Category Archives: neurofeedback

Getting Creative Until Insurance Companies Increase Reimbursement

Unfortunately, despite the research supporting it (click for books, research, and articles on neurofeedback), mosInsurance Reimbursementt insurance companies offer limited, if any, reimbursement, although the situation is improving.  Given that, I read with interest The Detroit News’ recent article “Westland Parents Secure Autism-Related Aid”.  Looking to make neurofeedback treatment more financially accessible for his children as well as other children on the autism spectrum,  father Neil Carrick formed an organization that raised funds and looked for a provider that would provide a group rate.  End result?  Carrick’s organization will provide 30 children with up to 20 weeks of neurofeedback.  Impressive!

Study Shows New Evidence of the Effectiveness of Neurofeedback

ScienceDaily.com reports that University of London researchers have found the “First Direct Evidence of Neuroplastic Changes Following Brainwave Training”.  This is a major step forward in recognizing the signficant benefits that can be achieved through neurofeedback therapy.  The researchers found that “[r]emarkably, these after-effects are comparable in magnitude to those observed following interventions with artificial forms of brain stimulation involving magnetic or electrical pulses.”  Continue reading

WebMD includes biofeedback as part of pain options

WebMD has posted an article on New Treatments in Chronic Pain.

It mentions biofeedback in a positive way and discusses options with EEG biofeedback; neurofeedback is described, but not actually mentioned by name.

Here’s a link to the bottom of page 5 of the article.

Exposure on the internet is important.  Biofeedback has really been used for years in treating chronic pain successfully.  EEG neurofeedback is an additional biofeedback modality for pain treatment. Continue reading

Increasing Sustained Attention and Brain Function with Mental Training

A study from the University of Wisconsin, published in the Journal of Neuroscience,  shows that  mental training can significantly affect sustained attention and brain function.

Is it possible there’s a faster and more powerful way to improve sustained attention?  Neurofeedback seems to fit the bill.   It’s simply a powerful a way to teach an individual to create a state of sustained attention.