What is a seizure?
Although seizures are often thought of as dramatic events, there are a number of different types of seizures, some of which are much more subtle and difficult for an outsider to notice.
A generalized seizure (Also known as a grand mal seizure, fit or convulsion) generally causes an acute decrease in state of consciousness, repeated movements of the body, excessive salivation, vomiting and often a loss of bladder and bowel control. This event may last from 30 seconds to a few minutes.
The other main type of seizure is a focal motor seizure which is a much less dramatic occurrence. A focal motor seizure will cause just a repeated twitching movement in either the face or limbs and usually only lasts a few seconds.
Absence seizures (which used to be called Petit Mal seizures) usually involve a short period of impaired consciousness, often accompanied by a staring expression and sometimes mild twitching of small muscle groups.
A seizure may be preceded by warning signs known as an aura – this may include unusual sensations, smells or tastes. After a seizure, the individual may have a headache, sore muscles, experience unusual sensations, feel confused and tired. These after-effects are called the postictal state.
What causes seizures and epilepsy?
Seizures occur because of a change in the electrical activity of the brain. This can be caused by a variety of things including diseases of the nervous system and the brain itself. Seizures may also be the result of a head injury, chemicals, poisons and even nutrient deficiencies. Often the underlying cause of epilepsy in an individual is unknown.
What is the conventional treatment for seizures?
Treatment for seizures will be directed at the underlying cause or disease in cases where this is known.
Anti-epileptic drugs are used to prevent seizures that are severe or occur frequently. These drugs, also called anticonvulsants. are known to decrease the incidence of seizures as well as the severity. Certain of these drugs are useful in the acute or emergency situation of a seizure, but most are more commonly used on a day-to-day, prophylactic basis.
Unfortunately there is no single, ideal anticonvulsant drug that can completely prevent seizures in all people. In fact, many people with epilepsy have to use a combination of drugs in order to adequately control their condition in the long-term.
There are several types or ‘classes’ of anticonvulsants grouped according to their mechanism of action. Some of these classes have other common uses as well and may be prescribed as tranquilizers, sleeping pills or even to control irregular heart rhythms.
Anticonvulsants may be effective in a number of different ways. Some work by ‘slowing down’ activity in all parts of the brain. Others make it more difficult for nerve impulses to spread from one nerve to another or alter the levels of chemical messengers (called neurotransmitters) in the nervous system.
These mechanisms have varying success rates but can often, especially when used in combination, control epilepsy very effectively once an appropriate dose has been established and a stable blood level reached.
As with most prescription medications, no anticonvulsant drugs are without side-effects. The most commonly reported adverse effects for these drugs include problems with coordination like dizziness, clumsiness, trembling and stuttering, changes in behavior, confusion and depression, appetite and weight changes, skin reactions, digestive discomfort and even hair loss.
The major long-term danger of anticonvulsants is the risk of irreversible liver damage. Different classes of drugs cause different side-effects though there are a number of overlaps. This means that, while using a combination of drugs can improve effectiveness, it will also increase the chance of side-effects.
What is Epi-Still?
Epi-Still is a 100% safe and effective natural remedy for preventing and treating seizures. Due to the high safety profile of all the ingredients, Epi-Still will not cause any side-effects or damage to the organs like many synthetic medications do.
This remedy can be used effectively on its own for people who are not currently using prescription medications or can be taken in combination with anticonvulsant medications to improve their effectiveness as well as to allow for lower dosages and subsequently fewer side-effects.
The gentle and natural ingredients of Epi-Still may take several weeks to take full effect and, as with most natural remedies, regular dosage and a little patience is required in order to see the full benefits.
* For acute treatment of seizure symptoms, including generalized (grand mal) and absence (petit mal) seizures
* To limit after-effects of seizures such as drowsiness and confusion
* To prevent and reduce the frequency and severity of seizures
* To prevent over-stimulation of the nervous system
* To regulate blood pressure and reduce fever
What are the Ingredients?
Epi-Still contains the following herbal and homeopathic ingredients:
Passiflora (Passionflower) is an herb used widely for anxiety and stress and is also useful for calming an overstimulated nervous system. Passiflora is effective in both the prevention and treatment of seizures, especially when stress is a precipitating factor.
Scuttelaria laterifolia (Skullcap) is a well-known calmative and antispasmodic herb and will help to reduce over-stimulation that can lead to seizure occurrence. It is also helpful in lowering fever and regulating blood pressure.
Cuprum metallicum (30C) is a homeopathic ingredient that is recommended for the control of seizures and also addresses post-ictal drowsiness, mental dullness and vomiting.
Cicuta virosa (30C) is another homeopathic remedy that has proven results in treating seizures, especially those characterized by rigidity and/or jerking movements. This remedy is also often prescribed to relieve breathing difficulties and hypersalivation and to address the decreased level of consciousness associated with seizures.
Epi-Still contains less than 1% pure pharmaceutical grade ethanol when diluted as directed and contains no gluten, artificial colorants and preservatives.
Naturally Stop Seizures and Reduce Seizure Frequency, Severity
EpiStill is a natural, safe and effective herbal and homeopathic remedy which is safe for adults and children, for immediately treating seizure symptoms and reducing the frequency and severity of seizures.
This remedy can be used effectively on its own for people who are not currently using prescription medications or can be taken in combination with anti-convulsant medications to improve their effectiveness as well as to allow for lower dosages and subsequently fewer side-effects.
Formulated by our team of experts in natural medicine, EpiStill is pharmaceutically manufactured to the highest standards.