Two years ago, a friend of mine handed me
a business card and said, “This man really helped my uncle…
maybe he can help you too.” Little did I know, the card I
had just been handed was my life’s winning lottery ticket,
and Stephen O’Neill was the grand prize, waiting to be
I was 30 years old, I had been sick for
three years, and though I’d recently been diagnosed with
Chronic Lyme disease, I had taken five months worth of
antibiotics and still could hardly vacuum without completely
exhausting myself. I walked with a cane, I ached all over,
and I trembled so badly I couldn’t sit still. I was
frustrated, scared, and approaching despair. And I was
Like many Lyme sufferers, I had spent
over two years of my life and earnings as a hot potato,
passed around from doctor to doctor. Eventually I struck
gold and fell into the hands of a well-informed, open minded
family doctor who was suspicious of Lyme soon after taking
me on and encouraged me to fork over the cash and be tested
in the U.S.
Though I knew my health was in my family
doctor’s best interest, and I was grateful that he believed
and supported the idea of a natural treatment for Lyme, he
lacked the knowledge and experience to single-handedly guide
me back to health. I longed for a practitioner who had
extensive knowledge of the disease and success in its
natural treatment. But was there such a person? And if
there was, God only knew how much it would cost.
My hope of recovery grew dimmer and
Then one fine day, a friend slipped me
that business card. Desperate to get well, I was eager to
try anything and phoned him up right away. Within the first
few minutes of our conversation, it was clear Steve was a
man who understood Lyme disease through and through, had
successfully treated numerous patients, and was certain he
could help me reclaim my heath. And he was affordable!
Within months of following his natural treatment plan I
experienced marked improvement: I no longer needed a cane, I
had stopped trembling, and I had enough strength to return
to fulltime work.
Steve’s extensive knowledge of
Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with his vast
understanding of Lyme disease and all its complexities is
the perfect combination for a natural recovery - not to
mention everything you could possibly want in a health care
practitioner overseeing your recovery. He has always made
himself available to answer my questions, whether by email
or by phone, and checks in on me regularly to monitor my
progress. He is patient, meticulous, and most importantly,
he truly cares.
I don’t like to think about where I would
be had I not been handed Steve’s business card. Being at
the mercy of Canada’s health care system is a challenging
position to be in when dealing with Lyme. But I don’t have
to think about that. I have things to do, people to see,
and places to go. I’m a healthy woman with my whole life
ahead of me, and that is all thanks to Stephen O’Neill. I’d
take that over a winning lottery ticket any day.
I have been trying to figure out how to thank the person who
quite literally saved my life.
While in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in July of 1989, I
was bit on my left leg by a tick.
What started as repeated flu-like symptoms, over the years grew into what I can
only describe as the most agonizing pain to every
part of my body. The fatigue associated with Lyme Disease
is relentless. The physical and emotional struggle to
myself and my family has been extensive and
Up until being
diagnosed by Steve O'Neill in June, 2008, I was labeled an
unstable hypochondriac by my physician of over 15 years. As I got sicker
and sicker, I was told that it was all in my head, that there
must be a history of mental illness in my family, and that I suffered from depression. Nothing
was ever done by my doctor to properly investigate the source of
the pain and fatigue that I was forced to endure for such an
extended period of time.
In July, 2008,
under the care of Steve O'Neill, I began a protocol of natural
and herbal supplements. Within weeks, it became apparent that
the treatment was working.
Thirteen months later, although not yet free of the
collateral damage that 2 decades of Lyme Disease had done to my
body, it became apparent that I was for the most part free from my Borrelia burgdorferi
Two years ago I truly believed that at best I had another 5 years to
live. However, by the summer of 2009, at 45 years of age, I
began to realize that I have
as good a chance of having a normal life expectancy as anyone
else. An amazing revelation.
What I ultimately find most offensive is the Canadian Heathcare
blatant ignorance with regard to what is clearly a curable disease.
There is simply no excuse that anyone should have to live like I
have, let alone for anyone to die
of this disease. That I had to travel to New Jersey and
pay for proper testing to confirm that I had
contracted Lyme Disease is just the beginning of the disgrace that
Healthcare System has become.
I am living proof that the natural treatment protocol that I
have received, really works. I am undeniable proof that Lyme
Disease can be eradicated without the use of prescription
It is my belief that Steve O'Neill's comprehensive knowledge of Chinese
Medicine is the cornerstone of his insight into the treatment of Lyme Disease and the collateral damage that it creates. Steve's attention to detail and professionalism sets
Steve into a class of his own.
After being forced to hide from society for well over a decade, I am finally starting to
live again. Despite the damage that 20 years of Lyme Disease
has done, in the last few months the body pain and heart
palpitations have all but disappeared.
At 45 years of age, it is an understatement to say that I am getting a second chance at life.
How do I thank the person that has literally given me my life
When I figure that out, I will let you know.