Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by woofmom, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    I believe the hypothalmus is involved. Yes, I do think it will help CFID. Look up Fibromyalgia's New Foe. The article about has only been out for about a week.
  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    This was a better article, I put excerpts below for others altho I might put a separate post or on other posts about this subject.

    the only thing I'm wondering about is if they use both technologies or mostly the cranial stim (alpha-stim) which has been available for a while...

    (could be brain fog, sigh, I'm having a bad sinus day...)

    We (DH & I) are currently looking at the possibilities of neurofeedback, as I have read others' posts that it has helped them but that they had to keep it up almost weekly, and unfortunately it is very expensive and something most insurance won't pay for.

    But it is supposed to help FM and also to help boost one's immune system (actually our major interest as our son has chronic Lyme.).

    My DH's PhD is in neurophysiological psychology, ie, he was trained as a researcher then became a psychologist, used to do a lot of biofeedback altho he's been 'retired' for past 12 years...

    so I'm going to show him this article, not sure what the differences all are as we just got the neurofeedback books about a month ago... and the alpha-stim/CES didn't help me with brain fog/fatigue or my son's pain and brain fog/fatigue.

    But, very, very interesting!
    Fibromyalgia's New Foe: 09/08/2006
    High-Tech Medical Device Shows
    Increasing Efficacy for the Debilitating Symptoms of FMS

    The device employs 2 distinct technologies, Microcurrent Electrotherapy Technology/MET & Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation/CES, to treat psychological & physical symptoms.

    It has been used by pro sports teams such as the Dallas Cowboys and Indiana Pacers, and pain specialists to treat pain disorders successfully. Recently, rheumatologists have begun prescribing it for their FM patients who are reporting significant results.

    "The results are so positive in such a difficult-to-treat population that one becomes skeptical," says Robert S. Katz, M.D. ... "However, it is hard to dispute the present data. 90% of the patients treated with the CES reported improvement in quality of life."

    While the degree of improvement varies for each patient, some patients are seeing life-changing results.

    (One) patient with chronic fibromyalgia, (said): "I received my unit last July, and went from despondent and weary from the chronic pain, to nearly pain-free and elated at the change, in less than a week ..."

    Fibromyalgia is seen in about 3 to 6% of the population and there are few effective treatments available. ...

    Moeller Medical ... plans to follow up with informative sites later this year for insomnia and chronic pain.