RUBBING OUT EPILEPSY
A Research Report by Dr. Tim Betts, University of Birmingham UK
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In Europe, aromatherapy is taken far more seriously than it is here in the U.S. Over there, serious research into the effects of
essential oils is being conducted at many of the most well-respected medical universities. A good example is the work being done by Dr. Tim
Betts, who heads the epilepsy clinic at the University of Birmingham in England.
Dr. Betts has discovered a simple method to successfully treat epileptic patients, many with intractable epilepsy, using
aromatherapy. For more on epilepsy we suggest you go to these web sites: (Some addresses may not work)
This comprehensive web site covers epilepsy in nearly every
realm - from current court cases to research to an on-line chat series. Special features include downloadable
application for grants; a legislative action center covering current happenings in Congress, a children's
area with facts, games, a storybook and teen chat room, plus first aid for seizures, safe-living tips, medication information and FAQ section
American Epilepsy Society
This simple and effective site for researchers provides information on
sources of funding, and AES events. Created mostly for researchers this site also provides resources
for those desiring to learn more about epilepsy.
This web site is
essentially a reproduction of a brochure printed by The Neurological Centre in Westmead, Australia.
Although it has not been updated since 1997, the site still contains excellent basic information about
epilepsy, methods of detection and some common treatments and medications. The section on common
triggers - such as alcohol, flickering lights or stress - should be helpful to epileptics, friends
This is a very thorough resource including materials for parents and professionals, articles about ancient
treatments and summaries of laws affecting epileptics.
Epilepsy Resource Center
This is a good all-purpose clearing house for epilepsy information. The Parent's
Guide, a Doctor Directory, FAQ's, links to other medical sites, message boards and books can be found
here. This site also has links for women who have epilepsy and advice about leisure activities.
As any patient with a chronic disorder knows, being informed is crucial to optimize
medical treatment. Topics include grand and mal seizures, support groups and information on procedures
performed at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Additional Links and Web Sites which may be of interest: