The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    EEG biofeedback in treating epilepsy

    epilepsyResearchers at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas reviewed the evidence on neurofeedback and epilepsy.

    First, the details.

    • 10 studies provided enough outcome information to permit including the results in a meta-analysis.
    • Each study included patients whose seizures were not controlled by medical therapies.

    And, the results.

    • All studies reported an overall average decrease in seizure incidence following treatment.
    • 64 out of 87 patients (74%) reported fewer weekly seizures in response to EEG biofeedback.

    The bottom line?
    The authors concluded, “EEG operant conditioning was found to produce a significant reduction on seizure frequency.”

    The results are noteworthy given the patients studied were unable to control their seizures with medical treatment.

    10/3/09 19:49 JR

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