Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive process which can improve life for many people with debilitating neurological symptoms. Research has shown that people of all ages can see dramatic improvement in ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Brain Injury, Migraines, Seizures, Chronic Pain, Addiction and more. There are decades of research and case studies showing the positive effects that neurofeedback can provide.
Neurofeedback is not an instant process. It takes time for the brain to change and learn over multiple sessions. But eventually people can reduce or eliminate their reliance on medications. Neurofeedback has been proven to change the brain. It’s published in scientific literature. It’s used by thousands of licensed health professionals around the world. It could be the most important new tool available for mental and neurological health.
Neurofeedback has 3 main goals:
Neurofeedback works primarily by monitoring brainwaves on the surface of your head. To start, small electrodes are placed on your scalp. These electrodes have a paste on them which makes it easier to pick up brainwave patterns. For the next 30 minutes, you get to watch a movie of your choice, listen to your music or listen to an audio book. That is all that is required of you. Is is non-invasive, uses no drugs and does not involve any radiation.
During a normal session the computer is monitoring your brainwaves, looking for any that are out of the normal range. When it finds one, the system triggers a response that changes the movie or music. This change is not annoying, but it is subtle enough to get your attention and make you focus more. Refocusing corrects the irregular brainwaves, which then move into the normal range. At that time the movie or music will resume normally. This process is called Operant Conditioning. Over the course of multiple sessions, the brain eventually learns to make healthy patterns on it’s own. At that time, no further neurofeedback sessions are needed.
To understand how this process works, it helps to know how brainwaves function. Click here to learn more about brainwaves and how they contribute to many neurological conditions.
Research shows that people who suffer from neurological issues have certain irregular brainwaves. As an example, a person with ADD will have slower Beta brainwaves, which are responsible for attention and focus. They also have faster Theta brainwaves, which are present when daydreaming.
Training the brain can change these brainwaves over time, adjusting them into normal, healthy ranges. Neurofeedback can improve alertness, attention, emotional regulation, behavior, cognitive function, and mental flexibility. When the brain moves back into normal ranges, users will often see a reduction in symptoms.
The best part of neurofeedback is that results are often permanent, allowing a person to reduce or even eliminate medications altogether. Where medications only manage the symptoms, the goal of neurofeedback is to address the underlying cause and restore normal brainwave functions.
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What Is Neurofeedback?
What if you could eliminate or reduce brain related problems just by watching a movie or listening to music? Sound too good to be true? Neurofeedback can help, and it is backed by over 50 years of research in studying how brainwaves affect your health.
What Is A Brain Map?
A QEEG Brain Map is the recording of brainwaves on the surface of the scalp. It is non-invasive and does not use any radiation. The results are compared against a map of a normal functioning brain to identify irregular patterns that can cause many neurological conditions.
Is neurofeedback dangerous? Does it hurt? Does it require drugs? How long do I have to do it? Is this just another one of those health fads? These are all common questions we hear every day. Find your answers here and get the facts about neurofeedback and brain mapping.
Decades of Research
Neurofeedback has been around since the 1960’s, and has over 5 decades of research from medical professionals to prove it’s effectiveness. You can view our research articles and case studies here.
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