Neurofeedback may shortly be more generally recognized as being at the heart of Mind-Body Medicine, in that it utilizes volitional control in the training of sub-conscious brain processes that in turn regulate a variety of bodily functions.
This larger conception of EEG Neurofeedback addresses the entire activation-relaxation continuum of brain regulatory networks. It therefore impinges upon central and autonomic arousal, on attentional networks, on specific cognitive function, on working memory, and on other memory functions.
There are the degenerative conditions such as Parkinsonism and the dementias, where the EEG training may succeed in restoring and then maintaining function even in the face of continuing organic deterioration. In such cases, the training has to be kept up over time in order to maintain levels of function.