Neurofeedback

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback in an evidence based method of training the brain to produce more consistent and efficient electromagnetic waves, or brain waves. It is a non-invasive process, meaning no chemicals or electrical currents are put into the brain. It is an advanced intervention that gives the patient real-time feedback on brainwave activity. Brain waves are trained to optimize neuro-electrical self regulation by training up or down certain brainwave frequencies. This creates more efficient and effective brain wave patterns that help the brain function more efficiently and reduce problematic symptoms.

 

                                                           Getting Started

Neurofeedback will not cure disorders, but rather address root causes of symptoms and help a person’s symptoms subside in a way that will improve quality of life. The process begins with a QEEG, a diagnostic tool in which the brain’s electromagnetic patterns are measured from multiple locations in order to precisely locate areas of dysregulation. The patient will wear a cap with 19 sensors for 20 minutes. Painless and easy! From the QEEG, a brain map is generated allowing the provider to assess the needs of the patient and recommend a treatment plan.

What to Expect

Our team uses your functional brain map to develop highly targeted individualized training protocols to help change your brain’s electromagnetic patterns. A technician will place two sensors (or a cap, depending on the protocol) and two ear clips on the patient’s head. Then all the patient has to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie of his or her choice! The movie plays and pauses based on brain activity. This feedback gives the brain a good workout and reinforces optimal functioning. As neurofeedback sessions progress, it is likely that the patient will feel more focused, calm, and experience better sleep. Generally, symptoms will become less frequent, less intense, and shorter in duration. Ideally, the patient will experience steady improvement as treatment continues.