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Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Alternative to Meds Editorial Team
Written by Lyle Murphy
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

 
Elavil alternatives exist for both depression and pain. When an individual is wracked with symptoms chronically, especially burning pain and insomnia, doctors try to alleviate this pain by giving prescriptions for drugs such as Elavil (amitriptyline), Neurontin, and many others.

The issue with these drugs is that they are not addressing the underlying reasons that cause the condition. Our Elavil alternatives help discover, address, and resolve the underlying reasons for symptoms.

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Elavil Alternatives Exist For Both Depression And Pain

Symptoms Elavil alternatives can help

When an individual is desperately suffering from chronic pain, as well as depression, any solution might seem to be a good choice. However, amitriptyline is known as the antidepressant drug most often associated with suicide.5 Other studies show no difference compared to placebo in the reduction of pain after a trial of 6 weeks on the drug.3,4 The other primary issue with these drugs is that they cannot resolve the underlying reasons for the condition. Our Elavil alternatives help address and resolve the underlying reasons for unwanted symptoms. You do not have to settle for harmful drugs or drugs that don’t actually improve your health.

The drug may make an individual feel somewhat better for the moment, but the underlying problem continues. In addition, individuals on this medication may feel a little better when it comes to their pain or depression but often reiterate that they feel “dull” in their head and aren’t as spontaneous as before. People feel ecstatic when they find one or a combination of Elavil (amitriptyline) alternatives that work for them effectively, naturally, without side effects or risks of dependence. Individuals who have been given this antidepressant for chronic pain and insomnia simply can’t get to sleep because of their pain. Regardless of what the cause of the pain is, the traumatized or injured tissue that is causing it should be repaired. A natural Elavil replacement may be able to allow the possibility for authentic solutions to address pain, sleeping problems, or depression much more efficiently.

The Best Elavil Alternative

discover root causes for depression The best Elavil alternative medicine is figuring out what is causing the condition, rather than trying to cover up the pain with prescription drugs. This requires competent, compassionate help.

The therapies and treatments that are most effective we have found consist of comprehensive natural medicine.

Getting off of this medication can be done comfortably with the help of a rehab or cessation center which can successfully help individuals to wean off of their dosage. This process generally involves going through previous medical history and finding out with the individual the exact structure needed to be repaired in order for the person to be pain and drug-free. The Elavil alternatives provided in our treatment program customize alternative treatment plans for each person’s different needs. Studies have shown that natural antidepressant alternatives can be at least as effective, if not more so than antidepressant medications.2

Recommended Antidepressant Alternatives

Top 7 Elavil Alternatives:

  • Talk therapy such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) or DBT (dialectic behavior therapy) etc., choosing a counselor with qualities you deem helpful.
  • Guided self-help courses online or where available on topics of interest.
  • Change of environment to reduce stress factors (can include removing or distancing from toxic relationships, i.e., a change in a stressful workplace may help)
  • Start or restart a beloved hobby or join some social activity you enjoy.
  • Clean diet and supplements designed to create a healthy microbiome and support neurochemistry, i.e., avoid refined carbs, sugars, and caffeine.
  • Avoid toxic exposure to chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, avoid drugs/alcohol.**
  • Mild exercise, especially outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air.*

* Studies show a link between toxic exposure and mental health.
** Exercise has been proven helpful for depression.

Wide Range of Therapeutic Options

wide range of elavil therapiesAt Alternative to Meds Center there is a very wide range of therapeutic options available for the individual seeking Elavil alternatives. Most individuals realize that they do not want to be on antidepressant drugs for extended periods of time due to side effects and the fact that they don’t work or stop working after a time. And none of that is in their best health interests.

We offer many forms of adjunctive therapies during treatment, such as acupuncture and massage for pain, yoga, meditation, exercise classes, Reiki, cranial-sacral massage, various genres of counseling, education modules, nebulized glutathione treatments, low-temperature sauna, colonics, IV therapies, and many other examples of natural Elavil alternatives. Once the pain or the depression is gone, insomnia and other associated symptoms tend to disappear too.

Natural therapies are in your best health interest, as they provide non-toxic solutions. Prescription medications, in contrast, are not always in your best health interest, and not always of benefit. Generally, after the first few therapy sessions, a person will find them useful as antidepressant alternatives.

Correcting the diet, especially where deficiencies are discovered, can make massive changes in energy, reduction of symptomatology such as insomnia, and even improved skin tone. In sometimes very short order, the individual begins feeling better. A natural therapy can’t hurt you, but prescription medications can.1

Addressing Root Causes is Foundational of Alternatives to Elavil

The Alternative to Meds Center program focuses on discovering the medical reasons why an individual is depressed, in pain, or unable to sleep. Antidepressants are usually prescribed to a person before there has been an adequate effort put into finding out why they are depressed or unable to sleep. Are they really suffering from a low serotonin level and there are no other reasons? What about a thyroid that is low functioning? What about accumulated environmental neurotoxins like heavy metals and chemicals that can destroy energy metabolism? What if the person has food allergies whereby internal swelling slows metabolism? All of those things can be a factor. Or the person could have a diet that is so poor in nutrition that they are not able to create what they need for brain health. lab testing is beneficial to hone in on these or other factors that may need to be fixed before a person truly feels well again.

Therapeutic Support for Healthy CNS Function

getting off elavilOften, we forget that the brain is subject to the same problems from a deprived diet that the body would suffer from. Our treatment program includes targeted nutritional therapy, peer support, stabilizing the neurochemistry with natural substances, Elavil withdrawal methods, and cessation of accumulated neurotoxins, massage therapy, yoga, exercise, personal training, and many other therapies specified to combat depression, anxiousness, and insomnia.

Our holistic treatments do not offer pretended help or push drugs that make things worse but offer authentic, actual relief.

Elavil Alternatives Program at Alternative to Meds Center

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We are fortunate enough that we find new success every single day. We celebrate the accomplishments of our participants each week at our graduation ceremonies. Their friends and family members are present, who are included in the average of 50 attendees we have at each celebration. We have heard truly mind-blowing stories at the graduations, in which people have sometimes retold years of extreme suffering, described with beautiful clarity. For us, this is our inspiration, to see this with the awareness that our participants have everything they may need to sustain their life in positive, healthy ways and to continue being a symbol of encouragement to other people.

We encourage you to call us so we can talk about your own situation, and so you can find out more about the many ways that Elavil alternatives may be the help you or your loved one have been hoping to find.


1. Sibley, C. PharmD, “10 Natural Remedies to Consider for Treating Anxiety” Pharmacy Times [Internet] 2017 Oct [cited 2019 Nov].

2. Jurcie, J. MSc, BScPhm, Pereira, J A MSc, Kavanaugh, D. “St John’s Wort versus Paroxetine for Depression” Clinical Study, University of Hamilton [Internet] 2007 Sep [cited 2019 Nov]

3. Moore R, Derry S, Aldington D, Cole P, Wiffen P J, ” Amitriptyline for neuropathic pain in adults.” Cochrane Resources [Internet] 2015 Jul 6 [cited 2020 Sep 11]

4. Dinal N, Marinda E, Moch S, Rice A, Kamerman P, “Randomized, Double-Blind, Crossover Trial of Amitriptyline for Analgesia in Painful HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy.” PLOS One [Internet] 2015 May 14 [cited 2020 Sep 11]

5. Haella T, “Antidepressant Death Found Most Often with Amitriptyline.” Psychiatry Advisor [Internet] 2017 Feb 24 [cited 2020 Sep 11]



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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