Autoimmune Disorders

It has been shown by research over the years that neurofeedback can have an effect on the symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus. Evidence does not demonstrate that the training resolves these diseases however observation shows that clients are often relieved of their pain, generally feel more energetic and are not as heavily impacted by flare-ups of the condition.

In types I and II diabetes, conditions which are a problem with glucose regulation, neurofeedback can provide a greater tolerance to variations in glucose level. Clients report having more energy. They also report reduced pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, a symptom appearing in the advanced stages of diabetes.

In the case of rheumatoid arthritis neurofeedback training can relieve pain to the extent that the need for pain medication may be greatly reduced or eliminated. There is a feeling of having more personal control in terms of higher energy level, better sleep, more focused attention and better mood regulation.

With lupus we have observed benefits in terms of the severity of flare-ups of the condition.

If the training is going to be successful the client will notice benefits within the first six to ten sessions, at which point it can be decided to proceed with further sessions.