Acupuncture treatment for schizophrenia reviewed

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A new review report has found that acupuncture treatments for schizophrenia may have more merit than expected. Researchers found that in many studies, acupuncture has been found to help diminish or alleviate some symptoms of schizophrenia or side-effects from psychiatric medication taken for it.

In many studies, acupuncture was also found to improve energy levels and sleep, dampen physical disorders, and improve motivation.

In another Traditional Chinese Medicine study, researchers documented a group of patients over ten weeks of treatment. In most cases, those patients saw benefits in terms of reduced side-effects from antipsychotic medication, a decrease in auditory or visual hallucination, lower anxiety and paranoia, and improved sleep patterns.

Although the studies cited in the review have largely been ignored by western medicine, they do give some evidence of alternatives having efficacy.

Read the review at HealthCMI here.

 
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