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"Neuro-acupuncture is believed to improve the chi flow between neurons in the brain, which then helps patients improve communication, speech and behaviour." - Acupuncturist and herbalist Leong Hong Tole

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Epilepsy
 

 

 

 

 

What ia Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a disease, which defined as paroxysmal and temporary disturbance of brain characterized by loss of consciousness or muscle tic or abnormal sensation, emotion and behaviour. In Acupuncture word, this disease is categorized as 'xian zheng'(epilepsy syndrome) and 'dian xian'(epilepsy).

Clinical Diagnosis

1. Epilepsy may occur at any age, but usually in infants from 1 to 3 years old. The brain damage always follows by the primary disorders within a few days or 1 to 2 weeks after their attack.

2. The diagnosis is usually abrupt with high fever, headache, vomiting, restlessness, convulsion, coma, delayed reaction to light, always come with halftone, decelerate rigidity. Some of the patients may have the symptoms of meningeal irritation, increased or reduced of tendon reflex and have cerebella symptoms, such as ataxia and kinetic tremor.

3. The lab exam shows that cerebrospinal fluid is clear. All are normal only the pressure is high and sometimes there is a slight increase of protein.

4. By funds exam, Arteriolar spasm, blood stasis of small vein and retinal edema can be observed.

Types of syndrome

1. Epilepsy Induced by Fear

Main symptoms are sudden panic, confusion and loss of self-control, frighten and may be alarm and restlessness, crying with fear during sleep, tendency to remain in the mother's arms, alternative flush and pallow on the face, red tongue with white fur, taut and rapid slippery pulse.

2. Epilepsy due to Accumulation of Phlegm

Main symptoms are convulsion of extremities during a fit do epilepsy, unconsciousness, headache and abdominal pain, come with strider produced by phlegm in the throat, salivation, yellow face, thick fur of tongue, and slippery and rapid pulse.

3. Epilepsy due to Blood Stasis

Main symptoms are with a history of birth injury or trauma which characterized as paroxysmal localized headache, occasional vomiting, paroxysmal convulsion of the whole body or half body or local region upon attack, dark purple tongue, thread and unsmooth pulses and dark purple superficial venule of the index finger.

Treatment

Usually it takes between 1 to 6 months for recovery by Chinese Master's acupuncture and herbal medicine.

What is acute toxic Encephalopathy

The abrupt appearance of symptoms and signs of the central nervous system in the course of primary diseases cause acute toxic encephalopathy. The reason of the disease is unknown. The disease may be associated with immunoreactions to infection and its toxin invading the brain tissue directly. In Acupuncture, this is called 'jing feng'(infantile convulsion).

 

 

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