There are a lot of choices for neurofeedback systems on the market. And while we incorporate many into the office, we rely primarily on the BrainCore system. BrainCore is a QEEG based neurofeedback system that is unique in the field. . BrainCore integrates three scientifically and clinically proven therapies directed at correcting Neuronal Dysregulation Syndrome. These therapies include Neurofeedback with proprietary Synapse software, Audio Visual Entrainment, Oxygen Therapy, Cold Laser, and Tactile Feedback Lounge Chair. BrainCore is the only neurofeedback system on the market that utilizes the advanced learning of a vibro-acoustic massage chair. This unique BrainCore therapy chair allows for tactile, visual, and auditory learning to occur simultaneously to further accelerate brain self-regulation.
Neurofeedback, sometimes called EEG biofeedback or EEG bio-feedback, is the simple process of quantifying electrical information from a person’s brain, sharing it with that person, and teaching the person how to control the flow of that information in a way that makes the brain more vigorous and able to do a better job of managing body and mind. There are over 300 articles published in peer reviewed journals highlighting its efficacy since 1960.
The goal of neurofeedback is to transform an unhealthy brainwave pattern into a healthy one.
Neurofeedback is based upon two tenets: 1) Brain electrical activity reflects mental states; and 2) Brain electrical activity can be trained to change.
A Typical Session
You relax on a comfortable tactile-acoustic massage chair with headphones on while either watching a movie or playing a video game. The striking difference is that you are controlling all of it with your mind without even trying! How is this accomplished? Surface electrodes are placed on the scalp and EEG activity is transmitted to the amplifier attached to the computer. It is important to note that it is completely non-invasive. The sensors do not involve any input of electricity; they simply detect EEG activity. Auditory, visual, and tactile feedbacks are provided instantly, so that the patient sees, hears and feels representations of their brain in action. The patient is instructed to observe the auditory, tactile and visual feedback and allow the nervous system to reset itself based on that feedback.
Neuroplasticity, the Brain Can Change
In almost every area of our lives, we are able to improve our performance when we get clear and immediate feedback about how we are doing. Neuroscience has shown repeatedly that the brain is capable of enormous change or plasticity; the brain is amazingly adaptable.
The body has a limited capacity to sense information coming from inside itself. However, if you monitor any biological process, amplify it, and feed it back to the brain, your brain can change that process and perform more optimally. That is the mechanism behind EEG biofeedback
Though the BrainCore technology is quite complex, the training activity is simple, painless, drugless and non-invasive As the nervous system reorganizes itself based on this instantaneous information, the patterns begin to normalize. Over the course of 10 to 40 training sessions, neuroplastic modifications result in the permanent alleviation of the symptoms.