People do not like being prescribed medications that have more side effects than benefits and wasting time in doctor’s offices without any relief. Because of this, neurofeedback training has become a popular therapy method for conditions ranging from anxiety and depression to concussions and migraines.
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What is Neurofeedback Training?
Neurofeedback, or electroencephalography (EEG) in medical terms, is a non-invasive way to control and measure your brain waves and body temperature. This form of therapy allows your neurofeedback provider to retrain an otherwise involuntary body process – i.e. your brain waves – through conditioning.
Why is This Helpful?
Because common conditions like depression, ADHD, anxiety, concussions, and more occur when your brain waves aren’t working together in perfect balance. Neurofeedback training allows you to retrain specific areas of your brain to bring it back to its functional best.
You can compare this to your car after you have hit a pothole. This ball hole threw all your tires out of the alignment. Your car will not work properly until you have all the tires realigned.
Likewise, your brain won’t work efficiently until all of its regions are working in alignment. This is where neurofeedback comes into play.
How Does it Work?
When you begin treatment, you will map out your brain through EEG. This will help us identify which certain areas of your brain are not balanced. Once you have this important baseline information, your neurofeedback training can be personalized to the areas that need a little more attention.
During your session, sensors placed on specific areas of your head and will show the current state of your brain compared to what it should be doing. Sounds or music played through headphones will adapt to push your brain closer to a more comfortable state. That is it! It’s that simple! There is no pain drugs it and it’s completely noninvasive. Your only job is to show up and relax
Does Neurofeedback Work for Anxiety?
Of course! New research has shown that receiving neurofeedback training can help improve the way your brain functions to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety becomes an issue when you enter into a state of heightened sensitivity. This can feel like your brain is locked. It creates new neural pathways that cause anxious thoughts. The more we travel down those pathways, the harder it is to stop them. The result? Chronic anxiety.
Neurofeedback helps to retrain the region of your brain that is causing your symptoms bringing you back to a state of balance.
What Other Conditions Can it Help?
Neurofeedback training helps relieve the symptoms of a lot of conditions including:
- Addiction Recovery
- Sleep Disorders
- Anxiety and Depression
- Disruptive Behavior Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
- Peak Performance
- Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury
Can Neurofeedback Be Harmful?
Neurofeedback is perfectly safe if you go to somebody who knows how to use the equipment correctly! Our provider has certified training and a profound understanding of how the brain works, we will help you find relief in whatever condition you are fighting.
Any adverse effects will be reported after treatment are used as feedback to let us know how your brain is responding this information is used to adjust your next treatment.
Side effects usually include nightmares, insomnia, feelings of anxiety, brain fog, or headaches. None of the side effects are permanent or dangerous!