Unfortunately, despite the research supporting it (click for books, research, and articles on neurofeedback), most 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!
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 →
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 →
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it appears to be a “sentence.” I’m doing a lot of research in this arena recently. Of course, from a holistic perspective – not from a conventional medicine perspective. I think there’s reason to think the problem can often be reversed.
In fact, there’s a lot of research (go search Pubmed from NIH that lists most published research) that there are several key factors that may play a role, such as excessive homocysteine levels, heavy metals that contribute to brain protein problems, and excessive inflammation affecting the brain and many of the brain processes.
I don’t see any conventional medicine that has done a good job of targeting those underlying mechanisms. These are usually multi-system problems. Why not offer chelation for metals accumulation? Chelation is not practiced by conventional medicine, though it’s available through alternative doctors. But who’s going to do it – until the rest of the doctors say it’s OK? Perhaps that is coming to the research arena, but it’s available from alternative medicine now. Continue reading →