Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

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Azizul Islam Khadim


Epilepsy, Individualised Homoeopathy, Modified Naranjo criteria, Patient-weighted quality of life in epilepsy, Stramonium

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Epilepsy can be defined as a seizure disorder that usually occurs unpredictably in the absence of any consistent provoking factors. It is a serious public health concern having a negative impact on jobs, careers, relationships, families or academic life and quality of life. Homoeopathy is successfully used for treating conditions like epilepsy. Hence, well-documented case reports demonstrating its usefulness are required. Here, we present a case of epilepsy that was managed with individualised homoeopathic medicine. Case Summary: A 40-year-old woman presented with complaints of epileptic attacks with unconsciousness for the last 5 years. The patient was treated with Stramonium in increasing potencies (200C, 1M) for 15 months, with significant improvement and no epileptic attacks in the last 8 months. The outcome was measured using the patient-weighted quality of life in epilepsy (QOLIE-10-P) scale every 3 months and the causal attribution of homoeopathic medicines was assessed through Modified Naranjo Criteria for Homoeopathy (MONARCH). The QOLIE-10-P overall score was 3.45, but after 15 months of treatment, it was 1.22. The MONARCH score was 9, which suggested a ‘definite’ causal relationship between the medicine and the outcome. This report suggests that a correctly chosen homoeopathic medicine can be beneficial in the treatment of epilepsy.

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Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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