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Advances in Complementary & Alternative medicine

Neurofeedback: Effective Treatment for Epilepsy without Harmful Side Effects

  • Open or CloseJudy L Van Raalte

    Professor of Psychology, Springfield College, USA

    *Corresponding author: Judy L Van Raalte, Professor of Psychology, Springfield College, 263 Alden St. Springfield, MA 01109, USA

Submission: April 26, 2018;; Published: July 17, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2018.03.000556

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume3 Issue2

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This case blog highlights the beneficial effects of neurofeedback for a child with epilepsy. Neurofeedback (also known as EEG biofeedback) is an alternative treatment modality for epilepsy that involves “playing” computer games with brainwaves. Players earn points when their brainwave patterns are normal. Scientific, peer-reviewed research shows that by practicing and reinforcing normal brainwave patterns, people learn to generate and maintain normal patterns and prevent seizures even when they are not playing. This case blog provides basic information about neurofeedback and demonstrates how neurofeedback changed the lives of a child with epilepsy and his family for the better

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