Cannabis oil for epilepsy

Physicians have documented the efficacy of artisanal whole plant cannabis preparations for seizure reduction. In a study of 272 patients, 86% had some degree of seizure reduction while using artisanal cannabis. A combination of cannabinoids and terpenes – not just CBD – may be most effective for seizures. These clinical findings challenge Big Pharma assumptions that favor single-molecule medications.

Cannabinoids for epilepsy

Earlier last year, the most monumental approval of a cannabinoid occurred in the neurologic realm, specifically for the treatment of epilepsy. In June of 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex for the treatment of a pair of pediatric epilepsies, namely Dravet and LGS. Epidiolex is a natural pharmaceutical-grade version of CBD and was able to demonstrate […]

Auras

An aura is a disturbance experienced by some with seizures. The aura stage precedes a seizure in epilepsy.  Auras also give the individual a warning to prepare for the seizure or fight the seizure off.  Auras often manifests as the perception of a strange light, an unpleasant smell, taste, increased saliva production, thoughts, or mind […]

Actions during a Seizure

Seizures can take place anywhere and at any time of the day.  Individuals faced with the challenge of living a life with seizures need assistance during a seizure and after.  Many times, a seizure will take place outside of the home in an uncomfortable area.  Keep the person safe, comfortable, and if the person is […]

Seizure types

The different types of generalized seizures are: absence seizures (formerly known as petit mal) tonic-clonic or convulsive seizures (formerly known as grand mal) atonic seizures (also known as drop attacks) clonic seizures. tonic seizures. myoclonic seizures.