Epilepsy and Seizures

Epilepsy and Seizures can often be caused by a restriction in the membranes within the skull, often in the frontal region.

The restriction can be formed as a result of birth trauma or from a head injury. It can also arise as a consequence of the after-effects of meningitis.

Meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. When the infection is over the membranes are often left with a form of scaring which can affect the delicate balance within the head causing symptoms from headaches to epilepsy.

3 Different types of Seizures

Tonic/clonic or Grand Mal seizure: This is where the person becomes totally unconscious with their body spasming or jerking (called the clonic phase). With grand mals, the person generally will experience warning signs that they are about to have a seizure

Absence or micro clonics seizure: These are a smaller version of the grand mal. The person loses concentration or focus momentarily. They also may stagger or fall over.

Micro clonics: These are not a full seizure or a petit mall. They can look like shivers.

The management of epilepsy through orthodox medicine is usually in the form of various drugs that effect to minimise the frequency or severity of seizures. When treating an adult for epilepsy with craniosacral therapy the medication can make it difficult to feel the full extent of the restrictions. Treatment proceeds with the slow reduction of medication under the supervision of the patient’s Doctor over a long period of time. With each incremental reduction in medication more of the restriction, pattern reveals itself and can be released.