Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience. Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is published here. Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic. Constructive criticism is also welcome.


Overview of Valvular Heart Disease

Valvular heart disorders include:

  • Regurgitation [aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves],
  • Stenosis [aortic, mitral, pulmonic, and tricuspid valves],
  • Mitral valve prolapse.
These disorders produce altered or additional heart sounds called "Heart Murmurs". Certain non-valvular congenital defects can also produce heart murmurs in children.

Complimentary and alternative treatments for valvular heart disease that are considered below include:

  • Neurotransmitter Balancing

Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease

Please see conventional, complimentary and alternative medical treatments for important background information regarding the different types of medical treatments discussed below.

Naturopathic, Complimentary and Alternative Treatments

Neurotransmitter Balancing

Neuro Research [Hinz2015] reports that chronic diseases such as Valvular Heart Disease can be benefited by balancing neurotransmitter levels in the body.

Dr. Weyrich has been trained in neurotransmitter balancing protocols, but has not treated Valvular Heart Disease using this technique.

Please see What is Neurotransmitter Balancing? for more information.


References for Valvular Heart Disease