Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden and recurrent seizures. Recurring episodes of sensory and motor disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions characterized this condition. These seizures occur as a result of a sudden surge of brain wave activity in the brain caused by abnormal brain wave activity.
Every function in our bodies is triggered by the communication between neurons in our brain. What a person with epilepsy experiences during a seizure will depend on what part of his/her brain that epileptic activity starts, and how widely and quickly it spreads from that area. Consequently, there are several types of seizures and each patient will have epilepsy in his/her own unique way.
A seizure occurs when multiple
neurons misfire at a single occurrence, Epilepsy results when there is more than one occurrence.
Neurofeedback can be used to stabilize abnormal brain wave activity that characterizes epileptic fits. Researchers have shown in over 50 controlled studies that it can safely and effectively train the brain to function normally. This treatment has been used successfully with all types of seizure disorders with the effects long lasting.
In training sessions, computerized Electroencephalogram (EEG) device detects and displays the brain waves on the computer screen. The program allows for simultaneous inhibition of slow wave EEG (the brain wave activity associated with seizure disorders) while reinforcing mid-range frequencies associated with preventing seizures.
Read more on how Neurofeedback works.