A 45-year-old male asked:
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why can acupressure mats cause seizures, which they did for me? i then noticed: "warning: do not use if you are pregnant, have epilepsy, or are using anticoagulants or blood thinning medications."

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am just about: Ready to eat my hat. I had indicated earlier that an acupuncture mat does not cause seizures. I found one site 'heavenly acupressure mats' which stated '”do not use an acupressure mat, or consult with your health care practitioner before using an acupressure mat, if you:….. Suffer from epilepsy”. None of the other sites i reviewed alluded to this. I will try to research this ; get back to you.'.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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I went to a # of sites that listed contraindications for use of acupressure mat - & none (other than above) listed seizures. Acupuressure & acupuncture have historically been used to help tx seizure disorders. I do have an important question for you? Did you stop any seizure medications when you started using alternative forms of tx?
Oct 8, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Great questions in your comment.
Oct 9, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr. M
Oct 9, 2013

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