Lyme Disease Specialist

Integrative Medica

Naturopathic Doctors & Functional and Holistic Medicine located in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

A tick bite can lead to serious health problems if it causes Lyme disease and it’s left untreated. If you’re at risk of or suspect Lyme disease, naturopathic physician Jake Schmutz, NMD, and his experienced team offer holistic solutions at Integrative Medica in Salt Lake City, Utah. They provide ozone therapy, stem cell treatment, and more to treat your condition, reduce the risk of complications, and improve your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about Lyme disease treatment.

Lyme Disease Q & A

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that’s transmitted through bites of infected black-legged ticks or deer ticks. Your risk of tick bites increases if you spend time in heavily wooded or grassy areas where deer ticks flourish. If it’s left untreated, Lyme disease can be debilitating and spread to major organs and body systems.

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

The symptoms you experience with Lyme disease vary based on which stage of the disease you have. Symptoms associated with chronic Lyme disease include:

  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis and joint problems
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness
  • Memory problems
  • Headaches
  • Heart problems
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Bell’s palsy symptoms


Early signs and symptoms of the disease include a small red bump, a rash, or a “bull’s eye” skin rash that spreads in diameter. You might also experience chills, fever, body aches, neck stiffness, headaches, or swollen lymph nodes.

What are the risk factors for Lyme disease?

Your risk of contracting Lyme disease increases if you spend time in wooded or grassy areas and leave your skin exposed. Cover up your skin if you’re outdoors in these areas, and remove a tick from your skin within 48 hours of attachment to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease.

How is Lyme disease diagnosed?

To diagnose Lyme disease, Dr. Schmutz and his team review your symptoms, complete a physical exam, and use blood tests. They identify body systems affected by chronic Lyme disease and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. No one patient has the same treatment regimen.

How is Lyme disease treated?

Your personalized Lyme disease treatment depends on the stage of Lyme disease and its severity. Dr. Schmutz might recommend one or more of the following solutions:

  • Antibiotics
  • Intravenous vitamin C
  • Ozone therapy
  • Intravenous glutathione
  • Ultraviolet blood irradiation
  • Intravenous amino acids, vitamins, or minerals
  • Stem cell therapy

Dr. Schmutz monitors you while you recover from Lyme disease. He can adjust your treatment plan if necessary to accelerate healing, diminish unpleasant symptoms, and restore your quality of life.

Don’t live with symptoms of chronic Lyme disease when naturopathic treatments are available at Integrative Medica. Schedule an appointment by phone or online at the first sign of Lyme disease.