What is neurofeedback?
Also referred to as EEG, neurofeedback is a non-invasive procedure which reads the frequencies in the brain via sensors placed on the scalp. This information is enhanced and filtered through sophisticated software and “fed back” to the brain through videos or games. This mirroring of brain wave frequencies allows the brain to see itself in action and adjust it’s own frequencies to optimise performance.
What can neurofeedback do for me?
Neurofeedback corrects the disregulation in the brain. There are many ways in which the brain can become disregulated, by trauma, be it environmental, psychological or physical. Neurofeedback regulates the brain when it adjusts itself to a frequency that allows it to function optimally. Neurofeedback works well to control the symptoms of ADD, Autism, Asperger’s, Migraines and other neurological disorders. Often it corrects additional symptoms of language development, resilience, anxiety, depression, physical and social awareness and other symptoms that may not be targeted.
Do the electrodes create an electrical current?
No. Nothing goes into the brain. The electrodes only read the tiny electrical current provided by the neurons in the brain. This allows the brain to see itself through the highly sophisticated software. With feedback from the patient and the neurofeedback providers guidance, the brain is deciding what works best leading toward more optimal performance.
How long does it take for the brain to make these changes?
Some changes are realized immediately while others may take more time. Treatment starts with a block of 20 sessions, usually set for twice weekly while beginning frequencies are explored. Within these first 20 sessions, we should be able to see improvement in the targeted symptoms. It usually takes 40-60 sessions for permanent and lasting change to take place.
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