Neurofeedback Workshops & Equipment
70% of Migraine Patients Respond in Non-drug Treatment Study
Migraines Dramatically Reduced Via Non-Drug Therapy Called Neurofeedback
WASHINGTON, DC—April 24th, 2008; Twenty nine years ago in upstate New York, a young Grace Slick sang out Migraineous inspired lyrics "One pill makes you larger, And one pill makes you small, And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all." Ahh yes, a little music festival called Woodstock, and if you are a Babyboomer who might have been there when that storm front came through, it would have given you a massive Migraine!
No Imitrex® back then, but it was the days of Dr. Timothy Leary, PhD, and drugs and pills are everywhere! But really nothing that effective for that nagging Migraine about to disrupt your cultural experience. Ironically, the drug of choice back then to abort Migraine was a drug family called Ergotamine. I say ironically because it is a relative of another drug very available at the festival; LSD! With any luck, our Babyboomer found an aid station and got a shot of Demeral® & Vistaril® and after a few hours on a cot got back to the Jefferson Airplane or diving & dancing in the mud
Back to the future -- some thirty years later here in upstate Northern Virginia where the 8th annual EEG Spectrum International (ESI) Clinical Interchange Conference (CIC) is happening. But this time you will find over a hundred mental health professionals, a great deal of them Babyboomers here at this health festival to share their experience and review clinical data in the use of neurofeedback (eeg biofeedback) in addressing a variety of issues. Ironically, a non-drug effective treatment, neurofeedback is used in addressing diseases such as Migraines, fibromyalgia, depression, in addition to symptoms associated with ADHD, anxiety, inattention and autism to name a few.
You can't go ask Alice, but you can ask Dr. Stokes. To learn more about this effective non-drug treatment for Migraine, so please peruse the press release from Neurofeedback Consultants, Inc. below.
Migraines Dramatically Reduced
70% of migraine patients in non-drug treatment study using a non-invasive therapy called neurofeedback experienced over 50% reduction in the frequency of their headaches.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 21, 2008 -- Deborah Stokes, Ph.D. of Neurofeedback Consultants, Inc. recently completed a migraine study of 37 migraine clients using a non-drug form of treatment called neurofeedback. The findings showed that 26 of the 37 migraine sufferers experienced at least a 50% reduction in frequency of their headaches.
Neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback is a painless, non-invasive method (www.neuronew.com) that targets specific brainwave frequencies in order to alleviate symptoms such as inattention, depression, anxiety and headaches. Sensors are attached to the scalp and project the brainwaves onto a computer screen in the form of a video game. Clients are instructed to play the video game by using their minds. They are able to eventually shift the targeted brainwave frequencies implicated in their presenting problem and thereby alleviate their symptoms.
"I have been very impressed and delighted to see some of my more challenging patients with migraines who had been on a number of medications finally get relief by undergoing neurofeedback. I referred them to Dr. Stokes' neurofeedback clinic because we were running out of conventional options. Neurofeedback is something more physicians need to add to a repertoired approach to migraines." Virginia Elgin, MD, Pediatric Neurologist
Many depressed and anxious clients have a heightened stress response and neurofeedback has been shown to be helpful for these conditions by decreasing stress patterns that are reflected in the brainwaves. Neurofeedback Consultants also offers other forms of biofeedback that target hand temperature, head temperature, sweat gland responses, variability of heart rate and rate of breathing. Methods are taught for changing these bodily responses which enables the sufferer to learn the ability to self-soothe without having to resort to drugs.
Neurofeedback Consultants, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Deborah Stokes, PhD, a Psychologist (www.neuronew.com/staff) with a background in the biological bases of behavior and mind-body medicine. The clinic offers a variety of approaches for clients interested in non-drug approaches to managing pain, emotional, behavioral and attentional disorders.
If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stokes, call 703-684-0334 or visit http://www.neuronew.com.
Neurofeedback Consultants, Inc.