Clinic Introduction

Welcome to the Fibromyalgia Treatment & Learning Center. Our approach to treating chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic pain states and autoimmune disorders is derived from applying the best research available pertaining to the biochemical, hormonal, nutritional, immunological, neurological and genetic aspects of these conditions. We use blood tests to document the presence of infections, depleted essential nutrients, hormone imbalances and immune system insufficiencies. We teach patients how to restore strength to these systems and reclaim their health using a variety of therapeutics. The metabolic shift observed in chronic disease is not random, there is a pattern. This pattern includes altered blood flow to the brain, low serotonin levels (frequently immeasurable in the blood of our new patients), dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, elevated substance P levels, elevated rT3/fT3 ratios, reduced mitochondrial membrane permeability (impairs energy production), elevated levels of viral and bacterial DNA, elevated incidence of sinusitis, elevated TNF-alpha levels, reduced mu-opioid receptors and impaired unmyelinated nerve structure in peripheral nerves, elevated stage 1 (shallow) sleep and reduced stage 4 (deep) sleep. There is heightened sympathetic nervous system activity (stress mode) and reduced parasympathetic (calming) nervous system activity. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum has referred to this state as “tired, but wired”, and it is a feeling that most patients desperately want to turn off so that they can relax, sleep and feel like themselves again. Coming out of fibromyalgia is possible and it is our great pleasure to see FM patients getting their lives back.