The premise of neurofeedback is based on a simple concept – When you have information about what your brainwaves are doing, your brain can use that information to change how it works. BrainCore Therapy Neurofeedback is also known as EEG Biofeedback. Neurofeedback is a program of guided exercise for the brain that is designed to retrain dysregulated brainwave patterns. Neurofeedback is used to transform a dysregulated brainwave pattern into a normal, healthy, organized pattern thereby helping the brain to operate optimally and efficiently. It is noninvasive and is considered to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact the FDA recognizes that neurofeedback has NEVER had a serious side effect since it was first discovered over 40 years ago. Scientific research has demonstrated neurofeedback’s efficacy in improving many neurological conditions such as ADHD, Migraine and Tension Headache, Insomnia, Chronic Pain, Post Stroke Syndrome, Anxiety and Panic Attacks as well as many others.
BRAINCORE NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING
Before training sessions begin, a comprehensive assessment is performed allowing the doctor to determine, in a scientifically objective manner whether a client has irregular brainwave patterns. This gives the doctor the neurofeedback training protocols that will be used during the training sessions. These protocols are designed to retrain the brainwave patterns to function in a more regular manner. Once the protocols are determined the individual is connected to a computer using sensors and the computer records the activity of their brain. These sensors are noninvasive and put no electrical current into the brain but simply record the brainwaves patterns. As the brainwave patterns become regular, the brain can operate more optimally and efficiently.
The computer software automatically detects when the brainwaves are properly ordered and it feeds the information back to the patient. This occurs in the form of a game, movie, or sound which signals the patient that the brainwaves are becoming more ordered. If the patient’s brain waves are moving in an orderly direction, the puzzle pieces will continue to fill in and the patient hears a tone. If the brainwave patterns become dysregulated, then the puzzle does not continue to fill in and they will hear no tone. The patient is actually controlling the completion of the puzzle with their brain and by doing this the brain is learning how to adjust itself to follow the more regular pattern. For example, in the image above, the patient is watching a puzzle of a picture that is being filled in piece by piece.
In another program, the patient performs the training while watching a DVD movie that is being controlled by their ability to regulate their brainwaves. The movie will get brighter and continue to play as the brain waves normalize and it will become dim or even stop when they become dysregulated. The brain’s natural desire to watch the movie will compel those neurological circuits that normalize the brainwaves and allow the movie to continue to run clearly and without pause. The more those circuits are driven and used, the more those brainwave pathways are reinforced. The patient can learn how to use those new circuits during the demands of everyday life.