What is true healing? There is a difference between healing and curing.
We live in a culture that fails to recognize how intimately the mind and body are connected. Therefore, it may take a leap of faith to trust the wisdom of the body. Covering up our symptoms with external “cures” prevents us from healing the parts of our lives that may need attention and change.
The doctors at NIHA will look at this condition from an integrative medical perspective. They begin with traditional medical tests and exams and may use other assessments to check the systems of the body to determine how the body is functioning. For example, many thyroid patients may experience depression, so a thorough history and physical is important and testing as indicated by your doctor.
Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA and endorphins can affect the way we think, feel and function. Many psychological problems like depression, anxiety, insomnia and AD/HD are linked to imbalances in neurotransmitters. Drug therapies are often used to mimic these natural neurotransmitters, and while this may be the therapy of choice for some patients, at NIHA we offer diagnostic testing to measure some of these neurotransmitters, their precursors (usually amino acids) and their breakdown metabolites (indicates turnover rates) to determine the ideal, natural neurotransmitter balancing therapy . This testing is called functional medicine testing.