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Neurofeedback for Fibromialgia

Galim HPI staff of scientists and experts is concentrating recently on a combined treatment for Fibromyalgia patients. With collaboration with different Fibromyalgia groups in Israel, a research and a special treatment program is offered to those patients.
The program includes advanced Neurofeedback and Biofeedback techniques to treat different aspects of the disease such as pain, sleep cycle, stress related traumas and emotional states. The program also combines REST therapy in a sensory deprivation floatation tank – a tool that has been found essential all around the world for pain relief especially in those patients.
  • Fibromyalgia patients, who are interested in joining our research group, please contact us.
  • For more information, and setting appointments for our special Fibromyalgia treatment program, we invite you to call us 03-5741133

 

Background

Fibromyalgia is a frustrating condition for both patients and doctors. Scientists are trying to explain the physiological aspect of the disease with no clear view regarding the cause or the right treatment for it. Some believe the cause of the disease is a biochemical or hormonal imbalance, while others a pointing toward a stress related view and claim that intensive stress and emotional traumas are central triggers for its appearance.
 
Today, most scientists believe there is no one trigger or even that cause Fibromyalgia. Rather, it is a combination of many physical as well as emotional stressors.
 
Meanwhile, there are thousands of patients in Israel (and many more around the world) who are suffering a constant pain in different muscles of their bodies, with no efficient way of reducing it.
 
Galim HPI Fibromyalgia treatment programs is designed to cover almost all potential causes and symptoms of the disease in a way that symptom reduction is a process that leads to constant beneficial effect and not just provide the patients with a temporary pain relief.
 
 

Pain

Pain relief is achieved by combining REST and LENS therapy in a very specific session frequency.
 
As one of the researches assumptions is that endogenous endorphin levels are lower in Fibromyalgia patients, REST therapy specifically conducted using a floatation tank, has been shown to positively affect those neurochemical levels and provide the patients with many free-of-pain hours.
 
 

Sleep

It has been shown by previous studies that Fibromyalgia patients were unable to go into stage 4 Delta sleep. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that healthy subjects developed Fibromyalgia symptoms when their sleep was disturbed, but the symptoms subsided when they were permitted to sleep undisturbed. This is one example for the importance of treating sleep cycle in Fibromyalgia patients.
 
Inability to go into Delta sleep cause lower levels of Human Growth Hormone that is responsible for repairing muscle abnormalities, and low levels of Serotonin which lowers pain threshold.
 
Sleep disorders are treated by psychoacoustic binaural beats therapy, HEG and other neurofeedback techniques, and REST therapy (conducted in one of two specially designed rooms ) in specific time intervals along the treatment program.