Ending Addiction, Anxiety and Depression Without Drugs

Dr. Stephen Stokes, owner of Advanced Pain Solutions in Fort Myers Florida talks about his program developed to help patients overcome addictions like smoking, alcohol, prescription drugs even food. The key is a combination of Neurotransmitter Therapy with Auriculotherapy.

These questions can led you in the proper direction but are not a substitute for Neurotransmitter testing ordered by a physician.

1. OPIOID

-Your life seems incomplete.
-You feel shy with all but your closest friends.
-You have feelings of insecurity.
-You often feel unequal to others.
-When things go right, you sometimes feel undeserving.
-You feel something is missing in your life.
-You occasionally feel a low self-worth or self-esteem.
-You feel inadequate as a person.
-You frequently feel fear when there is nothing to fear.

Start with DL-phenylalanine, take 1000 mg one – two times daily on an empty stomach. Keep increasing the dose up to 4000 mg twice a day.

L-glutamine is also very effective and can increase the effectiveness of DL-phenylalanine. Take 500 mg one – two times daily on an empty stomach.Some patients will experience rapid heartbeat, agitation or hyperactivity so do not take past three o’clock afternoon and remember with all neurotransmitter therapy always take the Amino Acids on an empty stomach.

2. GABA

-You often feel anxious for no reason.
-You sometimes feel free floating anxiety.
-You frequently feel edgy and it’s difficult to relax.
-You often feel a knot in your stomach.
-Falling asleep is sometimes difficult.
-It’s hard to turn your mind off and you want to relax.
-You occasionally experience feelings of panic for no reason.
-You often use alcohol or other sedatives to calm down.

GABA is made from the amino acid Glutamine. So we will start by taking a small dose, 500 to 1000 mg twice daily. Some individuals may need to take it 3 to 4 times a day, must be taken on an empty stomach. If you get a burning in the stomach or a flushing sensation substitute with L-theanine, 100-200mg 2-3x a day on empty stomach and you should not have any problems.

3. DOPAMINE

-You feel there is no real rewards in life.
-Unexplained lack of concern for others, even loved ones.
-You experienced decreased parental feelings.
-Life seems less colorful or flavorful.
-Things that used to be fun aren’t any longer enjoyable.
-You have become a less spiritual or socially concerned person.

Brain cells that manufacture dopamine use the amino acid L-phenylalanine as a raw material. Start with 1000 mg of L-phenylalanine 1 to 2 times daily on an empty stomach. If you do not notice any benefits keep increasing the dose up to 4000 mg twice a day. Again you can also take L-glutamine, 500 mg one – two times daily on an empty stomach to increase the effectiveness. Alternative to L-phenylalanine is S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe). Start with 200 mg on an empty stomach if you don’t see improvement increase your dose by 200 mg each day up to 1200 mg until you do. SAMe can cause increase heart rate and blood pressure dry eyes and dry mouth. Do not take past 3 PM.

4. NOREPINEPHRINE

-You suffer from a lack of energy.
-You often find it difficult to get going.
-You suffer from decreased drive.
-You also start projects and then don’t finish them you frequently feel the need to sleep or hibernate.
-You feel depressed a good deal of time.
-You occasionally feel paranoid.
-Your survival seems threatened.
-Your board great deal of the time.

Tyrosine can cause headaches, so start with 1000 mg of L-phenylalanine 1 to 2 times daily on an empty stomach. If you do not notice any benefits keep increasing the dose up to 4000 mg twice a day. As with most of the amino acids you can take L-glutamine, 500 mg one – two times daily on an empty stomach to increase the effectiveness. An alternative to L-phenylalanine is S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe). Start with 200 mg on an empty stomach if you don’t see improvement increase your dose by 200 mg each day up to 1200 mg until you do but do not take take past 3 PM. as it can cause an increase heart rate and blood pressure.

5. SEROTONIN

-Hard for you to go to sleep.
-You can’t stay asleep.
-You often find yourself irritable.
-Your emotions lack rationality.
-You experience unexplained tears.
-Noise bothers you more than it used to.
-You flare up at others more easily than you used to.
-You experience unprovoked anger.
-You feel depressed much of the time.
-You find you are more susceptible to pain.
-You prefer to be left alone.

5-HTP, 100 to 200 mg at dinner and then again at bedtime should do the trick. Melatonin, mentioned earlier also is a precursor to serotinin.

I am not your Doctor! This stuff can be dangerous, this is only provided for educational purposes. If you are taking medications supplementing with these products can cause harmful reactions.

-Dr. Stephen Stokes

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