Treatment of seizures will
be successful if it addresses 3 fundamental problems leading to seizures:
deficiency of O2, CO2 and free electrons in the brain.
Note that currently there is no agreement among various countries and
medical officials in relation to classification and division of
seizures. Moreover, there are many similar physiological states,
including febrile seizures, pseudoseizures,
eclampsia tremors, etc. that can occur in people, who have never been
diagnosed and will never be diagnosed, with epilepsy. Alcohol withdrawal seizure
treatment is another area that is confusing for doctors across the world.
Here is a video from two breathing practitioners (Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz) about their great success with their breathing students who treated their epilepsy and seizures with breathing retraining.
Many types of
medication, anesthesia, shock, traumas, alcohol withdrawal and electrical grounding
(or potential) of the human body can drastically distort this general clinical
picture due to adverse effects on excitability, oxygen transport, cerebral CO2
level and normal work of nerve cells. However, due to the same cause, all types
of seizures can be addressed with the same program for treatment of epilepsy seizures.
Over 180 Russian medical doctors have discovered and used a highly successful
natural treatment of seizures based on the Buteyko breathing technique.
It works well even during alcohol withdrawal.
doctors tested hundreds of epileptics and found that
their breathing parameters predict their clinical picture. Practically, this
means that a person can measure their body-oxygen levels and use the Buteyko
Table of Health Zones to predict both the symptoms and severity of seizures
for adults and children alike. This is the foundation for this effective
treatment option for seizures.
Breathing and natural treatment of seizures
Here is a Table that reflects the clinical picture.
This Table also outlines the purpose of breathing retraining and the direction
of seizures treatment.
Symptoms of chronic hyperventilation in those
adults and children
who are genetically predisposed to seizures
1-5 s CP
type seizures (including status epilepticus, complex
partial seizures, absence seizures or Petit mal, tonic
seizures, clonic seizures,
myoclonic seizures, atonic seizures, and tonic-clonic seizures or Grand
mal) can occur at any moment of time due to severe degree of
5-10 s CP
Simple partial seizures and complex
partial seizures and absence seizures; more severe types of
seizure can be triggered by any slight provocation that further
intensifies breathing and reduces body oxygenation and the CP down to
about 5 s or less
11-20 s CP
Myoclonic seizures, atonic
seizures, and simple partial seizures or focal seizures; a more severe
type of a seizure can be triggered by strong enough stress or lifestyle
factors that further intensify breathing so that the CP drops to
around 5 s; if the existing light or focal seizure involves the nerve
cells that control the respiratory muscles or the cells of the
breathing center, the seizure will always progress to more severe
types, especially with the transition to mouth
breathing and/or chest
20-30 s CP
Seizures become more rare and shorter in duration, but still
can be provoked by strong factors such as abnormal blood glucose levels,
emotional stress, and others
30-40 s CP
Seizures are virtually impossible provided that the patient
does not reduce their CP below 30 s
Over 40 s CP
Seizures are impossible
In order to
stop or treat approaching seizures naturally (at the onset of
first signs of seizures), the adults should apply either grounding of the human
body (Earthing) or the Buteyko Emergency Procedure (or
the Buteyko reduced breathing exercise) that increases brain CO2 and O2 levels
and helps to prevent most seizures that take place during day-time (see
How to Stop Seizures Naturally).
In relation to clinical remission or cure
of epilepsy, having more than 20 s CP 24/7
is the first step in the natural prevention and treatment of seizures and
epilepsy using breathing retraining techniques. Achievement of normal
breathing parameters (40 s CP) and CO2/O2 levels in the brain is the main goal of this therapy. My experience suggests that over 30 s for the morning CP is
sufficient to prevent any seizures.
Grounding the human body to the Earth (also called
Earthing) is an additional parameter that greatly reduces chances of
seizures and helps for people who want to have alcohol withdrawal seizure treatment.
The suggested natural treatment of seizures in adults and children is based on solid medical evidence, related to effects of hyperventilation,
reduced brain-oxygen level, arterial hypocapnia (for reviews of medical
studies see web pages Seizure Threshold
Controlled by Breathing Pattern and Blood Gases; and Cause of Seizures:
Abnormal Breathing), as well as the electrical potential of the human body.