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.
How has Epi-Still helped others?
“I have been on Phenobarbital since being diagnosed with epilepsy in my teens. Several months ago I decided to look into less harmful treatments for my condition and discovered your site and natural remedy for epilepsy. After a few weeks of using Epi-Still my doctor lowered my dosage of Phenobarbital without incident. Six weeks later he decreased my dosage further to the lowest dosage I have ever taken. I don’t want to jinx it but have to share with you that after three months at this all-time low dose of my Phenobarbital, I have not had a seizure. Thank you for providing a safe and natural alternative that really works!” – Janine D.
“My daughter had her first seizure last year and although she does not experience grand mal seizures which are obviously more traumatic, it was still worrying for me. She was not put on medication immediately as it was the first incident of its kind but in the subsequent months she had three more similar episodes. After hearing the side-effects that the prescription medications can cause, I spoke to our doctor about giving Katie your natural remedy for seizures. She was skeptical but agreed to a trial and we have all been thrilled and surprised at the results. About 10 days after beginning the remedy Katie did have a seizure but it was much milder than previously and she recovered far more quickly. Since that day she hasn’t had any further seizures- and that was 7 months ago. Epi-Still is even better than we had hoped!” – Terri, Dan and Katie
How do I use Epi-Still?
Epi-Still comes in a convenient tincture (drop) form and is available in 50 ml bottles.
Adults and Teenagers: 15 – 20 drops in approximately 1/4 cup water or juice three times daily. An additional dose may be taken at the first warning signs of acute symptoms.
Children: One drop per age year of the child diluted in ‘ cup of water or juice three times daily.
Caution: Safety during pregnancy and nursing has not yet been established. Please consult your doctor before making any changes in current medication.
Note: Concurrent use with Triple Complex Nerve Tonic is highly recommended. For people currently taking prescription anticonvulsants, we also recommend our Liver Dr. formula in order to help protect the liver from possible harmful effects of the pharmaceutical drugs.
How long until I see results?
When used acutely, Epi-Still should take effect almost immediately and the seizure will resolve more quickly than usual and have less severe after-effects. When used regularly on a chronic basis, Epi-Still will gradually decrease the frequency and severity of seizures over time.
How long will a bottle last?
One 50 ml bottle will last approximately 30 days at chronic dosage.
A 90 day supply is offered at a discount.
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