There are a variety of applications which are listed below by category. Prior to considering any new therapy, treatment or device, a proper evaluation should be conducted with a knowledgeable medical professional. The spectrum of epilepsy it wide plus the condition is difficult to diagnose and the technology listing reflects both treatment and diagnostic tools.
There are health, medical and financial risks. Out of pocket costs and available insurance coverage for any treatment must be considered prior to starting a protocol. Also, it is key to understand that results and applications will vary depended on symptom and function limitations related to the condition. If you find something of interest, please contact the vendor directly to find a trained professional in your area.
Support Groups & Resources
- Video Presentation– Drug-Resistent Epilepsy: Overview of Neuromodulation Options.
- Find a Vagus Nerve Stimulation Specialist provided by our partners at Neuromodec
American Epilepsy Society– Promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy.
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology: CIMIT – To improve patient care by bringing scientists, engineers, and clinicians together to catalyze development of innovative technology, emphasizing minimally invasive diagnosis and therapy.
The Charlie Foundation– Established in 1994 in order to raise awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy.
CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy – nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.
Epilepsy Foundation– national voluntary organization working to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.
National Institute of Health NINDS– NINDS Epilepsy Information Pages.
PACE: Parents Against Childhood Epilepsy, Inc.– A Research and Education Fund
Guide to HealthCare Schools– A helpful resource page specific to Epilepsy, including support information, research and treatments, as well as assistance programs.