Epilepsy Treatment WITHOUT Drugs?

epilepsy

 

“Biofeedback Therapy”

by Brooke Huber

 

Epilepsy is an illness that is usually controlled with medication from your doctor. However, it is believed by many that being put on prescription medication can cause one to feel “controlled” by the substance. Although the medication has helped control many people’s seizures, it has also been known to cause disturbing side effects to the body.

Some of these side effects include:

·         Blurred vision

·         Fatigue

·         Dizziness

·         Upset Stomach

Among these side effects, there are also unpredictable side effects that can happen when taking such medication. It can cause a serious drop in your white blood cell count (used to fight bodily infections) or a serious drop in your platelets (needed to control bleeding). You may also develop a serious skin rash, liver and pancreas problems, or aplastic anemia (bone marrow damage).

It is important for people who suffer from epilepsy to know that there are other options for treatment. Biofeedback Therapy is an alternative strategy for controlling your Epilepsy. It has been successfully practiced since the 1940’s and is known as a “mind and body technique”. Biofeedback Therapy was formulated to help people control the heavier and more stressful symptoms of Epilepsy in a more natural way. This type of treatment allows you to train and control body functions that would normally happen automatically.

Controllable bodily functions include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Muscle tension
  • Heartbeat
  • Migraines
  • Body temperature
  • And more

 

The procedure works by allowing you to first observe these movements on monitors and eventually change them yourself. After enough sessions of Biofeedback Therapy, you are able to minimize your number of seizures and the severity all by self-controlling them.

Click here to book an appointment to learn more about Biofeedback Therapy

 

Online Sources:

https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/seizure-and-epilepsy-medicines/side-effects

http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/biofeedback-for-epilepsy

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/biofeedback/basics/why-its-done/prc-20020004


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