This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
Determine the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in patients with epilepsy. We intend to test the following hypotheses:
1. acupuncture can increase the probability of becoming seizure free;
2. acupuncture can reduce the frequency and duration of seizures;
3. acupuncture can improve the quality of life;
4. acupuncture is associated with adverse effects.