Natural remedies can sometimes help stop or prevent seizures. Epsom salt, a form of magnesium, is the top rated anti-seizure remedy according to Earth Clinic readers, but other herbs and supplements can help too.
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes neurons to misfire in the brain and send out incorrect signals, ultimately classified by causing seizures.
Seizures can vary between brief loss of awareness, to mood swings, to loss of body function and motor control, but these signs of epilepsy are ultimately the result of misfired brain signals. Diagnosis is usually made after brain scans.
In infants, seizures can be caused by lack of oxygen to the brain, central nervous system infections, physical trauma, or congenital abnormalities; whereas in late childhood to adults, seizures may be caused by nervous system lesions, trauma, tumors, stress, drug use, or alcohol withdrawal.
In epileptics, seizures can be triggered by flashing lights, emotional stress, alcohol, and even reading. Epilepsy can be controlled with medication, but currently medicine cannot cure epilepsy.
Natural Remedies to Stop Seizures
On this page, we have many home remedies submitted for controlling seizures. Users have suggested Epsom salt, coconut oil, and there are interesting discussions over aspartame as a seizure trigger as well as other dietary recommendations.
One alternative medicine option seeing resurgent interest, especially for children with seizure disorders, is the fat-intensive ketogenic diet.
If you know of a natural epilepsy remedy that you do not see on this page, feel free to post about it below.