Orthomolecular comes from a Greek word meaning “right or correct molecule”. The term was originally coined by two-time Nobel Prize Laurete, Dr. Linus Pauling in 1968 in the Journal Science in his landmark article, “Orthomolecular Psychiatry”.
This became the impetus to revolutionize the practice of traditional Psychiatry. Two daring Canadian Psychiatrists, Dr. Hoffer and Osmond began treating their Psychiatry patients with optimal dosages of vitamins and minerals with remarkable results. Subsequently, the field of “Orthomolecular Medicine” developed as an Integrative Medical treatment to help patients with Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia, and other “mental problems” overcome their health problem by receiving the "right molecules " for their condition.
Dr. Martin Gallagher, the medical director of Medical Wellness Associates, is a member of the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine (ISOM).
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