Abstract Title:

Nasal cycle dominance and hallucinations in an adult schizophrenic female.

Abstract Source:

Psychiatry Res. 2015 Mar 30 ;226(1):289-94. Epub 2015 Jan 13. PMID: 25660663

Abstract Author(s):

David Shannahoff-Khalsa, Shahrokh Golshan

Article Affiliation:

David Shannahoff-Khalsa


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.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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