As a natural health care provider, I am just not a fan of pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, patients showing up at my office while on a bunch of drugs is the biggest challenge to me because they just interfere so much with healing process.

But there is one drug I endorse and the drug is called naltrexone. Naltrexone has been around since 1960s and traditionally it’s been used in high dose like 50 to 300mg for treatment of opioid and alcoholic addiction. It blocks the opioid receptors of the body and help curb the cravings for opioid drugs and taste for alcohol. But when naltrexone is used in low dose, from 1.5 to 4.5mg, they only temporarily blocks the opioid receptors for a few hourly, fooling the body to produce more endorphins and other healing hormones.

What can low dose naltrexone therapy treat? Almost anything. Since what the drug does is fooling your body to produce more healing hormones, it can be used for a wide variety of illness but especially, it has a long documented success with autoimmune diseases.

I have used LDN. Therapy for:

  • Chronic pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Parkinsons
  • Cancers
  • Other chronic, neurogenerative conditions

Recently, a young lady with MS travelled from California for a round of stem cell therapy and she was put on LDN therapy. She just sent me the following message.

“Hi, just wanted to share how I am doing. My bladder is stronger and I’ve been sleeping throughout the night without having to make trips to bathroom. My vision is also more clear and not as cloudy, my gait is also better too. The last few days, I’ve been having a surge of energy too and I am just so grateful!”

There is low or minimal side effect of low dose naltrexone therapy. If it gives vivid dreams, I advise the patients to take it in the morning instead of the night. If you are about to get some operation or get anesthesia, it may reduce the effect of the anesthesia. Other than that, vast majority of patients do very well with it without little side effects.

I am grateful for this wonder drug.

Dr. An.