WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR INITIAL QEEG BRAIN MAP APPOINTMENT
As an individual can improve muscle tone with body training, you can improve your mood and concentration with brain training. Combining ultra-fast technology with modern brain monitoring software, brain mapping identified scenarios in which your brain responds to stress. Using these results, neurofeedback will help train your brain to relax or increase focus at the right times. Instead of treating an individual’s symptoms using habit forming medications with side effects, your brain can learn to naturally repair itself. The positive effects of neurofeedback have been shown to last for decades, permanently changing your brain function for the better.
QEEG BRAIN MAP
All neurofeedback begins with a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) evaluation, or a Brain Map. The QEEG is an assessment tool designed to objectively and scientifically evaluate a person’s brainwave patterns.
With you sitting in a comfortable chair, the Brain Map begins by placing a snug cap on your head, much like a tight-fitting swim cap. Embedded within the cap are 19 small sensors that are designed to measure and record electrical activity (or brainwaves) coming from the brain. Your doctor will inject a saline gel into the connection ports to ensure a good connection to the system. The gel will sit on your scalp and in your hair - it is not injected into the skin. It is important to note these sensors do not put any electrical current in the brain, they simply record signals coming from the brain.
During the Brain Map, your doctor will instruct you to keep your eyes open or closed while the computer is collecting data. The entire procedure takes from 30 to 60 minutes. It is used to determine if the patient is a good candidate for neurofeedback training.
How Do You Know if Your Brain is Not Working?
Symptoms are indicators that something is wrong. However, many times your body will not give those warning signs until it’s much too late. The brain is similar in many ways. In fact, Alzheimer’s disease silently steals the brain’s ability for short-term memory yet the average time it takes for a person to be diagnosed with the disease in seven years. By that time, the chances for any measure of repair is remote.
Why wait for symptoms to occur to find out that your brain is not functioning as well as it should? That would be like waiting to check the tread on your tires until you have a blowout at 70 MPH. Or waiting until your teeth fall out to get a dental checkup.