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Antidepressant Alternatives

At Alternative to Meds Center, we know there are effective antidepressant alternatives that are better than remaining on medication for a lifetime.

Antidepressant alternatives may be the answer for antidepressant users who struggle with adverse effects, the ineffectiveness of the medication, or who simply want to treat their mental health naturally.

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Alternative to Meds has been the expert on antidepressants withdrawal for over 15 years. We have published evidence regarding our success. Underlying issues can in many cases be addressed in much less toxic ways. We find that frequently there were medical conditions, or that the original factors that contributed to the crisis have since shifted, were diagnosed prematurely or even misdiagnosed.
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Alternative to Meds Center employs intricate techniques of alternative medicine and medication tapering to allow individuals to come off medication comfortably; and transition into an alternative medicine treatment regimen. Do you wish to watch yourself, or a loved one start living the life you know can be possible?

Alternative Forms of Treatments

Treatments for anxiety and depression come in many forms, including natural antidepressant alternatives, which offer alternative mental health choices as opposed to prescription drugs. Depression can ultimately be cured through healing, changing lifestyle, receiving treatment, and correcting underlying issues. Through antidepressant alternatives people can get their lives back; no more antidepressant side effects, no more chemical agents, and no more depression. Alternative medicine and alternative to psychiatry approaches do not cover up depressive symptoms with drugs; alternative practitioners take their time in finding the right combination of therapies, changes in lifestyle and anything else each different person requires for optimal mental health. The alternative medicine approach focuses on each person uniquely, instead of prescribing the same drug to every depressed patient. Each person who uses medication alternatives practices their own unique set of tailored alternatives for their specific needs. Alternatives can be used in place of medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Effexor, and Paxil. With scientific and complementary approaches, you can get off antidepressants and be healthy. Many clincical studies continue to show that natural substances can be just as, if not more effective than the commonly prescribed medications that are prescribed each year despite their toxic and sometimes lethal effects, and their failure to cure.1

Alternatives to antidepressants may include acupuncture, controlled breathing techniques, biofeedback, dietary changes, food therapy, vitamin therapy, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, herbal supplements, dietary supplements, exercise, hypnosis, yoga, reflexology, massage therapy, sound therapy, talking therapy, counseling, and other forms of therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. Exercise is one of the most rewarding and easiest practices to get into on a regular basis. Exercise is available in many different forms and is one of many antidepressant alternatives and natural therapies. Exercising burns toxins outs of the body, allows good things to flow through the body, reduces stress, relieves stress, and builds confidence among many other positive things. Stress reduction and confidence-building are two excellent steps in a plan toward effective Zoloft alternatives or other depression alternatives.

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Alternative Therapies

Acupuncture is an ancient therapy that has been used as an effective depression alternatives treatment. Acupuncture increases blood flow and inner balance, among many other benefits. Many people’s depression could be attributed to deficiencies, imbalances, and blocks within the body and mind. From the surface of the skin, acupuncture allows the balance to flow, and blockages to be released. When imbalances are balanced out and released, improvements are often shown in symptoms of depression. Acupuncture and exercise both boost endorphins; endorphins are the natural, feel-good chemicals in our bodies. Therefore, acupuncture and exercise can have calming and relaxing effects. Acupuncture can relieve and release physical pain and emotional pain. Acupuncture is another example of excellent antidepressant alternatives that can be used in Celexa alternatives treatment plans, as well as other antidepressant replacement plans.

Massage therapy and reflexology therapy are incredibly relaxing and healing therapies. Massage releases tension and stress and is healthy for the body and mind. Biofeedback is another one of the alternatives to antidepressants; this form of treatment naturally, gradually trains brainwave patterns to function healthily and properly which is similar to what prescription drugs are supposed to do chemically. Antidepressant alternatives help in ways that are just as effective as or more effective than prescription drugs. Alternative mental health treatments just don’t have any negative or adverse effects. At Alternative to Meds Center, each treatment regimen is entirely unique and customized for every client. We incorporate a comprehensive combination of treatments and different types of medicine.

We may often forget that the same insults which our body would receive from a poor diet, our brains are subject to as well. Or maybe the individual is overwhelmed in a life that is unfulfilling and they need a better environment to make changes. Alternative to Meds Center drug rehab is a place that discovers the underlying medical reasons why a person may be depressed. Our treatment program uses the following methods: lab testing, orthomolecular medicine, natural substances that stabilize the neurochemistry, cleansing and purification for the dislodging of built-up environmental neurotoxins, medication withdrawal tapering techniques, IV nutrient treatment and other nutritional treatments, support from peers, yoga, massage, exercise, personal training, and healing therapies that are alternative to psychiatry to address depression and offer effective antidepressant alternative treatments.2

We find success here daily. Weekly, we hold graduations in celebration of the successes of our participants. Family and friends are warmly welcome to attend. Amazing tales have been told at these graduations, sometimes recounting many decades of absurd struggling, now talked about with incredible clarity. Seeing this is an inspiration knowing they have all of the tools to keep up their new-found healthy lifestyle and be a symbol of hope for others. You are invited to give us a call at the center and find out about the many forms of antidepressant alternatives help that are available for you or your loved one.


1. Clinical study published by the US National Library of Medicine, author Ng, Qx, of Yong Loo Lin of University of Singapore, Venkatanarayanan, N., University of Nottingham Medical School and Ho Cy of National University Hospital of Singapore, “Clinical use of Hypericum perforatum (St John’s Wort) in depression: A meta-analysis,” [Internet] 2017 Mar [cited 2019 Nov]

2. Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School, “What Causes Depression?” [Internet] 2009 Jun, updated 2019 Jun [cited 2019 Nov]



This content has been reviewed and approved by a licensed physician.

Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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