Epilepsy is a brain condition wherein there is a neurological disturbance that manifests in an individual having involuntary seizures at unpredictable times. Epilepsy was one of the very first therapeutic applications of Neurofeedback in 1972. A disruption in the electrochemical activity of the brain can occur as a result of brain damage or abnormal brain functioning. Neurofeedback is especially helpful for epilepsy and seizure conditions since it is all about finding abnormalities in the neurons and stabilizing communication and functioning of the neurons. With the development of technology, even the smallest electrical impulse can be detected.
Electrodes pick up on the activity inside the brain and transmit the information to an EEG machine that feeds the information to a visual screen. Now we have the ability to see the measurements of this electrical activity and our Doctors develop protocols that are specific to the diagnostic measurement of the individual. Epilepsy varies in different individuals and that is why evaluating the electrochemical activity in the brain and treating it on an individual basis is highly preferred for those suffering from this condition.
Neurofeedback is helpful for many people, suffering from brain abnormalities; however, it is essential for anyone suffering from epilepsy and seizures. Dozens of reports have been published regarding the efficacy of Neurofeedback for people with epilepsy. Neurofeedback may help decrease seizures and may possibly eliminate them permanently.