“Young male soldier with terrible PTSD. Shortly after starting NeurOptimal®, he made diet changes to a more organic diet, and started yoga along with daily meditation. Making those healthy life changes along with neurofeedback, he was able to let go of PTSD symptoms after 26 sessions.”
“I have been impressed with how quickly NeurOptimal® moderates the symptoms of PTSD with Vietnam veterans. The extreme reactivity, expressed as angry criticism and/or verbal abuse of family members moderates after three or four sessions, as do the sleep problems and hyper-vigilance. One veteran who had suffered these symptoms for the last 39 years recounted (after about 18 sessions) how he had gone to bed at around 10:30pm and gone to sleep within 10 minutes, and was not even disturbed by his daughter ringing the house at 1am with a minor crisis. His wife told him the next morning about the phone call. Previously, the slightest noise would disturb him, and he would then be awake for hours afterwards. The same man had been so hyper-vigilant and hyper-reactive that when he was engrossed working on his computer in the home office and his wife came in to ask whether he wanted a cup of tea, he would loudly abuse her for her intrusion. This behaviour stopped completely as well.”
“42-year-old survivor of child sexual abuse is a recovering alcoholic, had uncontrollable rages, was promiscuous, and very depressed and weepy. After 10 sessions many of her symptoms abated; after 30 she says she is a completely different person: happy, focused, having also done a great deal of talk therapy about her life as well as family of origin visits and definition of self.”
“I had a female patient age 55 come to me with PTSD, Fibromyalgia, and Major Depressive Disorder. After training with NeurOptimal® her migraine frequency dropped from 2-3 times a week to sometimes once a month. She went from severe pain and aversion to touch to getting weekly massages, taking yoga classes, and only had mild muscular discomfort when she occasionally over exerted herself. Her depression has resolved and she has become much more active and happy with her life.”
“[An] Iraq war vet who subsequently sustained an industrial accident (burn) came to me sleeping 2 hours a night, easily enraged, with poor cognitive functioning and severe memory impairment. [He] has had 15 sessions so far (usually 3 times a week): his sleep improved substantially almost immediately, he has begun to exercise and plan for the future as well as deal with the complex array of emotions and memories of both traumas.”
Effect of Short Term Use of NO on Neurotransmitter and Cortisol Levels in PTSD
Sponsored by Dr. Gottfried Kellermann, founder, NeuroScience, Inc.
Conducted by Dr. Joan-Marie Lartin
Data Analysis by Mr. Brandon Peacock, Head of R &D, NeuroScience, Inc.
Presented by Dr. Joan-Marie Lartin at the 2018 NeurOptimal® Conference: Transforming Lives!
Overcoming Extreme Challenges: How NeurOptimal® can be an Answer for our Veterans
Marie-Laure Wagner, M.S. Zengar NeurOptimal® Representative & Founder of InnerOptimal
Neurofeedback in the News
Neurofeedback Training for PTSD
Innovative research from Western University (London, Canada) suggest a form of biofeedback training can aid the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Brain training gives PTSD patients the ability to reduce symptoms: local study
A study led by a London-based doctor shows that “brain training” can help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) restore brain activity patterns and reduce symptoms of hyperarousal.
Although NeurOptimal® does not directly treat PTSD, it is a tool that helps alleviate symptoms associated with these and other conditions by improving the overall functioning of the central nervous system.