People with ADHD demonstrate an inability to focus or concentrate, become easily distracted, overwhelmed or frustrated. ADHD can cause anger outbursts, difficulty completing tasks, restlessness and an inability to socially engage or connect with others
Modern day stressors impact our bodies every second of every day and can lead to the body becoming overloaded and our brainwaves abnormal. This most commonly occurs as a result of overstimulation. This irregularity, often found in people suffering with anxiety can create abnormal responses to incoming stimuli.
Nearly 20 million American adults suffer with depression. If you are feeling overwhelmed, worn down, fatigued, sad, isolated, foggy brained or disconnected, you may be depressed. Research shows that depressed people experience a reduction of activity in the left side of the brain, the side responsible for engaging in positive moods. When the brainwaves are abnormal, depression can result.
Concussion, also known as minor head trauma or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. It is typically defined as a head injury with a temporary loss of brain function.
Migraines can be triggered by many factors ranging from hormonal imbalance, light sensitivity, allergies and dehydration to neuro-metabolic issues leaving your brain in a high state of stress and imbalance. This results in a variety of debilitating symptoms that take their toll on your life including inability to focus, mood swings and throbbing pain.
Neurofeedback is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive, drug free method that teaches the brain to function in a more balanced and healthful way. Brain Core neurofeedback specialists are able to map your brain to see exactly where any specific imbalances lie and take abnormal brainwave patterns and make them normal.
Neurofeedback is a natural approach backed by over 50 years of research that addresses the underlying factors that contribute to ADHD. The goal of neurofeedback is to transform an unhealthy, abnormal brainwave pattern into a normal, healthy, organized pattern that allows the brain to become more stable and able to operate optimally and efficiently.
The treatment works to improve the brain’s ability to self-regulate, maintain flexibility and smoothly shift between states of relaxation and arousal. Since the brain also controls attention regulation, emotional regulation and affect regulation, the treatments aids the entire central nervous system to resume normal functioning.
In people with anxiety, neurofeedback has been shown to normalize brainwaves and reduce symptoms allowing patients to return to their normal activities.
Neurofeedback is also a drug-free, non-invasive natural approach to depression. In treating depression therapists place an electrode on the scalp over each side of the brain and train the individual to increase alpha brain waves on the right side while reducing alpha brain waves on the left. As the left side of the brain becomes more active, individuals begin to feel more positive and once abnormal brainwave activity diminishes mood is improved and depression is lifted.
In post concussion treatment, clinical research has shown that neurofeedback is very effective in returning mental and physical functioning regardless of the time that has lapsed since the original brain injury.
Different brain-wave frequencies are associated with various states and various disorders. For example, individuals with traumatic brain injuries frequently have an abundance of theta waves, or low-frequency brain waves. Attention deficit disorders also reveal high levels of theta.
The goal of neurofeedback is to teach individuals to move flexibly in and out of certain brain-wave states to enhance performance. If theta levels are too high and you cannot focus, you may want to learn to suppress that wave and increase alpha and beta which will allow you to be more focused and present.
Neurofeedback is one of the most effective solutions for the symptoms of migraines as it retrains the brain to create new patterns and responses to incoming triggers and stressors. This new response improves brainwave activity and function and results in a calmer, happier, healthier brain that has fewer symptoms and flare ups. Studies have shown more than a 54% rate of complete elimination of pain and symptoms in migraine sufferers and 99% reported a decrease in pain and symptoms.