In simple terms, epileptic seizures happen when changes in brain chemistry cause the complex electrical messages travelling between our billions of nerve cells to become scrambled. Some people lose consciousness, others show hardly any symptoms. But after a matter of minutes or even seconds, the brain cells are back to normal and seizure is over.
There are over 40 different types of seizure, affecting different individuals in very different ways. They fall into two categories; “generalized” (involving the whole brain) or “partial” (originating in one part of the brain).
“Tonic-clonic” seizures (once known as “grand mal”) are the most common of the generalized types. In this kind of epileptic “fit”, you may fall down unconscious, your body stiffening (the tonic phase) and then jerking uncontrollably (the clonic phase). During the seizure you may make strange sounds, dribble, bit your tongue or be incontinent. It only lasts for a few minutes but, while the person having the seizure can’t remember what has happened, it can be distressing to witness.
Another kind of generalized attack is the “absence seizure”. Once known as “petit mal”, this is a lapse in awareness in which you may stop what you are doing, stare or look as if you are daydreaming for a few seconds – before carrying on as usual. It is more common in children (especially girls) and in teenagers than in adults. Although some people may have many “absences“ a day; they can be hard to spot and diagnose. Generalized seizures also include “atonic” seizures or “drop attacks”, in which the person suddenly falls down; and “myoclonic” seizures, in which the muscles jerk briefly.
“Partial” seizures may be “simple”, with a range of symptoms including jerking, pins and needles, dizziness and strange distortions of sensation – such as déjà vu, or things seeming abnormally large or small. These symptoms are sometimes known as an “aura” and may be warning of a more generalized seizure to come.
Alternatively, “partial” seizures may be “complex”, causing people to act oddly – for instance swallowing repeatedly or appearing drunk. These behaviours are called “automatisms” and the person having the seizure is unaware of what is going on.
Epilepsy can affect anyone, and at any age. For most people there is no clear cause, but for the minority some kind of damage to the brain following a stroke, a blow to the head, an infection (such as meningitis) or a difficult birth may be to blame. Sometimes a tendency to seizures can be inherited. There are also common “trigger factors” – alcohol, stress, fever, lack of sleep and (in women) changing hormones, for example. And although it remains a controversial point, some people believe that certain foods can trigger seizures.
The Orthodox Approach
Conventional medical treatments consist of anti-epilepsy drugs which act by calming the nerve cells in the brain, or by raising the seizure threshold. Drugs can control seizures for 80 percent of people with epilepsy, but there may be unpleasant side-effects, ranging from drowsiness and rashes in the short term to poor concentration, irritability, acne and weight gain in the long term.
This BIG Picture approach is what sets us apart From Other doctors.
The Health Transformer Approach
In every case of disease there is an underlying cause…something individual to each person. If at one time you didn’t have these symptoms and now you do, obviously something has changed within your body which has led to seizures being produced. The key is to unlock your root cause, and healing it. Seizures is merely a symptom of the underlying cause. To heal from any disease we need to address the root cause. In this centre we specialize in root cause diagnosis of any health condition using our state of the art Meta Health Scan.
The Meta Health Scan is carried out utilizing the amazing diagnostic ability of Clinical Kinesiology. It is reliable, accurate and reproducible. The scan will reveal the imbalances unique to your body, and how these are affecting you. The scan reveals such issues as endogenous bio-toxicity, nutrient imbalances or deficiencies, sub-clinical infections, allergies and food sensitivities. We also test for organ imbalances, hormone imbalance, and leaky gut. Any abnormality in these areas will easily be picked up during the Health Scan. We also examine your entire lifestyle, sleep quality and any emotional/psychological contributors to your condition.
5 Step Protocol
1. Detect (In-Depth Evaluation & Advanced Testing)
2. Detox (Heavy Metals, Chemicals, Hydrocarbons, Bleaches, EMF)
3. Eliminate (Pathogens…virus, post virus, bacteria, parasites, fungi)
4. Rebuild (Tissues & Pathways)
5. Rebalance organs (kidneys, liver, etc.)
The 5 Steps to Restoring Health Protocol had been developed following many years of research and experience and utilizes food, nutritional supplements, herbal and energetic formula
In-Depth Consultation regarding your results.
Once this information is gathered we offer you an in-depth consultation to discuss your results, during which we discuss what has been revealed by the scan, where and how this has arisen, and how to remove or transform it, and reboot your system. I believe it is very important for each person to understand what has been going on in their body, how the condition has developed, and how to unravel and resolve it naturally. My intention is not just to teach you about your condition, but more importantly to empower you with understanding in order that you are able to take back control of your health
Individually tailored Treatment Plan
Together we create an individualized tailored treatment plan for you. This may include some or all of there: a gentle detoxification protocol, dietary changes, specific supplements, life style changes, exercise, etc tailored to your specific needs. In the majority of cases treatment can be implemented by you at home without the need for repeated visits to the centre; however Health Coaching and support is built in to this package to assist you through your treatment.
Once on the prescribed treatment, some clients benefit from;
all of which are on offer at this centre.
I am delighted to be able to report that the results our client’s achieve with this approach are outstanding and lasting in the vast majority of cases.
It is particularly important for people suffering from epilepsy to strengthen their constitution and reduce stress levels. Epileptic attacks may be triggered by many different factors, so treatment should not focus on a single aspect – such as diet – but aim to make the whole system function at the optimum level.
Treatment programs depend on the individual case, but may include clearing phlegm, strengthening the spleen and stomach to produce blood (in cases of sallow complexion, nausea, loose stools and emaciation), nourishing the heart, liver, and kidney yin (in cases marked by insomnia, dizziness, soreness of the lumbar region and constipation) and normalizing hyperactivity of the liver (in cases of irritability and mental restlessness).
In an emergency when no needles are available, pressure applied by the thumb between the upper lip and the nose should help the patient to regain consciousness.
Epilepsy is a condition whose root causes and symptoms are often treated together.
Once the symptoms of epilepsy have been stabilized, yoga as taught by a therapist can help to revitalize the body and mind, encouraging blood flow to the brain, rejuvenating and stimulating the brain function.
Yoga also balances the endocrine system and soothes the nervous system, helping you to focus within yourself and bringing a sense of bodily strength and feelings of balance.
In addition to the effect of food and chemicals, emotional upsets can set off seizures. Therapies which can help control the effects of such upsets include autogenic training, mental imagery, meditation and biofeedback, all of which have been shown to reduce the number and severity of epileptic seizures.