Below are other diagnosed illnesses and problems for which Neurofeedback training has been known to help reduce symptoms: Tourette’s Syndrome, Seizures, OCD behaviors and thoughts, Chronic Illnesses, and even Chemical Toxicity
Tourettes, Seizures, OCD (Thoughts and behaviors, such as “stuckness”, addictions i.e. Gambling or Hoarding.
All three of these are displayed by differences in the brain from a “normed” sampling of a high performing population of same gender and age as the client. Tourettes Syndrome and OCD are both viewed as anxiety based, when identifying these type abnormalities in the brain they are often identified by an imbalance of bands widths, i.e. high beta waves in bursts are centered over the top of the brain affecting the motor strip and/or the Cingulate Gyrus.
Sometimes Seizure activity is present or even overlooked as a cause for symptoms related to behavioral disturbances. Best identified in the RAW EEG, seizure conditions are identified by a specific wave bands surging or spiking. We work with a certified neurologist to review the recorded EEG and offer an opinion based symptoms correlated with the EEG. Through this process we are able to identify sieaures as well as a more, mild case, described as “epileptic wave form” activity which can be common. In either case neurofeedback helps the brain to regulate its behavoir..
Biofeedbackworks looks at how the brain presents itself apart from the “normed”, which is an averaged group of the general population and we are able to identify the derivation from the norm. We do this by relying on the qEEG for guidance in designing a treatment plan. The client’s behaviors/symptoms are a result of imbalances and we know that the brain is reacting to stressors that contribute to the underlying symptoms seen outwardly.
We also recommend counseling after neurofeedback has begun to help align new strategies with newly formed brain function.
Chronic illness: Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
For people suffering with a chronic disease, like Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), EDS, Lyme, or Fibromyalgia; pain management, foggy brain and attention are often challenges. Pain can increase during treatments, bouts of fatigue, and emotionally demanding times. Life becomes a complex series of decision making about nutrition, exercise, and balance of what one can do, often creates limiting lifestyle choices. Neurofeedback is useful to help stabilize the symptoms caused by these diagnosis which helps the body recuperate and start the healing process.
Neurofeedback is primarily targeting the brain to help create a tolerance, flexibility and balance for functioning. The effect is that neurofeedback is helpful in reduction of symptoms such as; pain, fatigue, cognitive fogginess, memory loss, and irritability. All of these result from the human body’s system being overtaxed as it is trying to fight or repair chronic problems. Symptoms such as these threaten mood, calm, and hopefulness. Even when positive interventions are implemented, such as new medicines, supplements or detox, the body doesn’t accept changes easily and intolerance leads to other co-morbid issues such as anxiety and depression. Neurofeedback can help regulate and strengthen the body’s immune system and support brain function, which leads to higher levels of resilience.
Although neurofeedback will not cure any of the chronic illnesses, it can help by being part of a maintenance plan that helps all other interventions work better.
Recovery from Chemotherapy is arduous and emotionally taxing. Fear that the level of personal function has been changed forever is overwhelming. “Time heals all wounds”…BUT, with cancer survivors, time is even more precious. Using neurofeedback to help get the brain get back “on-line” Brain-fog is a residual symptom from chemotherapy, 99.9% of the time, which can be cleared greatly with neurofeedback training. This is done by reconnecting pathways and stimulating neuronal activity.
Chemical Toxicity and Molds:
Toxins affect some brains by making them “sensitive” to environmental effects (sounds, lights, and smells). There is no way to predict who will be affected by some toxins. Whether everyday chemicals found in cleaning solutions, hazmat waste, or molds have emerged as a prevalent issue creating toxic reactions. Little is known about recovery from such insults to the brain. Symptoms effects can be: cognitive impairment, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, depression, seizures or migraines. Neurofeedback can help rebuild the pathways that don’t exist as they used to. This occurs by stimulating the neurons in the brain that are needed to retrain the brain back to optimum function.