Dr. Myriah Hinchey is a Connecticut-licensed naturopathic physician and the founder/medical director of TAO: Center for Vitality, Longevity, & Optimal Health, an integrative medical center for healing located in Hebron, Connecticut.
Dr. Hinchey completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2000, receiving the New England Scholar Award. 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.
She 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.
Following graduation from naturopathic medical school, Dr. Hinchey completed a mentorship with renowned functional medicine pediatrician, Nancy O’Hara, MD, MPH, FAAP. During her time with Dr. O’Hara, she became aware of how frequently Lyme and tick-borne disease are underlying issues for children with ASD and PANS/PANDAS. Later, she herself was diagnosed with multiple tick-borne illnesses, and found herself immersed in the work of Master Herbalist Stephen Buhner. His evidence based herbal approach to healing Lyme disease and co-infections inspired her to correspond with him in developing products and treatment protocols, which ultimately led to the protocols that she used to heal herself and her patients.
Dr. Hinchey has continued to advance her clinical practice by studying under pioneering Lyme physicians Dr. Tom Moorcroft, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Dr. Neil Nathan; mycotoxin specialist, Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker; and lifestyle and functional medicine doctors, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Jeffrey Bland.
Rooted in functional and naturopathic medicine, Dr. Hinchey shares her unique approach to Lyme and co-infections with other practitioners by lecturing at medical conferences, including the annual meetings of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) and the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, of which she is an active member.
In addition to her clinical work at TAO Vitality, Dr. Hinchey is the owner of LymeCore Botanicals™, a tick-borne disease-focused herbal medicine company. LymeCore™ is the proud sponsor of many Lyme-focused continuing education events.
In 2019, Dr. Hinchey hosted the first Eastern Connecticut Lyme Conference, which sought to empower patients to take charge of their clinical care and heal from Lyme disease. Since then, that regional movement has evolved into a nationally targeted multimedia company, LymeBytes™. LymeBytes™ endeavors to educate both healthcare providers and the public on effective Lyme diagnosis and treatment, bringing together practitioners and patients for in-person and virtual education and community-building opportunities.