There are many profiles of ADD/ADHD. Some of them are legitimate, and some of them appear to be ADD/ADHD, when there is actually something different going on in the brain and the body. The most typical profile is an alpha slowing profile, where the brain’s processing rate is slower than others of similar age. This is called a high theta/beta ratio.
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Addiction is a brain disorder. It is not a lack of discipline or a moral issue. Brain training works to normalize what is dysfunctional. This type of work builds a strong foundation for recovery and relapse prevention.
In the brain, the reward network or pleasure network is the same as the addiction network. (This includes the amygdala and hippocampus). Addictive drugs (methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol, etc.) change the network dynamics by introducing neurophysiological imbalance.
We deal with many kinds of addiction, including alcohol, cocaine, sex-addiction, and gambling. Although there are many profiles in addiction, very often the individual with addictive traits shows a low power EEG, where the therapeutic potential of stimulation is above average. In fact, scientific research shows many positive findings for treatment with stimulation.
Anxiety and stress is the low hanging fruit in our clinic. Although not all presentations are the same, anxiety and stress are typically produced by overactive beta brainwaves, which are fast frequencies that are produced on the bark of the brain — the cortex. The location of the excessive beta brainwaves will help us to understand the nature of the stress, whether it be the persistent feeling that something’s not right; constant nagging thoughts of negativity, worry, fear, and dread; or feelings of restlessness, unwarranted reactivity, and defensiveness.
There are many reasons why autism spectrum disorders and various developmental delays emerge.
Neurotherapy and neurofeedback are well suited for children. Not only are the computer games appealing to children, they also have an extra dimension of neural plasticity that many adults do not have. Kids’ great capacity to absorb information and language makes them quick to train. Believe it: you can train a child who can’t listen. You can train children who cannot sit still. The combination of sophisticated brain technology and well-proven learning techniques can lead to dramatic results.
There are many different kinds of depression. Early life trauma, loss, and physiological deficiencies in feel good neurotransmitters (such as dopamine and serotonin) are all possibilities as to why depression creeps in. There is not one kind of depression, many are resistant to pharmacological intervention. We can determine, from the EEG and brain map, how unique depressive profiles appear in the brainwaves.
Sleep disorders are usually characterized by a deficiency in slow brainwaves (such as delta and theta). These slow brainwaves are responsible for putting you to sleep and keeping you asleep. Often there is an excessive fast brainwave profile (such as excessive high beta).
We have very good success with our insomnia clientele. Unlike other treatment modalities, we have the ability to deliver the deficient frequencies directly to the organ in need of them. This leads to deeper, longer, restful sleeps which, over a course of treatment, become permanent ways of operating in the night.
“In cases of TBI, neurofeedback is probably better than any medication or supplement." --Richard Brown, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
When the brain suffers damage, often slower brainwaves — delta and theta — rush to the site of the injury to begin repairing. The use of neurostimulation and neurofeedback can create profound shifts in the ability to recuperate and recover from your injury. Neurostimulation enhances neural plasticity, increasing recovery potential by increasing circulation and calcium release. We typically supplement neurotherapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in our treatment plans for cases of head injury.
Learning disabilities are pervasive and common. There are many modalities to work with them, many work well. Neurotherapy works well, but is completely different than the other options. It is used to train the area of the brain involved in learning or performing reading, math or auditory and visual processing.
PTSD responds well to neurotherapy. After a number of sessions, it is common our clients experience a reduction in the disturbing symptoms of PTSD, becoming able to resume a normal life.
What makes us unique is the combination of neurostimulation and psychotherapy. Sessions can be conducted so that the client is able to talk to a professional, reprocessing the trauma, while they are receiving neurotherapy. This speeds up treatment tremendously because the stimulation puts the brain into a state of neuroplasticity. This causes rapid change to the emotional associations of the memory.
OCD is an all-consuming pathology. Rumination, obsession, checking, fretting, weighing consequences, debating outcomes, again, and again, and again. When taking a qEEG, we can often see the area of the brain that is aberrant. We can see where excesses and compensatory deficiencies lie. We can see anywhere the brainwaves are locking — often causing the individual to go back, again, and again, drilling into the situation, obsession, or compulsion.
Using neurostimulation and neurofeedback we can begin to loosen the grip of the obsession and/or compulsion. Your mind will slowly begin to release the all-consuming thoughts. You will have the ability to discern real from unreal and to “shut it off.” The mind becomes more quiet and becomes more efficient at managing all issues.
Peak performance is a training modality that we reserve for athletes, executives, musicians and performers. Depending on the desired outcome, we will alter the performance training metrics. We will often begin with a baseline EEG, as well as a state dependent EEG, where the individual envisions the task at hand. We will then build a customized training regimen for the performer, such as peak alpha frequency enhancement (ideal for the individual who desires a faster processing rate, such as speed-sport competitors and high-level executives). There is only so much time in a day, and certain individuals need to maximize their output in order to maximize their gain. This is the realm of the quantified self.
There are a variety of meditative profiles. There is also a multitude of different meditation styles and techniques. Everybody meditates differently, and every brain is different. In order to sharpen meditation we must first get to know how each individual brain works in that state. For this we may do a state dependent QEEG, where we take a baseline recording, then one in the state of meditation.
After measuring the specific pattern of your meditative state we will encourage it through neurofeedback training, neurostimulation and photobiomodulation.
Neurofield equipment & the Scenar Cosmodic are useful for bodily injuries, excessive inflammation, infection, and defective body systems. Although most clients find our body work in a round-about way (i.e. by first coming in for a psychopathology), we have providers all over the country who specialize in the use of stimulation modalities to address a wide array of disorders.