“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. These are the brainwaves babies, toddlers and youth spend much time in while their brains are developing because these are the cell growth frequencies. These slow waves are the waves of angiogenesis, neuroplasticity, and neurogenesis. Thus, it makes perfect sense that the brain would produce these waves when trying to regenerate damaged tissue. In many cases of head injury the patterns of delta and theta become locked, entrenched, and habitual, preventing growth out of the concussed / stroke / TBI disabled state.
In cases of multiple head injuries (i.e. professional athletes) often called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) we sometimes witness the formation of scar tissue from the shearing of fibers at the sites of the accident (after initially experiencing a state of inflammation). If the inflammation was not able to properly heal the brain—which is the function of neural inflammation—then the brain will ultimately learn to handle the inflammation by altering cellular structures to form tougher tissues and new neuronal bonds, which would consequentially prevent blood perfusion at the sites of the injury and prevent the slower brainwaves of delta and theta from being read from the surface, often dulling the amplitude of faster, cognitive waves, as well.
The use of neurostimulation and neurofeedback can create profound shifts in the ability to recuperate and recover from your injury. Studies of shown that neurostimulation increases blood perfusion and calcium release almost immediately. By bringing more fresh oxygen to these damaged areas there is a greater opportunity for the brain to heal itself.
With neurotherapy, we can target train specific areas of the brain that relate to speech (for example, Broca’s or Wernicke’s area) movement (such as the sensory motor strip), pattern recognition, spatial awareness, etc. We can lift the fog that ensues post-concussion by restoring the brain’s functioning to what it was. By reinforcing the frequencies and patterns we want to see the brain generate, we can help ease you back into your normal ways of being.
With alternating current stimulation we are able to provide precisely the frequency that is missing lacking for each different individual.
Futhermore we have a low pressure Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber on site in our clinic. Research has shown the healing effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy, even for old brain injuries.
Our machines listen to brainwaves and reveal where it occurred, and how the person is compensating for the damage.
We do a brain map on all of our clients before we apply stimulation, and so would perform a QEEG brain map in order to assess where the brain was damaged in order to target the treatment most effectively.