Woman with Head BowedWe get referrals from all over the world for people looking to eliminate the urge to pull or pick associated with trichotillomania. One of the first questions is something along the lines of “How will this therapy (amino acid therapy) help me?” Here’s a great synopsis:

Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that act as chemical messengers; if there are imbalances in neurotransmitters, communication lines get crossed and the brain sends out the wrong signals. This can lead to a number of symptoms and disorders, including the urges to pull or pick.

Amino acid therapy involves determining and giving each person the exact right combination of amino acids and other nutritional factors needed to restore proper neurotransmitter function. Once proper neurotransmitter function is restored, the communication lines are cleared up and the symptoms due to the imbalance are eliminated.

Usually, you can almost see the lights turn on as a person realizes the implications of this. The next question is often “How do we get started?!” – and we set off on the journey to get their neurotransmitter function optimized.

If you’d like to learn more about amino acid therapy, including a more in-depth discussion about how and why this works, please visit www.amino-acid-therapy.com.