what is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is Electroencephalography (EEG) based Biofeedback for the brain. This technique uses operant conditioning to train localized regions of the brain to perform more efficiently and encourages neuroplasticity.
So how does this work?
The clinician first takes a baseline EEG scan of your brain to see your neural activity before treatment. Your EEG is then compared against industry-standard databases for your sex and age, generating a qEEG Brain Map. From the qEEG, your clinician will identify regions of your brain that would benefit from Neurofeedback.
Then in Neurofeeback, your clinician places electrodes on your scalp to monitor your brain activity. These electrodes only read activity from your brain, and do not transmit electricity to your brain – it’s completely painless and safe! All you have to do is sit and watch a movie for 20 – 30 minutes and your brain does all the work for you! During this time, your brain is exercising to keep the movie playing and in the process, becoming more efficient. When your brain is working optimally, the movie plays without interruption. Essentially your brain is being rewarded for using itself efficiently by keeping the movie playing.
What does neurofeeback treat?
Neurofeedback is used to treat several different issues. Here at TriWellness, we use it to treat ADHD, Neurological conditions (e.g., FASD, ASD, and more), sleep issues, peak performance, PTSD in conjunction with EMDR, and many other conditions. If you are interested in the studies that have been conducted to research the effectiveness of each condition you may find a comprehensive list of the studies here.
For more information on Neurofeedback or to make an appointment for a Neurofeeback consultation please contact us.
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This article was written by Aarti S. Felder. To learn more about please visit her bio here.
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