Nasal cycle dominance and hallucinations in an adult schizophrenic female
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Psychiatry Res. 2015 Mar 30;226(1):289-94. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.12.065. Epub 2015 Jan 13.
Nasal cycle dominance and hallucinations in an adult schizophrenic female.
Shannahoff-Khalsa D1, Golshan S2.
- 1BioCircuits Institute and Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, #0328, La Jolla, CA 92093-0328, USA. Electronic address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2Department of Psychiatry and Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.
Nasal dominance, at the onset of hallucinations, was studied as a marker of both the lateralized ultradian rhythm of the autonomic nervous system and the tightly coupled ultradian rhythm of alternating cerebral hemispheric dominance in a single case study of a schizophrenic female. Over 1086 days, 145 hallucination episodes occurred with left nostril dominance significantly greater than the right nostril dominant phase of the nasal cycle. A right nostril breathing exercise, that primarily stimulates the left hemisphere, reduces symptoms more quickly for hallucinations.
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Kundalini Yoga; Nostril dominance; Unilateral forced nostril breathing