Basic description of the disease
Schizophrenia still considered one of the most fearsome and disabling mental disorders .
Schizophrenia is found all over the world, in all races, cultures and social classes. It affects 1 out of 100 people worldwide. Schizophrenia has been considered one of the most chronic, disabling, and difficult to understand of the mental disorders. People with this illness suffer with a loss of individual potential and personal anguish, resulting in significant psychological and social consequences. People with schizophrenia suffer terrifying symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and distorted perceptions of reality, disordered thinking, lack of emotional expression and communication problems.
Schizophrenia is described as - a disturbance that lasts for at least six months and includes at least one month of active-phase symptoms of the following: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior.
Ayurveda views Schizophrenia as the imbalance of energies on an inner level. According to Ayurveda, behind the gross physical body is the subtle, astral body, which consists of life force, emotions and thoughts. Ayurvedic’s physicians describe Schizophrenia as a disorder of the mind caused by the doshas (Vata, Kapha, and Pitta) moving in the wrong paths due to increased toxicity.
Ayurveda recommend Yogi and Spiritual therapies, including Meditation, Pranayama, mantra, prayers, visualizations, and rituals called “spiritual therapy for treating Schizophrenia.
Ayurvedic’s treatments methods first works on balancing the biological humors through appropriate physical remedial methods of diet, herbs, and exercise. One of the best Ayurvedic’s treatment for Schizophrenia includes Pancha karma treatments as a stronger method, depends of Dosha imbalance. Other miscellaneous therapies describe in Ayurvedic treatment include, Abhyanga, Shirodhara, Shirobasti, Ghee treatments to stimulate the mind, intellect, memory and consciousness, and applying thick ointments. In addition, other Ayurvedic treatments recommend different kinds of Nasal medicines mixed with mustard and oil. It is also recommended face and head massage with mustard oil and the inhalation of mustard powder. Other more Ayurvedic therapies recommended are bloodletting (Raktamokshan) and shock treatment.
Some Ayurvedic formulations have good results for Schizophrenia treatments, such a : Mahakalyanak ghrita, Vachadi churna, Purana ghrita, and Saraswatharistha.
The exact treatment plan, with recommended Ayurvedic procedures and herbal medications, is determined individually, according to an Ayurvedic doctor.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
Problems with the head reflect the mismatch between the mind and the feelings.
maintain a healthy weight
listen calm music – instrumental, classical, mantras
regular exercise in nature
Ashwagandha is effective reducing the negative symptoms of schizophrenia as well as patients' stress