Convulsions Treatment

Aromatherapy: Chamomile, clary sage, lavender, and neroli can help produce calm effects.

Diet: Eat normal, well-balanced meals at regular intervals. Children who suffer from convulsions should not be allowed to eat large meals since these predispose toward seizures. Alcohol is totally contraindicated as is caffeine (cola drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate). Aspartame (NutraSweet®) should also be avoided, as it has been implicated in some cases of seizure.

Herbs: Asafetida, mugwort, skullcap, and valerian root can be helpful for inducing calm.

Homeopathy: Cuprum met, Belladonna, and Cicuta can help relieve symptoms and linger after effects of a convulsion.

Nutritional Supplementation: There are multiple nutritional deficiencies that can contribute to seizures, including deficiencies of folic acid, niacin (vitamin B3), thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin B6, vitamin D, copper, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. Some of these deficiencies may relate to anticonvulsant medication while others may be related to the cause of the seizures themselves. People who suffer from convulsions should also have an amino acid blood screen. Supplementation with the amino acids taurine, dimethyl glycine, and/or DL-glutamic acid has been shown to beneficial, as have vitamin B6, magnesium, and manganese. Working with a qualified nutritionist is very important, however.

Note: Omega-6 fatty acid supplementation can trigger or exacerbate convulsions caused by temporal lobe epilepsy. In addition, any supplementation program should only be undertaken with the awareness of the medical practitioner responsible for the care of the convulsive individual.

Alternative Professional Care:  If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating and relieving the symptoms of convulsions: Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Environmental Medicine, Guided Imagery, Light Therapy, Magnetic Field Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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