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Epilepsy

By Janet Marshall

Advanced Diploma Naturopathy. Diploma Nutrition.

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Epilepsy involves having more than one unprovoked seizure of any type. There are a number of different epilepsy syndromes, primarily defined by age of onset, seizure types, developmental course and other features.

 

Remedies

Aromatherapy

Use aromatherapy for creating a calming environment. A sache of Chamomile leaves, Lemon balm or Lavender can be placed in a stuffed toy or in the child’s pillow light.

Melotonin

Ensure the room is as dark as possible as this encourages the production of melotonin, the brain's sleep hormone. If the child is frightened of the dar, use a night light.

Magnesium

Magnesium 250mg for children aged 2-12 30 minutes before bed has a relaxing effect.

Diet

In the evening include: bananas, turkey, dates, figs, milk, wholegrain crackers or yogurt as these food increase tryptophan which promotes sleep.

Reviewed by Janet Marshall 14 March 2016 references
  • current version

    Dr Ken Myers PhD - Paediatric Neurologist
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    10103016
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    29.03.2018

This document has been developed and peer reviewed by a KIDS HEALTH Advisory Board Representative and is based on expert opinion and the available published literature at the time of review. Information contained in this document is not intended to replace medical advice and any questions regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

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