Therepeutic Phase

Therapeutic phase? a period ranging from two months to 1 year + where high levels of amino acids are given to restore the levels of neurotransmitters. 3. Maintenance phase? ongoing treatment with a small amount of amino acids to maintain the levels of neurotransmitters. This provides enough amino acids to replace the neurotransmitters excreted throughout the day. P. I have to stay on treatment indefinitely with amino acids? R. Most people need to stay at a low level maintenance dose in order to continue to feel good after their two months to 1 year plus treatment phase.

If people stop taking the amino acid neurotransmitter levels decline slowly over time. P. What amino acids are used in this therapy? A. The amino acids used depend on the unique situation. Treatment will include any number of the following: 5HTP, tyrosine, phenylalanine, cysteine, L mucuna (herbal-Dopa), thiamin, glutamine, taurine, methionine, GABA, phosphorylated B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. P. What is the approximate cost of treatment? A. The cost of neurotransmitter replacement therapy can range from $ 80 to $ 120 + during the therapeutic phase.

After the patient’s symptoms have improved and urine tests show optimal levels, the cost of maintenance therapy is significantly lower. P. What ‘s the success rate for anxiety and depression using this approach? A. Anxiety and depression are conditions that are multi-factorial. Patients who follow the dietary recommendations, take supplements and do not give up before the levels of neurotransmitters have been restored have a very high success rate. This natural therapy corrects the biochemical imbalance associated with these conditions. Patients who work with a qualified counselor or therapist to address mental and emotional aspects of these conditions have a greater success rate. William Nelson, NMD is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor in private practice in North Scottsdale. He specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety and weight loss therapy using amino acids. Dr. Nelson combines time honored natural therapies with the latest advances in medical science for the treatment and prevention of all chronic and acute health problems. 7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Road. A207 Scottsdale, AZ 85 255 480-563-4256

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