Here’s a bold statement. Every seizure patient should be given the chance to regulate his own brain – and not be completely reliant on seizure medication. Medical professionals unfamiliar with neurofeedback perhaps may object.
But health professionals who have used it – including several thousand RN’s, psychologists, and MDs -- recognize the power of using brain training to help the individual become more stable. Increased stability is reported to correlate with decreased seizures. Often, therapists report that the MD helps reduce seizure meds after they see the increased stability of a client.
Seizures are primarily a brain that loses its stability. Because there are 18 good studies showing the effectiveness of neurofeedback in reducing seizures, everyone should be given the chance to train. They aren’t – because they aren’t told about it by the health profession who are primarily unaware of it. It’s still considered new, though it’s been a around a while.
History of reducing seizures with neurofeedback
Neurofeedback was discovered during an experiment with cats. Initially the cats did neurofeedback to show they could train their brain (they could).
In a later experiment, the cats whose brains were trained had greatly reduced seizures after they were exposed to a chemical vs. normal cats with no brain training.
Shortly after that, some labs starting training people who had seizures. There have been over 18 studies that show that seizures are often reduced by brain training.