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Epilepsy (seizure disorder, fits) is a neurological disorder
characterized by recurrent instances of seizure or tremors. These are due
to abnormal excitation from brain. Epilepsy treatment methods are aimed
at controlling the disease. Most cases of juvenile epilepsy don't pass
over to adulthood.
Not all epilepsy cases are alike. Sometimes there can be apparent reasons
like stress, brain injury, genetic conditions and parasitic infection of
brain. It is also observed that instance of epilepsy can occur without
any solid provable reason.
Epilepsy due to specific reasons like use of certain drugs, epilepsy as
withdrawal symptom, seizure due to abnormal levels of sodium in blood are
temporary cases and will be cured without any special treatments apart
from the medicines and diet to return to normal health.
Epilepsy treatment in Ayurveda
Apasmara or apasmaram is the term used for epilepsy in Ayurveda. The
reasons sited by Ayurveda scripts include stressful life, lazy life, poor
diet and suppression of natural urges.
Each person is different and each case of epilepsy is also different.
Thorough examination of the patient by an Ayurvedic physician is
essential to identify the right treatment for a person.
Epilepsy in most cases is a vata disorder. However, it can also be caused
by vitiation of pitta or kapha. Imbalances of all the three doshas are
also not very rare.
Vata type seizure is mainly a mental problem. Stressful days, poor sleep
and mental exertion are reasons. Digestive problems like gastritis,
constipation etc. can also be reasons.
Rest, normalized diet and specific time to take food can help such
persons control epilepsy. Abhayanga or Ayurvedic oil massage, shirodhara
(pouring of medicated oil over head), thalam (retaining medicated oil on
head) helps in pacifying mind. Nerve tonic herbs like Aswagandha
(Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monniera), Jatamamsi (Nardastachys
jatamansi), Shanka pushpi (Evolvulus alsinoides) etc are used to pacify
nervous system and to reduce instances of abnormal brain functioning.
Inflammations inside head due to diseases like Encephalitis cause pitta
type seizures. Exposure to heat is a high risk factor in such cases of
seizures. Kapha type epilepsy is due to blocks in central nervous system.
A sedentary or highly secluded life can lead to this condition.
Kapha type epilepsy is also characterized by excess salivation. Tulsi
(holy basil), Acorus calamus, etc are the type of herbs beneficial in
kapha epilepsy.
Prevention of Epilepsy Ayurveda way
Regulate the lifestyle with Ayurvedic daily routine (dinacharya).
Stay as much positive about the day and life as possible. Don't allow
tensions to creep in to your mind. Don't get excited at anything. Start
practicing yoga meditation.
Keep your daily diet fully nutritive. Don't eat late at night. If
possible go for five or six small meals a day, instead of one or two big
meals.
Massage your soles with coconut oil or sesame oil before going to bed.
This give your head a cooling effect.
Dev Sri provides insider information about Ayurvedic herbal medicine
practices and Ayurveda in Kerala. Find more about Ayurvedic medicines at
http://www.KeralaAyurvedics.com/.
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