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Thursday, 17 November 2022 10:47

Is Brain Mapping Legitimate?

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that encourages healthy patterns of brain activity and it utilizes qEEG brain mapping technology to provide accurate measurements. The goal of neurofeedback treatment is to help people become aware of what is happening in their brains, learn how to control unconscious cognitive behaviors, and ultimately improve their quality of life. While this therapeutic intervention is backed up by scientific evidence, many still ask the question: "is brain mapping legitimate?"

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Brain mapping, also called quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG), measures the brain's electrical activity by recording signals from multiple sites on the surface. It’s a unique way to analyze your brain activity and identify areas of concern or underperformance. By comparing the results of the treatment to a database of healthy, normal individuals who are the same age as the patient, we are then able to develop a treatment plan that specifies which parts of the brain to train.

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Many people ask us what’s the difference between neurofeedback vs biofeedback. Even though they are quite similar, these therapies are not the same and have different purposes. It helps to think of "bio" as the body and "neuro" like the brain. Still, biofeedback and neurofeedback are commonly mistaken for each other.

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Patients ask us this question on a daily basis when they visit our offices. “What is brain mapping used for?” And we are always happy to provide clear answers for every patient’s experience in our offices. Brain mapping is the study of the anatomy of the brain and spinal cord using advanced imaging techniques. It can be used for a variety of purposes.

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Finding a biofeedback or neurofeedback practitioner in your area can be a game-changer for your health and overall wellness. These two innovative therapies offer tons of benefits for virtually anyone. If you’re looking for biofeedback near you in Denver, you’ve come to the right place.

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Healthcare technology is evolving at a rapid rate, and with it, so are treatment options. Our understanding of the brain—and how it impacts our mood, stress levels, and attention—is growing every day. As more and more studies are conducted about the brain, healthcare providers are realizing now more than ever that many conditions can be treated naturally. If you're interested in qEEG brain mapping therapy in downtown Denver, you've come to the right place.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:28

A Guide to Highlands Ranch Neurofeedback

Everything you think, feel, and do is influenced by the activity in your brain. Even the tiniest disruption in your brain can result in a slew of disorders, illnesses, and mental health issues. Not to mention, if brain damage occurs, it can completely change your life. If you're suffering from deteriorating mental health, a TBI, or a concussion, neurofeedback could help you. If you're interested in learning more about Highlands Ranch neurofeedback therapy, we've put together a useful guide that answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this mental health treatment.

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Every thought, feeling, and action you have is a result of your brain and the way it functions. If imbalance or injury occurs, it can lead to a number of symptoms and conditions that can drastically decrease your quality of life. A qEEG brain map is a powerful tool that can be used to treat brain-based conditions, injuries, and/or disorders. If you’re interested in balancing your brain and alleviating the symptoms you’re experiencing, qEEG brain mapping in Dallas could be just what you need.

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Our brains are the power center of our bodies. They’re responsible for the way we think, how we feel, and what we do. And if imbalance or injury occurs, you may struggle with a number of mental health disorders or neurological conditions. As difficult as those are to deal with (and effectively treat), you can better manage your symptoms with the right therapies. qEEG brain mapping, for instance, is an incredibly powerful tool in treating brain-based disorders and injuries. If you’re interested in understanding your brain better and alleviating the symptoms you’re experiencing, a qEEG brain map in DTC might be just what you need.

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Concussions can cause major brain damage. And if not treated correctly, that damage can lead to lasting changes in the way your brain functions. According to the CDC, the amount of concussions in athletes has doubled in the last 10 years. And the American Academy of Pediatrics found that concussions in 14-19-year-olds increased by a staggering 200%. Clearly, concussions are becoming more and more commonplace, which makes effective treatments more important than ever before. If you’re interested in a drug-free treatment of concussion, neurofeedback can help.

But before we dive into the nitty-gritty of this cutting-edge treatment option, let’s learn more about what happens to your brain when an injury such as a concussion occurs.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by impact to the head. When a concussion occurs, nerves and blood vessels are stretched and bruised, which can result in chemical changes inside of your brain. Although a single concussion won’t necessarily result in permanent brain damage, concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries. Symptoms of a concussion can vary greatly depending on the severity of the impact.

Most concussions are caused by sports-related injuries, falls, or motor vehicle accidents.

What happens to your brain when a concussion occurs?

The brain itself is composed of soft and squishy tissue. That tissue is surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid, which is meant to act as a cushion between the brain and the skull. However, a concussion occurs when your brain matter collides with the skull. As this happens, brain cells are damaged and chemical changes occur within the tissues.

These changes can cause your brain to stop functioning the way it normally would, which ultimately results in the symptoms associated with concussions. When a concussion occurs, an individual’s brain waves change. Often, they get stuck in a repetitive pattern, which impacts their ability to think and process. The good news is, brains—even after injury—are capable of learning how to self-regulate and improve their function.

Symptoms of a concussion:

The symptoms of a concussion are very similar to those of a traumatic brain injury. These symptoms include:

  • Headache (this is the most common symptom)
  • Confusion
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Feeling “off” or in a “fog”
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Feeling depressed
  • Irritability, nervousness, and anxiety
  • Memory loss

Drug-free treatment of concussions: neurofeedback

As a starting point, healthcare professionals will typically recommend rest if you’ve had a concussion. However, that’s not always enough to alleviate symptoms and change brainwave patterns. Enter neurofeedback, a type of brain training that’s used to teach self-regulation after dysfunction has occurred.

To effectively treat a brain injury such as a concussion, it’s incredibly important to understand just how the injury has impacted overall brain function. At Braincode Centers, we measure brainwaves with an EEG brain map, so that we can accurately identify the areas of the brain that have been damaged by the injury.

From there, a personalized neurofeedback treatment plan is developed that targets the source of the problem. Neurofeedback is a drug-free, non-invasive, and completely natural treatment option that works to better your brain in two ways. Firstly, neurofeedback is used to help alleviate symptoms. And then when symptoms have been reduced, neurofeedback is used to aid in the restoration of stamina, focus, and processing so that you can get back to your same—or even improved—level of performance after a concussion.

Learn more about neurofeedback for concussions

If you or someone you know has recently suffered from a concussion, contact us today at Braincode Centers. We will help create a natural, drug-free brain training program that helps you feel like yourself again.

Schedule your free consultation to get started on your path to recovery.

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