Although Fountainhead Clinic has closed, Dr. Mark Janikula, ND is still in private practice providing exceptional homeopathic care for those who suffer from schizophrenia. Please see his new website for more information MarkJanikulaND.com
Schizophrenia is a chronic disabling mental illness causing much strain on both the patient and family. Psychiatric treatment has drastically improved in the past 30 years but still leaves countless patients suffering without relief. Dr. Janikula offers hope by using homeopathy to manage schizophrenia and fill the need for effective treatment when conventional medicine falls short.
How do you treat schizophrenia naturally?
At Fountainhead clinic we have developed a system of treating mental health disorders which is second to none. The first step of our process involves looking at the patient as an individual and whole person. We take their diagnosis into consideration as a means to guide us in our therapeutic decision making. Then we consider obstacles preventing cure, and use other therapies to remove these obstacles and help aid the healing process.
The first step in our treatment method involves the use of homeopathy. Homeopathy is a system of medicine which stimulates the body to heal itself. When homeopathic medicines are prescribed properly, they work quickly to alleviate symptoms and improve overall health. At Fountainhead clinic we feel very strongly that homeopathy is the most effective treatment and the most vital step to our success in helping someone achieve perfect health.
Remove obstacles to cure:
Occasionally there are road blocks in homeopathic treatment, meaning there is something that is preventing a person from being capable of healing, even with the power of homeopathy. This could be anything from a thyroid imbalance to a nutritional deficiency, to a toxic relationship. At Fountainhead Clinic we are trained to identify these obstacles and remove them when possible, so that the healing process can continue smoothly.
Any additional therapies that we choose to implement, based on a person’s individual need, is only to assist the healing process which is stimulated by homeopathy. This includes orthomolecular medicine, nutrition, thyroid therapies, medications, and supplements.
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History of Homeopathy and Schizophrenia
Homeopathy has offered hope for schizophrenia since 1792. Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, was the first physician to advocate for humane treatment of mental illness. Before Hahnemann patients with mental illness were sent to asylums, chained and treated harshly, including various forms of torture. The prevailing belief was that somebody mentally sick was possessed by some entity and these sufferers needed to be chained and beaten to free the evil spirits. Hahnemann advocated kindness and compassion along with the use of homeopathic principles. Since Hahnemann’s time the most skilled physicians using homeopathy have reported cure rates of 80% or more.
Peter (name changed), a 31 y/o male, was referred to our clinic by a colleague for help with moodiness, irritability, mental fatigue and difficulty thinking. Peter had never sought out conventional care and never had a formal diagnostic workup, but had consulted with other natural health practitioners. He was currently living with his mother and had been unemployed for the past 6 years. His worst symptom was irritability. Whenever Peter interacted with others he heard voices and misinterpreted their comments to mean something negative towards him. These misinterpretations and voices led Peter to become extremely angry with violent, homicidal thoughts. He had been in legal trouble once but would not comment on why. He was further angered by a constant feeling of being targeted and kept from having anything in his life. He had elaborate theories about who was targeting him and this contributed frequently to his anger.
Peter had obsessive behavior with strong fear of germs and contamination in food. He would wash all his grocery packaging on arriving home and was afraid it was contaminated or poisoned. He also had insomnia, long lasting nasal symptoms, frequent urination, and some digestive issues. His prior treatment was mildly effective, improving his energy and slightly his mood. He was not helped with voices or anger.
On taking Peter’s case, Dr. Janikula quickly diagnosed him with paranoid schizophrenia. He had a very optimistic prognosis for Peter and began homeopathic treatment. Peter was given Arsenicum album 30C once a day and had immediate results. At his 3 week follow up he was no longer getting irritated and had not misinterpreted any interactions. He still felt targeted but said it did not seem to emotionally bother him as much. His sleep, energy, and clarity of mind were all much improved.
Peter was treated for one year and need increasing potencies of Arsenicum album. By one year he was free from all symptoms both mentally and physically. He was discharged and advised to call if there were any troubles. Dr. Janikula has checked in with Peter in the past several years and he has had no recurrence of symptoms.
Cases like Peters show the power of homeopathy to quickly restore health in a permanent, gentle way.
Often the most challenging aspect of managing patients with schizophrenia is maintaining continued long-term care. On beginning treatment, the most ill patients have difficulty in making follow up visits, leaving the doctors at Fountainhead Clinic helpless to ensure continued improvement. A loving family member or friend is often the most important part of a team approach to keep appointments and update our doctors on changes in health and mental status. With a caring family member this obstacle is removed.
Prognosis for patients with schizophrenia is much higher for patients during earlier periods of the disease. As the disease progresses the disease tends to become more permanent and more challenging to treat. This does not mean patients suffering from schizophrenia for 20 years cannot be treated, but our success rate drops the longer a person has been suffering from the illness.