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Can acupuncture help to treat seizures?

Acupuncture is an effective adjunctive therapy for seizures in adults and children. 

Ancient Chinese medical texts discuss the use of acupuncture for epilepsy and seizures in great detail.  Scalp or head acupuncture is often used when treating seizures because of the data that supports its efficacy with neurological conditions. In Chinese medicine, seizures are usually attributed to; “internal wind” caused by Deficient Kidney and Liver Yin and is treated accordingly.

Your acupuncturist will have to look at the the specific signs and symptoms of your condition as well as the state of your overall health to determine if Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help you.  Each case is unique and it would be difficult to determine your Chinese medical diagnosis or treatment plan without a full assessment.  Please contact several licensed acupuncturists in your area for a consultation to find the best practitioner for you.


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Q: I was recently in an accident where my car was rear-ended. Since then I have had neck pain and can't rotate my head as before. Can acupuncture help?

A: A whiplash injury is caused by a rapid flexion of the neck followed by rapid extension, or vice versa, causing tissue damage. Usually an acu... Read More