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J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Sep;12(7):673-7.

Traditional chinese medicine treatment of epilepsy.

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Toyodo Hijikata Clinic, ibaraki-shi, Osaka, Japan. Hijikata@osb.att.ne.jp

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, specifically the traditional herbal formulation Bu-yang-huan-wu-tang, for treating epilepsy stemming from cerebrovascular dysfunction.

SUBJECTS:

Three adult patients with epilepsy refractory to standard antiepileptic medications were involved.

RESULTS:

All three showed substantial improvement in the frequency and severity of seizures after Bu-yanghuan- wu-tang was added to conventional medical treatment.

CONCLUSIONS:

Decrease of seizure frequency and severity in three epileptic patients was achieved by adding Bu-yang-huan-wu-tang to conventional therapy according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory. This treatment mainly relied on the resolution of blood stagnation in cerebrovascular systems. Blood stagnation is an important underlying pathology of many disease processes according to TCM theory.

PMID:
16970538
DOI:
10.1089/acm.2006.12.673
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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