Low-dose Naltrexone is currently under study at the National Institutes of Health as a possible complimentary – alternative treatment for patients diagnosed with certain malignant conditions (cancers). Naltrexone is typically prescribed for alcohol or opioid dependence. It acts to block opiod receptor sites, thus decreasing craving and dependency. It is also currently used for autoimmune conditions such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. It is believed that at lower doses Naltrexone can effectively increase the number of endorphins released by the brain. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers.
Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, maintains offices in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida. She offers a variety of complimentary treatment options to her patients, including low-dose Naltrexone. Please contact the office at (813) 902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.