New Perspectives - Dec,
1994 Issue #31
CARL PFEIFFER Treatment Center
by: Linda Shaffer
The Carl Pfeiffer Treatment Center is an outpatient facility developed to assist persons
with biochemical imbalances, with emphasis on behavior dysfunctions, learning difficulties, depression, and mental illness. The Center
is operated by the Health Research Institute (HRI), a not-for-profit corporation.
Approximately 70 per cent of individuals served are young persons exhibiting learning problems
or behavior disorders. Many with academic problems have previously been diagnosed as being learning disabled, hyperactive, ADD, MBD,
or dyslexic. Adolescents with behavior disorders commonly exhibit severe stress dyscontrol which may result in prolonged tantrums,
rage attacks or Jekyll-Hyde behavior.
The remaining 30 per cent suffer from a variety of biochemical disorders and may have been
previously diagnosed with depression, anxiety disorder or schizophrenia.
The Center identifies specific chemical imbalances through extensive chemical testing and
provides individualized treatments for balancing body chemistry.
For most adolescents the process consists of two visits, followed by annual consultations.
History, symptoms, and laboratory results are evaluated by the medical and scientific team. Drug medications such as Ritalin, cylert
and anti-depressants do not interfere, they report, with testing and evaluation. Most patients are successful in obtaining insurance
Since the Center opened its doors in June, 1989, over 4,000 persons have been treated under
this system, which involves a collaboration of medical doctors and biochemists. The Center reports treatment effectiveness is very
high with most families indicating major improvement. Others indicate incomplete reduction in symptoms but significant improvement,
The Center is an outgrowth of 15 years of HRI research which has yielded strong evidence
of the role of chemical imbalances in behavior disorders, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities and hyperactivity. HRI has identified distinctive
trace metal patterns which predominate in persons with behavioral or learning problems but are relatively uncommon in the general
In 1982, HRI's William Walsh, Ph.D., began a collaboration with Carl Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D.,
a world-renowned expert on chemical imbalances and founder of the Princeton Bio Center in New Jersey. These drug-free treatments based
around prescribing natural supplements are designed to correct specific chemical imbalances.
After Carl Pfeiffer appeared on the Phil Donahue Show last year, the Center reported hundreds
of additional applications from families with a child exhibiting various types of behavioral problems.
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