Alternative Treatment for Mental Health

Alternative Treatment for Mental Health

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Alternative treatment for mental health is our specialty at the 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, about one-third of all 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.

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) 

Evidence-based Alternative Mental health Therapies

In summary, there are many well-tested areas of alternative therapies for mental health, and these are considered to have shown evidence of therapeutic value when tested in studies and trials. 

Some examples of these include: 

  • physical exercise and other physical therapies such as light-therapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, equine-assisted therapy, etc. 
  • targetted nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, etc.
  • various forms of psychotherapy, CBT and other forms of talk therapy, life coaching, etc. 

Strikingly, where alternative treatments, in general, used to be considered “unorthodox”, (scientifically unproven) today are commonly considered very much orthodox (scientifically validated) from studies done. (2) Yesterday’s prefrontal lobotomy and blood-letting are now not used. 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. 

Alternative to Meds Center Focus 

Most importantly, our focus is not the temporary masking or numbing of symptoms but the positive achievement of wellness and natural mental health.

Notably, our staff roster constitutes over 40 professionals who are exceptionally equipped to assist all of our clients to achieve their health goals along the evidence-based pathways that alternative treatment for mental health and complementary medicine can provide – please contact us directly to find out how we can be of service to you or your loved one. 


(1)  Lake J, Turner M, “Urgent Need for Improved Mental Health Care and a More Collaborative Model of Care”  The Permanente Journal [INTERNET[ August 11, 2017 [cited April 13, 2020]

(2)  Schultz P, Hede V, “Alternative and complementary approaches in psychiatry: beliefs versus evidence”  Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience [INTERNET] September 2018 [cited April 13, 2020]

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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.

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