Increased urges to pull (hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, skin, etc.) are the tell-tale symptoms associated with trichotillomania. While there are many possible imbalances that can cause these urges, clinical research suggests that the most common underlying cause is neurotransmitter imbalance. The key for most people in beating trichotillomania is then finding their specific neurotransmitter imbalance(s) and correcting them.
Beating Trichotillomania: Finding YOUR Neurotransmitter Imbalance(s)
Each person is unique and we all have different nutritional needs and imbalances. It should come as no surprise that each person with trichotillomania requires a customized blend of amino acids and cofactors to correct their specific underlying neurotransmitter imbalances. In fact, finding and correcting your exact neurotransmitter imbalance(s) using amino acid therapy is the only reliable way we have found to beat trichotillomania and substantially reduce and eliminate your urges to pull.
The process of amino acid therapy begins with giving each person a balanced blend of amino acids and necessary cofactors for a period of time (usually 7 days) followed by the use of a specialized urine test to help us determine how to adjust your amino acid blend to fit your exact needs. This process continues until your neurotransmitter imbalances have been optimized. This process usually takes between 2-3 months and requires 2-4 urine tests.
Never before has there been a reliable, systematic way to address the underlying neurotransmitter imbalances that are responsible for the urges to pull associated with trichotillomania. The systematic use of amino acid therapy along with regular testing provides an effective method to beat trichotillomania safely and successfully.