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Stroke: Stroke Treatment Options
Stroke: Treatment Options
Neurofeedback is a safe and effective treatment to greatly reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with Stroke and many other conditions. Clients typically respond to neurofeedback rapidly, with significant results noted within a few months of starting treatment.
Traditional Treatment Options:
There are a myriad of medications available as treatment options for stroke patients, many of which have numerous side effects. Your physician would be the resource for more information about this option. Medication treats the symptoms, but it does not address the true cause of the condition. Effects are typically short-term; thus, this type of treatment is often on-going, with mixed results. Many of our clients are looking for a treatment plan with little to no medication. We will work with your doctor to reduce or eliminate current medications at the appropriate point in your treatment.
Many health experts agree that improved nutrition often plays at least a limited role in relieving some symptoms in many conditions, including stroke, and should be included in treatment options for most people. Dallas Brain Changers can assist you in finding healthier nutritional choices and/or can guide you to an appropriate nutritional professional.
When performed alone or practiced in conjunction with medication intervention, counseling and psychotherapy are popular and well-known treatment options for a variety of conditions, including stroke. However, this form of intervention may become a long-term and expensive endeavor, often spanning many years, with widely varying results.
Dallas Brain Changers Treatment Option:
When an integrated approach is utilized, involving both counseling and neurofeedback, results are achieved exponentially, often within a few months, and are proven to be more effective and long-lasting.
*Neurofeedback is an effective, non-drug, non-invasive treatment option that has been proven to permanently reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with many conditions, including Stroke. It is a technique of operant conditioning which directly changes brain function. Neurofeedback dramatically affects arousal regulation. In so doing, this ‘brain training’ can normalize the propensity to high or low arousal as seen in the qEEG or Brain Map of those who have had a stroke. Furthermore, neurofeedback directly acts on specific brain activity known to be altered in the brain damage caused by stroke. Neurofeedback is an option for those seeking treatment with little to no medication.
The following are two research studies utilizing Neurofeedback for stroke patients. Click ISNR.org for a full listing of research articles.
Cannon, K. B., Sherlin, L., & Lyle, R. R. (2010). Neurofeedback efficacy in the treatment of a 43-year-old female stroke victim: a case study. Journal of Neurotherapy, 14(2), 107-121.
Ayers, M. E. (1981). A report on a study of the utilization of electroencephalography for the treatment of cerebral vascular lesion syndromes. Chapter in L. Taylor, M. E. Ayers, & C. Tom (Eds.), Electromyometric Biofeedback Therapy. Los Angeles: Biofeedback and Advanced Therapy Institute, pp. 244-257.
*Interested clients are advised to make an informed choice regarding Neurofeedback therapists, since there are several treatment options available. It is advised to look for a provider who is board certified by BCIA and a member of AAPB.
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