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Oct 12, 2016

Homeopathy for epilepsy


November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, a good time to look at the use of homeopathy for the management of epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system and how the neurons in the brain fire. Epilepsy can cause blank staring with loss of awareness of one’s surroundings, unconsciousness, and seizures, which involve muscle contractions with tonic or tonic and clonic movements. There are many different types of seizures and a person may suffer from more than one kind. Seizures and epilepsy are serious and should not be left untreated. They can be life-threatening.

Sixty-five million people in the world have epilepsy, 3 million of them in the United States. Sixty percent of these people do not know the cause of their epilepsy.
• Having an unknown cause of epilepsy—without a genetic disposition
• Experiencing freedom from seizures as the result of either the first or second seizure medicine tried
• Having no family members with epilepsy and no family history of epilepsy
• Being free from brain injuries and brain abnormalities
• Passing an EEG (Electro-Encephalogram) and neurological exam--although a significant number of people with seizures disorder have normal EEGs when not having a seizure episode

All those factors may increase the chances of being seizure-free. Some people have one episode in their lives and never have a second. The goal of treatment is to eliminate seizures and their side effects and allow the patient and his/her family to lead a normal life. While there is no single cure, almost 60% of epileptic patients are seizure-free within the first few years of treatment.

The following homeopathic remedies have been effective in managing epilepsy and its symptoms prior to the age of anti-seizure medications. In modern times, conventional anti-seizure medication is the indicated treatment and standard protocol. However, homeopathic medicine could permit the use of lower dosages of conventional medicines to control the seizures.
Argentum nitricum is especially effective after a seizure
Artemisia absinthium and Cocculus are used for vertigo before seizures
Belladonna and Stramonium are chosen for febrile seizures and those from fright, respectively
Bufo, Silica, and Nux vomica work for nocturnal epilepsy
Calcarea carbonica and Sulphur help with the anxiety of not knowing when a seizure may occur
Causticum and Kali muriaticum are best for petit mal seizures
Cicuta virosa and Hyoscyamus mimic the spasms of a seizure
Cuprum metallicum and Oenanthe crocata are chosen because they both mimic seizure behavior and “like cures like” in homeopathy
Kali brom is used as an anti-convulsant
Natrum mur works for seizures from dehydration and exposure to the sun

You can find more information about what epilepsy is and how it is treated at the Epilepsy Foundation’s Web site: http://www.epilepsy.com/


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