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Epilepsy and Homeopathy


Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system which is characterised by the tendency of a person to have seizures. Seizure relates to the appearance of symptoms (depending upon the type of seizure) in a person or animal due to abnormal and excessive nerve cell activity in the brain. These seizures present in many forms from mild to extreme, including loss of consciousness. So different seizures present with different symptoms depending on the part of the brain involved and they are crucial among other symptoms to lead the homeopath to the correct prescription.

Homeopathy is a favourable supportive line of modus operandi for Epilepsy, along with conventional treatment. It helps to stabilize the Central nervous system after taking into account the physical symptoms, emotional and genetic makeup that individualizes the patient.

Important to note that Homeopathic treatment for Epilepsy has two components 1st it helps to address the acute episodes (acute remedy) as well as over time to eliminate the tendency to have seizures (chronic remedy).

As a general rule homeopathy can help the patient to recover within 2-5 years depending on the severity of the case. There are many reported cases where the patient remains seizure free after being slowly weaned off the conventional drugs. The return of EEG readings to normal confirms the success of Homeopathic treatment.

Homeopathic constitutional treatment (chronic remedy) will vitalize the patient and release their jitteriness, heal emotional or physical trauma, detoxify the patient from the effects of toxins and drugs, work on any existing ailments, and prevent relapses.
An inquiry is to be made regarding the type of seizure, aura, triggering factors, finding other causes and individual dominant symptoms in each and every case. The results of the Homeopathy vary in every case depending upon the duration and type of seizure.

It can show impressive results in adults and children with natural, safe, potent, non-addictive and inexpensive remedies.
Hence, Homeopathic constitutional approach can help reduce the frequency of Epileptic seizures, alleviate the symptoms and reduce the stress on the mind and body caused by Epilepsy.

About the Author


Education Personal


  • BSc – Food Engineering, 1989 – Porto University, Portugal (High Class Honors)
  • MSc – Food Microbiology, 1991 – University of Reading in the UK
  • PhD – Applied Microbiology, 1997 – King’s College, London
  • DIHom(Pract) – Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine, Practitioner Level British Institute of Homeopathy
  • FBIH – Fellowship for life, British Institute of Homeopathy
  • RSHom – Member of The Society of Homeopaths

As a homeopath, my ultimate goal is to help you live to your fullest capacity, where the entire spiritual, mental, emotional, social and physical being is restored to the natural state it was created in. Please do get in touch if you are ready to begin your healing journey.

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Alexandra Melo