Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves .It also effects the actions, expression of emotions, perception of reality, and relation to others. All though schizophrenia isn’t as common as other major mental illnesses, it can be the most chronic and disabling that affects approximately one percent of all the adults globally. It appears as if the person has lost touch with reality and it is a disabling experience for him and his family.
Schizophrenia affects approximately 0.3–0.7% of people at some point in their lives. It is more common in males. The average peak ages of onset are 20–28 years for males and 26–32 years for females.
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CAUSES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
The main factors for schizophrenia are considered to be genetic and environmental. Some others are:
- Alcohol usage
- Familial relationships
- Certain drugs usage
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
Most of the common signs & symptoms include:
- Withdraw from society
- Anxious behavior
- Sense of delusion
- Appearance of hallucinations
- Paranoia feeling or sense of persecution
- Low interest in eating food
- Inability to process information and make decisions
- Difficulty in focusing
- Inability to learn new tasks.
TYPES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA
There are five types of schizophrenia:
- Paranoid schizophrenia
- Disorganized schizophrenia
- Catatonic schizophrenia
- Undifferentiated schizophrenia
- Residual schizophrenia
Changes in diet and lifestyle is of utmost importance in dealing with this disease. Here we described some measure which must be followed by the patient of schizophrenia –
- Consuming fiber rich diet like apples, pears which are constituted of vitamins and minerals.
- Consuming food with low calories and which are packed with nutrients so that they can help to check blood sugar levels
- Avoid unnecessary stress or stressful environments.
- Meditation and yoga are of great help.
- Pranayama also helps in rejuvinating the entire body and calms the mind.
- Adequate amount of rest and sleep is required.
- Avoid alcohol usage and cigarette.
- Avoid oily and spicy food.
HOW AYURVEDA HELPS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA
In Ayurveda, it is associated with unmaad. Here due to aggravation of vata hridya is affected. This affects the intellect of the patient who has low satva guna presence and being in manovaha srotas it affects the mind of the patient. Due to further excess dosha vitiation result is satva paripalava, hridya shunya and abadh vaktavam,etc. For this there are panchkrma procedures like shiro abhyanga, shiro dhara and sarvang abhyang along with herbal medicines which help in treatment of this disaese.
SCHIZOPHRENIA GO KIT
HOW AYURVEDA HELPS?
According to Ayurveda, schizophrenia comes under the category of Unmada and Atatvabhinivesh. When the three gunas – satva, rajas and tamas gunas get imbalanced, it leads to a disorder of the mind. The three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha are equally involved when they get vitiated. The ayurvedic herbs help in calming the mind by balancing the three gunas and doshas.
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1) Detox Premium Powder:
Detox premium powder is composed of herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients such as moti pishti, shukta pishti, giloy satav, parwal pishti, kamdudha ras, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shankh bhasma, sutshekhar ras, shwet parpati, yavakshaar, & shudhyog tablet. These all ingredients in combination deal with the signs & symptoms related to Schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2) Active plus Tablet:
active plus Tablet is a pure herbo-mineral formulation prepared from best quality of herbs. This tablet is best for person mental and physical health, also helps to boost up the immunity. The herbal ingredients present in these tablets are used to maintain person’s health and refreshes the mind and body. These tablets improves digestion, eliminates constipation, stress, nourishes brain, acts as antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, etc.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
3) Brodley Syrup:
This syrup is prepared from the extract of various herbs that deal with the delusion, hallucination, disorganized behavior, lack of emotions, & inappropriate posture, etc. The syrup is prepared from herbs such as Shankhpushpi, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Saunf. These herbs show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator, & mind relaxant properties. These properties show good results in schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.
4) Mann Mitra tablet :
CAC Mann Mitra tablet is herbal and purely ayurvedic medicine. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for psychiatric conditions and help to balance all the three doshas of body i.e vata, pitta, kapha. CAC Mann Mitra tablet improves intelligence and speech problems. It is helpful for making the nervous system strong and nerves as well. It contains various herbs like Bala, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Nagkeshar etc that help you fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress. It works as a antioxidant, anti depressant, immuno booster, anti epileptic and as neuro protective drug.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
5) Rasayan Vati:
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Shatavar, Brahmi, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Vang Bhasam, , Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Manjith, Brahmi, Musali, Shatavar, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune-modulator properties. This tablet provide good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, schizophrenia, and improves immunity.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.
6) Brain Relaxant Churna:
This churna is pure Ayurvedic which helps to rejuvenate the brain cells, improves memory, give strength to the body, & increases the concentration by calming down the brain. It is prepared from herbs that show calming effect on brain and gives you relaxation. Brain relaxant churna shows antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties. Ingredients present in this churna are Amla (Emblica officinalis), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Suddha Gandhak, Lauha Bhasma. It helps to Maintain blood sugar level, Anti-depressant, Insomnia, Increase Haemoglobin levels, Cures indigestion, Helpful in Ulcerative colitis, and Nerve tonic. It helps in dealing with health conditions such as feeling delusion, hallucinations, disordered thinking, disabling, & impair daily functioning related to schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon of this churna twice daily.
7) Calm Sleep tablet:
calm sleep tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like bhang, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stressful conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to calm minds and make your body relax and light.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.
Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1 Lakh Plus patients worldwide.