At Alternative to Meds Center, our medical professionals provide drug-free treatments and natural venlafaxine alternatives designed to resolve unwanted symptoms.
As a result, alternatives to venlafaxine ( brand name Effexor XR® ) can provide relief without negatively impacting one’s quality of life, the way that toxic drugs often do.
Do Your Symptoms
Alternative to Meds Center has provided a wide range of antidepressant alternatives for more than 15 years. We have published evidence that demonstrates our success. We resolve underlying issues that are ruining a person’s life by focusing on non-drug-based treatments. This is true whether or not tapering is required, and whether there were undiagnosed medical conditions or other contributing factors that could have been missed earlier. We offer a brand new approach to treatment that can open the door to being able to fully appreciate and live life without unwanted symptoms and without drugs.
15 Years Experience by Professionals Who Understand Your Journey.
At Alternative to Meds Center, we offer safe, proven effective choices that are not offered in most mainstream treatment experiences. We have developed residential, inpatient programs based on 15 years of clinical experience that are designed to help transition a person from symptomatic and drug-dependent to being safely drug-free or at significantly reduced medication levels, yet attain freedom from the symptoms that initially led to seeking a prescription.
Prescription drugs such as venlafaxine can introduce their own set of side effects, that can become burdensome in addition to one’s original symptoms. Sometimes, multiple drugs are prescribed to respond to this cascading, expanding symptom set. Alternatives to venlafaxine can reverse this cycle of more and more drugs for less and less positive results.
Not only are the medications reduced, but the program addresses the symptoms that have been long causing concern. So, being drug-free with us aims toward achieving freedom from symptoms.1
Natural Venlafaxine Alternatives Include:
Lab testing can determine nutritional deficiencies including micronutrients that need addressing.13
Vitamin D deficiencies are linked with depression and can be corrected with diet and supplements. 2,6-8
Toxic accumulations are often overlooked as causes of psychiatric symptoms.9
Testing reveals toxic accumulations that can be purged through the therapeutic use of sauna, supplementation, chelation, and other holistic cleansing methods.9.11
Adequate magnesium, folic acid, fatty acids are linked with lowered depression 6-8,12
Personal counseling can address stressful issues that block happiness and has a lower relapse rate than antidepressant medications.4,10
Acupuncture, massage, Reiki, and other therapies for improved mental and physical wellness. Reiki has documented efficacy for pain, depression and anxiety.5,15,17
Exercise releases the “feel good” natural chemicals–a proven intervention for anxiety, depression, sedentary lifestyle, and many other factors for improved mental wellness.14
A nutrient-dense well-planned diet can help improve mental and physical health. 2,6-8,13
Avoid contact of neurotoxins contained in cleaning products, cosmetics, food, workplace, home environ, etc. 9
Strategies That Work
Our programs use several main strategies to achieve these outcomes. First, we use a complete and thorough battery of tests to identify where the problems are potentially stemming from. For example, we search for nutritional deficiencies through testing. Then, a targeted nutritional correction plan can relieve the condition and take care of the symptoms that were connected with it.2
Another fundamental component of our inpatient program is detecting heavy metals or other toxic accumulations, often overlooked in treating psychiatric symptoms.9 This can be corrected by gently purging the toxins from the system. Of note, various methods can cleanse these neurotoxic elements and thereby reduce or eliminate symptoms the toxic load was causing the person. Chelation, sauna, ionic foot baths, and other techniques are used to remove the toxic burden from the body and improve mental well-being.
Counseling, Talk Therapy, Stress Relief
Additionally, CBT and talk therapy of many genres offered at the center provides much relief and can lead to a simpler, more satisfying life without relying on medications for relief.4,10
Stress reduction techniques, such as yoga,5 Reiki,17 craniosacral massage,18 and many other forms of therapy including Equine-assisted therapy, art therapy, and many others, can initiate great changes in one’s life for the better shown to produce long-lasting relief from pain, depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Acupuncture is an extremely popular therapy at the center, useful for well-being and relief from depression and anxiety.5
Venlafaxine Alternatives Reduce Unwanted Drug Side Effects
Above all, our clients tell us one of the most desired goals is they want to reduce drug side effects. Venlafaxine alternatives provide natural mental health improvements, without inflicting drug side effects. Often, a physician will prescribe an SSRI like venlafaxine (Effexor XR) to reduce their patient’s mental health issues. Unfortunately, as the FDA and other drug regulators clearly state, SSRI drugs do not cure or fix anything. In fact, SSRI drugs are known to cause some of the most dangerous side effects imaginable, including suicidality, increased depression, mania, and many others. Further, clinical trials on Effexor generated controversy in reporting drug efficacy.3,16
As a result, more and more people are focusing on what CAN be done to improve mental health issues without sacrificing a person’s quality of life due to drug side effects.
Find Out More Information
You are warmly invited to call the center and speak to one of our informed and friendly staff. Ask all of your questions, and we will do our very best to inform you about the best and most complete therapeutic information you may be looking for.
And, please ask us about our inpatient treatment programs, insurance coverage, costs, length of stay, and any other areas of interest you may have. You are invited to review more details about the various services we deliver, by visiting our services overview page. In summary, the Alternative to Meds Venlafaxine alternatives treatment programs have helped thousands of clients for over 15 years and we are here to help you or your loved one as much as we possibly can.
12. Serefko A, Szopa A, Wlaź P, Nowak G, Radziwoń-Zaleska M, Skalski M, Poleszak E. Magnesium in depression. Pharmacol Rep. 2013;65(3):547-54. doi: 10.1016/s1734-1140(13)71032-6. PMID: 23950577. [cited 2021 Nov 8]
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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.
Diane is an avid supporter and researcher of natural mental health strategies. Diane received her medical writing and science communication certification through Stanford University and has published over 3 million words on the topics of holistic health, addiction, recovery, and alternative medicine. She has proudly worked with the Alternative to Meds Center since its inception and is grateful for the opportunity to help the founding members develop this world-class center that has helped so many thousands regain natural mental health.
Medical Disclaimer: Nothing on this Website is intended to be taken as medical advice. The information provided on the website is intended to encourage, not replace, direct patient-health professional relationships. Always consult with your doctor before altering your medications. Adding nutritional supplements may alter the effect of medication. Any medication changes should be done only after proper evaluation and under medical supervision.