Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Acupuncture for frequent Epilepsy

Acupuncture for frequent Epilepsy 


Female patient in mid 40s has been suffering from monthly seizure attacks since 14 years ago. The frequency and severity of attacks greatly affected her quality of life, as a result she had to take early retirement and seldom leaves home on her own. 

The patient first self referred for acupuncture treatment for her shoulder pain. As acupuncture treats the body as a whole, the underlying cause for her epilepsy was treated at the same time. 

The frequency of epileptic seizure attacks reduced over time alongside her original shoulder pain complaint following regular acupuncture treatments. Patient gradually developed increased confidence and started going out on her own and even enjoyed a short haul trip abroad independently in Spring 2019. The dosage of medication was reduced by her neurological consultant at a recent medical review based on her stable condition. 

Table and charts below illustrates the gradual reduction of epileptic seizure attacks since receiving acupuncture.
   
Acupuncture help to reduced the frequency of epilepsy attack


                                 
Line chart showing acupuncture help to reduce frequent epilepsy attack



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