Alternative therapies for seizures: Promises and dangers

Joseph I. Sirven

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly being used for a multitude of medical problems, one of them being seizures. This article discusses the prevalence of CAM use for seizures and epilepsy. Evidence-based data regarding CAM for epilepsy are presented as well as potential safety concerns regarding ephedra and cannabis use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalSeminars in Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007


  • Cannabis
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Ephedra
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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