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Does meditation help with epilepsy?

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This relaxation technique uses deep breathing, sometimes while you repeat a word or a phrase. Meditation helps steer your mind away from thoughts that stress you out. One form in particular, mindfulness meditation, might lower the number of epileptic seizures and improve your mood.

SOURCES:

Advanced Biomedical Research : "Effects of Vitamin E on seizure frequency, electroencephalogram findings, and oxidative stress status of refractory epileptic patients."

Barr, William B. . Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Better Health Channel: "Epilepsy and exercise."

Cochrane : "Epilepsy," "Vitamins for Epilepsy."

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews : "Acupuncture for epilepsy," "Ketogenic diet and other dietary treatments for epilepsy," "Vitamins for epilepsy," "Yoga for epilepsy."

Current Treatment Options in Neurology : "Targeted treatment in childhood epilepsy syndromes."

Epilepsy Action: "Complementary Treatments," "The Mozart Effect."

Epilepsy Foundation: "Herbal Therapy," "Ketogenic Diet."

Epilepsy Society: "Music and Epilepsy."

Mayo Clinic: "Epilepsy: Treatment," "Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Acupuncture: In Depth."

Neurology : "Mindfulness-based therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy."

Neurotherapeutics : "Botanicals and herbs: A traditional approach to treating epilepsy."

Seizure: Epilepsy and physical exercise."

UC Health: "Stress and Epilepsy."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 08, 2019

SOURCES:

Advanced Biomedical Research : "Effects of Vitamin E on seizure frequency, electroencephalogram findings, and oxidative stress status of refractory epileptic patients."

Barr, William B. . Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Better Health Channel: "Epilepsy and exercise."

Cochrane : "Epilepsy," "Vitamins for Epilepsy."

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews : "Acupuncture for epilepsy," "Ketogenic diet and other dietary treatments for epilepsy," "Vitamins for epilepsy," "Yoga for epilepsy."

Current Treatment Options in Neurology : "Targeted treatment in childhood epilepsy syndromes."

Epilepsy Action: "Complementary Treatments," "The Mozart Effect."

Epilepsy Foundation: "Herbal Therapy," "Ketogenic Diet."

Epilepsy Society: "Music and Epilepsy."

Mayo Clinic: "Epilepsy: Treatment," "Exercise and stress: Get moving to manage stress."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Acupuncture: In Depth."

Neurology : "Mindfulness-based therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy."

Neurotherapeutics : "Botanicals and herbs: A traditional approach to treating epilepsy."

Seizure: Epilepsy and physical exercise."

UC Health: "Stress and Epilepsy."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on April 08, 2019

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