Orthomolecular medicine was developed by Linus Pauling, Ph.D., winner of two Nobel prizes, in 1968. It is designed to enable individuals to reach the apex of health and the peak of their performance by utilizing only naturally occurring substances (e.g. vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, co-enzymes). The proper balance of these substances in the body is the key to reaching physical, mental, and emotional health and stability.
Orthomolecular psychiatry began with Abram Hoffer and Humphry Osmond in the 1950s and was continued by Carl Pfeiffer of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center, although proponents of orthomolecular psychiatry say that the ideas behind their approach can be traced back to the 1920s and ’30s. Orthomolecular psychiatry’s goal of weaning patients from conventional neuroleptic drugs follows “Pfeiffer’s Law”, “For every drug that benefits a patient, there is a natural substance that can achieve the same effect”. In 1968, Linus Pauling used the term “orthomolecular”.
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