At Alternative to Meds Center, we know that this process of recovery can be a challenging path.
Adjunctive therapies not only allow for some levity during this process, but are designed to work on a deeper level to supplement healing. Beyond what most consider as spa treatments, these therapies have the effect of deep lymphatic cleansing, mental and physical stability, and are scientifically supported for cellular repair applications.
Acupuncture practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles through the skin in an effort to restore balance to the energy and functions of the body.
Residents at Alternative to Meds Center receive acupuncture in a group setting twice weekly, and on an individual basis if needed. Acupuncture has shown to be beneficial for many things including the treatment of anxiety, pain, insomnia, addiction, and depression.
There is substantial research regarding intestinal health, microbiome, and its importance to mental health.
Bacteria and other microorganisms, such as candida, send out signals, neurotransmitter analogs, that can affect the way we feel and the foods that we crave. By making this a focal point, we help ensure an ongoing and supportive relationship with good bacteria designed to help mentally and physically.
For more than 5000 years, Ayurvedic medicine has been using the principles of ionic sea salt baths for toxin removal.
And now, there is evidence to support that high saline-dense water, combined with a low electrical charge, can draw ionically-charged impurities out of the body by means of attraction, much like a magnet. Using the largest pores in the body, found in the feet, an ionic foot bath can capitalize on this technique.
The massage therapists at Alternative to Meds Center are skilled professionals who provide therapeutic techniques that best suit the individual.
Massage enhances detoxification efforts by stimulating lymph flow, the skin and organs inherent septic system. And by stimulating circulation, arterial vessels can bring in needed oxygen and other nutrients, while waste products can be exported through the venous system.
Glutathione, our master antioxidant, is a naturally occurring substance synthesized in the body.
Unlike vitamin C, it is fat-soluble allowing it to work inside of the cell and assists with DNA repair. Glutathione has the capacity to neutralize poisons in a way like no other antioxidant can. In fact, it makes other antioxidants including vitamins C and E, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and CoQ10 more effective. The process takes place by breathing in a nebulized mist, capable of raising intracellular levels of Glutathione, typically a result of intravenous delivery, without needles making it much less invasive.
Qi Gong means the focal point of power.
By moving this energy consciously with orchestrated, physical movements and breathing techniques, it allows us to be more present in the moment and comfortable within the body and, ultimately, in the mind. Often referred to as a meditative martial art, Qi Gong provides a positive way to help find one’s personal spiritual center with the ability to explore within that valued place.
For many people dependent on psychiatric or pain medications, and those using drugs or alcohol recreationally, the damage done hampers the ability to enjoy their bodies fully.
Building up core strength, flowing with our breath, and safely challenging ourselves is a way to gradually awaken this enjoyment from within. We find that what is good for the body is noticeably good for the mind. People who exercise, stretch, or practice mindfulness, tend to experience healthier mental states.
Working with horses can help improve general health, mental health, and addiction recovery.
Science has proven that animal assisted therapy helps with the reduction of stress, anxiety, pain relief, and brighten a persons mood. Along with our trained therapists, individuals have the option of working with these majestic creatures to improved quality of life overall.