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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as an Effective Adjunctive Treatment in the Neurotherapeutic Treatment of Seizure Disorders

Swingle, Paul. (2010). Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) as an Effective Adjunctive Treatment in the Neurotherapeutic Treatment of Seizure Disorders. Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 2(1), 29-38. Click here to view Abstract http://goo.gl/2jSNGR

Abstract

Neurotherapy, including brainwave biofeedback, has been found to be an effective treatment for seizure disorders. A principal component of this treatment is an increase in the amplitude of the Sensory Motor Rhythm (SMR) over the sensory motor cortex in the brain.

Electroencephalographic (QEEG) assessment of brainwave activity indicated that Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) increased SMR amplitude. The present article reviews the research on the effects of components of the EFT procedure on brainwave functioning that have been found to be beneficial in the treatment of seizure disorders.

Craig’s Comments

This paper (2010) explores the use of EFT as a complementary modality to neuro-therapy for seizure disorders. Results showed that EFT increased Sesnsory Motor Rhythm (SMR) of the brain, i.e. the same effect as Neurotherapy, that has been effective in treating seizure disorders. This is an important paper in that it is only published paper regarding EFT and seizures and the author discusses one particular seizure type that EFT may induce as a result of its relaxation effects, thus reinforcing the importance of working in collaboration with a medical doctor/neurologist when working with seizure prone clients.