Neurofeedback is not a new intervention. It was first used with NASA to help astronauts overcome seizures induced from jet fuels. NFB is gaining popularity in its use and continues to thrive as new empirical research continues to showcase its efficacy. Yucha and Montgomery have written thorough reviews of the research. These authors rated the combined efficacy of neurofeedback and biofeedback as a Level 4 treatment. Level 4 is ranked as “efficacious” through randomized, controlled and blind studies. NFB has been rated a Level 4 for anxiety reduction, attentional concerns, chronic pain, epilepsy and headaches.
I have been practicing NFB for six years now. I became board certified in neurofeedback (BCN) two years ago through Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA), www.bcia.org. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-waves/201608/neurofeedback-remarkable-counseling-tool