Dr. Hinchey at Tao Vitality practices integrative naturopathic medicine for the whole family and additionally specializes in the reversal and prevention of Chronic Disease.
Her treatment practices rely heavily on the principals of Functional Medicine and Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) as well as biomedical treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Development Disorder, and ADHD.
At Tao Vitality, Dr. Hinchey identifies the underlying physiological/biochemical cause of a patient’s symptoms and then teaches him/her how to correct it by making simple but effective changes to their lifestyle often utilizing a combination of nutrition, supplementation, exercise, stress management, acupuncture and massage therapy.
"We are Lyme Disease Specialist. Our goal is to utilize the best of natural medicine to restore vitality, promote longevity, and induce a state of optimal health in each of our patients." ~ Dr. Myriah Hinchey, Owner/Medical Director of Tao Vitality
At TAO Vitality, our goal is to utilize the best of natural medicine to restore vitality, promote longevity, and induce a state of optimal health in each of our patients — not only extending the length of one’s life but maximizing the quality of one’s life.
Each patient is a unique entity. Treatment focuses on the individual as a whole not on the symptoms or disease itself. The underlying cause of the disease is identified and removed, thereby alleviating the symptoms.
Great emphasis is placed on natural preventative medicine. By creating a balanced, healthy internal and external environment, the body innately thrives, the body’s systems function synergistically, and optimal health is attained.
1998 – Dr. Hinchey has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998 from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, specializing in CORE myofascial release, acupressure, and deep tissue massage, integrating the Japanese healing art of Reiki into her sessions.
2000 – Completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2000, receiving the New England Scholar Award.
2005 – After completing her Pre-Medical requirements, Dr. Hinchey earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005.
2006 – Received her certificate in Medical Acupuncture for Physicians from Briarwood College in 2006. She is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs from the Swedish Institute in New York City and completed training in Auricular Acupuncture for Chemical Dependency and Detoxification at the Lincoln Recovery Center in the Bronx, New York.
2009 – Completed additional training with DAN! Clinician, Dr. Nancy O’Hara where she learned hands-on how to treat children on the autism spectrum as well as those with severe ADHD.
To further her studies in understanding the complex and often devastating effects of Lyme disease and co-infections, Dr. Hinchey attends the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society’s (ILADS) Annual conference to keep up with the current ILADS treatment guidelines.
Lyme disease treatment is conducted in an integrative manner as well, encouraging patients to follow ILADS treatment protocol as well as using herbal protocols that have been studied extensively by Master Herbalist, Stephen Buhner.
By following these protocols, while focusing on normalizing immune system functions a balancing of the body can be achieved, which is essential for completely eradicating the disease.
2012 – Mentored with ILADS physician Dr. Tom Moorcroft to further her knowledge of how to use an integrative approach to treat Chronic Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
2019 – Created and hosted the first Eastern Connecticut Lyme Conference.
2020 – Attended training with renowned Lyme expert and author Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD. Dr. Horowitz trains Lyme Literate Physicians in his clinical expertise and scientific advances in the diagnostics and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases using classical and integrative methods to help those with chronic, resistant disease.
Dr. Hinchey completed an advanced preceptorship with Dr. Debra Anastasio who specializes in treating children with neurodevelopmental disorders and women’s reproductive health.
Dr. Hinchey obtained her certification for First-Line Therapy (FLT) by Metagenics and has been using Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) as the main focus of her practice. Teaching patients how to make simple but crucial lifestyle choices on a daily basis has been the most challenging but effective medicine thus far.
Dr. Hinchey is MAPS Certified, which focuses on the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
The level of mastery that MAPS fellows (FMAPS) achieve in the field of complex pediatric conditions makes them among the best-prepared practitioners in this field.
MAPS are a group of professionals who offer a Comprehensive Education & Fellowship to Medical Professionals for the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related chronic complex conditions. The rapidly increasing scientific evidence-based material that supports the medical treatment of autism spectrum-related medical disorders is evolving and passed on to practitioners in a systematic, in-depth course of study, in order to have the greatest impact on this medically complex pediatric population.
Learned hands-on during a yearlong weekly Mentorship, how to treat children with ASD, PPD, and ADHD.
Dr. Hinchey has been a member of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physician Association (CPNA) since 2005.She is also an adjunct faculty member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) since 2014 where she has been a featured speaker during their annual conference.
ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases. ILADS promotes understanding of Lyme through research and education and strongly supports physicians and other health care professionals dedicated to advancing the standard of care for Lyme and its associated diseases.