Epilepsy seems to be getting more common today as there is an increasing number of sufferers in recent time. With this dare need for help for this condition, it is expedient we make available to the most efficient way of treating this condition.
Epilepsy is a disorder that is caused by surges in electrical signals present in the brain and this result to seizures occasionally. Seizures come in different ways as there different chronic neurological disorders. All result in the sudden change in the motor function of the brain due to the irregular electrical signal discharged in the brain.
Seizures can be provoked or unprovoked and to determine if a seizure is Epilepsy, the must be an occurrence of at least two unprovoked seizures. A provoked seizure is caused by specific abnormalities in the body such as trauma, low blood sodium, low blood sugar, drug abuse, high fever, drug abuse and other human-induced factors. A febrile seizure is typical to infants, and they outgrow it by age 6.
Causes of Epilepsy
Epilepsy cause cannot be ascertained but can be traced to causes of seizures as this have given some clue to how to effectively handle the disorder. The main cause is related to some form of injury to the brain as listed in the following incidence and brain condition such as
– Brain tumors
– Stroke or any other damage to the brain
– Low oxygen during birth (asphyxia neonatorum)
– Abnormality in sodium or sugar levels, etc
– Viral / bacterial meningitis / encephalitis
– Head injuries during childhood or infancy or birth of the baby
Risk factors that can trigger seizure include excessive consumption of alcohol, inadequate or total lack of sleep, consumption of ecstasy drugs, interference of other drugs with seizure medication and menses in women with Epilepsy.
Diagnosis of Epilepsy
The history of the patient plays a vital role in the diagnosis of Epilepsy irrespective of the treatment to be administered be it conventional or homeopathy treatment. Also, the patient goes through a clinical examination I the case of having symptoms that are classic variety in nature. On the other hand, cases with singular or partial variety seizure, CT scan, EEG (Electro-Encephalogram) or MRI scan can be used to investigate the unusual brain activity responsible for seizure.
Homeopathy for Treatment of Epilepsy
Homeopathy offers an effective treatment for Epilepsy if well handled by an experienced homeopath. Due to the challenges involved, the homeopath must give attention to all details of the entire case history of the patient as it requires detailed study.
There is the need to establish if the patient is having Epilepsy or another kind of complication as result of head injury from childbirth. The ability to narrow on the cause makes other procedure much more comfortable to achieve. In case no reason can be found from external factors, the conception of the child will be given a closer look by taking a look at the history of the mother during pregnancy and the history peculiar to the family.
Homeopathy provides a holistic approach to the treatment of Epilepsy by treating the physical, emotional and mental need of the patient. When this is done, a reoccurrence of this condition becomes almost impossible because homeopathy takes care deep beyond the physical need. The homeopath provides the right dosage to start with to guaranty a gradual adjustment of the body to this treatment. It must not be sudden to avoid a disastrous scenario. The mind of the patient also needs to be prepared for the treatment and the drugs to be used.
For patients that are already on anti-epileptic drugs, it is necessary to gradually reduce the dosage of the drugs rather than a sudden stop. Over time, one can taper off the dosage, but the doctor must be consulted to draw a plan for this gradual withdrawal.
Homeopathy poses no risk or side effect to the patient as it is the safest form of treatment for Epilepsy. The use of homeopathic drugs does not have a negative impact on patients already on other conventional drugs used for the treatment of Epilepsy. A gradual withdrawal will be recommended for the patient to get a lasting cure for Epilepsy using homeopathy.
Homeopathic Treatment for epilepsy in Philadelphia
At the Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic, the team of medical practitioners lead by Dr. Tsan treat epilepsy using a combination of acupuncture and homeopathy. Traditional Chinese Medicine in general and acupuncture is particularly known as an effective and harmless treatment approach for this ailment. Dr. Tsan has 40+ years of experience in homeopathy and acupuncture.
To make an appointment for a complete holistic evaluation and discuss with Dr. Tsan the most appropriate treatment plan call Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic (215) 621-8485 or click the button below.