Discovering Springfield Wellness Center, the first NAD Clinic in the United States
Springfield Wellness Center is the first and leading U.S. provider of intravenous NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) for addiction detox, as well as for a wide range of mental health issues, from depression and stress, to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The clinic also offers many complementary health services, including mental health counseling delivered with compassion, supportive therapies like hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT), auricular therapy, photobiomodulation (PBMT, and otherwise known as infrared light therapy), and more.
Conventional treatment programs either substitute another narcotic — such as methadone or Suboxone — for the illegal drug so the brain can experience relief; or, they restrain and provide moral support to patients while they quit “cold turkey.”
Both options are exceedingly difficult. Although the substitute narcotic approach resolves the problem of addiction to an illegal substance, patients remain dependent upon a drug, typically for life. Paula adds that, “Many of our patients have told us that trying to detox from methadone or Suboxone is even worse than detoxing from heroin.”
However, intravenous NAD treatment protocol appears to reset the brain so that it can again produce its own stress-relieving dopamine, eliminating the need for the addictive substance.
These results are achieved in 10 days of outpatient treatment. This, too, is very different from conventional detox treatment, which can require 30, 60, or 90 days of inpatient treatment or in some cases, as long as a year. And still, the patient might leave the program and relapse within a day – simply because the brain hasn’t been treated, Paula says.
Nevertheless, she acknowledges that NAD treatment is not a cure, just as insulin is not a cure for diabetes. It is a treatment for withdrawal symptoms and brain restoration so that the brain can again resume its own production of stress-relief hormones. Even so, the stress of modern living – compounded by periods of more acute stress, such as the recent COVID pandemic or the death of a loved one – can overwhelm even a restored brain. At that point, she advises her patients to return for a “booster,” a shorter NAD infusion to “top off the tank” and avoid relapse.
Looking forward, the Mestayers have invested in a company called Molecular World Health, which will develop affordable, over-the-counter NAD products for pain relief.
“So many of us are living with pain as a result of accidents, surgery, or simply living longer,” Paula explains. “Rather than prescribing chronic painkillers, we’d like to offer the public a healthy, non-addictive topical that would relieve pain.”
She added that sales of this product would then fund ongoing NAD research, which the Mestayers are conducting via their sister organization, NAD Research, Inc.
Although the intravenous NAD treatment offered at Springfield Wellness Center is still not considered “mainstream,” Paula is confident that one day it will be.
“We just need the large-scale, double-blind studies to demonstrate to the scientific community the results we are seeing at the center,” she says. “That takes money, but it will come. Mainstream medicine’s current approach to addiction of replacing an illegal narcotic with a legal one makes little sense when a healthier, less costly, and more effective option is available.
“NAD is a vital nutrient that humans require regardless of their circumstances,” Paula continues. “NAD is so valuable to people, and they don’t know about it yet. We have had 22 years of successfully administering NAD, and our patients have benefited tremendously. I get emails and text messages from former patients celebrating two years, five years, 15 years, and 20 years of freedom from addiction. We also have people still very much involved with us because they’ve discovered what NAD can do for them and now they want to help others,” she says.
Learn more about Springfield Wellness Center here https://www.springfieldwellnesscenter.com/.
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