Neurofeedback in Loveland OH
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, makes use of the brain’s capacity for change to reshape brain networks. It is a way to directly train the brain to function better. Neurofeedback is a research-supported treatment to sharpen attention, relieve anxiety, enhance mood, and improve learning, and behavior…without medication.
How does it work?
We apply electrodes to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity that is shown on a computer. 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.
Although the technology is complex, the process is simple, painless, and non-invasive. It is just learning. You learn to alter your brain activity the same way you learn every other skill. You learn through feedback and practice.
Repetition to harness neuroplasticity
In 20 neurofeedback sessions, with feedback every half second, you get 72,000 chances to learn. That’s a lot of repetition and practice. Brain science has shown that repetitive exercise of brain networks results in brain change. This is called neuroplasticity. Neurofeedback allows you to harness neuroplasticity to get to the root of the problem and reshape your brain.
Is training unique?
Over the years, certain neurofeedback training protocols have been developed that are helpful with certain classes of problems such as attention, anxiety and depression, seizures and migraines, as well as cognitive function. There are a number of assessment tools we use to help us decide which protocols to use. In our office we use the Clinical Q assessment along with the Stress Response Evaluation. The Clinical Q is an EEG assessment that takes no longer than 20 minutes to complete. This program assesses 5 regions of the brain looking for any electrical imbalances that then can be trained.
Please watch this short 5-minute video presentation done by the Center for Brain. Click here https://youtu.be/HxHR7InSQ1c.
Is treatment expensive?
Neurofeedback in our office is affordable. When looking at case averages someone who presents with ADD (seen on actual Clinical Q assessment) will spend between $1000-$1500 for their treatment. This can take between 20-30 sessions of neurofeedback along with chiropractic care. Talk with Dr. Reineck during your free 20-minute consultation for specifics on your program.