Are you looking for a non-invasive treatment to improve brain function and performance? If so, neurofeedback therapy might be for you.
Mental health is an invisible condition that is often treated with medication. While this may work, it can also have many side effects from the prescribed drugs.
Neurofeedback is one solution that involves no medication and works to lower anxiety and other mental illnesses. Neurofeedback training can reduce your symptoms without chemically altering your brain. Because we don’t use drugs, there are little to no side effects.
Are you wondering if neurofeedback will work for you? Read on to find out more.
What Is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, or electroencephalography (EEG), is the direct training of your brain function. It effectively retrains the brain and is based on electrical brain activity.
Neurofeedback has been used for decades to treat a range of conditions that affect your brain. These include ADHD, depression, anxiety, stroke, and more.
The treatment was developed as an alternate for those seeking non-invasive methods as well as for those where medication is not effective.
Neurofeedback has also shown promise for other conditions. These include sleeping difficulties, inflammation, and mood disorders.
What Happens During Neurofeedback?
During a neurofeedback session, you will sit comfortably in a chair with sensors placed on specific areas of your head. The sensors will read the electrical signals in your brain, which feeds information to a computer-based program.
You will be rewarded when your brain performs the ‘correct’ action. This reward will usually be in the form of a video or music clip. This learning is through a process called “operational conditioning.”
Over time, your brain will learn to do the ‘right’ action to get the reward.
The number of sessions needed varies depending on the problem and the extent of the training. But, results can often be seen after 20 to 40 sessions.
Your doctor will be able to tell you how often and how long your sessions will need to be.
What Does Neurofeedback Treat?
Neurofeedback is an effective therapy to treat a number of conditions. These can include:
- Memory issues
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Learning disabilities
It is also used for brain injury caused by physical trauma. Brain training can help with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, schizophrenia, and more.
Is Neurofeedback an Effective Mental Health Treatment?
Yes. Neurofeedback has shown promise as an effective treatment for mental health. It is often considered the first treatment option for a patient presenting with mental illness.
When you practice neurofeedback, you are helping your brain become healthier.
For example, if you suffer from a form of depression, neurofeedback works to balance the negative thoughts with positive ones. Balancing your brain will help with behavior and decision-making processes.
Is Neurofeedback Right For You?
If you suffer from a form of mental illness, you should consider neurofeedback therapy.
At Dody Chiropractic Center for Wholeness, we use state-of-the-art technology to measure and analyze the brainwaves across your brain. We can then develop a personalized training program to target any problematic brainwave patterns.
If you live in the Denver, Colorado, area and want to avoid the side effects of prescribed medication, we’re here to help. Even if you don’t live locally, we can do a brain map at the clinic and have you train in the comfort of your own home.
Contact us today to discuss your non-invasive treatment options. You’ll be glad you did.