Causes and Risk Factors
Epilepsy or seizures are caused by a surge in electrical signals or energy in the brain. This can be triggered by:
- Head trauma
- Genetic influences
- Medical disorders
- Certain diseases such as meningitis, AIDS and viral encephalitis
- Pre-natal injury
- Developmental disorders such as Down syndrome and autism
Risk factors include:
- Age-while epilepsy can happen at any age, it’s typically seen in younger years or at ages 65 or older
- Gender-men are more likely to experience seizures than women
- Head injuries
- Hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy, menopause or taking hormone-based medication such as thyroid meds, birth control or growth hormones
- Stroke or vascular disease
- Brain infections
- High childhood fevers
When consciousness is lost during a seizure, it is called “Grand mal seizure.” When consciousness is not lost during a seizure, it is called “Petit mal seizure.”
Seizures can display as:
- Temporary confusion
- Staring blankly
- Jerking movementsLoss of awareness
- Loss of consciousness
Herbs great for healing epilepsy include all herbs that increase and enhance oxygen flow throughout the body, e.g., Gotu Kola, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Holy/Blessed Thistle, Black Walnut Hulls, and Green Tea. Additional herbs great for healing epilepsy include Jasmine Flower, Lady’s Slipper, Irish Moss, Cayenne, Ginger, Fo Ti, Jatamansi, Scullcap, European Mistletoe, Oatstraw, and Maca Maca.
One of the best remedies for epilepsy involves the use of crystals. When you compress two pieces of crystal (especially Clear Quartz crystal) together, the friction creates a form of electricity called piezoelectricity that causes the release of negative ions throughout the entire body that travel down to the feet and up to the crown of the head electrically fine-tuning the entire body, increasing oxygen flow, and stimulating cellular regeneration.
Crystals that aid in the prevention and healing of seizures include Lepidolite, Sugilite, Jet, Selenite, Kunzite, Malachite, and Emerald. Because epilepsy affects the nervous system located in the brain, epilepsy is a Seventh or Crown chakra deficiency and therefore, for purposes of healing epilepsy, crystals that are the same color of the Seventh chakra (violet and/or white) are best for this purpose.
Essential oils that aid in prevention and healing of seizures include Marjoram and Lavender. It is best that these oils be inhaled or burned in a diffuser.
Bach flower essences that aid in prevention and healing of seizures include Heather, Impatiens, and Water Violet.
Avoid stress, since this can create a change in body chemistry that could lead to a seizure.
Get plenty of sleep.
Do not drink alcohol, take drugs or smoke.
Meat and dairy foods are bound to clog the arteries and obstruct oxygen and blood flow and thus a switch to a vegan and/or raw foods diet would be appropriate and beneficial in healing from epilepsy. Natural foods (fruits and vegetables) will automatically bring more oxygen into the body and unlike meat and dairy products will not clog the arteries due to arterial plaque and mucus buildup.
Water, fruit and/or vegetable juice, and herbal teas should be the drink of choice for purposes of healing from epilepsy.
A ketogenic diet may be beneficial. This type of diet forces the body to burn fat rather than carbohydrates. It is based in high-fat, adequate protein and low carbohydrate foods.
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- Brain Booster
- Central Nervous System
- Nerves Formula
- Circulation Aid
- Brain Booster Tea
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