Any thoughts on how to manage this condition? This woman would like to decrease her reliance on medication. An acupuncturist writes in to say that he's treated epilepsy very effectively - children respond the fastest, while adults take a bit longer. He recommends a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approach to diet to enhance the treatment. Other readers mention the ketogenic diet addressed in the Meryl Streep film "First Do No Harm" (it includes lots of fat, moderate protein intake and low amounts of carbohydrates). The earlier you combat epilepsy with the right foods, the faster you can turn it around. Work with a good nutritionist and a support group of patients using a similar diet. Bach Therapy is also suggested, as are herbal formulas incorporating Skullcap.