Doctor’s Research Progress
Dr Dixon Chibanda,Neuropsychiatrist, University of Zimbabwe,Harare,Zimbabwe is currently undertaking a Fogerty International Research Fellowship into ‘Comparing and validating Bal-a-Vis-X and Neurofeedback as two alternative interventions based on neuroplasticity – the changing brain. Addressing mental,neurological and substance use disorders, Dr Chibanda’s research focuses on sustainable mental health interventions.
“During the three year period that I have been using Bal-A-Vis-X in my practice as a neuro psychiatrist I have attended to over 40 children and adults with a wide range of mental, neurological and substance use disorders. What is quite conspicuous in most of these cases is the sudden shift or change that occurs when rhythm becomes natural. When rhythm begins to flow naturally during the exercises the symptoms of anxiety,depression and other neurological signs begin to disappear or minimize to the extent that an individual can function and learning can occur. I have often used the EEG as a baseline marker, and often the flow of rhythm has been associated with positive changes in the EEG recording. This is currently the main focus of my research with Bal-A-Vis-X.”
Article provided courtesy of Dr Dixon Chibanda from IN2GR8ED WORLD newsletter by Francis Norsworthy (bldgblox@comcast,net)