Auto-Immune Dysfunction

There is substantial empirical evidence that Neurofeedback training can assist the symptoms of auto-immune diseases, in which the immune system is at war with the normal functioning body. Diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus have been observed to improve in that benefits are shown in terms of higher energy levels, better sleep, focused attention, reduced mood volatility, normalization of pain thresholds and improved overall well-being. There is no suggestion that the neurofeedback training reverses the course of the disease process. However, it is quite generally observed that persons afflicted with these conditions may be relieved of much of their pain; they may be more robust and energetic with the training; and they may not be as heavily impacted by flare-ups of the condition. (EEG Spectrum)

If the training is going to be helpful, this will usually be noticed by the individual during the first six to ten sessions, and the judgment can then be made as to whether it is worthwhile to continue the training.

People with auto – immune dysfunction may benefit from:

  • In the case of Type I diabetes neurofeedback training can provide a greater tolerance to variations in glucose level.
  • more energetic and robust.
  • reduced pain associated with peripheral neuropathy
  • In the case of Type II diabetes supplemental insulin may be entirely avoided
  • Insulin requirements may significantly reduce
  • may feel the benefit of higher energy level,
  • better sleep,
  • focused attention,
  • reduced mood volatility.
  • In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, persons undergoing the training may have pain relieved sufficiently that they no longer require pain medication.
  • Restoration of a normal pain threshold and disrupt the chronic pain mechanism.
  • In the case of lupus, individuals may benefit of the training in terms of the severity of flare-ups of the condition. (The training appears to confer a prophylactic benefit, and is therefore conducted irrespective of whether the patient is symptomatic. Additionally, however, the training can confer benefits during the acute episodes as well)’