The best natural remedies for epilepsy are those that will reverse the condition in a gentle, safe and rapid way. But epilepsy is not a condition that you should attempt to treat yourself. So rather than look for the natural remedies for epilepsy, I suggest you look for the best natural health system.
First, you need to understand what epilepsy is.
What Epilepsy Is and its Causes
Epilepsy is a neurological condition. This means your nerves are affected. It’s the nerves that cause the muscles to jerk, giving rise to spasms. Nerve actions are controlled by the electrical activity of the brain. In epilepsy, this is abnormal.
There are various ways this abnormality can come about, the major ones being:
- a brain tumour
- a brain/head injury
- absorption of a neurotoxin, such as mercury or aluminium
- a strong genetic predisposition
The Common Types of Epilepsy
The common types of epilepsy include the grand mal or tonic/clonic seizures which commonly begin with bilateral jerks of the extremities. There is usually a loss of consciousness. Often there is incontinence during the seizure. Afterwards there is confusion and drowsiness.
Another type is the atonic or akinetic seizures where there is a loss of body tone which leads to a nodding of the head, weakness of the knees, sometimes with total collapse. Normally there is no loss of consciousness.
There is also the petit mal or absence type where there is a lapse of attention for a few seconds, or absent mindedness, often with twitching around the eyes or mouth. This is more common in children, often disappearing during puberty.
Before looking at the best treatment (natural or otherwise) for epilepsy, let’s first look at prevention.
One of the common causes of a brain tumour today is the use of your mobile/cell phone. Holding it close to your head and speaking are both triggers. As is sleeping with it on your bedside table. Having your wi-fi switched on all night is another bad move.
So text more, use the speaker (or landline for a lot of talking), keep it a little way from your head when in use and move it into another room at night.
Some head injuries can be avoided, such as vacuum extraction at birth or forceps delivery. These are often used more than is absolutely essential in some delivery hospitals.
The common neurotoxic metals are what is known as the heavy metals, especially mercury and aluminium. Mercury can be found in fish, in amalgum and composite dental fillings and in vaccines. The highest levels are currently found in the flu vaccine.
Aluminium is found in anti-perspirants, cooking foil, some cooking utensils and vaccines.
There are likely to be many other products where both mercury and aluminium are found, but these are probably the main areas of most toxicity.
You might think that there is nothing you can do if you have a strong genetic predisposition for epilepsy, but you’d be wrong. Looking at health from an epigentic approach means appreciating that health is turned ‘on’ or ‘off’ by our environmental factors. The most influential ones are our diet, our toxic load and the stresses we daily struggle with.
This means that you are very much in control. Eating according to our evolution is critical to maintaining good health. Eating fresh, organic food helps reduce the toxic load.
The health system that provides the best natural remedies for epilepsy can
- help unload your toxins
- can help you manage your stresses much better
- can undo the damage from a head injury
- can help support the healing of a brain tumour
- can help you keep your genetic predisposition latent
All this can be obtained through good homeopathic treatment. Obviously it may take time, so you’ll want to find a professional homeopath you resonate with. Call for a chat to see if we are a good fit.
Whatever you decide, know that you are in control. You can take evasive action for the common causes. And you can work with someone who uses the best natural remedies for epilepsy.