Provider: The Cole Center for Healing
Written By: Dr. Theodore Cole
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that control nerve and brain function. In order for the body to work properly, these chemicals must be in proper balance. If they are not, symptoms begin.
Standard medicine uses drugs that move neurotransmitters from one place to another, but they do not actually increase the levels of these agents. In the long run, these drugs deplete the body of neurotransmitters and cause greater imbalance, ultimately resulting in a complete shutdown of the system. Such drugs as Paxil, Prozac, and other SSRI anti-depressants are notorious for this effect. Among others, the tricyclic agents (Amitriptyline (Elavil), Sinequan, etc.), weight loss drugs (Meridia, Adipex, etc.), stimulants (amphetamine, Ritalin, caffeine, etc.), nicotine, alcohol, anti-psychotic agents (Remeron, etc.), and migraine drugs (Imitrex, Maxalt, etc.) and others all produce the same type of effects.
Our approach avoids these problems by using amino acids. These agents increase the levels of neurotransmitters to normal levels, and in a balanced manner. If used improperly, amino acids can also cause imbalances in the neurotransmitters. For this reason, we use only specific combinations of these agents, and we check neurotransmitter levels via a urine test if needed. As we are working with the basic control processes of the body, the list of treatable conditions is large, and growing on a regular basis.
There are two programs using Neurotransmitter therapy. One of these is a formal weight loss program. This is a complete, effective program that addresses the underlying metabolic problems that produce weight gain. It can be used to lose any amount of weight. It has been well documented that weight loss alone leads to many health improvements.
The other branch of Neurotransmitter therapy does not directly address weight loss, although it can help in this area to some extent. Conditions which respond to both branches of therapy include panic attacks, insomnia, fibromyalgia, low cortisol levels (poor adrenal function), PMS, Irritable Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, aggression, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Ulcerative Colitis, eating disorders of all types, depression, Parkinson’s Disease, migraines, anxiety, addictions (drug alcohol), hormone dysfunction, impulsivity, psychotic disorders, high blood pressure, Type II Diabetes, stroke, gastric ulcers, vascular disease, impotence, decreased cognitive function, infertility, chronic pain, sleep apnea, bulimia, anorexia, high cholesterol, and heart disease. The therapy also helps reduce cancer rates, disability, infections, and leads to a longer life expectancy.
All of these results are obtained with no side effects or toxicity. And, in most cases, results are obtained rapidly. Due to the broad nature of effects that this therapy provides, I consider it to be one of the basic approaches to be used for the majority of people.