Natural Treatment for Insomnia- A Case Review

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Looking for a natural treatment for insomnia? You’re not alone. As many as 15% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia. A cure for sleeplessness is one goal worth pursuing when it comes to wellness.

When obtained, a remedy for restful sleep can be a magical form of holistic medicine.

Sleeping well is key to living with less pain and having a better life.

In my clinic we use neurotransmitter therapy to help with chronic insomnia. It can be remarkably effective. It’s natural (it must be for me to use it icon smile Natural Treatment for Insomnia  A Case Review | Denver Chiropractor ) and it addresses one of the true causes of insomnia- depletion of normal neurotransmitter levels. The key is to help the body obtain healthy levels of two very important master hormones- serotonin and dopamine.

Here’s a case study of a patient on this alternative medicine protocol. I thought it may be helpful you to ‘look over my shoulder’ during the management of one of these insomnia treatment cases.

A Case of Chronic Insomnia

A patient with severe insomnia was started on specific amino acids (precursors to the formation of hormones), after adjusting the amino acids to level 3 dosing there was no change in symptoms of sleeplessness (we incrementally step up dosing until the patient either experiences relief of symptoms or if no relief occurs we obtain a urine sample to determine levels and then adjust accordingly).

A Natural Treatment for Insomnia

Since there were no relief of symptoms at this point a urine sample was obtained and submitted to the lab in order to determine levels. After four tests with subsequent amino acid adjustments the patient was sleeping all night for the first time in years. On the final test the serotonin and dopamine were not in the therapeutic range, since the patient was sleeping all night he declined further testing and adjusting of dosage of amino acids.

A year and a half later the patient’s sleep was still good but he was complaining of feeling fatigued during the first two hours in the morning. A urine sample was obtained and per the results the amino acid dosing was adjusted by one pill. Follow up testing after the new dosing revealed that the serotonin and dopamine were now both in the therapeutic ranges. Result: The patient reported sleeping well with no further fatigue in the morning.

A Natural Treatment for Insomnia Case Study

So, in this case, adjusting the amino acid dosing by just one pill led to significant results. This case of insomnia is a great example of how complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) can be beneficial.

Natural treatment for insomnia- another way to help people experience less pain and a better life.

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Ron Spallone
Dr. Ron Spallone, DC is the chiropractic clinic director. His passion is the driving force behind Denver Chiropractor dot com. He's been a Colorado chiropractor for over 15 years.


  1. Vicki
    03 March 10, 12:22pm

    Is this a new treatment?

  2. 03 March 10, 12:47pm


    There are numerous reasons why people don’t sleep normally. Medicine has attempted to divide insomnia into a number of different categories, but from a practical stand point there are only two categories of insomnia: Temporary insomnia and Chronic insomnia. Temporary insomnia is caused by outside factors that tends to self limiting like- acute pain, excessive worry or stress about current events in your life, unusual noises from relatives visiting, a new drug, having teenagers :) etc. My neurotransmitter program doesn’t really help with temporary insomnia.

    Chronic insomnia, on the other hand, persists for month or even years. When someone has chronic insomnia, no matter what the cause, they need to have their neurotransmitters optimized. Chronic insomnia leads to ill health and is a precursor to sickness and chronic disease. Chronic disease causes chronic stress which in turn causes increased excretion of neurotransmitters which leads to a depletion of neurotransmitters, which leads to my solution :)

  3. Dr. Ron
    25 January 11, 4:18pm

    Some doctors are coining that syndrome as ‘racing mind.’ I read a study that also linked that type of ‘racing thoughts’ to Mom’s who were just overloaded with duties. Do you have kids? And yes, most likely this natural treatment for insomnia would help.

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