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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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In brief: What??

Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma.
Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures?

In brief: What??

Under no circumstances can use of an acupressure mat cause seizure activity, unless you tripped on one and suffered head trauma.
Stop dancing around your problems, see a neurologist asap and get on antiepileptic meds. Are you aware of sudep, a cause of death in your sleep if you have inadequately treated nocturnal seizures?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: 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.'.

In brief: 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.'.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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