In mental illness, schizophrenia is a type, long course of disease, slow development, if not timely treatment, will give patients themselves a great impact, mental decline, social function impaired.
At present, schizophrenia uses “Western medicine as the main, Chinese medicine as the supplement” of integrated Chinese and Western medicine treatment program, than simply use Chinese medicine or Western medicine is more effective. So what advantages will the combination of Chinese and western medicine play?
- Reduce adverse drug reactions. No drug is without side effects, especially psychiatric drugs are no exception. After long-term use of antipsychotic drugs, it is easy to cause endocrine disorders, and then appear female galactorrhea, menopause, male impotence and other adverse reactions, bringing pain to patients. If patients under the guidance of doctors with the use of promoting blood circulation, regulating the liver and qi TCM, can greatly reduce the adverse reactions brought by western medicine.
- Enhance curative effect and shorten the course of disease. Some traditional Chinese medicine itself has a direct therapeutic effect on mental illness, such as rhubarb, sophora flavescens and safflower have obvious curative effect on schizophrenia. There are also some tonic drugs that can improve the immune function of the human body, soothe the liver and regulate the qi drugs, and regulate the function of the autonomic nervous system. If they are combined with psychiatric drugs, they can enhance the efficacy of western medicine and shorten the course of disease.
- It can prevent disease recurrence. Patients have insomnia, irritability, abdominal distension, dry stool, red tongue, thin yellow moss, pulse number of symptoms, can be under the guidance of the doctor, take black bean soup.