Individuals with ME/CFS are invited to participate in this e-mail based preliminary study of a mind-body therapy (neuroliminal training) whose effects the developer compares to those of EEG biofeedback.
The informal 8-week study is being conducted by Blake Graham (http://www.nutritional-healing.com.au) – a clinical nutritionist specialized in CFS – and the therapy's developer, psychologist Phil Bate, PhD.
Following is Blake Graham’s explanation of the study, which is free, though a security deposit is required for the CD program employed, to ensure its return by mail at study's end.
Neuroliminal Training and CFS Study
Psychologist Phil Bate, PhD, and myself are doing an informal study of neuroliminal training as a treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). For a written and audio description of what neuroliminal training is, visit http://www.drbate.com/howitworks.html
Neuroliminal training is believed to change the amplitude of certain brain waves in a way similar to EEG biofeedback (Neurofeedback). Biofeedback is a fascinating and heavily studied medical treatment promoted by such groups as the Mayo Clinic. Click here to read the Mayo Clinic description of biofeedback [as a form of mind-body medicine].
Published case studies of EEG biofeedback suggest it appears to be a useful treatment at least for some cases of CFS. [See references below.] I have heard many anecdotes of EEG biofeedback helping people with CFS, including by a respected psychologist I met and a CFS patient acquaintance who wrote to me:
“… something I cannot stress enough is that biofeedback was the heavy weight champion after diet when it came to fixing my disease. Without a doubt without the feedback I would still be fairly disabled. Everything started to work when the brain was healed, it's as if the hormones could finally organize themselves once again maybe. Everything changed the day I found biofeedback.” July 2008
Dr. Bate claims that his neuroliminal training has similar brain re-training effects as EEG biofeedback. Informal research that Dr. Bate has done suggests it helps ADD/ADHD, autism, insomnia, depression and other health issues. He has mentioned it on many occasions on a mailing list we are both members of.
I suggested he test it on CFS patients, and if he did I would help him, as I support research into any non-toxic treatment for CFS. He readily agreed. We are currently seeking participants for this study.
Individuals will be assessed for changes in:
- Cognitive function,
- Sleep, and
- Emotional distress.
Dr. Bate is confident we will see positive results. If you are interested in joining this study please visit http://www.neuroliminal.com/volunteers.html for further information.
Blake Graham, B.Sc (Honours) – Clinical Nutritionist
1. James LC, Folen RA. “EEG biofeedback as a treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome: A controlled case report.” Behav Med. 1996 Summer;22(2):77-81.
2. Hammond DC. “Treatment of chronic fatigue with neurofeedback and self-hypnosis.” Neurorehabilitation, Volume 16, Number 4/2001.
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