Neurofeedback is a tool used to gather information on brain function by monitoring the brain’s electrical activity. Neurofeedback has proven to be an effective technique to help patients better manage a wide range of physical and mental health issues.
The typical neurofeedback session involves sensors being applied to the patient’s scalp to measure activity in different areas of the brain. Electroencephalography, or EEG biofeedback equipment collects the data from those sensors and displays it on a monitor. By understanding how the patient’s brain is functioning, the therapist can then help to “re-train” the brain and help the patient achieve more favorable electrical patterns.
Biofeedback helps patients learn to control the functions of his or her body, such as heart rate. A patient is outfitted with electrical sensors that provide therapists with data that can help them understand how the patient’s brain is working. The technique is used to help treat a variety of conditions – such as migraine headaches, chronic pain and many more – without the need for medications or invasive surgical procedures.
Benefits of Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Services
There are several advantages biofeedback and neurofeedback treatments can offer when compared to traditional medicine. For instance, it is non-invasive, and it can substantially reduce your dependence on medications – in many cases, it can eliminate the need to take prescription drugs altogether.
Biofeedback and Neurofeedback services helps patients realize how a relaxed state can actually feel when not induced by alcohol or either prescription or illicit drugs. It can be the pathway toward a more peaceful existence on a daily basis, promoting feelings of calmness and openness.
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