Clinical Information For the Treatment Of Epilepsy (Seizure)

What Is Epilepsy (Seizure)?

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Epilepsy (Seizure) - Basics

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which neurons in the brain signal abnormally, causing seizures, loss of consciousness, unusual behavior or sensations, and muscle spasms. Several different factors can cause epilepsy, including abnormal brain development, head injury, certain illnesses and imbalance of neurotransmitters (chemicals that signal and relay messages to the nerves). An individual can have seizures without being epileptic. Generally two or more seizures is an indicator of epilepsy.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Epilepsy.

What Patterns Are Related To Epilepsy (Seizure)?

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Epilepsy (Seizure) - Diagnostic Patterns

The Chinese Medicine treatment of epilepsy (seizure) generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).

The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of epilepsy (seizure):

Kidney Qi DeficiencyLiver WindLiver Yang RisingLiver and Gallbladder Damp Heat

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Which Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols Apply To Epilepsy (Seizure)?

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Epilepsy (Seizure) - Tam Healing and Tongren Therapy Protocols

Tong Ren Therapy is the energy healing/medical qi gong aspect of the Tam Healing System. The areas of focus for epilepsy (seizure) that we would use in Tong Ren techniques form the basis for our acupuncture treatments as well. Generally you would mix these primary points with points specific to the patients underlying TCM pattern and then our tuina (medical massage) would be largely focused on these points as well.

The following Tam healing and tong ren therapy protocols may be used with epilepsy (seizure):

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The Following (4)Formulas TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Epilepsy (Seizure)

Bu Nao Wan (Brain Supplementing Pills)

Clinical Usages

  • A range of psychiatric, cognitive decline, trauma issues - benefit and clears the brain, transforms phlegm and tonifies kidney qi and the blood.
  • Often used for both general cognitive decline/dementia, disorientation, etc. - but also useful when mixed with more anxiety, insomnia and/or emotional outbursts from confusion.
  • Generally, particularly when deficiency and phlegm exist for anxiety, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, manic states.

    Clinical Categorization

    Chai Hu Gui Zhi Tang Wan (Bupleurum and Cinnamon Twig Decoction)

    Clinical Usages

    • A combination of gui zhi tang and xiao chai hu tang - together they work with both taiyang and shaoyang syndromes - common colds and flu, fever, chills, joint pain, nausea, abdominal/epigastric distention.  Neuralgias from wind invasions - trigeminal neuralgia, frozen shoulder, etc.
    • With the right underlying factors also useful for a range of middle jiao issues such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, cholecystitis, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis, appendicitis.
    • Epilepsy.

      Clinical Categorization

      Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan (Bupleurum, Dragon Bone, and Oyster Shell Formula)

      Clinical Usages

      • Palpitations, anxiety, restlessness, agitation/irritibility, and insomnia from heat due to liver yang or fire.
      • Mental disorders such as including biopolar and schizophrenia resulting from distrubed shen.
      • Symptoms of addiction recovery: cravings, anxiety, mood swings etc.

        Clinical Categorization

        Hui Chun Wan (Recovery Special Pill)

        Clinical Usages

        Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.

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