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Are there alternative treatments for seizure disorders?

Researchers have looked into alternative treatments for seizure disorders, also known as epilepsy, and their studies have had mixed results. Many people who try alternative treatments use them in addition to more traditional treatment, such as medication. Some studies have found that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet (known as a ketogenic diet) may help children with epilepsy have fewer seizures. Other studies have investigated the effectiveness of biofeedback in the treatment of epilepsy but have been inconclusive. Biofeedback involves using a device to measure and increase awareness of your body's functions, including brainwaves and heart rate. Other alternative treatments that some people with epilepsy have tried include stress reduction techniques, yoga, herbs, and vitamin supplements. You should talk to your doctor if you are considering trying any alternative treatments for your epilepsy, no matter how simple or basic the alternative treatment seems.

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