Alternative psychiatry at Alternative to Meds Center partners together exacting medical oversight with an exceptionally generous range of holistic help that many have desired for a long time. Non-toxic treatments have found their place of honor at the Alternative to Meds Center.
Drug-based therapy might have been indicated during a time of crisis, but may need to be replaced by other methods that do much more than simply mask unwanted symptoms. Suppressing symptoms is typically a losing battle that should not have to become a whole lifetime of torture. Skilled physicians and holistic specialists can provide real and lasting help.
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Alternative to Meds has provided non-toxic help for close to 20 years. ATMC has accumulated a wealth of published evidence documenting client successes. Alternative psychiatry and holistic therapies can address underlying issues in much less toxic ways than (sometimes blindly) prescribing medication to get symptoms under control. Undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions can throw a devastating wrench into treatment if ignored.
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Alternative Psychiatry at Alternative to Meds Center
Alternative psychiatry, nutritional psychiatry, and holistic psychiatry are relatively new terms. Many people have suffered years or even decades of unsatisfactory pharmaceutical-based treatment. The emergence of a whole new level of efficacy in applying non-drug-based mental health treatments has brought life-changing hope to many.
Today psychiatrists themselves think of “psychiatry” as solely drug-based treatment, involving primarily medication management.16 And overwhelmingly, it seems this is the mainstream treatment model, according to psychiatrists speaking on the matter. It seems strange to think of “talk therapy” as alternative psychiatry, but these days, that is the case. CBT is one of the most favored types of talk therapy and along with other types of psychological counseling, is practical, effective, and also quite popular.
The popularity of alternative psychiatry and other non-toxic forms of treatment has soared due to their proven efficacy. In China, Jamaica, South Africa, Ireland, Nepal, and India, alternative, traditional, and complementary medicine are widely accepted and it seems that some alternative psychiatrists in the West might be catching up.1,2,5-8,14
Quite promisingly, the medical community as a whole has begun to cautiously accept that food and nutrition can affect mood and other mental health concerns. Thus, a proper (specific for each individual) diet and targeted supplementation can eliminate or at the very least mitigate unwanted symptoms. Studies have demonstrated undeniable links between mental health and nutrition.3,4
Along with nutritional neuroscience, studies also show positive neuro-connections between exercise and mood, cognitive function, and other benefits for mental wellness.9,10
Toxic load in the body causes dramatic liabilities including insomnia, mood swings, brain fog, exhaustion, etc. Cleaning out these accumulated toxins can have dramatic positive effects on physical and mental health. Diet choices can have a phenomenal impact by providing natural chelators through food choices, such as wheat bran. Other cleansing methods are effective and should be administered under the care of trained medical staff who are familiar with correct procedures.11,12
Nurturing a clean and functioning microbiome in the gut is another example of how fine-tuning the body can provide abundant mental health benefits, and should NOT be overlooked! 17
There are many drug-free ways to address anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and other difficulties that collectively fall under the umbrella of naturopathic remedies.
Find Out More About Alternative Psychiatry and Our Holistic Mental Health Programs
Alternative to Meds Center has been actively pioneering in this field of complementary and alternative approaches to mental health treatment for more than 15 years. In a nurturing inpatient setting, Alternative to Meds Center offers a full range of drug tapering and recovery programs so that a person can transition from drug-based therapy to non-drug-based treatment.
Thus, a person can access authentic recovery from unwanted symptoms and conditions in non-toxic ways. Please call for more important information on the types of alternative psychiatry and related therapies offered, and how a holistic-based, individualized program using principles of alternative psychiatry may be the exact help you or a loved one has been looking for.
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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.
Diane is an avid supporter and researcher of natural mental health strategies. Diane received her medical writing and science communication certification through Stanford University and has published over 3 million words on the topics of holistic health, addiction, recovery, and alternative medicine. She has proudly worked with the Alternative to Meds Center since its inception and is grateful for the opportunity to help the founding members develop this world-class center that has helped so many thousands regain natural mental health.
Medical Disclaimer: Nothing on this Website is intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided on the website is intended to encourage, not replace, direct patient-health professional relationships. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Adding nutritional supplements may alter the effect of medication. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision.