Many people have uncontrollable urges to pull or pick at their skin or hair. Most of them have tried something to help them stop, but all too often, those therapies don’t help. Amino acid therapy may provide a lasting solution.

Strong or insatiable urges to pull may be due to neurotransmitter imbalance(s); specifically, imbalances between serotonin and the catecholamines (dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine). If they are, no amount of will-power or counselling will help bring those urges under control until the underlying neurotransmitter imbalance is properly addressed.

We started working with people that had these intense urges to pull out their hair or pick at their skin over a decade ago and since then, we’ve helped hundreds of people eliminate their urges to pull. The foundation of this approach is amino acid therapy. If necessary, we also identify and address other nutritional imbalances that may cause their urges to pull. To learn more about this approach, please visit