Barron’s Dictionary of Medial Terms defines Epilepsy as:
“…neurological disorder characterized by recurrent episodes (ranging from several times a day to once in several years) of convulsive seizures, impaired consciousness, abnormal behavior, and other disturbances produced by uncontrolled electrical discharge from nerve cells in the brain. Trauma to the head, brain tumor, chemical imbalances, and other factors may be associated with epilepsy, but in most cases, the cause is known. Treatment depends on the severity and frequency of the episodes and usually involves anticonvulsant drugs. Common types of epilepsy are grand mal and petit mal.” (page 194-195)
Two cases of epilepsy have been treated successful over a period of 2 weeks to 6 months. In the first case, the patient had epilepsy for 15 years. The “zygomatic branch” of the facial nerves over the left eye were treated to reduce the amount of episodes. He went from having them frequently, especially when seeing moving light, to having them once or twice a year when he go totally stress out. We would like some day to study how stress affects the nervous system.
The second case treated was a girl in her teens who was in a quad vehicle accident. Shortly after the accident, she started having seizures. Her health care provider diagnoses these seizures as epilepsy possibly caused by trauma over the left eye sustained during the accident and placed her on medication. After treating her for 2 weeks, no reoccurrence of the epileptic episodes have occurred in over two years.
Since then we have seen individuals experiencing blackouts being successfully been treated the same way. They all had zygomatic branch damage over the left eye. In each case, these nerves were treated as well as releasing the chest. As to why these individuals black out is still a mystery. The results of working the zygomatic branches, of the facial nerves, might lead one to believe that it is part of the vagus nerve, which is the parasympathetic nerve of the internal organs. Injury to the nerves over the right eye does not seem to bring about the same result. We have never seen a case of blackouts with injury to the nerves over the right eye.
We do not know with 100% certainty if damage to the “zygomatic branches” of the facial nerves is the only cause of epilepsy. The cases to date have only been test cases and as more information becomes available, it will be posted on this site.
We do not known if these individuals will have to come back for further treatments. All we do know is that they have returned to a normal lifestyle.
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