Epilepsy and Osteopathy – how did it help me?

My osteopath has been through a lot when it comes to treating my body.

I first went to him at the suggestion of a friend (her daughter is now married to him – the osteopath I mean).

At the time my back was in a particularly bad way, from seizures and there were some serious problems with my prescription medication (anticonvulsants wreck -havoc on the Central Nervous System, along with seizures and apparently my hormones like to party with my CNS now and again two!).

There was a time when I thought I was the only person that could feel the pins and needles that plagued my body. It was almost like white noise that would get louder in amplitude the more unwell I felt.

Apparently, the osteopath can feel a manifestation of this as well. I am held up as a good example of how not to treat epilepsy, because of the quantities of medication I have road tested before finding out that they screw up your liver and other parts of the endocrine system (my words not his).

I really wish I knew what my body would have felt like pre-medication, but I was too young and now I will never know. It is a continual fine tuning act to manage the problems. I feel like an expensive car with faulty electric’s – the type that spends its life in constant whirl of MOT’s and car washes. In my next life I will be a BMW.

Cranial osteopathy in particular I have found really useful to relieve the problems with muscle spasm, sleep and hormonal changes.

There was a time when my back was ‘crunched’ as well but he’s getting subtler in his old age using cranio- sacral treatments.

I tried to go without it but it just means that I start to feel like I’m going to go ‘POP’.

One of my worst episodes in recent years was unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) whilst I was waiting for treatment at my osteopathic surgery.

I woke up looking at into the worried faces of my osteopath, homeopath and the Tai Masseuse who also happen to work in the practice. Talk about alternative therapy over kill! 🙂

I felt so bad for them. I didn’t even get as far as treatment.

I had been feeling rough all day apparently my body had decided enough was enough.

I had a massive seizure. Thank goodness I was with people who cared about me and knew what to do (also who didn’t panic and call an ambulance because I didn’t go over 5 minutes, have another seizure, injure myself or remain unconscious) they knew me well so I was safe.

I wondered if anyone else is benefitting from Osteopathy or similar treatments.

I compiled a list of information sources. Here are some links if anyone is interested in reading up on how this type of treatment can be beneficial.

http://www.epilepsy.com/node/983522 good old Epilepsy Therapy Project comments

http://www.cayce.com/HealingEpilepsyByLindaCaputi.htm this one looked very promising, and this one:

http://jade-epilepsymynewlife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/cranial-osteopathy.html as it turns out – I am not alone!

Additionally there is a link to first aid for seizures in case anyone is interested in finding out what to do.

Basically DON’T PANIC and carry out the simple first aid steps.

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/prisons/inmates/first-aid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4C-R52Ffy4  This one shows a video of first aid in the event of a seizure.

Now I’m going to go and see the osteopath to tell him my arm nearly fell off on Sunday. Wish me luck!