory problems, sleep problems and general pain for quite a few years. Medical doctors had diagnosed me with hypo-thyroid condition about fourteen ago and was given a prescription for synthroid medication.

I had seen a few different medical doctors complaining that I still did not feel well and that something else was wrong, the usual laboratory test were done by these doctors. I had even gone through the Mayo Clinic in Rochester about ten years ago, seeing different doctors over a three day period, but all their tests did not find any other problem.

I felt the medical doctors labeled me as a hypochondriac because of my chronic fatigue problem, so I stopped complaining to the medical community and decided to read books and try to diagnose and treat myself.

I tried different supplements and diets over the years but my problems persisted and gradually seemed to be getting worse.

Fortunately, I saw Dr. Huffman’s advertisement in the newspaper for people diagnosed with thyroid disorder that are still experiencing fatigue.

I called and attended one of Dr. Huffman’s seminars on thyroid disorders and it didn’t take long to realize I had possibly found help for my chronic fatigue problem along with the other symptoms I was experiencing.

I’ve been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and I’ve been on a nutritional and dietary program prescribed by Dr. Huffman for me based on my needs. I’ve also been receiving neurological treatment with Dr. Huffman and have had a GREAT improvement in how I feel and think. I’m finally getting my life back.

I am so grateful to Dr. Huffman and staff for all the wonderful help and support they have all given."

Mary H.

I HAD Migraines for 40 YEARS!

“I am 80 Years old and have had severe migraines 2-3 times per week for the last 40 years of my life. Those years were miserable and full of pain. I didn’t want to go anywhere, make plans, go to family gatherings or trips, because the migraines made me so sick. I also had many side effects from the pills I had to take. I had little relief. The doctors tried everything, but there was nothing they could do for me. Since the last week of December when I started to get adjusted 2x per week, I have had only one migraine on the 3rd week. Other than that I have been totally migraine free!! Now I only have an occasional mild headache. It’s truly a miracle!! I wish I had met Dr. Huffman years ago. I tell everybody what he has done for me!”

Elfriede T.