Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience. Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is published here. Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic. Constructive criticism is also welcome.

Overview of Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident, CVA)

Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident, CVA) is a life-threatening emergency that require immediate referral to 911. While the treatment of stroke is outside Dr. Weyrich's scope, interventions are available to minimize the risk of a stroke, and to assist in recovery.

Complimentary and alternative treatments for stroke that are considered below include:

  • Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)
  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Etiology of Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident, CVA)

Contributing factors include:
  • Inflammatory process mediated by homocysteine [Rogers2008, pg 9]. Note that the common diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) increases homocysteine levels [Westphal2003].

Treatment of Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident, CVA)

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation (HPN)

HPN has been reported to be useful for treating stroke [Snook]. Dr. Weyrich has been trained in the use of Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation system by it's inventor, Corey Snook. However, Dr. Weyrich has not treated any cases of stroke with this technique.

Please see What is Neuro-Gen High Performance Neuromodulation? for more information.

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that chronic diseases such as Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident, CVA) can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated stroke using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.

References for Stroke (Cardiovascular Accident, CVA)