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Thanks Jen. I do need to update a few things on the chart. I'll add your comments to the list.
A bit surprised that you rated Piracetam as a "0" for efficacy with myoclonic seizures ...
This report shows that 50% improvement is at the upper limit of the range for this particular study. I was able to find other case studies (like this one [.PDF file]) which report 100% control of myoclonic jerks. However, I wasn't able to find a study with a large enough sample to derive a meaningful score for the chart on percentages of patients hitting 50% or 90% improvement.
Also, seriously? Aromatherapy gets rated higher than Ketogenic diet? Could you post the studies you used to determine this (I don't need the ones for Keto diet, just aromatherapy)?
http://www.coping-with-epilepsy.com/index.php?p=aromatherapyI am only aware of one published study on the use of Aromatherapy for treating epilepsy (thanks epileric!), and the author admits it wasn't a controlled study, so the results are suspect. That said, this is what they found:
Speaking as someone that has had numerous acupuncture treatments & is trained as a qualified acupressurist in Canada I can safely say acupuncture has no effect on epilepsy though it can be relaxing.I didn't see anything on the chart about acupuncture for generalized seizures. I've heard it can be helpful in reducing excess activity (not trying to get off my meds, we're just not sure if they're doing enough). Has anyone seen any useful articles on this?