Neurofeedback Brainwave Training
How it works
Neurofeedback uses brainwave sensors to analyze overactivity and underactivity in areas of your brain associated with dysfunction. These imbalances can contribute to a number of health related problems, like behavioral issues, addictions, sleep problems, cognitive issues and even how you perceive pain and the environment around you. Once these imbalances are identified a program can be developed that begins to retrain more optimal brainwave patterns so your brain can create new healthier patterns of function.Brainwave training is achieved by giving your brain information to process such as watching a video or playing a game while specific brain waves are being evaluated and positively reinforcing them when they go into the more optimal frequency zones and negatively reinforcing when they are outside of the optimal zone. Your brain begins to learn to stay in these optimal zones and your brain begins to function in a more balanced manner. These programs are specifically designed for your particular brain wave pattern that we will determine during your brain performance assessment. Book you Brain Performance Assessment.
NeurOptimal® Dynamical Neurofeedback® is a unique neurotechnology that is able to recognize the electrical activity of the brain and give information (or communication) that mirrors what the CNS just did. The NeurOptimal computer software and EEG hardware will detect changes in the brains electrical signals, specifically when the brain is about to create a pattern shift. As this shift happens the brain's electrical activity becomes distorted, and gives feedback to the software which informs the brain, through an interruption by way of a static sound, so that the brain can become aware of its own activity. NeurOptimal harnesses the power of your own brain to facilitate change.
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Neurofeedback is an effective treatment method for many neurological disorders. Neurofeedback has been highly successful in the treatment of addiction, ADHD, ADD, sleep disorders, epilepsy and depression. It has been successfully applied in clinical settings for more than 30 years, particularly in the treatment of ADHD and ADD. Neurofeedback is an evidence-based treatment with proven efficacy as demonstrated in a recent meta-analysis and in this recent review. More recently with the advancements in Neurofeedback technology it was been more widely used to enhance focus, attention, memory and brain performance. A course of Neurofeedback sessions can have the same effect as ongoing intake of psychostimulant medications like Ritalin, for example. The benefit of Neurofeedback, however, is that ongoing treatment is rarely needed after the course length and medications can be avoided altogether.
Studies of long-term effects of Neurofeedback show that the symptoms often improve after the first few treatments with Neurofeedback and remain stable after the treatment course of 6 months. Research shows that attention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity further improved after 6 months and had remained stable after 2 years. More information on Neurofeedback research and results can be found in our Science section.
No, the electrodes can only be used to measure brain activity.
You do not need a referral for treatment. Based on your intake interview and Brain Performance assessment we will determine whether Neurofeedback is the right treatment for you.
Neurofeedback is essentially structured exercises for your brain and as with physical exercise sometimes the brain may experience fatigue or sleep disturbances after the sessions. However, these effects are rare and if continue to occur your program will be modified.
Neurofeedback in our office is an elective service and will not be covered by your insurance provider.
Neurofeedback sessions can cost up to $250/session at some offices. At The Neuro Lounge we have 2 options that can make brain training more accessible and affordable. We have in office sessions available using NeurOptimal Dynamical Neurofeeback and at home virtual Neurofeedback using Myndlift technologies. To find out which program is best for you please contact our office.