Epilepsy is a group of disorders in which there are recurrent attacks due to electrical abnormality in the brain. There are various types of seizures (epileptic attacks) but the most common forms are-
These are generalized seizures. Classic abscences (petitmal) are seen mostly in children.
Causes of epilepsy:
Loss of appetite ( prolonged)
Hypocalcaemia (decreased calcium in blood).
Injury to brain.
In primary epilepsy, no cause is present. It is the commonest type of epilepsy.
Factors which may trigger seizures:
Physical and mental exhaustion
Infections, high fever
Drug ingestion or sudden withdrawal
Flickering light, visual patterns, watching tv from near distance.
GV/Du 6, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 25, 26
CV 12, 14
UB 15, 60, 61, 62
P 5, 6, 7, 8
Ex 1, 6
Reflex points: brain, spinal column, all glands.
In addition to above points, treatment should be based on the cause of the disease and the related points should also be taken.