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EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted by Engineer on October 16, 2000 at 22:18:18:


Dr. Stoll:

Repost of another I thought would interest you. Sorry you lost the rest of the posts.
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EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Over the past four years, we have observed considerable clinical evidence for the effectiveness of EEG biofeedback training as
an adjunct modality for remediating the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency
Syndrome (CFIDS). The training appears to help symptoms of depression, cognitive deficits, memory and concentration problems,
sleep disturbances, and chronic pain such as headaches. It also increases energy level. When it is used with persons who are not
entirely disabled by the condition, it has allowed some of them to return to full-time productive activity within a matter of weeks.
In more severe cases, the impact of the training is generally felt to be helpful, but full remediation has not been demonstrated in
such cases.

The mechanism of action appears to be that the EEG training impacts on the regulation of arousal, and it increases the brain's
regulation of its own functions. It does this by monitoring brainwave activity, and restoring it, by operant conditioning, to more
normal ranges. The process is largely unconscious. The biofeedback modality simply makes available the necessary information
upon which the brain then acts. No claim is made that the training directly addresses the fundamental cause of Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome. However, by increasing the ability of the brain to self-regulate, we may be increasing the ability of the person to
manage challenges, including this condition.

Persons suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may wish to evaluate the effectiveness of the training for themselves by
undertaking it for an initial sequence of ten half-hour sessions. If the training is likely to be effective, they should see early signs of
that within ten sessions: an increase in energy level, and perhaps favorable changes in sleep patterns or reduction in pain. A
judgment can then be made as to whether it is worthwhile to continue the training. The first ten sessions should be conducted in
close succession, at a minimum of three sessions per week. Daily sessions would be preferable. Under these circumstances, the
gains from each training session are more cumulative, and also the changes induced by the training can be more readily
distinguished from those ascribable to other factors.

Completion of the training may take some months, at a rate of one to three training sessions per week. Cumulatively some forty or
more training sessions may be required. The training is monitored continuously, and if expected gains are not observed, then
termination of the training should be considered. The clinical experience on which the above is based now extends to more than
fifty cases.

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Updated July 1998

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Re: EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Archive in biofeedback and SR.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 17, 2000 at 09:35:58:

In Reply to: EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome posted by Engineer on October 16, 2000 at 22:18:18:

Thanks, again, Engineer!

More of the same---se my response to your sugar article.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Archive in biofeedback and SR.)

Posted by Engineer on October 17, 2000 at 13:02:06:

In Reply to: Re: EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Archive in biofeedback and SR.) posted by Walt Stoll on October 17, 2000 at 09:35:58:

In view of what the hackers did, I just wanted to repost these articles because I saw you had marked them for archiving and I didn't know if they had been archived.

Engineer



Re: EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Archive in biofeedback and SR.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 18, 2000 at 08:12:48:

In Reply to: Re: EEG Biofeedback Training for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Archive in biofeedback and SR.) posted by Engineer on October 17, 2000 at 13:02:06:

Thanks, Engineer.

We archive stuff that is 2 months old. SO, all your good stuff has been lost. I appreciate your being willing to repost it.

Namaste`

Walt



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