http://acupuncture.vitalis.co.nz/files/pharmaceuticals-cochrane-collaboration.gif 350 300 Dr Vitalis http://acupuncture.vitalis.co.nz/files/2013/07/acupuncture1.png Dr Vitalis2007-05-22 06:52:002013-11-06 10:03:07Schizophrenia? Use Chinese herbs!
Researchers from Cochrane Collaboration reviewed 7 studies on use of Chinese herbs for schizophrenia:
- The overall response favoured combining herbal medicine plus antipsychotic drugs vs using antipsychotic drugs alone.
- Significantly fewer people getting combined treatment left the study early compared with those given antipsychotics alone.
- Combined treatment group had reduced side effects (like constipation) of the anipsychotic drugs.
Results suggest that combining Chinese herbal medicine with antipsychotics is beneficial.