WHAT IS EPILEPSY?
Epilepsy is a disease which defined as paroxysmal and temporary disturbance of brain characterized by loss of consciousness or muscle tic or abnormal sensation, emotion and behavior. In Acupuncture word, this diseases is categorized as 'xian zheng'(epilepsy syndrome) and 'dian xian'(epilepsy).
1. Histories of the family, epileptic attack and encephalopathy.
2. Clinical manifestations are very greatly.
There may be grand mal, infantile spasms and petit mal. Grand mal is characterized by suddenly loss of consciousness, involuntary of muscular contraction with foam in the mouth, which last for 1 to 5 minutes. The patients may then fall into sleep and awake after a few hours. The petit mal is sudden, short loss of awareness without aura and muscle tic, Coma with interruptions of speech or action, which persist for 2 to 10 seconds. The patients often normally Comas to consciousness quickly.
TYPES OF SYNDROMES
1. Epilepsy Induced by Fear
Main symptoms are sudden panic, confusion and loss of self-control, frighten and may be alarm and restlessness, crying with fear during sleep, tendency to remain in the mother's arms, alternative flush and pallor on the face, red tongue with white fur, taut and rapid slippery pulse.
2. Epilepsy due to Accumulation of Phlegm
Main symptoms are convulsion of extremities during a fit epilepsy, unconsciousness, headache and abdominal pain, Coma with strider produced by phlegm in the throat, salivation, yellow face, thick fur of tongue, and slippery and rapid pulse.
3. Epilepsy due to Blood Stasis
Main symptoms are with a history of birth injury or trauma which characterized as paroxysmal localized headache, occasional vomiting, paroxysmal convulsion of the whole body or half body or local region upon attack, dark purple tongue, thread and un-smooth pulses and dark purple superficial venule of the index finger.