Amino Acid Therapy
Amino acid therapy is a term used to describe the use of supplemental amino acids to help balance brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Although there are 22 known amino acids, only a few have a substantial impact on neurotransmitter levels; these include tryptophan (via 5-HTP), tyrosine, glutamic acid and aspartic acid.
Amino acid therapy entails supplying each person the right balance of amino acids they need along with the other nutrients needed (called cofactors) to restore proper neurotransmitter function. This requires professional guidance, which may include testing to determine a person’s exact amino acid needs.
The goal of amino acid therapy is to restore proper neurotransmitter function which will alleviate symptoms due to neurotransmitter imbalance and optimize health.
Once your neurotransmitter function has been optimized using targeted amino acid therapy, you will likely be headache free. Research indicates that 85% of people taking properly balanced amino acid therapy will achieve relief of migraine symptoms. The 15% of people that do not fully respond to amino acid therapy either: have other significant causes of imbalance (i.e., food hypersensitivities or adrenal fatigue) or have chronic headaches that are not, in-fact migraines. These people may have been misdiagnosed in the past or inappropriately adopted the migraine diagnosis on their own. However, even these people benefit from this approach, as they are now able to focus on the real cause of their headache and pursue the proper solution.
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