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Approximately 1 in 4 Americans are affected by a mental health disorder at some point throughout their lives. What if, instead of using only medication and/or therapy to treat your disorder, you could also train your brain to improve and manage your mental health? Brain training is being recommended by more and more healthcare professionals thanks to advancements in the scientific community and our understanding of how the brain functions. If you’ve heard of neurofeedback therapy in Dallas and you're interested in the treatment, here’s how to determine whether or not it’s right for you.

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The brain is without a doubt the most intricate and complex organ in the human body. It’s estimated to be made up of nearly 100 billion neurons, making approximately 100 trillion neural connections. Sometimes, these connections can become damaged. EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, can be an incredibly effective treatment to help restore damaged pathways so that the brain can function more optimally. If you’re interested in learning more about EEG biofeedback in Dallas, you’ve come to the right place.

What exactly is EEG biofeedback?

EEG biofeedback, more commonly known as neurofeedback, is a type of drug-free, non-invasive brain training therapy that leverages the brain’s neuroplasticity. During neurofeedback treatments, sensors are placed on the scalp. These are used to measure and transmit brainwave frequencies, not administer any type of electrical shock.

This real-time feedback helps individuals learn how to better self-regulate their brainwave frequencies. With enough practice, these changes become second-nature and you’ll be able to better respond to stressors, focus, and even relax.

What is neurofeedback used to treat?

Neurofeedback is used to treat a wide range of mental health disorders and neurological conditions. Most commonly, it’s used to help people who struggle to manage:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Concussions and TBIs
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • PTSD

Many professional athletes, scientists, and business executives also use neurofeedback to improve their overall cognitive function.

How does neurofeedback work?

Neurofeedback, like any type of training, takes time. Change doesn’t happen overnight. Rather, this therapy is a multi-step process. Here at Braincode Centers, we approach neurofeedback treatment with a 4-step system:

1. Initial consultation

To start, you’ll set up a consultation with one of our EEG biofeedback specialists where you can talk through the symptoms you’re experiencing and what you’re hoping to gain from treatment. During this initial treatment, your clinician will determine whether or not neurofeedback is an appropriate treatment option to try.

2. qEEG brain map

If neurofeedback is a good fit for you, you’ll complete a qEEG brain map. This is a procedure that measures electrical activity in the brain and identifies any areas that are underperforming or out of balance.

3. Personalized treatment plan

Based on the findings from your qEEG brain map, a personalized treatment plan will be created just for you to address the symptoms you’re experiencing. This type of fully-customized training helps your clinician address the specific brainwave irregularities that could be contributing to your mental health disorders or brain-based conditions.

4. Neurofeedback training

Once your personalized training program is created, you’ll start your neurofeedback treatments. During a training session, you’ll sit in a chair and the electrodes placed on your head will measure your brainwave frequencies with EEG technology. Neurofeedback training relies on a positive reward—which is usually a movie, song, or video game—to signify when you’re brainwaves are within optimal ranges.

If your brain starts producing irregular brainwaves, the movie, song, or video game will stop. This signifies that your brain needs to work to start producing normal brainwaves again.

Learn more about EEG biofeedback in Dallas

If you’re interested in learning more about EEG biofeedback in Dallas, reach out to us today at Braincode Centers. We offer cutting-edge neurofeedback treatment so you can live your happiest, healthiest life.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Published in Neurofeedback
Friday, 04 December 2020 16:51

Your Guide to Neurofeedback in Dallas, TX

When our brains are out of balance, it can lead to a number of difficult-to-deal-with symptoms and conditions. Perhaps you’re struggling to stay focused throughout the day. Maybe you’re having trouble falling (or staying) asleep at night. Or you could be suffering from anxiety, depression, or another type of mood disorder. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, neurofeedback can help you out tremendously. This drug-free treatment is a powerful tool in helping you understand and alter your brainwaves. If you’re interested in learning more about this therapy, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to neurofeedback in Dallas, TX.

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Experiencing memory loss is exceptionally difficult. It can often leave you (or your loved one) feeling confused, frustrated, embarrassed, and isolated. And until recently, there weren’t many options available to help slow or reverse the effects of cognitive decline. But thanks to technological advancements, there are now many available therapies to help improve the way your brain functions. If you or your loved one have been experiencing cognitive decline or memory loss, you may want to consider trying neurofeedback for memory improvement.

Published in Memory

It’s easy to get confused about the difference between neurofeedback and biofeedback. Some people may even think the terms can be used interchangeably. However, these two therapies are actually quite different from one another. Today we’ll do an in-depth comparison of neurofeedback vs biofeedback, so you can have a clear understanding of each treatment option.

Published in Neurofeedback

Migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world. In the United States alone, as many as 1 in 4 households include someone who suffers from migraines. If you or a family member are struggling with migraines, know that you are not alone and that effective relief is possible. In fact, neurofeedback therapy is one of the best treatment options out there for migraines. In this treatment guide, we’ll break down the benefits of neurofeedback for migraines.

It's estimated that as many as 70% of adults in the United States will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. That’s approximately 223 million people. The extreme stress that trauma puts on the body prevents a person’s ability to cope and can lead to a variety of physical, psychological, and emotional symptoms. A cutting-edge therapy can offer the support your brain needs to heal. Neurofeedback therapy has been shown to promote holistic healing for those struggling with past trauma. If you’re interested in learning more about neurofeedback for trauma or PTSD, we’re breaking down the basics of how it benefits your brain.

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As we age, some cognitive decline is inevitable. But if you’re beginning to notice brain fog or forgetfulness earlier than expected, it could be the beginning signs of memory loss. The good news is, you don’t have to be stuck in the fog forever. Neurofeedback for memory loss can be an effective treatment option to decrease your chances of getting dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Published in Memory

Depression is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in the United States. At any given time, it’s estimated that 16.1 million adults in the U.S. are affected by major depressive disorder. That’s approximately 7% of the total population. Treatment typically involves medication, talk therapy, or a combination of the two. If you’re still struggling to manage your symptoms, or if you’re seeking a more natural treatment option, it’s worth considering neurofeedback for depression. Here at Braincode Centers, a leading provider of neurofeedback in Denver, we’re here to help you learn more about this alternative, drug-free treatment option.

Published in Depression

It is estimated that nearly 10% of children in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. And those diagnoses continue to rise every year. Although ADHD is more prevalent in boys, there’s recently been a surge among girls and adult women—especially moms. Most commonly, treatment for ADHD includes medication and behavioral therapy, but science suggests neurofeedback could be beneficial too. If you’re interested in neurofeedback for ADHD, it can help to understand how this natural treatment benefits focus disorders.

Published in Focus and ADHD
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