What Is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback (also called neurotherapy) is a non-invasive process where your brain waves are monitored in real time by a computer, which can then use that information to produce changes in your brainwave activity. The process of adjusting brainwave activity is known as operant conditioning, which is a method where positive re-enforcement is used to create permanent improvements in your brainwave function.
The concept is fairly simple. The computer monitors your brainwaves while you watch a video input accompanied by synchronized audio input. When deviations from the desired brainwave activity occur, the computer triggers an audio or visual cue these inputs. This alerts you that you are outside normal ranges. These cues are received by your brain, which subconsciously adjusts itself back to a normal pattern.
As in a college classroom, the brain eventually learns to stay in the normal ranges on its own without the computer. With your brain functioning normally on its own, your symptoms will improve or disappear entirely. It has been well documented that people who suffer neurological problems have abnormal brain waves in certain areas of the brain. For instance, case studies using QEEG “brain maps” have shown that people with Attention-Deficit-Disorder (ADD) have elevated delta brainwaves, while those who suffer from Depression have elevated alpha brainwaves. Those with Anxiety will have elevated Beta brainwaves, while those suffering from Memory Loss usually have decreased theta brainwaves.
Training the brain using neurofeedback can change your brainwaves over time, adjusting them into normal, healthy ranges. It can improve your alertness, attention, emotional regulation, behavior, cognitive function, and mental flexibility.
The best part of neurofeedback is that results are long-lasting, allowing you 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 your normal brainwave functions.
There is no obligation, and once you`ve visited our office, you`ll know if this state-of the-art technology holds the key to your improved future!