Last Updated on February 11, 2021 by
Alternative treatment for mental health is our specialty at Alternative to Meds Center, housed in a pristine, welcoming inpatient facility, and staffed by holistic-minded medical practitioners and caregivers.
According to a number of experts,4 a significant volume of adult disability occurs in the realm of mental illness. Yet, some of the world’s most highly esteemed mental health professionals have voiced concern over the traditional methods of care that may fall short of what is needed for today’s best treatment outcomes.4,5
While the mainstream of medicine and mental health treatment evolves slowly, fresh perspectives are leaning toward more modern, holistic treatments. Some are calling for a complete paradigm shift, preferring to see more use of alternative treatment for mental health, as well as integrative approaches, and more emphasis on collaborative and complementary medicine than ever before.1,3
Evidence-based Alternative Mental Health Therapies
Alternative to Meds Center uses many well-tested alternative therapies for mental health, and these have shown therapeutic value when tested in studies and trials.2
Alternative Mental Health Therapies:
- Physical exercise
- Equine-assisted therapy
- Targeted nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.
- Counseling* including forms of psychotherapy, CBT, and other forms of talk therapy, life coaching, etc.
*The benefits of CBT have been documented in various situations by the World Bank Open Knowledge Repository.7
Strikingly, where alternative treatments, in general, used to be considered “unorthodox” (scientifically unproven), today are commonly considered very much orthodox (scientifically validated) based on studies done.2 Today’s alternative mental health treatments have replaced yesterday’s prefrontal lobotomy and blood-letting. Similarly, the pharmacological hold on the health industry, in general, has begun to loosen its monopolistic grasp. This has allowed for more opportunities than ever before for clients to choose non-drug-based treatment for authentic and effective help with mental health issues. Effective treatments do not introduce addiction or dependence on drugs and do not further damage neurochemistry with toxic substances.