What is Neurofeedback Therapy?
Neurofeedback Therapy is a brain-based treatment for a wide range of disorders and issues stemming from irregular brain function. This non-invasive technique ‘re-wires’ the brain through training which encourages it to work in a better, more regular way. Neurofeedback therapy can improve brain function and performance without the use of drugs and their nasty side-effects.
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What does Neurofeedback Therapy treat?
Neurofeedback addresses problems with brain dysregulation, which happen to be numerous.
Here is an overview of conditions and disorders that Neurofeedback can help with:
How does neurofeedback therapy work?
At Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, we use state of the art technology called qEEG or Brain Mapping to measure and analyze the brainwaves across your entire brain.
This data is then used to create a highly personalized training program, targeting the problem brainwave-patterns. You change these problem patterns through “operant conditioning”, a learning process that strengthens the desired behavior by reward or punishment.
Neurofeedback for Memory Issues
Almost all memory disorders or conditions result from neurological damage to the brain. This damage interrupts the storage, retention, and/or recollection of memories. Whether the memory loss is the result of a traumatic head injury, Alzheimer’s or Huntington’s disease, or by aging, neurofeedback can help train your brain and make it stronger.
Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD
Many adults and kids suffer in work and school from the acute restlessness, impulsiveness, and the inability to concentrate or multitask that comes with ADHD. The standard immediate reaction is to prescribe drugs to help them cope. Neurofeedback therapy is a drug-free approach that ‘retrains’ the brain to shut down the symptoms of ADD or ADHD.
Neurofeedback for Anxiety/Panic attacks
Anxiety and panic attacks can be caused by irregular brainwaves— from under-arousal or over-arousal of certain areas of the brain. With panic disorders, these irregular patterns can trigger the body’s “fight or flight” response at unnecessary moments. Neurofeedback therapy gets to the root of the issue, tackling your anxiety at the source instead of focusing only on the symptoms.
Neurofeedback for Depression
The major benefit of neurofeedback therapy is helping the brain create new, healthy neural pathways. It also helps reduce the symptoms of depression by correcting any asymmetrical brain waves bringing more balance to the brain. Neurofeedback can also help bring down brainwaves that are too high and bring up brainwaves that are too low, regulating mood.
Neurofeedback for Autism
Neurofeedback therapy has the ability to naturally improve brain functionality for children and adults with autism. Recent research has shown that neurofeedback can increase the patient’s attention, help improve academic achievement, and improve social behavior and communication.
Neurofeedback for Learning Disabilities
Most learning disabilities are directly related to how the brain is wired. The brainwaves in a child with a learning disability are either too fast or too slow which affects how the brain processes information and how the different parts of the brain communicate with each other. Neurofeedback therapy trains the areas of the brain that are relevant to learning and executive skills such as math, reading, auditory processing, and visual processing.