Coaching and Neurofeedback
A growing number of holistic health practitioners and psychotherapists are adding neurofeedback to their practice as reported in this article from the Washington Post:
The scientific evidence backing up the health benefits obtained by neurofeedback training is abundant and easily accessible online.
Biofeedback devices, including the use of neurofeedback, are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and indicated for relaxation training.
A lot of the research has been done on attention deficit and a Norwegian study found neurofeedback training to be just effective as methylphenidate (common brands: Ritalin, Concerta, Daytrana, Methylin) for alleviating symptoms of children with ADHD.
Clinical trials related to neurofeedback are available on PubMed database: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
Research specifically related to NeurOptimal® is available on Zengar Institute website: http://www.zengar.com/research
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