Friday, October 13, 2006

Neurofeedback Training May Help Normalize Some Abnormal Brain Wave Patterns

October 12, 2006 1:47 p.m. EST

Linda Young - All Headline News Staff Writer

Salt Lake City, Utah (AHN) - A new study reveals that neurofeedback training may help normalize abnormal brain waves caused by some medical conditions.

The study was published in the latest edition of Biofeedback a journal published by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.

According to Newswise, individuals with Lyme disease, systematic lupus, erythematosus, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, and cardiopulmonary bypass surgery patients typically have disturbed electroencephalography patterns.

Other conditions that may produce abnormal EEG patterns are fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and exposure to toxic substances or large doses of radiation.

The study found that 75 percent of patients with Lyme disease had abnormal EEG patterns. After neurofeedback treatment that declined to 54 percent of those treated.

The report stated that these results could be used as baseline to help therapists treat patients with abnormal brain wave patterns.

The study focused on children with migraines. The study was done by D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D., University of Utah School of Medicine.

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