Unusual electrical signals in the brain cause seizures. These occurrences can be triggered by a variety of temporary conditions such as a high fever, a reaction to a drug, trauma to the brain, or more permanent conditions such as congenital defects or aging problems. If the seizures do not repeat after an underlying condition is corrected then the seizures are not considered epilepsy.
There are a several types of seizures. Grand mal is when the electrical abnormality affects all areas of the brain. Partial seizures occur when only part of the brain is involved and the symptoms of twitching or rhythmic movements may only appear in one part of the body. A blank stare or repetitive blinking for a few seconds characterizes a petit mal or absence seizure.
If someone experiences a generalized seizure (grand mal) they will usually experience two phases. First there is stiffening (tonic phase) then jerking (clonic phase). They may appear to stop breathing, they may make unusual sounds, there will be thrashing of the arms and legs, the eyes will be open, and they may lose urine. The return to consciousness will be gradual within a few minutes although the person will be confused for some time after the seizure.
The general procedure for helping someone suffering from a generalized seizure is to guard them against any injury during the uncontrolled movement phase
but do not try to restrict their movements. Make sure their air passage is open; usually having them lay on their side is sufficient. If the seizure lasts more than 2 minutes or a second seizure starts before the person gains consciousness from the first you should seek medical attention.
Oils & Blends: Frankincense
There is reported success applying Grounding Blend and Frankincense topically daily to bottom of feet and at brain stem or head area. Calming Blend was topically applied to the heart area and around the neck.
Also consider periodic Massage Blend Technique with appropriate oils. (With Massage Blend Technique, consider replacing Protective Blend with a blend of Cinnamon, Clove and Wild Orange and Soothing Blend with a blend of Helichrysum and Peppermint.)
Special Precautions. Avoid the use of Basil, Rosemary, and Wintergreen oils for those that suffer from epilepsy. [Also mentioned from other sources and experiences are these oils to avoid or to use with care: Camphor, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Galbanum, Hyssop, Nutmeg, Pennyroyal, Sage, Savin, Spike Lavender (not the common Lavender augustifolia), Tansy, Tarragon, Thuja, Thujone, Turpentine, Wormwood.]
Note: Soothing Blend blend has Camphor and Wintergreen and Protective Blend blend has Eucalyptus.
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