Brain Mapping/ qEEG
Brain mapping is a diagram of how all the neurons in the brain connect. By relating structure to function it also finds what parts of the brain gives us certain abilities. This information will help us better understand how we learn and adapt. For example, what aspect of your specific brain allows us to be creative or logical (This is called localization of function). Neurosurgeons use brain mapping to plan safer surgeries by helping to locate what part of the brain controls different working functions. This tool can also be used to diagnose neurodegenerative diseases and other common problems such as snoring, fear, ADD/ADHD, spelling, OCD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Muscle Cramps, Dementia, Depression, Chronic Fatigue and Pain, Mind Chatter, Migraine Sensitivity, Parkinsons, and Alzheimers. Once your brain has been mapped you can continue more effectively through the Neurofeedback process. Brain mapping at the beginning of a treatment and at the end can give you a visual on how much progress has been made.
In the U.S. there are only 10 other facilities who have this updated and progressive health option. There are 30 years of research available under both titles Brain Mapping and qEEG.
Neurofeedback is a cutting-edge drug-free technique used to train the self-regulatory power of the brain. It is based on the idea that by using electroencephalogram (EEG) device with specialized computer software it is possible to detect where the brain is going off track and to train it towards enhanced stability and improved function. Training is not consciously demanding, all the subject has to do is to watch a computer game, movie, or listen to tones and the brain does the rest. The technology is non-invasive and can be used for all age groups.
- Enhance attention span and focus
- Diminish hyperactivity
- Normalize sleep
- Decreased anxiety and depression
- Encourages friendships and socializing
How long does the training take? Sessions are usually one to three times per week, but each person is different. Some receive benefit almost immediately while others may need a series of sessions to stabilize their brainwave activity. The number of sessions depends on the type of problem, the age of the person, and many other factors. Typically ADD requires about 20-30 sessions. Application for alcoholism takes 30 to 40 sessions
How can I expect to feel after a session? Depending on what frequency is being trained, clients generally report feeling more relaxed and focused after their sessions.
Will the training last, or is it temporary? The type of neurofeedback training we offer here is permanent. Neurofeedback helps to improve functions such as concentration, short-term memory, speech, motor skills, sleep, energy level, and emotional balance.
Can neurofeedback help with ADD and ADHD? Recent research suggests that individuals with ADD/ADHD tend to have elevated theta brainwave activity and low levels of beta brainwave activity. Symptoms of ADD/ADHD are usually reduced when brainwave activity is changed. Neurofeedback is commonly used as an adjunct or alternative treatment to medication and behavior management.