Holistic Therapy in San Diego, CA

What is Holistic Therapy?

Living with a mental health condition can impact all aspects of your life. For this reason, Experience Structured Living follows an integrated treatment model that addresses and improves well-being in all facets of life, including self-care, work, and physical health. In addition to following an integrative approach, we include case management help and individualized support in every treatment plan. 

We provide holistic therapy in our San Diego clinic to help our clients participate in more activities and achieve independence.  If you would like to learn more about our primary program and holistic treatment approach, book a consultation with our experienced treatment team today.




Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain and treat various health conditions. It is based on the belief that there are pathways of energy, or “meridians,” throughout the body, and that balancing the flow of energy through these meridians can promote health and well-being.




Acupressure is based on all of the same principles as acupuncture but is a needle free option where Tisa uses her fingers on the acu points. This is a very gentle yet effective form of treatment to bring the body and mind back into balance.

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Aromatouch is a practice combining the healing properties of acupressure with the healing benefits of aromatherapy. Specific essential oils are combined with the acupressure points to enhance treatments. These treatments are especially effective for anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, headaches and depression.





Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing that originated in Japan. Tisa offers Reiki to clear energy, balance chakras and help the patient feel more calm, centered and clear. Reiki is a very subtle yet powerful form of healing.

Acupuncture_Acupressure Aaromatouch and Reik

Acupuncture/ Acupressure Aaromatouch and Reik



This combination is a perfect option to get an overall wonderful healing experience with all of the hands-on treatments.

Acupuncture_Acupressure Aromatouch, Reiki With Individual Sound Healing

Acupuncture/ Acupressure Aromatouch, Reiki With Individual Sound Healing



This treatment is the best of all offerings. These treatments combine all of the healing modalities into one treatment with an individual sound healing at the end of the treatment. Tisa uses crystal singing bowls, gongs, rattles and chimes specifically arranged for each individual’s healing.

Western medicine has questioned the medical benefits of meditation.

One On One Mindfulness Meditation Session With Mindful Movement



Tisa can work with patients one on one to go deeper into their mindfulness practice. She can teach people specific practices to help with anxiety, focus, concentration, depression and compassion. Tisa combines mindful movement with these individual treatments. Tisa offers qi gong, which is movement from Chinese Medicine, to teach patients moving meditation techniques and practices that expel stagnant energy and bring fresh clear energy to the body, heart and mind.

Benefits of Holistic Therapy

Mental health conditions, such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety are often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication.  Holistic therapies are complementary, natural treatments that lower stress and increase the effectiveness of traditional protocols.

Types of Holistic Therapies

Experience Structured Living residential program delivers functional medicine at our San Diego treatment center. This includes a myriad of alternative and holistic health services. 


Acupuncture has been a part of Eastern medicine for thousands of years. Today, acupuncture specialists use the therapy to relieve stress and anxiety. During an acupuncture session, the therapist inserts thin, hairlike needles into specific points on the body. This breaks up energy blockages, releases endorphins, and boosts well-being.

Chiropractic Care

Although chiropractic care is associated with physical pain and injuries, it is also a proven treatment for mental health disorders.  Other elements of chiropractic care, including massage, stretching, and adjustments can reduce anxiety symptoms such as high blood pressure, muscle tightness, and tension headaches. 


Aromatherapy leverages the link between the sense of smell, memory, and emotions to promote healing and well-being. Some natural scents activate brain regions associated with a positive mood, concentration, and alertness. Aromatherapy can also be used to induce relaxation, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality.

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and meditation have a profound impact on the brain and mood. Both therapies focus on deep breathing, which activates the sympathetic nervous system, the counterweight to the fight-or-flight response. When the sympathetic nervous system is engaged, stress hormones like cortisol decline. Yoga and meditation also encourage present-focused thinking, which reduces harmful thought patterns, such as rumination and negative self-talk. 


Reiki is a form of energy healing that uses touch, music, and other pleasant sensations to lower stress. Reiki is a complementary treatment for depression, anxiety, stress-related conditions, and PTSD.

How to Choose the Right Holistic Therapy

Holistic therapies are generally noninvasive and safe for most people. However, every individual will respond to these treatments differently. For this reason, it is best to consult with a mental health professional before beginning any holistic treatments.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How is holistic therapy different from regular therapy?

Regular therapies tend to focus on one element of health or well-being. For example, medications address biological symptoms and causes, while talk therapies help clients review and reflect on their thought processes. 

Holistic therapies are based on an integrated approach that considers body, mind, and spirit. Holistic therapies are most effective when used in tandem with regular therapies. 

Which holistic therapy is most popular?

Treatments from traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and herbal remedies are among the most popular remedies. Yoga and meditation are also common forms of holistic therapy in San Diego.

What type of doctor uses a holistic approach?

Holistic therapy in San Diego and other major cities is very popular. As a result, doctors from various fields of medicine incorporate holistic services into their regular treatment approach. However, trained practitioners usually deliver holistic services. Many doctors are dual-qualified in medicine and some type of holistic treatment.

What are the 5 main aspects of personal health?

The 5-Dimensions model of personal health includes the following categories: Physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Satisfaction in all areas is considered the true definition of wellness.

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