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Thomas Lee Abshier, ND

Naturopathic Doctor
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Libido, Energy

Menopause, Osteoporosis

Weight, Diabetes

1414 NE 109th Ave.

Portland, Oregon

(503) 255-9500

(503) 255-1888 fax

Naturopathic Medicine
The Holistic Healing Paradigm

Orthomolecular/Functional Medicine – (Hormones, Nutrition, Herbs, Homeopathy)

With the Goal of Restoring the Body’s God Given Pattern of Health
Removing the Resistance to Cure w/ Proper Nutrition, Lifestyle, Relationships, & Body Mechanics

Using Lab Tests & Clinical Judgement to Diagnose Errors of Metabolism and Genetics

Arginine Vascular Therapy

Thomas Lee Abshier, ND

Several companies provide arginine/citruline supplements that induce the production of endogenous intracellular Nitric Oxide.  Nitric Oxide is a mediator molecule that causes the vascular musculature to dilate.  This in turn can restore blood flow to the heart, brain, and periphery caused by atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis, as well as tissues compromised by damage to the vasculature due to diabetes.  There have been reports of calcific arteriosclerosis reversing because of this formula.  I have seen hypertension and angina resolved due to the dilation of the central and peripheral vasculature.

The treatment period to significant resolution of symptoms is usually about 3 months to see a significant restoration of function and reduction of symptoms, although the time may be much longer or shorter.  A wide range of symptoms have been ameliorated with this therapy, simply because the blood flow to tissues was augmented by vascular dilation.  

The mechanism of action of Argiinine/Citrulline is proposed to be the stimulation of an enzyme (Nitric Oxide Synthetase) which is responsible for the formation of Nitric Oxide.  The nitric oxide in turn participates in a cascade of actions which ultimately results in the dilation of the vascular musculature.