New studies have shown that schizophrenia-diagnosed individuals would find acupuncture therapy very helpful for their conditions when it is used in combination with conventional treatment. Acupuncture is a potent modality for relieving schizophrenia as well as the side effects of psychiatric drugs. Motivation, physical conditions, physical disorders, sleep and energy levels associated with schizophrenia can all be improved with acupuncture.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Individuals who were treated with acupuncture for about two times a week for four and a half months have experienced less side effects of antipsychotic drugs as well as lessened tactile, visual, and auditory hallucinations, a decrease in the use of medications, lowered paranoia and anxiety, better patterns of sleep as well as enhanced motivation including higher sex drive and a higher urge to improve themselves in work and study; enhanced concentration and socialization, improved exercise performance, improved weight loss and diet, and lowered addictive inclination to cigarettes and alcohol have also been improvements noticed in acupuncture therapy for schizophrenia.
What is Schizophrenia?
Marked by unreasonable behavior, disconnected and illogical emotional reactions, and the lack of means to recognize reality from unreal situations, is a mental condition that can be genetically inherited and triggered by physical circumstances and events. When it occurs, schizophrenia can, at first, be quite mild and be characterized by disjointed logic, non-real beliefs or hallucinations, emotional disturbances, lack of concentration and irritability. There are about less than 3.5 million people suffering from schizophrenia in the United States today and these people are usually given pharmaceutical drugs for treatment.
Diagnosis of Schizophrenia based on Chinese Medicine
Unique differential diagnoses are assessed in each patient. These diagnoses may involve the following:
-No interaction between the Kidney and Heart, Qi stagnation, and Blood deficiency
-Phlegm fire harassing the mind, Yin Kidney deficiency, Liver fire blazing upward with Liver Yang rising hyperactivity
-Phlegm fire/heat harassing the mind along with Liver and Heart blood deficiency
-Phlegm fire harassing the Heart
-Phlegm heat harassing the mind
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