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Can biofeedback help treat epilepsy?

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Biofeedback uses relaxation or imagery to change body functions such as breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. Electrodes and a monitor give you instant feedback on your body’s responses to stress or calm. Research has not been encouraging on whether biofeedback can help control seizures. But people who have problems with anxiety or dealing with stressful situations may benefit from this therapy, in addition to their seizure medications.

From: Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Nagai, Y. April 2011. Rufo-Campos M. Sept. 2002; Ranganathan, LN. , April 2005. Brain Nerve,Rev Neurol,Cochrane DatabaseSyst Rev

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCES: Nagai, Y. April 2011. Rufo-Campos M. Sept. 2002; Ranganathan, LN. , April 2005. Brain Nerve,Rev Neurol,Cochrane DatabaseSyst Rev

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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