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What complementary and alternative therapies work for epilepsy?

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There’s not much proof that complementary therapies like acupuncture, vitamins, and supplements, and stress-relief techniques help manage seizures from epilepsy. If you're thinking of trying one, always check with your doctor to make sure it's safe for you. Use them to supplement, not replace, your regular epilepsy treatment.

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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