We believe in the power of natural medicine to treat the roots of disease & support your innate healing capacity.
You’re probably here because you, someone you love, or your patients have been affected by Lyme or a Lyme-like chronic illness. After trying so many different things to heal yourself, or them, you’re exhausted and confused. The Western medical approach by itself isn’t working. Uprooting Lyme’s Founder, Hillary Thing, understands.
Her husband was infected with Lyme disease 10 months after they were married. Two weeks later, their home was struck by lightning that set the whole house on fire. Both events spawned a long and stressful journey, but out of the char and rubble of body and home rose a new way of treating Lyme.
Uprooting Lyme is the result of two decades of Hillary’s research and clinical experience using holistic and natural strategies to heal complex health problems – including cancer, Lyme, chronic infection, and chronic inflammatory disease.
We have helped thousands of patients heal from Lyme and Lyme-like diseases.
If you or people you care about are struggling with Lyme or Lyme-like disease, it may feel like the house has burned to the ground and there’s nowhere to turn for answers or comfort. Uprooting Lyme will give you the tools and support you need to rebuild your body, mind, and spirit.
When a patient with Lyme or complex chronic illness goes to a conventional medical doctor, they will most likely receive an incomplete diagnosis and simplistic fix. Based on unreliable lab work, diagnosis and treatment is a crapshoot. They likely will be treated as if what is causing their symptoms is not important. Many Western medical doctors find themselves constrained – either by virtue of the Western medical industry, or limited training.
At Uprooting Lyme, we know that the path to healing looks different for each person. We understand that complex illness requires individualized treatment plans that address the needs of the whole, natural person. The goal is to help your body do the work of repair and regeneration.
Our work together begins by performing a deep evaluation to find the true source of the symptoms. They may be caused by the original diagnosis (e.g. Lyme) or by a combination of interwoven factors and influences, many of which are not well understood or recognizable by most doctors or alternative health practitioners.
Then, we create an individualized treatment plan customized to what the patient’s body, mind, and spirit require at that point in their healing process. Holistic strategies may include detoxification, gut restoration, the elimination of microbial pathogens, immunity support and modulation, hormone balancing, nervous system regeneration, and more.
MEET OUR TEAM
Hillary Thing, MS, LAc
Founder of Uprooting Lyme, Master Herbalist, and Detox Guide
I’m a passionate advocate of holistic and natural medicine. I believe the rise of Lyme and Lyme-like illness is a call for us to transform how we live our lives, understand our bodies’ innate healing power, and shift from allopathic to holistic, energy-based medicine.
For over twenty years, I’ve treated Lyme and complex chronic disease with Classical Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and herbal medicine, and a range of clinically validated holistic techniques. I also use a broad range of cleansing practices based on a regimen I created for myself which had a huge impact on my health: It nearly eliminated all Bartonella symptoms and resulted in the natural pregnancy and birth of my second child at the age of 42.
My mission is to provide access to holistic, natural tools to recover from Lyme and complex chronic illness to as many people as possible. Consequently, in addition to treating patients and training holistic practitioners with these techniques, I speak at conferences, community gatherings, and schools across the country.
I admit it: I’m kind of a geek when it comes to solving mysteries. When I was growing up, my father advised me, “Never go anywhere without a book.” I think I’ve carried that wisdom with me as I’m constantly seeking new knowledge and insights to help my patients, my family, and myself to live our best lives. To relax, I spend time in my garden and love being outdoors with my two daughters and husband.
SPEAKING & TEACHING
- Certified Professional Development Activity Provider NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) since 2018
- ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) US Conference
Yoga for Lyme Recovery Instructor since 2017
- Holistic Treatment for Lyme Disease Speaker
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Midcoast Maine Lyme Disease Conference
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy
- Faculty Member and Clinical Supervisor
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (1999-2008) Taught foundational subjects, immunology, gynecology, cardiology, and psychiatry
CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND SPECIALIZED TRAININGS
- Advanced Acupuncture, Classical Chinese Herbalism, Pulse Diagnosis, Aromatherapy, and additional training with Jeffrey Yuen, 88th Generation Taoist Priest (ongoing)
- Classical Qigong & Yang Style Tai Chi with Master Kwan Sai-hung (ongoing)
- Certification in Advanced Detoxification with Natalia Rose (2012)
- Pediatrics in Chinese Medicine with Julian Scott (2001)
- Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Integral Yoga Teacher Trainings (1994-1996)
- MS, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (1995-1998)
- Head Acupuncturist / Supervisor
- Hospital for Joint Diseases’ Initiative for Women with Disabilities Program (2001-2005)
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Clinic (2002-2003)
In-patient, out-patient, and clinical research trials
- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Clinic (2002-2003)
Jennifer Meta Crane, LAc
Acupuncturist and Herbalist
I’m a licensed acupuncturist, nationally certified herbalist, and graduate of Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine. My work with patients also draws from over 15 years of yogic study and practice with a focus on meditation and breathwork, as well as training in many forms of energy work including Reiki and medical Qigong.
I’m currently studying for my Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
I love being a health detective! When it comes to sorting out deep-seated health imbalances, little clues often make a big difference. With complex disease there’s no magic pill. We’ll work from many angles simultaneously to rebuild a solid foundation for your recovery. Some of my favorite health challenges to untangle include stubborn chronic illness, mental and emotional stress, difficulty sleeping, neurologic issues, chronic pain, and sexual health and fertility for men and women.
Uprooting Lyme’s patients are the best! I’m honored to work with people who are actively engaged in improving their health and are open to experiencing the profound ways energetic treatment can open blockages and improve well being.
Eli Morales, ND
Naturopathic medicine has six principles: doctor as teacher, treat the whole person, utilize the healing power of nature, do no harm, practice prevention, and identify and treat the cause. These principles are a perfect fit for the Uprooting Lyme approach.
My favorite principle is doctor as teacher. Before becoming a Naturopathic Doctor, I received my graduate degree from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education in New York City where I taught fourth grade for three years. When we work together, we’ll find solutions to your symptoms by identifying the root cause, teaching you about the healing process, and ultimately activating your body’s natural ability to heal.
I believe the story of our lives holds the key to our health and clues to the cause of our illness. I will listen deeply to help you identify the part of your story that will help you heal.
My grandmother is a spiritual healer. She used herbs, healing baths, and the advice she received from spirits to help many people. Growing up, her work showed me that there are many doors to healing. Complex chronic disease requires exploration of many systems in the body including the physical, mental, and spiritual.
I am the Jack-of-all-things Uprooting Lyme and am passionate about creating an incredible experience for you. If you’re going through a challenging time when you come to us, I’m here to offer a heartfelt ear and help you feel comfortable and at ease.
My time at Uprooting Lyme has been one of my most meaningful life experiences. I am grateful for all the wonderful people I’ve met and for having the opportunity to help people tune into their body, mind, and spirit, and be a part of their own healing. I received a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.
If you visit our offices in High Falls, NY, I’ll be there to welcome you, help you with your appointment, and answer your questions. I also craft herbal products available for sale in our Herb Shoppe. I began making my own herbal remedies when my children were very young and find the process incredibly empowering and rewarding.
It is always a joy to come to work. I love the energy that surrounds Uprooting Lyme, and consider it a privilege to be a part of helping people treat the roots of chronic disease and create a sustainable, long-term pathway to a healthier life.
I love working with people! I use my experience in management and customer service to do the administrative work that goes into planning all of the programs available through Uprooting Lyme.
I’ve always loved helping people feel their best. I used to sell wedding gowns while I was in school which gave me an opportunity to help people feel good from the outside in. That felt great, but to help someone on his or her journey back to health from the inside out is so much more rewarding.
I love the atmosphere of the Shoppe, being able to see the positive impact the treatments have on our patients’ lives, and working in a place that empowers people to take control of their health and awaken their self-healing capacity.
“A friend referred me to Hillary, “the Miracle Doctor” as we call her. She is extremely knowledgeable about herbs and has turned my life around. She was able to clear Lyme from my system when other methods weren’t working (and my daughter’s too!).”
– CORRINA N.
You can heal Lyme & Lyme-like disease naturally
Are you ready to enter into a deep, transformational healing process for yourself, or your patients? Learn more about how to heal Lyme and complex chronic disease with clinically-proven holistic practices, strategies, and protocols.