What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function, by which the brain learns to function more efficiently. We observe the brain in action from moment to moment. We show that information back to the person. And we reward the brain for changing its own activity to more appropriate patterns. This is a gradual learning process. It applies to any aspect of brain function that we can measure. Neurofeedback is also called EEG Biofeedback, because it is based on electrical brain activity, the electroencephalogram, or EEG. Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. It is simply biofeedback applied to the brain directly. Self-regulation is a necessary part of good brain function. Self-regulation training allows the system (the central nervous system) to function better.
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.Watch a detailed explanation here
How Does it Work?
We apply sensors to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. We process the signal by computer, and we extract information about certain key brainwave frequencies. (All brainwave frequencies are equal, but some are more equal than others...) We show the ebb and flow of this activity back to the person, who attempts to change the activity level. Some frequencies we wish to promote. Others we wish to diminish. We present this information to the person in the form of a video game. The person is effectively playing the video game with his or her brain. Eventually the brainwave activity is "shaped" toward more desirable, more regulated performance. The frequencies we target, and the specific locations on the scalp where we listen in on the brain, are specific to the conditions we are trying to address, and specific to the individual. - eeginfo.com
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I. Depression and Anxiety treatment without the use of drugs:
Read the latest research about the efficacy of EEG for these common disorders.
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback for Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Review of the Clinical Evidence and Guidelines – An Update [Internet].
Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2014 Aug.
CADTH Rapid Response Reports.
Patients with mental health disorders usually require pharmacological and/or psychological interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
However, patients may not. . . respond well to them.
For example, approximately two-thirds of patients with major depressive disorder do not have adequate responses to pharmacological and/or psychological interventions.
Biofeedback therapies ar e non-pharmacological treatments that use non-invasive electrical devices with bio-monitoring system and sensors to measure, amplify and feed back information primarily from nervous system processes . . . to the individual being monitored, thus promoting awareness of these processes in an individual to assist with gaining voluntary control over body and mind.
Training with neurofeedback aims to enable the individual to modify patterns of cortical activity and normalize brain activity.
In general, . . . neurofeedback is designed to increase patients’ coping skills for their current situations, and usually multiple sessions of treatment are required.
- This report was undertaken to update a previous summary of the evidence on the clinical effectiveness and safety of neurofeedback and biofeedback which was completed in 2012.
In that report, findings from preliminary analyses raised the possibility that biofeedback and neurofeedback may have a potential for the treatment of
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.
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II. Menopause Relief without Drugs:
Neurofedback offers a non-invasive way to "tame the symptoms of menopause." read more . . . Back to Health
Address hormone imbalances . . . read more . . .
According to NIH: Natonal Institute on Aging . . . www.nia.nih.org
Menopause is a normal part of life. It is a time when your menstrual period ceases as a result of decreases in the production of your two primary female sex hormones that are produced in your ovaries: estrogen and progesterone. It can also occur as a result of surgical procedures (e.g. hysterectomy).
Perimenopause is the time of transition to menopause, occurring years before menstration ceases, and may be accompanied by uncomfotable symptoms . . . read more . . .
Early Warning Signs of Menopause:
Changes in your periods
Increased anxiety or irritability
Decrased sex drive
Pain during intercorse
Postmenopause follows menopause and . . . last the remainder of your life.
Throughout all of these phases, sex hormones are not the only culprits causing you discomfort mentally, emotionally and physically . . . you may also experience changes in your brain at the level of the neurotransmitter.
Here is where Neurofeedback can play a role. It can serve to calm down the overactive brain and help bring some relief across symptoms . . . read more...
Neurofeedback for ADHD
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