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Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Derek J. Chong

in Epilepsy

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Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743506.003.0024

Series: What Do I Do Now

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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Numerous patient surveys have shown an increase in the use of complementary and alternative therapies—they are used by up to 25% of the epileptic population. Diet as an alternative therapy for seizures has been effective for many patients, while botanicals, biofeedback, and other approaches show promise but have not yet been proven or standardized. Being open-minded but exercising caution may be the best approach for the neurologist.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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