This is a very good study that examines the impact of operant conditioning of EEG activity on short and longer term brain functioning. The use of sham controlled feedback makes this a very powerful statement of the reliability of the training protocol and the specificity of training of a unique band of EEG frequencies.
The range of applications for neurotherapy are constantly growing as clinicians realize that this type of systemic intervention can enhance the body's capacity to recover and repair the neural connectivity that supports immune system function. Quietmind has been using neurofeedback and photobiomodulation to boost immune response and repair brain connectivity. For more information please call 610-940-0488 on our ongoing clinical trials.
This study shows how mitochondrial activity is directly involved in the deteriorating functioning of our primary energy metabolic system according to the study's primary author Kai C. Sonntag, MD, PhD,
"The observation that LOAD fibroblasts had a deficiency in the mitochondrial metabolic potential and an increase in the glycolytic activity to maintain energy supply is indicative of failing mitochondria and fits with current knowledge that aging cells increasingly suffer from oxidative stress that impairs their mitochondrial energy production".
Quietmind Fdn. is now conducting clinical trials with near infrared light therapy to help repair and sustain mitochondria in the brain to stop and help reverse dementia's cognitive and behavioral symptoms. Call 610-940-0488 for details.
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