Many patients diagnosed with epilepsy need specialized treatments to help manage their symptoms. While people may associate epilepsy centers with surgical procedures they can also provide other benefits as well.
Status epilepticus can be one of the most debilitating and hardest to treat neurological conditions. A potential new medication aims to help this patient population through a variety of delivery methods under development.
Researchers report that mindfulness meditation—unlike other cognitive-based approaches to reduce pain, such as hypnosis, acupuncture, distraction, and even the placebo effect—does not appear to utilize the endogenous opioid system to reduce pain.