Seizure Disorders

The treatment of drug resistant epilepsy was one of the first applications of neurotherapy.  Discovered quite by accident, Dr. Sterman of UCLA School of Medicine found that increasing the amplitude of a specific brainwave (the Sensory Motor Rhythm) over a specific brain area (sensory motor cortex) increased resistance to seizures. Since his discovery more than three decades ago, increasing the amplitude of the SMR has become a basic treatment for many involuntary movement disorders including seizures, tics and tremors.

SMR training is particularly valuable for children and pregnant women with involuntary movement disorders because of the serious side effects of antiseizure medications. In addition, some self-administered acustimulation procedures (see EFT self-administered protocol on this site) have been found to be very useful to reduce seizures when used in conjunction with the  Alert™ harmonic available on Audio Cassette or the same harmonic on the Attention™ CD from the store.

Children with Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders also respond well to the same form of treatment used for seizure disorders.  In such cases, in addition to increasing the amplitude of the SMR over the center of the brain, we usually find a deficiency of slow frequency amplitude brainwaves in the back, or occipital regions, of the brain.  The latter deficiency is usually associated with problems quieting the mind and is normally treated first followed by the SMR enhancement part of the neurotherapeutic treatment.