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Last Updated on July 20, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

In the main, today’s medical professionals are not able to provide comprehensive or reliable Saphris alternatives. Medical school does not cover the subject. Alternative to Meds Center does have this expertise.

Antipsychotics such as Saphris, even when needed during a very real crisis, should not automatically result in having to continue taking heavy drugs for a whole lifetime. There are other entirely workable choices.

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The Need for Alternatives to Saphris and Other Psychotropic Drugs

Clearly, we see more and more physicians and researchers turning their attention to alternatives to Saphris. Generally, holistic doctors would mostly prefer treating their patients in non-toxic ways before prescribing medications such as Saphris. Some patients have been fortunate to be able to successfully reach their health goals without meds. However, the greater ratio of physicians generally would first prescribe medication, especially during a bonafide mental health crisis. But even so, after some time has passed, and if the medication did not produce the desired results, the person may look for Saphris alternatives. Few physicians are equipped with knowledge and familiarity enough to provide comprehensive help with Saphris alternatives. Alternative to Meds Center can help.

Saphris Alternatives can Reduce After Effects of Drugs

Alternative to Meds Center specializes in providing a broad range of non-drug-based mental health treatment options and solutions. At our inpatient center, Saphris alternatives involve treatment plans that are carefully designed. The individual’s plan takes into account the needs of each individual. Clinical staff design the client’s program based on the labs and other vital information that is carefully gathered. In the majority of cases, treatment plans combine safe drug weaning or reduction, with many other treatments. In these ways, the program helps reduce and even eliminate altogether lingering drug side effects.

What are some Saphris alternatives used in treatment?

As an example, patients benefit from various genres of talk therapy, including CBT. Counseling and talk therapy provide a safe space for patients to honestly express themselves. This can allow a person to better understand their fears and issues of concern. Such therapies help identify and prevent triggers from knocking a person down over and over again. CBT can also help patients create new strategies and rethink past negative patterns. Such counseling gives the client a pathway to gradually create a much more complete internal peace.1

Saphris Alternatives Include:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Test for and resolve nutritional deficiencies
  • Mild exercise
  • Equine-assisted therapy, yoga, meditation, other mild therapies
  • Removal of toxic accumulations*

*Studies show that toxic exposure (i.e. to lead, neurotoxic chemicals in pesticides, etc.) can lead to psychiatric symptoms such as psychosis.

Nutrition and Other Stabilizing Therapies for Mental Wellness

holistic stabilizing therapiesStabilizing treatments enhance overall results, and help bring about successful treatment outcomes. A core component of stabilizing each client involves dietary changes and supplementation, both designed to this end. Additionally, daily and weekly scheduled activities include exercise, yoga, massage, chelation, equine therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, chelating sauna detox, meditation, and much more.

The world over, research shows that identifying and repairing nutritional deficiencies produce some quite astounding results. Studies have documented there is a direct link between certain deficits and unwanted symptoms including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and others. Identifying and fixing deficits can produce amazing results all on their own.2

Purging Neurotoxins from the Body

Saphris alternative treatments include purging toxic residues from environmental sources, from food or air pollution, from accumulations of heavy metals, and many other sources. Everything from pesticides to food additives can have disastrous effects on mental health. Purging these from the body produces profound positive changes in mood, sleep, energy levels, and other benefits.

Psychosis and Overproduction of Dopamine

Much research has found a common denominator of experiencing psychosis or psychotic episodes. Namely, excessive dopamine. Too much dopamine in the system can cause everything in the environment to overstimulate the person. As a result, the overstimulation produces a manic state, which is also called mania or psychosis.

What precipitates the overproduction of dopamine?

stabilize brain chemistryOne example, the presence of neurotoxins stimulates the overproduction of dopamine, leading to psychoses and other symptoms.5 We also know this overstimulation can cause mania or psychosis. While more research is needed, we are also beginning to learn how a genetic problem may play a part.3

Testing can determine when toxicity is present. Following testing, the focus can shift to cleansing out these toxic elements. Orthomolecular medicine, food-based nutritional therapy along with supplementation, and physical therapies like massage, Reiki, and others, all work together to assist the process. A major goal is to stabilize or normalize the person’s neurochemistry using these natural and food-based nutritional treatments. Many other forms of supporting therapies enhance recovery, including amino acid therapy, peer support, personal training, classes on understanding healthy neurochemistry, self-care principles, Equine Therapy, and much more.4

Find Out More Information Today

Please, if you have been looking for a treatment plan that does not focus on toxic drugs, give us a call. Drugs can help in a crisis. However, they can only temporarily mask symptoms. So, we invite your call, and you can talk with us and find out more about tailored tapering and withdrawal treatment plans we provide to help you or a loved one with Saphris alternatives.


1. Miller, C “How Does CBT Help People With Psychosis?” Child Mind Institute [Internet] N.D. [cited 2020 Dec 1]

2. NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney, Nutrition May Play a Key Role In Early Psychosis Treatment. Western Sydney University Press [INTERNET] 2017 Nov 2017 [cited 2020 Dec 1]

3. O’Donovan, MC, Craddock, NJ, Owen, MJ, Genetics of psychosis: insights from across the genome. Hum. Genet. & National Library of Medicine [online] 2009 [cited 2020 Dec 1]

4. Seredova M, Maskova A, Mrstinova M, Volicer L. “Effects of Hippotherapy on Well-Being of Patients With Schizophrenia” Arch Neurosci. 2016; 3(4):e39213. doi: 10.5812/archneurosci.39213. [cited 2020 Dec 1]

5.  Brown JS, “Introduction: An Update on Psychiatric Effects of Toxic Exposures.” Psychiatric Times Vol 33 Issue 9 [online] 2016 Sep 30 [cited 2020 Dec 1]


Originally Published Mar 24, 2020 by Diane Ridaeus


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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