We combine Dr. Josh’s advanced chiropractic and intuitive skills with neurofeedback training and other therapies to help patients heal faster and more completely, for good.
New to neurofeedback? Here’s some information for you.
Neurofeedback training, aka electroencephalography (eeg) neurofeedback, is a learning strategy that teaches people how to alter their brain waves. When information about one’s brain waves is made available to them, the person can change them in the manner of a brain exercise.
Everyone’s brain produces electricity that is measured in brain waves. Each wave’s frequency affects the body and its function differently, and all brains create a range of waves that control everything from mood to appetite and everything in between.
Different brain waves and their related effects are not good or bad, so to speak; all of them occur all of the time. A normal brain has a good balance of waves and the ability to transition between them.
However too much of one frequency, poor transition between them, and/or poor ability among them to adapt to external conditions, or all of the above, causes a range of dysfunction and disease.
So how does neurofeedback help?
Because the brain is amazingly adaptable and capable of learning, it can also improve it’s own performance when given the cues to do so. Neurofeedback cues the brain to regulate and adjust itself by providing it with information about the way it is functioning.
For example, when a mature, healthy brain is regulating itself well, the person is alert and attentive and the brain waves display a particular pattern. Neurofeedback challenges the person to maintain the ‘high performance’ state by providing visual and auditory rewards for good performance. Eventually, the brain learns these healthy patterns, and retains them like any new skill.
Neurofeedback is used to treat many conditions and disabilities wherein the brain is not functioning well. These include ADHD and more severe behavioral problems, specific learning disabilities and related issues like sleep problems, bed-wetting in children, teeth-grinding, chronic pain like headaches or stomach pain, premenstrual syndrome, substance abuse, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, epilepsy, complications from traumatic brain injury, autism, Tourette’s syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and cerebral palsy.
How is our nerofeedback different?
In our office we offer both Standard Neurofeedback combined with Braindriving at the same time or each individually. Braindriving is a stronger form of Neurofeedback. The protocols for braindriving can be exceedingly complex. Braindriving is classical conditioning where we present light, sound, electrical stimulation and vibration in a wide variety of combinations all of which are contingent on specific EEG events. Standard Neurofeedback is operant /instrumental conditioning. The differences is that with braindriving you don’t have to be cognitively aware. We can train people who are not able to distinguish what is going on, ie babies, those with autism, downs syndrome, or even those that are unconscious. As you can imagine, the potential benefits from this modality can be exponential.
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