Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that causes an individual to experience visual or auditory hallucinations, such as hearing voices that other people cannot hear; develop delusional thought patterns, such as thinking his or her thoughts are being recorded and transmitted to others; cognitive problems such as difficulty processing or using information; lack of emotional expression; and other symptoms. Onset in men generally occurs in the late teens to early 20s; in women, the early signs of schizophrenia appear in the mid 20s to early 30s.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Schizophrenia.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of schizophrenia generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of schizophrenia:
The treatment of conditions with acupuncture can be a complicated endeavor that should only be undertaken by individuals with a deep understanding of the underlying Chinese Medicine theory (and/or whatever system being used for treatment). There are many approaches, but generally speaking few viable approaches are involved on a point to condition basis. Rather using proper diagnostic procedures the patients diagnostic pattern is ascertained and that is what is treated. The protocols listed here exemplify some of these clinical approaches.
The following Acupuncture Treatment Protocols May Be Used With Schizophrenia
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating schizophrenia. For a complete list from our store with more details see our schizophrenia formula section.
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