Mind

Offering neurofeedback, nutrient support for the brain and nervous system, along with mindfulness training and breathing techniques to bring you back to center.

Neurofeedback

The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS), is an effective form of biofeedback that has the capacity to treat numerous symptoms and deficits including, but not limited to:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Insomnia or other sleep disorders
  • Headaches
  • PTSD
  • Concussion symptoms
  • Memory loss or cognitive decline 

Over 85% of people who have used the LENS have benefitted significantly from it.  Results can be seen quickly, often beginning within the first session, and are lasting.

How it works

The patient sits passively, while the brain receives direct feedback information – an individualized treatment pattern based on a real-time EEG recording – through the sensors in the form of EEG brainwaves. The individualized information is then processed by the client’s own brain, which is able to reorganize any maladaptive patterns into more effective and efficient patterns.

This technology utilizes neuroplasticity, or the ability for the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning. The signal sent through the EEG sensors makes it possible for your brain to see its own dysfunctional pattern, and learn/adapt/grow into something better. 

What to expect

Traditional neurofeedback requires conscious attention and training for 45-60 minute sessions.  Results are typically attained over 40 or more sessions.

LENS does not require any focused attention, and the person does not need to do anything specific during the session.  The active sessions themselves last between a few seconds and a few minutes. Initial results are typically seen in 1-4 sessions, with an average number of 11 sessions per client.  This makes the LENS an excellent option for all individuals, including those who are unable to attend for lengthy periods of time and/or who are unable to understand instructions.

Patients across the lifespan, from young children to older adults, have benefited from LENS.

Biofeedback 

Biofeedback is a technique you can use to control your body’s response to stress.

75 to 90 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

American Psychological Association

To learn this technique you are connected to electrical sensors that gather information about your bodies physiology or function. This biological or “bio” information is then “fed back” via visual computer graphics or prompts and you are led through techniques to regulate your bodies nervous system.

Training in this way, using your own biofeedback, will help you master stress by pacing your breathing, relaxing your muscles, and thinking positive thoughts. As you improve your ability to regulate your nervous system, you will be able to control your body’s functions, such as heart rate, muscle tension, temperature and sweat response. 

Biofeedback gives you the ability to use the power of your mind to improve your health and physical performance. 

Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death – heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver, and suicide. 

American Psychological Association
What to expect

Biofeedback training sessions are typically 45 – 60 minutes long. Training is recommended on a weekly basis for several months to master the techniques and treat many physical and mental health issues, including:

  • Anxiety or stress
  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Chronic pain
  • Constipation, IBS, or fecal incontinence
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Stroke
  • TMJ

Nutritional Support

Many herbs and dietary strategies can optimize brain function. 

Individualizing these to match your condition, goals, and lifestyle can be a primary treatment strategy, or as an adjunct to enhance other therapies.