Here’s a bold statement. Seizure patients should be given the chance to regulate their own brains – and not be completely reliant on seizure medication.
Although many medical professionals are unfamiliar with neurofeedback, several thousand RN’s, psychologists, psychiatrists and other physicians, recognize the power of using brain training to help individuals become more stable. Increased stability correlates to decreased seizures. As an alternative to medications, neurofeedback can often help people reduce or eliminate drugs as their brains become more stable. Doctors then are able to help their patients reduce seizure medication after they see their increased stability.
Seizures indicate a brain that has lost its stability. There are 18 excellent studies showing the effectiveness of neurofeedback in reducing seizures, and everyone should be given the chance to try neurofeedback and train their brain.
Dramatic Reduction in Seizures
Recently, the Center for Brain Training saw a woman with uncontrolled seizures over the last 12 years. She’s being seen by a top neurologist at the University of Miami and was on a lot of medications, which resulted in ongoing side effects for her.
After training with neurofeedback and our counseling her on some lifestyle changes, she has been seizure-free for 3 months. This is pretty much unheard of in neurology. She twice reduced her medications while eliminating (so far) her seizures. All these successes occurred after she started training with neurofeedback.
Virtually no neurologists are familiar with this technology. A key reason is low reimbursement. In the early 1990’s, biofeedback reimbursements were cut by 75% by Medicare and other insurance providers. Most doctors dropped most biofeedback at that time. They’ve never become unaware of the advances in the field since, and the advances are significant.
If you know a seizure patient who is interested in neurofeedback, we strongly suggest learning about the significant amount of research published about how neurofeedback can help seizures. Or, come for a free consultation so we can talk about your specific situation and answer questions.
Give people who have seizures the chance to try neurofeedback. If it works, its impact can be life-changing.
An MD friend of ours in Massachusetts saw a 7-year-old girl who was on lots of medication for seizures. It was still uncontrolled. They had recorded up to 100 seizures a day for this girl, who was seeing one of the top pediatric neurologists in Boston/Harvard. After 3 months of neurofeedback training (including 5 days a week using home equipment under supervision) she became seizure-free. Within 4 more months her doctors were able to reduce her medications a great deal. This little girl and her mom got their lives back. The pediatric neurologist was impressed, but never referred any other patients for treatment.
If you or someone you know is having seizures, please call the Center for Brain Training at 561-744-7616 to find out more about how we may be able to help.