4 Natural Ways to Reduce Epileptic Seizures

4 Natural Ways to Reduce Epileptic Seizures

July 29, 2018

4 Natural Ways to Reduce Epileptic Seizures

An assessment of potential natural remedies to reduce epileptic seizures

Epilepsy is a frightening, crippling disease. Persistent seizures can overtake a life. While medications often prevent such attacks, not all people with epilepsy are able to benefit from pharmacological treatments. Side effects or unique conditions have plunged many frustrated parents and patients into a quest for answers.

What happens during an epileptic seizure

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by anomalous brain activity resulting in bouts of unusual behavior, seizures, and odd physical sensations. Seizures vary from person to person, some are more disruptive than others. Diagnosis of the condition is suspended until a patient has experienced at least two seizures.

Other symptoms caused by an epileptic episode include:

  •       Loss of consciousness
  •       Staring blankly into nothingness
  •       Fear, anxiety, or déjà vu
  •       Spasmic jerking of the arms and legs

While most patients with epilepsy overcome the disorder, for others, the condition can be chronic.

Nature’s answers to epileptic seizures

While pop-culture has presented several “breakthroughs” in treating epilepsy, it’s important to keep in mind that medical science has either failed to back-up or is still investigating many of the claims made by epileptic patients.

However, that doesn’t mean doctors aren’t aware of alternative methods – and their potential unintended consequences. Epilepsy is a serious condition, interfering with your doctor’s treatment plan without a consultation can be deadly.

Showing up to that consultation armed with a list of natural remedies can help doctors identify what might work best for an individual patient. The following options are worth exploring with your healthcare provider:

  1. Full-spectrum hemp oil. Research is still in its early stages when it comes to considering full-spectrum hemp oil as an aid to decreasing the number of seizures experienced. But YouTube has many videos demonstrating the effects full-spectrum hemp oil has on epileptic children.
  2. Herbs. A 2003 study examined the anticonvulsant effects of traditional Eastern herbal medications on mice, cats, and rats. The list of those that achieved the effect included Elaeocarpus sphaericus fruits, Volatile oil of Tetrapleura tetraptera fruits, and leaf essential oil of Psidium guyanesis. Conversely, some herbs, such as Ginkgo, and garlic may interfere with doctor prescribed medications, so be sure to ask your physician about which herbs to avoid.
  3. Vitamin B-6. Pyridoxine-dependent seizures – a rare form of epilepsy – are caused by an inability to metabolize Vitamin B-6. While the vitamin is used to treat this unique variation of the disorder, research suggests it might be helpful for victims of other types of epilepsy.
  4. Biofeedback and self-control. For some epileptics, attempting to control their brain activity can effectively reduce seizures. The method involves responding to preliminary symptoms, such as olfactory hallucinations, blurred vision, or seeing strange lights. Divergent techniques may employ meditation, sniffing a strong scent, walking, telling the seizure “no,” or becoming immersed in an activity.

The benefits of whole hemp extraction

Documentaries and home videos boasting the success of full-spectrum hemp oil treatments have pushed them to the front of the epileptic collective consciousness. Oils derived from hemp contain a litany of natural, active components. Curiously, these cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids seem to work together, producing superior results than isolated compounds.

With superior results and human wellness as our primary objectives, SanSal Wellness developed cultivation and extraction methods that take advantage of all the cannabis plant has to offer. For an inside look at our process, visit our webpage, “From Plant to Pure High Phytocannabinoid Oils”