Alternative to Psychiatry
If you or someone you love are like most, at one time you were told the only solution for mental health symptoms is prescription medication.
Alternatives to psychiatric treatment include non-drug approaches that can help individuals achieve and maintain mental health naturally. In many cases, achieving mental health naturally involves discovering the underlying reasons why a person is suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or other conditions.
Possible underlying causes include adrenal fatigue, hormone and thyroid imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, infectious disease, food allergies and leaky guts, heavy metal toxicity, and neurotoxicity from things such as pesticides. Some of the ways of correcting these problems that are under the surface include customized vitamin and nutrient therapies, orthomolecular supplementation, individual and group counseling, life skills coaching, exercise, neurotoxin removal, and pampering the body with massage, sauna therapy, acupuncture and ionic footbaths.
Alternatives to psychiatry may be what you need to overcome problems that traditional treatment doesn’t adequately address
Our medical staff assesses treatment needs, runs lab tests such as complete metabolic and chelation challenge testing, and handles all concerns related to medications adjusting and tapering. Often there is a medical reason that created the need for medication in the first place. In many cases, the person has accumulated a toxic body burden based on exposure to environmental poisons and a genetic hand that has been less than effective at clearing that burden. That body burden can have a profound effect on mental health as these toxicants can interfere strongly with the expression of Serotonin, Norepinephrine, Dopamine and so on. Interfering with these neurochemicals IS how a pesticide kills a pest–by over stimulating the nervous system. And there are many chemicals in our environment and processed foods that have similar effects on us. This concept is called environmental medicine.
Understanding the underlying causes of psychiatric symptoms is a large aspect of alternative medicine
Our program is designed to meet a client’s needs based on history as well as results from lab tests. Once an individual’s neurochemistry has been balanced and the toxic impairment has been lessened, symptoms are alleviated and moods are improved. They can then much easier respond to the other modalities of counseling, life planning, and interpersonal relating. This is the real solution people are looking for when they show up for help and often wish they would have received before the situation became confounded with over medicating.
Call us today to find out how we can shed some light on your situation.
Types Of Medications We Treat
We are licensed for medication withdrawal as a Level 2 Residential Behavioral Health Treatment Center, which is just below that of a Level 1 hospital. According to our licensing agency, we are the most committed in the State of Arizona, possibly the country, at helping people reduce and eliminate the need for medications. Most treatment centers actually put people on drugs and provide minimal counseling and a poor diet. We specialize in withdrawing people from psychiatric medication in a relaxed, luxurious, retreat-like setting.