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What about the words used to describe epileptic seizures? The word ’seizure’ is that most commonly used by neurologists for all types, but, depending upon the manifestation of the seizure, they may call them convulsions. Often they will use the words employed by their patients—for example, fit, turn, attack or dizzy spell. People who have [...]

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The human spine – also at times called the spinal column, vertebral column, or just the backbone – is a flexible bony column that extends from the base of the skull to the small of the back. It serves two main purposes:

Working together with various muscles and ‘girdles’ – the latter being encircling or arching [...]

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In someone with established epilepsy, the EEG between seizures may also show abnormal discharges which are not apparent to the doctor in terms of observed behaviour, nor are they associated with any change perceived by the person with epilepsy. Although the abnormal discharges of the EEG are clearly a fragment, as it were, of a [...]

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One of the ways in which events can go wrong is when a nerve cell loses some of its inputs from other cells because of damage to these other nerve cells. If inhibitory terminals are lost, then the cell will become over-excitable, and begin to switch on, or fire inappropriately, driving other nerve cells with [...]

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The human brain contains about 100 000 million nerve cells, each of which is connected to many others—perhaps as many as 50 000 others. The brain is the organ of our thinking and of our memory. It integrates information from the outside world and so allows us to perceive objects and events around us. It [...]

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Actually, there is no miracle cure for arthritis! As a matter of fact, there is no specific, singular curative therapy for arthritis. No specific treatment, no specific diet, no specific bath possesses curative properties which can cure arthritis. The cure is accomplished by the healing power inherent in the body itself. The biological treatments only [...]

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Children’s sleep, or the lack of it, is a major preoccupation for many of today’s parents. “Does your child sleep through the night yet?” seems to be the first question everyone asks—if your puffy eyes do not speak for themselves. Someone else’s smug response, “My child has slept through the night ever since we brought [...]

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It is important for anyone undertaking this program of prevention to maintain a constructive point of view. These problems are predominantly physical and external in origin, yet to the extent that psychological factors come into play, it is important to maintain a positive attitude. The necessary changes in lifestyle should be made of one’s own [...]

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Question

A friend of mine has told me alternative therapies such as massage or acupuncture will help me. I’m not sure if I should try them.

Answer

Massage and acupuncture can help to release and balance bodily tensions. As with all other therapies, we need to learn to control and^fnanage the anxiety and attacks ourselves. While we are [...]

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Plastic has become increasingly common, one might say all-pervasive, since the end of World War Two. The chemically susceptible person, however, should try to avoid unnecessary exposure to plastics wherever possible. The sources of plastics are explored in Chapter 6. As a simple preventive measure, one should go through one’s house and make all obvious [...]

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