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Meditation and Stretching for Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
Meditation and Stretching for Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
Sponsor:Columbia Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases Research Center
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Study Length:8 Weeks
Minimum Age:18 years old
IRB Number:6927
U.S. Government ID:NCT02344537
Contact: Lyme Center: 6467747503 / lymecenter@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

The CDC estimates that 10-20% of patients with Lyme disease will go on to have chronic symptoms despite having had appropriate treatment, a condition known as Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS). While there is currently no known cure, various therapies are being investigated. One promising approach is the practice of meditation and yoga which have been shown to help pain and fatigue associated with other chronic illnesses as well as to improve overall physical, mental, and emotional health. We are exploring the efficacy of meditation and yoga in the management of fatigue and pain resulting from PTLDS. Participants will be asked to attend Kundalini Yoga sessions for 8 weeks which will be led by a licensed physician who is also an instructor and has received extensive training in the art. Kundalini yoga is a centuries old form of yoga that emphasizes the control of breath and contemplation. Currently, we are recruiting those who have developed pain and/or fatigue after getting Lyme disease that has persisted despite antibiotic treatment. This study is taking place in the Fairfield, Connecticut area in the office of a physician with years of experience in these techniques. If you are not able to come to CT on a weekly basis for at least 8 weeks, then you would not be eligible for this study. As in all treatment studies, we ask patients to not change their other treatments during the course of this study.

This study is closed
Investigator
Brian Fallon, MD
You may be eligible for this study

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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Lyme Center
Email: lymecenter@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: 6467747503