Can Neurofeedback help with Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

Can Neurofeedback help with Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS)?

This 1996 case study report  identified Neurofeedback as a potential treatment with chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms. Test results and clinical findings revealed improvements in the patient’s cognitive abilities, functional skill level, and quality of life. The patient showed significant differences in pre- and post-test levels on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.

Another study (2001) shows that a combination of Neurofeedback and self-hypnosis training were beneficial for a 21 year old patient with serious CFS. She experienced considerable improvement in fatigue, vigour, and confusion as measured pre-post with the Profile of Mood States and through collaborative interviews with both parents. Most of the changes were maintained at 5, 7, and 9 month follow-up testing.

What is Chronic Fatigue syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue is continuous exhaustion which does not go away with sleep and rest. According to the NHS 250,000 people in the UK suffer from CFS. It affects mostly people in their early 20s to mid-40s.

The cause of CFS syndrome is unknown but theories suggest that this condition may be linked to:

  • problems with the immune system
  • a hormone imbalance
  • psychiatric problems
  • gene
  • traumatic events 

Some experts believe CFS might be triggered by a combination of factors.

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue syndrome

 People with CFS experience a range of symptoms that makes it hard to perform daily tasks, such as:

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  • prolonged physical and mental fatigue
  • headaches
  • muscular pain
  • joint pain
  • sore throat
  • tender lymph nodes
  • impairments of cognitive abilities (problems with memory and concentration)
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • sleeping problems

Treatment of Chronic Fatigue syndrome

Your treatment will depend on your specific symptoms but the most common therapies in CFS are: 

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – This method will help you reduce CFS symptoms by changing the way you think and behave.
  • Graded exercise therapy – This is a structured exercise programme which helps you to gradually increase how long you can carry out a physical activity.

Neurofeedback and Chronic Fatigue syndrome 

A person who suffers from CFS has many symptoms which are related to this condition. With Neurofeedback we can help you reduce many of those symptoms like sleeping problems, panic attacks, headaches and increase your cognitive abilities.

By reducing your symptoms you will feel better and less tired. After successful Neurofeedback training you should experience reduced fatigue and more energy. Neurofeedback is safe, natural and allows your brain to self-regulate and stabilise. This is a good and effective method to help you defeat chronic fatigue syndrome and regain control of your life.

Call us now on 0207 118 0887 to discuss any questions you have, and how Neurofeedback could help you or your loved one to reduce the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue. Your initial consultation is free and you are under no pressure or obligation to proceed.

 

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