Seizure activity and Epilepsy

In the late 1950’s, Dr Kamiya at the University of Chicago demonstrated that by using a simple brain feedback device, he could train cats to control their epileptic seizures. He moved on to train humans to control their epilepsy using the same method.

Neurofeedback allows the brain to inhibit slow-wave EEG (the brainwave activity associated with seizure disorders) while reinforcing mid-range frequencies associated with preventing seizures.

If you are looking to neurofeedback training as a solution for epilepsy, dedication to the process is key. You may not notice any results in seizure reduction for the first dozen sessions, and a minimum of 30 sessions would be the recommended course.

Neurofeedback therapy is safe for the treatment of epilepsy and its symptoms, but medications should only be reduced under the supervision of a doctor.  

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There are many different kinds of neurofeedback training, however at Brainworks Neurotherapy we use LoRETA neurofeedback with its detailed imaging and deep brain training.

This means we can be both specific on targeting dysregulated areas and working entire networks, such at the default mode or anxiety network.

Neurofeedback training is all about strengthening neural pathways and gaining more control over your mind, which people often feel results in a calmer and more stable experience.

There have been studies which have shown that neurofeedback can have a positive impact on those suffering from trauma, and can compliment any medicine and/or therapies recommended by your doctor or therapist.

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