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Micro Current Neurofeedback
About Micro-Current Neurofeedback
A Micro-Current Neurofeedback treatment is like rebooting a computer. The body responds to Neurofeedback by laying down new neural pathways, increasing neuroplasticity. It literally allows the brain and nervous system's chemical imbalances to self-regulate. The nervous system re-calibrates and stabilizes, giving you the actual physical tools to be more resilient, responsive, and grounded.
What is Micro Current Neurofeedback?
Brain training using low intensity pulses of energy. The pulses amount to less energy than holding a cell phone to your ear.
What does Neurofeedback do?
Helps the brain to achieve a healthier state by retraining the brain and nervous system.
How does it work?
The brain gets stuck in certain patterns. The tiny pulses used in Neurofeedback disrupt those patterns. The result is a changed brainwave state and much greater ability for the brain and nervous system to regulate itself.
Will it affect my good qualities?
Only frozen, stuck patterns are affected. Healthy functional brainwave patterns are flexible and resilient. When there is a tiny fluctuation they automatically spring back to their healthy patterns.
What evidence do you have?
A picture is worth a thousand words. A world-renowned team led by Dr. Huang at UC San Diego documented improved brainwave states with sophisticated brain images after only 12 sessions of MCN. What that means for the people in the study is that their post-concussive symptoms were reduced or even eliminated altogether following their MCN sessions. The VA has funded a larger study with Marines and we hope to have additional studies funded.
What does this mean for someone who had a concussion?
The people in the Neurofeedback research study reported improvement in: headaches, insomnia, anxiety, sensitivity to light, smoking, memory, focus, concentration, feelings of frustration, stuttering. Their reports of improvement matched the improvements in their brain images.
Is Neurofeedback Therapy safe?
Yes! In the first few sessions, as the brain begins to rebalance, a client may experience temporary feelings of being tired, wired, lightheaded, or slightly headache-y…this usually resolves in a few minutes or a few hours.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Patients often feel a mood or condition shift occur during the initial session.
Family and friends may notice the shift in one to three sessions.
Interview with Dr. Frank Shallenberger about his experiences with and how his toughest patients have seen dramatic improvement in their health with these treatments.
Lauren's Chronic Pelvic Pain Testimonal: Relief with Micro Current Neurofeedback Therapy