Are there any natural cure/remedies for epilepsy?


  • Bonal

    The aim of treatment in epilepsy is to keep the patient seizure free and side effect free; however this is not always an easy goal to achieve. There are many different anti-epileptic drugs that work in different ways and have different side effects. In addition different prescription medications will work better for certain conditions and what works for one person may not work for another.

    This usually results in a rather ‘hit and miss’ technique of trying to find a medication that works for each person and may involve a number of different dosages, drugs or combinations of drugs being tried. Unfortunately this can still leave you experiencing not only your seizures but also a variety of different side effects.

    It is very important that you speak to your doctor and find out all that you can about your condition and the medication prescribed – remember there is no such thing as a stupid question! If your doctor is finding it difficult to find a treatment regime that controls your seizures you may be referred to a specialist, either a neurologist or an epileptologist, who would suggest further alternatives.

    There are a number of other treatment modalities that are sometimes used in unusual cases and these include surgical procedures, neural stimulation and special diets. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic therapy can be very effective in the management of epilepsy so find out all you can about the different options available to you.

    Natural Remedies

    Epilepsy is not a new disease and has existed for centuries. There are many natural ingredients that have been successfully used by past generations in the management of this condition and they are still available to us. Passiflora and Scullcap have been traditionally used to soothe the nervous system and maintain normal levels of brain stimulation.

    The stress relieving properties of these ingredients provide an added and necessary benefit in the pressurised 21st century world in which we live. There are also many homeopathic remedies such as Cuprum metallicum and Cicuta verosa that have proven to be of benefit in seizure disorders.

    There are also three biochemic cellular-supporting tissue salts which may be taken at the first signs frazzled nerves and imbalanced moods for effective, temporary help.

    Natural remedies have been used for centuries to support the health of the brain and nervous system and provide a safe and effective way of maintaining wellness without the risk of side effects or toxic damage to the liver.

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  • Catskatscats

    I don’t think so. At least thats what i read in "The Mysterious Benedict Society" !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anne H

    Yes; these Vitamins can help prevent future attacks and get your nervous system in better condition:

    Vitamin B12 regular amt.
    Vitamin B1 Thiamine atleast 50 mgs.
    Vitamin B6 if you can find 10 mgs. ok; if not 50 mgs. every other day

    You can simply go to the pharmacy and ask the Pharmacist for a good quality Vit. B12; Vit. B1 and Vit. B6; (buy in single bottles)

    then simply take one pill of each per day for 90 days and see results!

    ps check with Doctor; also Green or Black Tea has Gaba; good too !

  • No there is no cure, but there are nutritional dietary needs and supplements you can use to compliment your anti seizure meds that were prescribed. But before you proceed, do some research on my suggestions and then speak with your doctor.

    1. Eat yogurt, leafy greens, nuts, olive oil, eggs, and fruits.
    2. Limit fatty animal products, alcohol, and don’t smoke.
    3. Take a good multivitamin (get this one at a vitamin shop not a pharmacy so you can get the purest kind you can afford)
    4. Take the amino acid supplements : L-Carnitine and L-Tyrosine (only if you are not taking an MAO inhibitor). These aid in healthy brain function
    5. Take a zinc supplement and Coenzyme Q 10 (help with brain function/oxygenation)
    6. Stay away from artificial sweeteners in soda or in the form of aspartame and splenda. Stay away from soda period and try learning to like herbal/green tea instead (sweeten it with a little honey if you like).
    7. Take a nice epsom salt bath twice a week. Let yourself relax and wind down.

    Remember to speak with your Doctor and do some research before incorporating these suggestions with your anti seizure meds. Remember this is not a cure and you must stay on your anti seizure meds at all times. This is just to help make the episodes less frequent and keep you healthy,

    Good luck

  • Gary Y

    None that have been demonstrated to work under proper testing. Do not go alternative for this without discussing it first with your doctor!

  • Amanda

    There is no cure or remedy for epilepsy natural or synthetic, sorry. only things you can take to treat the symptoms and control it. There are over 200 types of seizure and over 40 types of epilepsy. Depending on the severity, location, and frequency you have seizures, what may treat one person can be dangerous for another. Talk to your neurologist first. If not, your choice. It’s only your BRAIN.

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