“I’ve gone through a fair amount of psychiatrists over the last 3 years, and I would say that in my short time with Dr. Tummala she has shown to be the most intelligent psychiatrist I’ve had and, clearly, the most caring. She spends a lot of time with you, and the way she combines medicinal approaches and diet therapy and supplements is very effective.”
“We are so fortunate to have this kind of healthcare in Milwaukee. Dr. Tummala is very knowledgeable and truly cares about helping people get better. Her approach of integrating new advancements in medicine with the whole-person-practices of Ayurveda is so much more helpful than a conventional western medicine alone approach.”
“Over the course of 25 years I have tried almost every med there is for depression and anxiety. The side effects overall were worse than the diagnosis. I was out of conventional treatment options. I was given Dr. Tummala’s name. Genetic testing proved the presence of muted genes. I was given prescribed amounts of B,D, fish oil, methyl folate, Ayurevedic supplements, gut and body detox treatments. I feel better each day! God sent!!”
“I met with Dr. Tummala for the first time last week. As we talked through my myriad of symptoms, she was attentive, understanding, and informative. Her approach to mental health is influenced both through her medical degree, and her belief in holistic healing. I appreciated the time she spent on this initial visit and especially that she immediately began a treatment plan, ordering several blood tests and recommending changes to my diet. I feel that I’m in good hands working with Dr. Tummala.”
“Dr. Aruna Tummala has the perfect combination of intelligence, compassion, and experience. Combine those with her keen listening ability and Dr. Tummala is a force for your health. She uses all her knowledge and experience to get to the bottom of what the actual issues are and aims to fix them. She has put me on the path to gain back my life. There are no words to express how grateful to Dr. Tummala I am.”
“Dr. Tummala sees the whole person and not just a diagnosis. She approaches treatment as a collaborative process and is excellent at her profession. I feel she is light years ahead of where medicine is heading.”
“Dr Tummala is my son’s Psychiatrist and he couldn’t be in better hands. He lives with Schizophrenia and has improved under Dr Tummala’s exceptional care. Prior to her care he felt like he was not heard or listened to and just handed a prescription. He really believes in Dr Tummala because she actually cares about his health, his future and has a vision/plan for better health for him. She treats the entire person, physiologically and emotionally. She is exceptional by all standards.”
“Dr. Tummala’s approach to behavioral health is holistic and integrative. It is much more than the classic psychotherapy/medication model–and is supported by unbiased, up-to-date literature and studies on the conditions she treats. Dr. Tummala is warm and accessible. She responds right away to patient or family member concerns, questions, and ideas. She welcomes family support and (with the patient’s permission) involvement in the treatment plan.”
“I was excited and curious about Dr. Tummala’s holistic approach to psychiatry. When she first introduced the elimination cleanse I was extremely apprehensive. I will admit this was the hardest thing I’ve done; but now that I’m through the 100 days and reintroduced foods, I feel better then ever. This is the longest time I’ve gone in ten years without a panic attack. Every appointment is a learning experience and I’m elated to be on this journey. Dr. Tummala is truly an inspiration.”
“Dr. Tummala is not only the best mental health professional I have ever worked with, but she is the finest health care provider in general I have ever worked with. Her professionalism and passion for her practice is outstanding. I have a lot of experience with counselors and psychiatrists and the healing of I have done under her care is remarkable and truly changing my life after a plethora of false diagnoses and bad experiences that were truly damaging to my life. Very highly recommended!!”
“So thankful that Dr. Tummala has this type of practice in the Milwaukee area. She is truly the most compassionate psychiatrist I have ever worked with and actually listens to you. She is currently assisting me in safely tapering off medication, which has been a long term goal of mine. Her extensive education in both eastern and western medicine makes her one of a kind! Feeling so great to finally be healing instead of suppressing symptoms!”
“Dr. Aruna has been a blessing to me. I loved her holistic and strategic approach in treating my problems. She has a knack to find the root cause of the issue and not just treat the symptoms. As part of the treatment I enjoyed the panchakarma treatment. It not only helped me to cleanse my body but also helped me to loose some of weight, and I vouch the weight I lost during the process has never come back. I am extremely grateful for having been able to take her guidance in getting back to life.”
“Dr. Tummala has been a wonderful part of a multidisciplinary team approach to assist a family member with chronic health challenges. Dr. Tummala looks for the underlying causes for illness and ways to bring a patient back into balance, while at the same time treating symptoms responsibly to avoid creating more imbalance. She shares her knowledge and experience while recognizing that each person is unique and includes the patient in creating an individual wellness plan. Dr. Tummala truly cares about the patient and their family and has been very responsive and supportive in times of crisis for our family. Thank you!”
“Dr. Tummala has helped me through a very difficult part of my life. I was in physical and emotional chaos, and she helped guide me through a detox which gave me both a physical, psychological, and emotional reset. I am happier and more peoductive than I have ever been. I feel very blessed to with Dr. Tummala and I would recommend her with the highest regard.”
“Exceptional. By far the best mental health care professional I have ever worked with. Very highly recommended.”
“Dr. Tummala is one of the most genuine intelligent human beings I have ever met. I have never felt so positive and optimistic then I did after leaving her office.”
“Dr. Tummala! Where do I even begin? For the first time in 10 years I have hope that I can live a happy existence, as my “best self”. I have been in the Western medicine “psych system” as a patient for over 33 years. I have seen countless Dr’s, and therapists in Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York City. I was diagnosed with depression, A.D.D., bi-polar, suffered from severe panic attacks & PTSD. I would self medicate to dangerous levels at times. I’ve been on and off all of the go to drugs – Prozac, Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvance,Trazadone, Colonopin, Xanax, Wellbutrin, Seroquel, Citalopram, and Paxil . . . Nothing really worked. I had extreme mood swings and aggression from the stimulants. The other drugs left me feeling tired, lethargic, foggy, not happy, not present. I did not feel like myself. I have experienced many happy years throughout my life, I knew I could be well, and I knew conventional treatment wasn’t working. I would express this to my psych and they would often suggest adding a med or tweaking the dosage. This never helped. I have been hearing about Integrative & Functional medicine for a few years, however, until now, there were no Dr’s practicing, until Dr. Tummala! She’s helping me change my life, i’ve never felt better, and I have so much hope knowing I can live a healthy life! Bottom line, as of now, my “mental illness” is gone, after a painful 10 years of being in “partial remission”. Additionally, Dr. Tummala is wonderful to work with. She is genuinely passionate about what she is doing, and you can tell. I have been able to be completely open and honest with her, and she has been patient, receptive, compassionate, and funny! This is all completely new to me, so naturally, I have a lot of questions. She has answers! I can call her anytime, and if she doesn’t answer, she will personally call me back before the end of the day. I’ve never had any Dr. be so attentive! I can’t strongly recommend her enough to anyone suffering from mental illness and i’m so excited to be her patient as she guides me on my journey!”
“I imagine you don’t often meet with your patients often once they’re living their healthiest lives. I want you to know that, although we met only three times, you have had an impact on my physical and mental well-being that will, literally, live on with me for the rest of my life. I can’t put my gratitude into these short words. I appreciate not only the healing wisdom that you shared with me, but your genuine presence that you gave to me when we talked. You saw a deeper version of me than anyone had, possibly, ever. The elimination diet and supplements you’ve recommended put me in touch with my body’s needs and helped to greatly decrease the inflammation I was experiencing. My daily life became easier and more fulfilling. I can now notice when my gut is “leaky” and when something doesn’t sit well with my body. But, to be honest, those changes, as life-altering as they’ve been, can’t compare to the one catalyst statement that you made, which went something like, “You were never recognized for the most difficult undertaking of your life, and I wonder if now, you’re afraid to take such a risk again.” That conversation was exactly what I needed to see clearly as a pattern of self-doubt and depreciation that had consumed my personal and professional lives. Since that day in early January, I’ve had exponentially more confidence and expectations for myself and those around me. I no longer see myself as a worker bee, responsible for everyone around me. I applied to and got into grad school. I’m moving to Boulder, CO on August 1st to begin my next chapter of healing and becoming a healer. That you, sincerely and immensely for the care you showed me and the work you do daily.”
“I began seeing Dr. Tummala about six months ago. I was excited and curious about her holistic approach to psychiatry. When she first introduced the elimination cleanse I was extremely apprehensive. “You want me to not eat cheese?” I remember saying. When I first began I was becoming depressed about the foods I couldn’t eat and from the time I woke up until the time I went to sleep, all I thought about was food. I remember having a conversation with my father who said, “hey you’ve tried everything else and this cleanse isn’t going to kill you.” From that point forward I decided he was right. I chose to see a holistic psychiatrist, I elected to try this new way of managing my panic disorder. I will admit this was the hardest thing I’ve done; but now that I’m through the 100 days and reintroduced foods, I feel better then ever. I am on a regimen of vitamins and natural supplements and will be tapering off my medication. This is the longest time I’ve gone in ten years without a panic attack. We still have a lot of work to do, however every appointment is a learning experience and I’m elated to be on this journey. Dr. Tummala is truly an inspiration.”
“Dr Aruna Tummala has truly been a blessing in our family’s lives. She is caring and gentle and believes in whole body health for mental illness. Our daughter was diagnosed with mental illness in college and was initially prescribed heavy duty medications by a psychiatrist. Our son was also diagnosed with mental illness, which was multiplied by alcohol & drug addictions. he was prescribed heavy duty medications by several different psychiatrists. When we met Dr Aruna Tummala and she talked about the importance of gut health and inflammation in the body affecting the brain and taking a look at the root cause of an illness we knew we were in good hands. Our daughter followed Dr Tummala’s advise, diet plan, vitamins and supplements exactly right away and has been living a normal life with no signs of mental illness for 2.5 years now. Our son’s path has has been a little harder because of the addiction. Dr Tummala has been very loving, understanding, and supportive to our son. He is now making giant strides toward a path of health because he is following her advise. Dr Tummala is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone struggling with mental illness and addiction.”
“I’m SO thankful I found Dr. Tummala and Vaidya Sunita Pandey! I stumbled on Trinergy’s website while doing a internet search for “Integrative Psychiatry”, as I was looking for a provider to help me taper off several anti-depressant medications. I’ve been seeing Dr. Tummala and Sunita for four months, and I’ve never been more hopeful about my future!
A few years back my General Practitioner prescribed a SSRI and Wellbutrin to treat anxiety and ADHD. While the medication initially eased my symptoms, a whole host of new symptoms emerged. I gained 40 pounds in about two years, was extremely sluggish and “foggy” and just didn’t feel like myself. I tried tapering off the SSRI with the help of my GP. I started to lose weight, but within a few months I developed terrible anxiety and insomnia, so I went back on the SSRI. My anxiety symptoms eased, but I gained more weight and still couldn’t sleep.
Tapering off the SSRI in the care of Dr. Tummala and Sunita has been an entirely different experience. Dr. Tummala dug into my personal history, my genetics and symptoms to find the root cause of my distress and created a manageable plan of action. My treatment is now a combination of lifestyle changes, ayurvedic treatments and personalized supplements. Since implementing these changes, I’ve lost weight, started sleeping through the night, have more energy and rediscovered my love of exercising. And, as bonus, a few things that I always accepted as “normal” have resolved too! I no longer have what I thought were seasonal allergies, my skin is clearer than ever, and my hair feels thicker and more lustrous.
I feel empowered and no longer a “victim” of a faulty chemical imbalance in my brain. I now know that the solution to my ailments is bringing my mind, body and spirit back into balance. I feel a bit like Dorothy at the end of the Wizard of Oz when Glinda the good witch tells her “you always had the power, you just had to learn it for yourself”. I cannot praise Trinergy, Dr. Tummala and Vaidya Pandey enough!”
“Wishing You the Best in Health & Life.
These are the wishes of Dr. Aruna Tummala and her collogue Dr. Vaidya (Sunita) Pandey. But what does this truly mean? Isn’t it what we ALL wish for! Don’t we ALL wish to be healthier and happier? At Trinergy this isn’t just a wish but a life changing comprehensive approach. YES, life changing. Life altering. Prior to working with Trinergy, I thought I was relatively healthy. I worked out routinely, and thought I ate healthy. My husband and I also had our ups and downs in our 20 year relationship. However, most of our current culture and society doesn’t help to encourage us in life and health.
I was referred to Dr. Tummala after experiencing what I thought was a spontaneous health issue. This health issue also affected my mental well-being. Doesn’t this pattern sound familiar? Physical issue (disease/condition/disorder) = affects mental well-being (depression/anxiety/ADHD) = seek doctor (primary care/specialist) = prescribed medicine or surgery. However, what I understand now… is that it’s backwards. Don’t get me wrong, I feel there is a time and place for medicine. But for example, why are cancer patients assigned nutritionists AFTER their diagnosis? What if they could have PREVENTED their cancer by what they ate?
My specific health issue caused me so much worry that my hair was LITTERLY falling out. Standing in the shower with a handful of hair was terrifying! In addition, my marriage at the time, had a loving foundation but wasn’t very strong. We had seen another psychologist on and off for 5 years prior but with little progression. Looking back at our first session with Dr. Tummala, it was emotional, exhausting and enlightening. As difficult as it was, I gained insight and felt for the first time… a sense of direction and hope.
In conjunction, I did not understand what Ayurveda was, but at the time, I felt I had NOTHING to lose. Western medicine gave me no answers or solutions. So when I met with Sunita, I was skeptical. How can one eat healthy but still have inflammation? How does one recognize inflammation? I also don’t need to take supplements and eating organically is so expensive. But I tried to be open minded. One thing I’ve always believed is… that when you know better, you do better. So I dove in head first. The elimination diet and MULTIPLE supplements was daunting! I thought to myself, how can I do this 100% of the time? How do I get my husband on board? How do I explain our new eating habits to our children?
So we started off slow… one day at a time. The more I learned, the more I taught my children along side of me. We were going to learn together. We were in this together. My daughter and I would “cheers” and clink our glasses every time we took our supplements together. We were doing it! In the beginning it ebbed and flowed. It was hard to stick to the elimination diet at parties and pass up social treats like getting ice cream together. But we figured out how to try to make the best decisions with the options we had in front of us. We started going to the market together, finding organic deals, talking about ingredients, creating new traditions and cooking together. My son was so proud of himself for peeling a giant sweet potato all by himself! It was rewarding and we all were getting physically healthier.
This in turn helped our mental health. One of the most enlightening things I learned from Dr. Tummala, is that you need to focus on your own happiness first. I’m always telling my kids to focus on their own behaviors, but I wasn’t really following suit. As a mother, I honestly thought… is that possible? But then it dawned on me, I was losing myself if I didn’t. Again, I had this completely backwards. Most women I know are amazing givers and caretakers. But they often feel guilty, are not assertive, apologize, and worry a lot. It never occurred to me that it’s irrational to worry. Doesn’t that make us better mothers? As you can now assume, no… it does not. The key is to changing yourself and freeing your mind.
The more we practice, devote time to communicate and grow together, the more we are able to accept, perceive and receive to better understand ourselves and each other ~ our minds feel more balanced. When we eat healthy and are aware of our intolerances, our bodies become more physically balanced. Therefore, when we are more balanced mind, body and soul; we are centered, happy and our ripple is greater. Thank you Trinergy for guiding not only me but our whole family with incredible knowledge and kindness to better health and a happier life.”
“She was AMAZING in finding out what I needed help with and treating me!”
“Words cannot express how grateful I am to have finally found a doctor that understands how to get to the ROOT of health issues, both physical and mental. Under Dr. Tummala’s care my anxiety, OCD, asthma and chronic pain have improved by 75% in just 5 months. Prior to that, I was at a crossroads with my health. I had a decision to make- either go down the road that I had been down many times before with no success; of being misdiagnosed and over medicated or to seek a new approach. I decided to try something new and it has been life-changing. Dr. Tummala and her staff are EXCEPTIONAL. They treat the root cause of many mental illnesses which is also the root cause of many other health issues-inflammation. Dr. Tummala also considers other factors in her Integrative approach including genetics and hormones. She always strives to educate her patients as well, giving them the tools to succeed in their health journey. I would trust her with the care of every single person I love!”
“If you’re looking for help but do not want to be loaded with prescriptions this is the place to go. Prescriptions are toxic and not good for your body, heal it the natural way. Love the calmness and serenity when you walk in.”
“I have been working with Dr. Tummala for about a year and a half and I am very grateful and happy with the care, support and healing that has occurred. Dr. Tummala is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. With Dr. Tummala’s help, I have learned to manage stress and depression without drugs. I have more energy and a brighter outlook on life. I feel in control of my life now thanks to the professionals at Trinergy.”
“Dr. Tummala is an excellent doctor who is looking at the human body holistically. Before I start seeing Dr. Tummala I was suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and was frustrated. Dr. Tummala followed a natural treatment with diet and supplements and I feel like myself again! My anxiety levels are significantly down and I have more energy to do the things I love! Thank you Dr. Tummala!”
“This doctor is looking at you holistically and is not conventional in her treatment methods. I love that she looks deeper within you and is trying to find the root causes to your imbalances to find natural cures to the symptoms. I have been a patient of hers for 3 months and my health is for sure on a straight path towards being optimal. The only drawback is that my insurance is not covering this type of treatment. Hence it is with my budget quite expensive. But I must make this a priority in my health restoration. Hopefully in 1 year I am off all my meds and not in need to see Dr Tummala on a monthly basis. If you are open to do a lot of work yourself with major changes in your diet and lifestyle Dr Tummala should be your choice of medical care provider. I sincerely believe I made the right choice to see her and follow her strict and explicit guidelines. This requires that you, me – the patient cooperates and do a LOT of changes in your behaviors and actions.”
“Dr. Tummala has been amazing in helping my wife. She suffered from migraines for years and doctors just prescribed pills with limited to no effect. The medications caused other health problems. Through her treatment, the migraines are almost gone and she is now making progress through other health issues.”
“My physical and mental health are both much improved since working with Dr. Tummala. I really feel like I’m getting to the root of my imbalances instead of simply treating symptoms.”
“I have been seeing Dr. Tummala for about 6 months, and her treatment options are far better than what I’ve experienced with other psychiatrists. In the past, doctors have been so quick to prescribe medicines. This holistic approach is so much better, and I’ve seen other benefits – more energy, etc. I highly recommend Dr. Tummala!”
“Dr. Tummala is the first psychiatrist to make any headway with my son who has struggled mightily with traditional medication. She sees him as a whole person, not simply a label, and this has helped my child see himself in a different light. Unlike other doctors who were quick to prescribe pills, Dr. Tummala takes the time to connect with my child and our family and provide sound medical advice steeped in the latest science. We are all healthier and happier under her guidance.”
“I have been an extremely high achiever my entire life. People often said I worked on a different frequency One would surmise that I suffer from moderate OCD, but I have always used that as positive in my life and my daily tasks. I use it to stay organized, on top of my life and to keep my possessions in tip top shape. Approximately one year ago, I had a major life change and my emotional healthy finally caught up with my fast-paced lifestyle. It started with a small mild panic attack while I was driving and at a stop light. A few weeks later the same thing happened again. Granted, I was multitasking while driving and watching TV on my iPhone. A week or so later I was at my General Practitioner for my annual physical and I mentioned what I experienced. He confirmed that I had a minor panic attack and suggested I take Lexipro as a prophylactic med. The fact that I had a panic attack in and of itself caused me immediate anxiety. As far as anxiety goes, I have always had moments of anxiousness, but like my OCD I didn’t let it define me and when it arose, I quickly could compartmentalize my feelings and the anxiousness would subside. A week later I was on a day trip to Philadelphia around my birthday and after sitting on the runway for a few hours to return home my flight was cancelled. I missed my birthday celebration with my girlfriend and was disappointed and frustrated that I was stuck in Philly. Five hours later I was back on a plane, very late at night and was taxing out to the runway and noticed that there was a line of planes waiting to take off. To be clear, I fly 100K miles per year and have millions of air miles as I have been around the world many times over. For no reasonable reason when I saw the lineup, I had another panic attack and took a 1/2MG of Xanax to calm myself down. The realization that I now had a mental health problem hit me hard and I made an appointment to see a very talented and well-respected Psychiatrist. We saw each other every week and we played with a lot of combinations of meds, ultimately settling with 2 MG of Extended Release Xanax and 20 MG of Lexipro in the AM and .5 MG of Xanax at bedtime for sleeping. I have had stomach issues my entire adult life and have had my share of upper and lower GI’s, but was ultimately diagnosed with IBS, which I believe is a nice way of saying, “We don’t know why you have a stomach ache, gas and diarrhea after every meal.” Over the course of my treatment I added a Psychologist to the mix, and we began to dig deep into my feelings, challenges etc.… I also saw more doctors regarding my stomach issues, but even with an elimination diet, I still had issues. Over the course of the next 6 months my meds were working, but my stomach issues were still prevalent. I also had extreme anxiety when I traveled, as I was afraid how my stomach would feel or if I was going to have another panic attack while being away from my comfort zone aka my house. I finally decided to see Dr. Tummala in conjunction with my Psychiatrist at the request of someone extremely close to me that had been helped immensely by her. When I presented to Dr. Tummala I told her about my issues and that I would love to get off my meds as they have made me lethargic, tired, and me not feeling or acting like myself. We started by adding Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. We started my treatment by adding a more holistic approach to my treatment. We added a breathing mediation as well as a device called Alpha Stim to my daily rituals. We didn’t touch my meds until coincidentally my Psychiatrist went on a short leave. When I became more stable and my body became more balanced, we began to very slowly taper me off my meds. First, we reduced the Lexipro from 20 Mg to 15 to 10 to 5 to 0. Shortly after we took my XR Xanax from 2 MG to 1.5 and then my nighttime dose from .5 to .25. We continued to lower the XR to 1.0 to .5 to 0 as well as the .25 Xanax to 0. I am now 100% off all of my meds and feel 100%, dare I say I feel better, stronger, more grounded than ever! My stomach is also 100% healed and I am able to eat whatever I want without issue. Dr. Tummala was by my side throughout this process providing comfort, advice, expertise, confidence and love. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Tummala and have already recommended her to anyone I believe could benefit from her expertise.
Side note: Due to COVID-19 we changed from in person sessions to Zoom and didn’t miss a beat…”
“I started seeing Dr. Tummala for bipolar disorder and severe debilitating fatigue. I had an abdomen that looked like I was 7 months pregnant. After being on her and Dr. Pandey’s allergen diet and taking the herbs, teas, and supplements my abdomen disappeared. I also was very confused with halting speech and poor memory. Dr. Tummala said this was due to elevated homocysteine from toxicity. It cleared dramatically when I stopped nail parlors and bathing/cleaning products. I also completed a Panchakarma to detox, which made me loose 15 lbs. This was six weeks months ago and I haven’t gaining back a pound since. Osteopenia test showed a partial reversal. Labs showed a vitamin c level that was dangerously low which was one reason for my severe fatigue. The allergens also caused me severe fatigue. My depression has lifted and my energy level has greatly improved. These doctors are not only knowledgeable but are also passionate about ending suffering. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
To Dr Tummala and Dr Pandey, I thank you again for restoring my health.”
“I have been living with what other doctors have described as “major depressive disorder,” and have tried talk therapy, RX meds, and intensive outpatient programs. These all seemed to help for a while, but never had a lasting effect. Dr. Tummala recommended dietary changes, Ayurvedic and natural supplements, lifestyle changes (meditation), and offered counseling to help me work through these changes and other life challenges. These approaches helped me find sustained relief from depression.”
– Anonymous in Milwaukee