Aruna Tummala, MD, is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and founder of Trinergy Health in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Dr. Tummala is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine (by Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine: AIHM.org) and has received training in Functional Medicine and Ayurveda, the oldest medical system in the world. She recently received HBOT certification through IBUM (International Board of Undersea Medicine).
Inspired by the realization that conventional psychiatry has become a linear, medication-dependent, symptoms-based model with little to offer the millions of people struggling with mental illness, Dr. Tummala turned to Integrative Psychiatry, fully embracing its patient-centered, collaborative care approach. Unlike conventional psychiatry, Integrative Psychiatry attempts to find the root cause of a person’s problems and work towards achieving overall mental health and balance.
At Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry, Dr. Tummala has developed a unique method to treat mental health problems with tremendous benefit to her patients. She embraces an innovative, mind-body-spirit approach that combines the science of modern medicine with the wisdom of ancient medicine to address the root causes of physiological symptoms.
Rather than just addressing the symptoms of mental illness, Dr. Tummala uses a broad scope of intervention, including diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, nutritional supplements, Ayurvedic herbs, HBOT, psychotherapy, and careful use of psychiatric medicines. She recognizes that reducing the reliance on psychiatric medicines reduces the severity and occurrence of side effects while empowering her patients.
Health, harmony, and vitality are qualities she envisions and strives for in all her patients.
Dr. Tummala has authored and presented on the topics of mental illness, Ayurveda, and integrative approaches to mental illness to academic audiences both in the United States and abroad. Dr. Tummala was a resident psychiatrist for the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals and then a Fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry for the same organization.
She received her Doctor of Medicine in psychiatry in 2003 from the Deemed University, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India. She was recognized for excellence and received three awards during her undergraduate medical education at the Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences in Bellary, India.
Dr. Tummala is a Board Member At Large for the AAIDD organization (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Wisconsin Chapter).