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Of, relating to, or being a theory holding that mental diseases or abnormalities result from various chemical imbalances or deficiencies and can be cured by restoring proper levels of chemical substances, such as vitamins and minerals, in the body.


relating to a method of treating chemical imbalances in the body by use of vitamins


(ˌɔr θoʊ məˈlɛk yə lər)

being or pertaining to the treatment of disease by increasing, decreasing, or otherwise controlling the intake of natural substances, esp. vitamins.
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Adj.1.orthomolecular - designating or relating to a form of treatment of mental disorders that seeks to restore biochemical balance in the body with large doses of vitamins and minerals; "orthomolecular medicine"; "orthomolecular therapy"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"


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Micronutrient medicine or orthomolecular treatment may sound unknown to most, but plainly speaking, it's the prevention and therapy using micronutrients--it's healing the body using vitamins, minerals, vitaminoids, flavonoids, carotenoids, amino acids, fatty acids, and trace elements.
Notes on orthomolecular (megavitamin) use of vitamin C.
Aside from homeopathy, homotoxicology (removal of toxins in the body tissues), chelation therapy (cleansing the body), oxygen therapy, neural therapy to treat chronic pain, and mesotherapy to treat rheumatism, infectious diseases and vascular diseases, Francisco's EWBHC also offers orthomolecular medicine, nutritional supplements, enzyme therapy, traditional Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion, bioresonance therapy, live-cell analysis, antiaging therapy and skin-rejuvenation therapy.
In addition, much information has been accumulated by orthomolecular medicine to demonstrate that mineral replacement through nutrients takes place, which supports the detoxification process.
She is an advocate of treating mental ill-health through orthomolecular medicine.
Key words: Metabolic correction, Chronic disease, Genetotrophic disease, Biochemical individuality, Nutrient insufficiency, Functional medicine, Orthomolecular medicine
Then alternative therapies like acupuncture, aroma therapy, Ayurveda medicine, binaural beats, color and light therapy, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, magnetobiology, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, music therapy, naturopathy, orthomolecular medicine, tai chi, therapeutic humor, therapeutic touch and yoga are discussed very briefly.
Options with stem cell therapies include transplantation of mother cells, orthomolecular and hyperbaric medicine.
Several years ago I published an orthomolecular nutrition textbook, a different kind of text with emphasis on understanding.
Pink-in particular, a shade close to bubble gum-has calming effects, according to research published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry.
Organic Wave is a subsidiary of Orthomolecular Nutrition Laboratory, which offers study groups, seminars and lectures focusing on various topics.
I have met Charlotte a number of times, first when she traveled to Ottawa for the induction of her father into the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame in 2005.