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Yoga for epilepsy

Ramaratnam S, Sridharan K
Published Online: 
18 January 2012

No reliable evidence to support the use of yoga as a treatment for control of epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a disorder where recurrent seizures are caused by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Most seizures can be controlled by antiepileptic drugs but sometimes seizures develop which are resistant to those drugs. People may also wish to try non drug treatments such as yoga. This review assesses the utility of yoga as a treatment for control of epilepsy. No reliable evidence was found to support the use of yoga and further trials are needed.