Epilepsy according to Chinese Medicine

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In Chinese Medicine epilepsy can be treated by five herbs that we have on record. Here is the list below.

The five Chinese Medicinal herbs most likely to help treat epilepsy

Why might Black Pepper (Hu Jiao) help with epilepsy?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat epilepsy as can be seen on Black Pepper's page.

Black Pepper is a Hot herb that tastes Pungent. It targets the Stomach and the Large intestine.

Its main actions are: Warm the body core and dissipates cold, subdues upward Qi flow and eliminates phlegm

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Why might Gastrodia Rhizome (Tian Ma) help with epilepsy?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat epilepsy as can be seen on Gastrodia Rhizome's page.

Gastrodia Rhizomes is a Neutral herb that tastes Sweet. It targets the Liver.

Its main actions are: Calms Liver Wind. Sedates Liver Yang and relieves convulsions. Relieves Wind and stops pain.

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Why might Sweetflag Rhizome (Shi Chang Pu) help with epilepsy?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat epilepsy as can be seen on Sweetflag Rhizome's page.

Sweetflag Rhizomes is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter. It targets the Stomach, the Heart and the Liver.

Its main actions are: Opens the Orifices, awakens the Mind (Shen) and expels Wind-Damp Phlegm. Harmonizes the Earth element and dispels Damp. Applied internally or externally for Wind-Cold-Damp painful obstruction.

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Why might Turmeric Tuber (Yu Jin) help with epilepsy?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat epilepsy as can be seen on Turmeric Tuber's page.

Turmeric Tubers is a Cold herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the Heart, the Liver and the Lung.

Its main actions are: Moves Blood, breaks Stasis and reduces associated pain. Regulates the Liver and relieves patterns of Stagnant Qi with pain. Clears the Heart and Cools the Blood. Relieves Stagnation and clears Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder. Relieves jaundice.

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Why might Arisaema (Tian Nan Xing) help with epilepsy?

Because it is a herb specifically indicated to treat epilepsy as can be seen on Arisaema's page.

Arisaema is a Warm herb that tastes Bitter and Pungent. It targets the .

Its main actions are: Dries and expels Phlegm in the Lung. Clears Wind and Phlegm in the channels and stops convulsions and spasms. Used topically it reduces inflammation and pain.

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Other symptoms often associated with epilepsy

Convulsions Dizziness Coughing Vertigo Tetanus Boils Sores Snake bites Vomiting Abdominal pain