The Pentagon has for many years used EEG Neurofeedback to treat veterans of war. Countless lives have been changed for the better through neurofeedback. With PTSD the right side of the brain is hyper aroused and reactive. When neurofeedback is used on PTSD patients they are allowed to have those thoughts of trauma to arise without all of the emotional charge that is normally associated with it. When the instances of trauma are brought to mind in this manner the patients brain is able to process through all the data in a way that involves more reasoning, thus the brain is solving issues and giving people resolution.
Neurofeedback is already being used by several military doctors and psychologists as well. Major Michael Villaneuva — nicknamed “The Wizard” by his patients — has performed neurofeedback on several hundred active-duty soldiers, and even brought his game console and electrodes on a deployment to Afghanistan this year. Dr. Jerry Wesch, who leads a PTSD recovery program at Fort Hood, describes the results of his own neurofeedback trials on patients as “jaw dropping.”
Upwards of a thousand former soldiers have also tried neurofeedback, thanks to Homecoming 4 Veterans, a non-profit started by the Othmers that offers free neurofeedback to veterans through a network of 200 practitioners nationwide. The two are also responsible for training Villaneuva and other military doctors in the art of neurofeedback.
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