Neurofeedback is brain training, by the brain allowing to learn from and correct itself. Also known as EEG Biofeedback, neurofeedback reads the electrical activity of the brain and sends the information back at a select frequency. This type of self-regulation allows your brain and nervous system to perform at optimal levels by addressing areas of dysregulation.
How does neurofeedback work?
The electrodes applied to the scalp listen to the activity of the brain, which is then processed by a computer. The clinician is able to select certain frequencies from the recorded brainwaves and replay them back to your brain. The fluctuation in amplitude of brainwaves acts as a reward signal for your brain. This sounds like a complicated process, but all you have to do is sit back and watch a TV screen or play a video game. Your brain, the unconscious part, is looking at itself in the mirror to adjust its performance.
Is neurofeedback a cure?
Neurofeedback is not intended to cure any disease or condition. It is simply meant to help regulate brain activity by self-regulation.
How can neurofeedback help me?
This non-invasive therapy is used by doctors, psychologists and other types of therapists to self-regulate brain function. Results may vary from patient to patient, but typically neurofeedback can help individuals with behavioral issues, stress, anxiety and can improve performance.
How can I tell neurofeedback is working?
Within a neurofeedback session, most patients will instantly feel more relaxed, as well as a reduction in pain and anxiety symptoms. Depending on the individual, some benefits can be seen within a session, others may see improvement after multiple sessions. In order to track the overall performance of the brain, a QIK test is done before the first session and after the twentieth session. The QIK test evaluates accuracy, reaction time and impulsivity of the nervous system.
NAD Treatment Center now offering neurofeedback
The NAD Treatment Center utilizes the Othmer Method from EEG Info, a prestigious neurofeedback leader. The combination of neurofeedback and intravenous NAD+ therapy helps support the proliferation and coherence of nerve cells within the brain. Both therapies may help reduce the symptoms of PTSD, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and aging or degenerating brain conditions
The NAD Treatment Center has taken special interest in combining neurofeedback with NAD+ therapy. Each therapy works in a different way to revitalize and enhance communication within the brain. Our center aims to research the combined therapeutic effects of intravenous NAD+ therapy and neurofeedback for various symptoms including PTSD, addiction, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
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