Brain Resetting Treatment Shows Promise With Veterans Experiencing PTSD

Source: | Re-Post Duerson Fund 1/29/2018 – 

An acoustic brain-resetting therapy demonstrating success with helping student-athletes recover from a concussion is also showing promise with military veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wake Forest School of Medicine researchers say a pilot study is significantly reducing PTSD symptoms.

The studies involve technology that uses the brain’s own frequencies — set to musical tones — to balance brain activity. The technology is called high-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring, known by the HIRREM acronym.

The treatment “provides a chance for the brain to listen to itself through an acoustic mirror,” said Dr. Charles Tegeler, the study’s principal investigator and a professor of neurology at the medical school.

The study taking place at the medical center involves a noninvasive brainwave mirroring technology. An online version of the study results is in Dec. 22 edition of the journal Military Medical Research.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of Vietnam veterans, 10 percent of Gulf War/Desert Storm veterans and 11 percent of Afghanistan veterans have experienced PTSD.

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