Neurofeedback

Neuroplasticity

This is a big word that means the brain can change. Studies show the neuroplastic changes do occur after brain wave training (EEG biofeedback). After one-half hour of EEG biofeedback, cortical excitability and intra cortical function was improved.

Neurofeedback (NFB), also called neurotherapy or neurobiofeedback, is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity—most commonly electroencephalography (EEG), to te ach self-regulation of brain function. Typically, sensors are placed on the scalp to measure activity, with measurements displayed using video displays or sound.

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What is EEG Biofeedback?

EEG2Also called Neurofeedback (NFB), neurotherapy, or neurobiofeedback, EEG biofeedback uses your own brain waves recorded on EEG, to teach self-regulation of brain function. A cap, the same as when doing our Evoke test, is used to monitor your EEG on a computer screen that is observed to help you self-regulate your brain activity. There is nothing physically transferred to you from the machine. It is only monitoring and recording your brain activity to indicate how your brain responds to your biological input. Brain wave change is accomplished by alterations of your own thoughts, feelings and emotions.

How does it work?

EEG3After an Evoke assessment is done, we determine the areas of the brain that need attention. An EEG cap is placed on the target areas to be monitored. A depiction of the current state of those brain areas is placed on a monitor and by “meditative” activities you learn to control and normalizes those areas of the brain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEG Biofeedback can help with neurological issues such as:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autoimmune Disorder
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Stroke (CVA)
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Can a successful outcome be predicted?

No, as with all medical interventions, each individual will respond differently.

How long does it take?

EEG biofeedback is an individual learning process. Some learn more quickly, others over a longer period of time. Just like acquiring any new skill, it will take dedication and perseverance. Some people will experience increased symptoms at first; however, that generally resolves quickly. After 10 treatments, most people are seeing benefits. For lasting results, 20-60 or more treatments may be needed. Treatments are generally 2 times per week. For those traveling distances, we can perform two sessions the same day: one session in the morning and a second in the afternoon with at least one hour in between.