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Is Brain Wave Therapy Safe
I am a student at comsumnus high school and I am doing a report on the p300 brain wave could you give me a bit of information?
Electricity: Nerve cells operate (signal) electrically. On the small scale (e.g. One neuron) electrical activity can be measured with very tiny instruments applied close to the nerve cell, which is invasive. The combined electrical activity of many neurons is recordable with non-invasive means, usually on the scalp, the tracing of which is "the brain wave". ...Read more
Gone in what context: Brain waves are generated by the building blocks of your brain -- the individual cells called neurons. Neurons communicate with each other by electrical changes.We can actually see these electrical changes in the form of brain waves as shown in an eeg. When one dies-brain wave activity ceases. Injuries/seizures, medication, fatigue, emotional distress, pain cause brain wave activity imbalance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to have a brain wave test and a sleep study can anyone tell me what to expect and what all they test for?
Many things: Seizures, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements of sleep, how low and high your heart rate goes, how low your oxygen drops, whether you have any bizarre night time sleep behavior and how your sleep stages occur and for how long, how many times a night you wake up or have arousals, what your sleep efficiency is, whether apnea is worse on your back or sides or in rem sleep, abnl heart rhythms.+ more. ...Read more
Hi Doctor, I'm one of the patient that suffer in this, I had long term medication - 12 years but EEG scan still shows that my brain wave is abnormal?
Can someone maintain a steady brain wave. Been on lithium for 15yrs. Would i ever be able to go without it. I have bipolar disorder. Also take paxil (paroxetine)?
Brain waves: In bipolar disorder it's not brain waves that are the problem -- it's a problem with unstable mood. Lithium ; some others can keep mood stable. Antidepressants can destabilize bipolar disorder; most psychiatrists avoid using antidepressants in this condition unless absolutely necessary. Currently, conventional psychiatry has little else to offer bipolar disorder but lithium and anticonvulsants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Head shakes and right hand shakes i had a brain wave not seizures what else can it be i'm only 25 I have had seizures in the past as a child though?
Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot
Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experimental: According to the bmt website - "brain music therapy was developed in the early 1990s, at the moscow medical academy, in russia...A special technology was developed to turn a person’s unique brain waves into piano music." the listed research does not include any well designed and well controlled studies. ...Read more
Not really: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has very specific indications for use: like some wounds that won't heal or carbon monoxide poisoning. Just simply having hyperbaric oxygen won't help, and it can very well hurt. Even though it seems counter intuitive, 100% oxygen is actually harmful to the body. ...Read more
How do I balance my neurotransmitters in my brain with amino acid therapy to get it into good working function again?? Any help and tips!!
Several queries: What is concerning you regarding your "neurotransmitter" function? Are there emotional issues, cognitive issues, headaches, dizziness, fatigue?And why do you think amino acid therapy does anything practical or helpful? Give us direct concerns and we can pinpoint some directions for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I see the basic side effects of clonaz and pax. Hopefully I will be off by 1 yr w therapy. What are these drugs really doing to my body, cns, brain?
Body: its unlikely that they are causing your body and brain serious harm. there are risks with long term clonazepam use but at your age i would expect them to be minimal. if you are stopping your medication do so slowly and in conduction with your MD. both your meds can be challenging to stop. ...Read more
BMT is effective!: Brain music or bmt, is a form of biofeedback which was initially used to treat attentional problems, stress, insomnia, and anxiety conditions (general and performance). Research has demonstrated a high degree of effectiveness and the technique is low cost, and non-invasive. In most settings, individualized brainwave patterns are recorded and used as part of an overall treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.Alternative therapies, such as holisti, chiropractic do not cure at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjuncts only: The long-term outcome is hopeless but mainstream treatment may give him a few good months or even years. Complementary medicine wisely applied may make him feel more comfortable, but anyone offering an "alternative" or secret remedy is preying on your desperation and love for your Dad. ...Read more
Massage/Cerebral An.: It is unlikely that massage therapy would "help with" a cerebral aneurysm. However, if as a result of the massage therapy the patients blood pressure was reduced or the patient was able to modify other risk factors, such as quitting smoking, the risk of aneurysm rupture might be reduced slightly. Always discuss therapies such as this with the physician treating your aneurysm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers