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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Lorraine Hughes, Owner of Empowered By Nature, Completes Holistic Lyme Disease Training

Lorraine Hughes

Lorraine Hughes, owner of Empowered By Nature, has expanded her wellness practice to include treatment of Lyme disease. An AHG-registered herbalist, she recently completed a Holistic Lyme Practitioner mentorship with licensed acupuncturist Hillary Thing, founder of Uprooting Lyme.

“I find that it is critical to enhance my practice in order to better serve my clients, to always continue to learn and be open to different holistic health perspectives,” Hughes says. “So many people in the Hudson Valley area have been affected by Lyme disease, and this goes hand in hand with chronic illness. This mentorship program embraces Chinese medicine, which I have always utilized as the basis of clinical assessment.”

Over the past year, Hughes says, she’s been continuously integrating the guidelines from this mentorship in order to help those in recovery restore their vital health, known in Chinese medicine as qi or life force.

“Embracing this past training, I am open to taking new clients with Lyme disease and co-infections as well as those with chronic illness,” she says. “It’s important that they know that healing from chronic illness is a process. It takes their full participation and belief in their body’s capacity to heal. During this journey, some changes will have to happen in order to open up pathways that have been blocked or congested.”

 For more info, contact Lorraine Hughes at 845.416.4598 or [email protected], or visit