As a subset of biofeedback, neurofeedback therapy is non-invasive and uses specialized technology and EEG machines to give us immediate feedback on how your brain is processing information. At Mt. Olive Chiropractic Clinic, our neurofeedback therapy uses audio, visual, and physical stimulation to measure brainwave activity to improve brain wave functionality and overall responsiveness.
Your session will begin with brain mapping, which is achieved by attaching sensors to your scalp. This provides us with a real-time reading of your brain wave activity and shows us where and how the waves are occurring. Once we have this information, we can begin the neurofeedback portion of your therapy in which we train certain brain waves to function differently. By changing how brain waves react, we can improve overall brain functioning so that it is operating at an optimal level.
We can use neurofeedback therapy to help a wide range of conditions, including:
- Stress disorders
- Some memory concerns
- Sleep apnea
- Other sleep disorders
Benefits of neurofeedback therapy are numerous, and include:
- Improved memory
- Improved sleep
- Improved brain health, such as increased grey and white matter
- Reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and sleep apnea, among others
The way neurofeedback works, and why it is so effective at treating conditions caused by dysregulated brain-environment interfacing, is because it retrains the brain to interpret signals from the environment in an organized, regulated manner. The brain is highly plastic, meaning it has a great ability to heal. Neurofeedback therapy harnesses this amazing characteristic of the brain by providing feedback in a way that allows it to heal itself, such as through sounds, lights, and even computer games. Similar to the way physical therapy can help heal injured or damaged muscle, tissue, and bone, neurofeedback therapy works with your brain to heal itself. As such, it is highly effective for treating conditions where your brain may not be interpreting environmental signals properly like, ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, sleep apnea, migraines, and many more.
If you would like to experience all the benefits of neurofeedback therapy, call our office today at (919) 658-0003 for an appointment!