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Last Updated on January 13, 2021 by Carol Gillette

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Alternative to Meds Editorial Team
Written by Diane Ridaeus
Medically Reviewed by Dr Samuel Lee MD

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.

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successful venlafaxine alternatives

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.

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Venlafaxine Alternatives in Treatment

options for becoming drug-freeAt Alternative to Meds Center, we offer choices that may have been unavailable in previous treatment experiences. Today we have developed programs that help transition a person to being safely drug-free or at significantly reduced medication levels.

In this way, not only are the medications reduced, but the program addresses the symptoms that have been causing concern. So, being drug-free with us can also mean achieving freedom from symptoms.1

Natural Venlafaxine Alternatives Include:

  • Lab testing can determine nutritional deficiencies that need addressing.
  • Testing also reveals toxic accumulations that can be purged.
  • Personal counseling can address stressful issues that block happiness.
  • Acupuncture, massage, and other therapies for improved wellness.5
  • Exercise releases the “feel good” natural chemicals.
  • Clean, keto-based diet can help improve mental and physical health.*

*The Psychiatry Advisor says ketogenic diets may hold promise for improved mental health and a number of physical improvements as well.

Strategies That Work

testing methodsThus, 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. 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

sauna detoxOr, detecting heavy metals or other toxic accumulations would be corrected by gently purging these 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.

Counseling, Talk Therapy, Stress-Relief

spiritual psychiatryAdditionally, counseling and talk therapy of many genres offered at the center provides much relief and can lead to a simpler, more satisfying life.

For example, Life Coaching, CBT, stress reduction techniques, yoga, Reiki, craniosacral massage, and many other forms of therapy can initiate great changes in your life for the better. Acupuncture is an extremely popular therapy for depression and anxiety.5

 

Venlafaxine Alternatives Reduce Unwanted Drug Side Effects

venlafaxine side effectsAbove 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.3,4

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

Alternative to Meds treatment programsYou 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 available.

And, please ask us about our inpatient treatment programs, insurance coverage, costs, length of stay, and any other areas of interest you may have. 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.


1. Venlafaxine (Effexor) Information Sheet. NAMI [INTERNET] 2016 Jan [cited 2020 Dec 11]

2. Sathyanarayano Rao T, Asha M, Ramesh B, Jagannatha Rao K, Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illness. Indian J Psychiatry [INTERNET] 2008 Apr-Jun PMID 19742217 [cited 2020 Dec 11]

3. Roest A, de Jong P, Williams C, Reporting Bias in Clinical Trials Investigating the Efficacy of Second-generation Antidepressants in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders. JAMA Psychiatry [INTERNET] 2015 [cited 2020 Dec 11]

4. Gotzsche P.C., Gotzsche P.K., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Halves the Risk of Repeated Suicide Attempts: Systematic Review. Journal of the Royal Societ of Medicine [INTERNET] Vol. 110 2017 [cited 2020 Dec 11]

5. Sniezek D, Siddiqui I, “Acupuncture for Treating Anxiety and Depression in Women: A Clinical Systematic Review.” Med Acupunct. 2013 Jun; 25(3): 164-172 PMID24761171 [cited 2020 Dec 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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