HOW IT WORKS …
From Insomnia to anxiety and everything in between, Neurofeedback and Light Therapy uses the power of light to reconnect functional pathways in the brain. Like our other therapies, this is 100% non-invasive and pain-free. Scientists have known for decades that light has the ability to heal. However, we are just beginning to understand how it heals. Neurofeedback and Light Therapy puts an entirely new spin on using light in healing, using it as a trigger to retrain your brain.
Brain Mapping Session
Before engaging in Neurofeedback and Light Therapy, a 15-minute Brain Mapping Session is conducted to understand your brain’s current performance. It involves placing a cap on your head that can record the electrical impulse activity in your brain, which originate from billions of neurons. Also known as an electroencephalogram (EEG), the test results in a map that plots your brain waves. The brain map is a visual representation of each of your brain’s lobes (frontal, parietal, central, temporal and occipital) as well as each specific brain wave (delta, theta, alpha, beta)—all of which are critical to your brain health. Here’s what we can learn from the map:
• The level of each type of brain wave in each lobe (very high, high, normal, low, very low)
• An analysis for the brain’s major functions, including cognitive, emotional, memory processing, executive functions and more.
• Identifies problem areas in the brain
• Midline analysis comparing your brainwave function to normal functioning brainwaves
From this information, the doctor can them determine the appropriate Neurofeedback and Light Therapy protocol for your unique situation as well as appropriate supplements.
Neurofeedback and Light Therapy Sessions
When you arrive for your Neurofeedback and Light Therapy session, you get to sick back, put on our therapy glasses and headphones, and relax as you watch a movie or listen to music. Small electrodes are connected to your head to monitor your brainwaves. Each time they deviate outside of the normal range, the media pulses and triggers your brain to return to healthy ranges—ultimately working to reconnect functional pathways in the brain. This process repeats throughout the 30-minute session, and over a series of sessions the brain begins to sustain the activity independent of the therapy. The therapy provides operant conditioning, where your brain relearns how to properly function.
It’s important to understand that Neurofeedback and Light Therapy does not target specific disorders. However, the software does target specific areas of the brain based on the brain disorder you are treating. The therapy’s purpose is to alter the timing and activation patterns that takes place in the brain. Doing so improves brain function, which in turn has the ability to impact symptoms of various brain disorders.
Results are not instantaneous, as it takes time to retrain the brainwaves. While some clients do notice immediate signs of improvement, most patients require anywhere from 20-40 sessions to achieve lasting results.
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