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my child was just diagnosed with epilepsy. i don't want him to have to take drugs. is there an alternative?


Posted by justmeagain

 
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You can try neurofeedback, to teach the brain not to produce the seizure-causing activity or to be more "stable" -- harder to "push over" into seizure activity. You may be able to avoid medications OR you may just be able to reduce the amount and number of medications required to control the seizures.

It is important to prevent seizures happening, though, so don't wait too long on either.

This might be an interesting place for you to start learning about neurofeedback:

an audiocast from EpilepsyMoms

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