Does Neurofeedback work?

What scientific community thinks

Autism: “Neurofeedback is a noninvasive approach shown to enhance neuroregulation and metabolic
function in autism…”  Dr Robert Coben

Peak Performance: “Professionally significant enhancement of music , dance and sports performance has followed training with an EEG-neurofeedback protocol…” Dr John Gruzelier

Depression: “Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) offers an alternative to invasive depression treatments such as medication…” Dr Corydon Hammond

Learning disorders: “Neurofeedback (NF) using surface electroencephalographic signals has been used to treat various child psychiatric disorders by providing patients with video/audio information about their brain’s electrical activity in real-time..” Dr Elizabeth Hurt

Addictions: “It has long been clear that alcoholism is associated with poor synchrony and deficient alpha EEG activity…” Dr Eugene Peniston

Chronic pain: The findings suggest that many patients who receive neurofeedback training report significant and substantial short-term reductions in their experience of pain…” Dr Jensen

Memory loss: “Our study demonstrated that fmθ uptraining improved attention and working memory performance…” Dr Jinn-Rong Wang

Our breathtaking results

All time Neurofeedback record! Tinnitus stops after 7 sessions of training!

One of our trainees, a 75-year-old lady who initially came to us for help against Alzheimer’s, underwent the basic training for calming in preparation for the training. The calming points of T3T4C3C4 are for all trainees when they start. However, these points are also recommended in the treatment of tinnitus. Her daughter had asked her to prioritize the training for the problem she had with tinnitus (the ringing and sounds in her ears) . So we intended to do another 10 sessions of T3T4C3C4 for her. However, after seven sessions of these points, when her daughter asked how she was with the ringing in her ears, she said she didn’t have it anymore and she hadn’t even thought about it since it no longer bothered her! Amazing — especially in an older trainee!

WARIZ’s (non-verbal autistic boy) journey with Neurofeedback:

Just over a month ago, we met Wariz, a seven-year-old non-verbal autistic boy. During the initial 10 sessions, the parents reported that Wariz was going to them, making attempts to contact and communicate. He used to be more by himself for longer periods. Today, after some 13 sessions, his mother told us that he’s now daring to go on a bicycle, and with help, now enjoys the ride where previously he would not even venture to get on a bike. He has also taken to eating fish that he previously resisted. He’s still very fussy about food but this acceptance is a major step in changing his eating habits. Now on his 30th session, his mother has reported that Wariz has made the following progress:
1. Emotionally — Seven-year-old Wariz has always previously kept isolated, shunning contact with everyone, even at bedtime,pulling a sheet over himself as if closing the door on others. Recently, much to his parents’ delight, Wariz has started to go to them and others in the family, to interact, to hug, desiring contact.   Read More

In his interaction, he has also progressed in trying to communicate with sounds at the moment.
2. Mentally — Wariz has now shown a desire and an ability to have his preference of clothes. Where before Wariz was just dressed without objection, he now shows that he prefers certain clothes or shorts more than others, at a particular time. His mother said that on a few occasions, when she left the room, he would change the shorts she had him put on initially — declaring his independent thinking!

3.Physically — One of the most encouraging developments for Wariz has been with his food habits. He has only eaten eggs, rice and chicken — all having to be cooked in a particular style ( like fried chicken only) . As of our last post, Wariz had ventured into eating fish. Recently, with a serving of beef, Wariz reached out and tried a piece of the grilled dish. He liked it and this has opened the door to more experimentation with other foods. The mother says that it’s getting easier to manage his diet.

his mother shared the wonderful news that the whole family, along with Wariz, enjoyed their trip to the supermarket last week!! This is BIG news because previously, whenever the family had taken him to the supermarket, they have had to hold on tight to him, or not take him at all as he would run all over the place, knocking things down and be out of control. Now just after 40 training sessions, Wariz went to the supermarket last week. He walked calmly along with his family, aisle by aisle, looking at things — without being held. Wow! Mom was quite excited in sharing the incredible change and progress this was! He has also started swimming lessons! Watch this space for more updates on Wariz’s journey with Neurofeedback!

KAW’s (autistic boy) story:

The following update comes from the teacher of Kaw, an autistic boy who came to us when about two years ago. At that time, he was on a lot of medication – drugs to stimulate him in the morning and more drugs to sedate him later in the day. He was hardly communicating or having any spatial awareness.
Kaw would always enjoy watching others play football, but would be in tears because he couldn’t play as he had no idea what to do. After 10 sessions, Kaw’s father reported Read More

that the synapses clicked in his brain and he was able to join a game, knowing how and where to kick the ball.
After a few more sessions, his father told us how his son was able to catch the colored balls thrown to him, and also return the throw. This was something he had never done before.
Then after 20 sessions, we heard how Kaw, often just doing what he was told to, was suddenly making his own decisions . When his teacher asked him to do something, he started responding that he didn’t want to. He also started communicating simple what he wanted, like expressing how he wanted to go to “R” for Robinsons the department store or “M” for the Mall.
For his mother, it was most interesting when Kaw, who always only preferred sausages and chips, started wanting to try other foods on the table, including vegetables! Obviously new neural paths were being formed.
From being in the back of the class, Kaw was now more able to participate with his peers, as along with his shadow teacher, he was starting to cultivate some new learning habits.

Amazing results for Asperger’s spectrum Neurofeedback trainee!

Six-year-old E. first came to us in June 2012 and his brain map (QEEG) showed massive incoherence and large sectors of the brain which were over-activated and underactivated, essentially a brain that was not fully regulated or functioning well. This was apparent as E. could not fully communicate, respond and was considered as being on the Asperger’s spectrum.
Six months later, Read More

in December 2012, E. took the second brain QEEG assessment, and the results were very encouraging, as you can see. (Note: Simply put, a well-functioning, normal brain will show the circles of the singular green, without the heavy blocks of reds, blue or orange. ) For his mother, this was confirmation of all the progress she was seeing in her son. Though he still had some issues with over-connectivity and hence, the coherence of the waves, much of his over-activated issues were gone, as evidenced in him being more calm even during the whole neurofeedback exercises! When we first started with him, it was a challenging task to try to keep him still for 20mins. Finally just recently, in October, when E. took his third assessment, we were all pleasantly surprised with the tremendous progress and wonderful results of greater regulation, less issues with coherence and an overall clearer, better functioning brain (see the third map)This was 16 months after we first started with him. So looking at the first map with all the problems, you can see how much Neurofeedback has exercised and optimized E.’s cognitive skills just after 100 sessions (of 20 mins each) which is a total of just 33.33 hours of training!E.'s first brain assessment June 2012.

First Brain assesment
Second Brain assesment

Another great testimony on learning disorders !

Six year old H. started neurofeedback training because she was behind in her school – with learning disabilities in many areas including reading and writing. She was also impulsive, disruptive and lacked focus and concentration. JUST after 20 sessions, H’s mother was hearing from teachers and other mothers in school about the difference they saw in H. This was from her asking for their opinions . The main grade teacher in fact said that Read More

H. was almost like a NEW person! She had improved in so many areas and was now on track learning. Even her writing improved. “Something is different about her,” she said.
Another mother who’s at the school everyday congratulated H’s mother and said she noticed that H. was doing well, playing well with others and generally, looks like she’s a ‘different person”.
H’s father, a bit skeptical, noticed she has improved but puts it down to her just growing up. Ha!
What does H. Mom feel about her improvement? She said, “It’s so much easier to talk with her now — seems like she has matured. Not so impulsive and can reason with her more. ”
The biggest miracle for Mom is how H. can now eat tomato sauce! Before she plain hated and could not take tomato sauce on anything, preferring to eat her pizzas plain with just cheese and toppings — but no sauce. While they were on holiday recently, H. asked to try the tomato sauce on her pizza and then, on the spaghetti — and she loved in! Wow! On to more foodie adventures for H!.
So happy to hear of H’s progress and the improvements to make her an even more wholesome, happy child!! Yay, Neurofeedback!

Video Testimonies


WARIZ’s mother