Epilepsy frequently has a history of recurrent attacks without preceding emotional factors. The attacks are often sudden. In grand mal seizures, the patient loses consciousness after a sharp scream, falls to the ground with generalized muscular spasticity, dilation of the pupils, intermittent convulsions of all four extremities, facial cyanosis, incontinence of urine and stool and biting of tip of the tongue. The seizure may last for a few minutes, after which the patient falls into a deep sleep and has no recollection of the attack upon awakening. In petit mal the seizure lasts only a few seconds, with loss of consciousness but without convulsions. The patient may suddenly stare straight ahead into space, and objects held in the hands may drop.
Epilepsy may also be due to focal organic lesions of the cerebrum, in which case there is no disturbance of consciousness but unilateral convulsive movement or numbness of the upper or lower extremities and face.
Emergency measures should be taken in case of unremitting attacks, a condition known as status epilepticus.
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Select several points for each treatment.
Generally, 0.3 - 0.5 cc. of 1% Vitamin B1 or 0.1 - 1 mg. of Vitamin B12 is injected into each point.
Note: it is not known how "mg" (a measurement of weight) could be directly injected without putting this material into a wet medium measured such as "ml" or "cc". The source text does not provide this information.
Source: The Treament of 100 Common Diseases by New Acupuncture, Medicine and Health Publishing Company