eeg brain mapping and NEUROFEEDBACK

Modern brain science has revealed that our brains are responsible for much more than previously thought. Brain cells “talk” to each other using electricity and chemistry. In fact, the brain produces enough electrical juice to power a 30-watt light bulb. With 100 billion tiny brain cells (weighting a little over two pounds) the brain is a warehouse of memories and a factory of hormones.

Neurofeedback is direct training of brain function based on electrical brain activity measured through a quantitative electroencephalogrametry (QEEG). It is a gradual process by which the brain learns to function more efficiently, involving the observation of real-time brain action and shaping an individual’s brain activity to promote more appropriate patterns of brain waves. This allows an individual to change their attention, emotions and behavior. In addition, neurofeedback can also be used to improve performance, from student athletes to professionals.

Brain research has proven that teaching the brain to accept new electrical patterns and release old, destructive patterns can repair damage in the brain and create brand new connections between brain cells. What we find are the parts of the brain that aren’t talking to one another and ‘reconnect’ the wires using virtual wire nuts. Neurofeedback protocols used at SWBPC have improved patient’s sleep patterns, helped with anxiety and depression, and helped with chronic pain and migraines. It has also been helpful in managing attention and emotions, and was beneficial in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and autism.

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WHAT DOES THE BRAIN NEED TO FUNCTION

Oxygen

The brain can only function for a few minutes without oxygen. Activity as simple as a brisk walk 3-4 times a week sends more blood and oxygen to the brain.

Nourishment

The better the fuel, the better your car runs. Cheap gas gums up the inside of the engine. Refined sugar, alcohol and many grains do the same to your brain and body. Good fats, lean protein and carbohydrates are ideal fuel.

Training

Training the brain to be sharp, calm, and fully-functioning is a simple task with neurofeedback.

EEG BRAIN MAP

The best way to measure the brain’s efficiency to do its job is done using testing known as electroencephalography. All neurofeedback begins with a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) evaluation. The QEEG is an assessment tool designed to objectively and scientifically evaluate a person’s brainwave patterns.

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WHAT CAN NEUROFEEDBACK DO FOR ME?

Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation by creating permanent changes in the brain. As the brain learns to react to new patterns of electrical activity, it can rebuild and rewire itself. This process can help an individual to be healthier, happier, and more successful at life! What does that mean exactly? Different things to different people, but generally this brain training greatly encourages the brain to fix itself in these five major areas:

Increased attention span: better concentration and focus at school, in sports and at work.

Better memory: improved recall.

Less anxiety: more restful sleep and improved stress-handling.

Reduced impulsiveness: better decision making & less reactive.

Less depression: reduced mood swings and a better outlook on life.

 

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What Our Patients Are Saying

I’m 20. With over a dozen concussions, I watched as my football career, my academic excellence and my life end. After a year of neurofeedback training (and hard work on my own) I am making a comeback.

Zach F. / Albuquerque, NM

After a severe head injury, I saw several doctors for help with TBI, but their treatments only addressed my symptoms, not the cause. Eventually I was referred to Dr. Meints, who introduced BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy as part of my recovery program. Improvement was rapid and immediately visible. After just a month, I’m already off the psychotropic meds and my only regret is that I did not know about this type of therapy sooner.

Anon.

I came to SWBPC with three goals: to determine whether I had Alzheimer’s; to be able to sleep after titrating off 12 years of Lunesta and 5 years of Prozac; to be able to meditate again. Not only have those goals been achieve, I have experienced an ability to speak in public confidently and effectively; a new optimism about a productive peaceful future’ valuable information on brain health that will serve me the rest of my life; a passion to share the benefits of bio and neuro feedback to others; respect and gratitude to Dr. Meints and the wonderful staff at SWBPC!

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Don't let your symptoms hold you back

Our goal is to help you perform better on a day to day basis and achieve long term success. Whether you’re an athlete or actor suffering from performance issues, or if you’re afflicted with anxiety that is causing you to lose sleep and have performance issues at work, neurofeedback can improve your everyday life.