This month, Demos Medical published an excellent and practical book for anyone who is interested in the concept of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and their use for epilepsy treatment. CAM therapies are those treatments for seizures not prescribed by physicians, and may in some cases not be considered part of mainstream medicine.
Epilepsy has so many symptoms related to it besides seizures, such as mood or memory issues, yet medications that are used for seizures and epilepsy provide little, if any benefit for the non seizure aspects of epilepsy. Thus, individuals with epilepsy turn to CAM treatments for help. Given that many surveys in the United States continue to show an increasing usage of CAM by individuals with epilepsy, this book comes as a welcome addition to help shed some light on CAM treatments that have become part of almost everyone’s life.
The first section is an introduction to the various CAM therapies available. These include herbal/botanicals, nutrition and diet approaches, alternative supplements, physical treatments such as chiropractic management, yoga, and biofeedback. The second section covers a plethora of various topics that any reader will appreciate as it focuses on common questions and concerns related to the use of CAM. There are so many tidbits of information that regardless of your knowledge level, everyone will find something new or beneficial.
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