Brain Mapping Basics (Part 2)

Brain Mapping Basics (Part 2)

Posted on: December 28th, 2021 by NeuroHealth Associates

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Aside from just using MRIs and qEEG tests, brain mapping techniques and therapies may involve analyzing the five major types of brain waves. Brain waves can be analyzed for a greater understanding of client needs or thought patterns and to develop effective treatment plans. There are 5 primary types of brain waves.

Alpha waves, which are produced when the mind is alert and conscious but still relatively relaxed. 

Beta waves, which are produced when the brain is alert and awake and when individuals are excited or aroused. 

Gamma waves, which are the lowest amplitude but the fastest of the brain waves. These are created when an individual tries to solve a problem or has to concentrate intensely on a specific task. 

Delta waves, which are the highest amplitude and the slowest and which are primarily experienced in deep sleep.

Theta waves, which are experienced during REM cycles of sleep or during times of intense relaxation, such as during daydreams or meditation. 

What Can Brain Mapping Help Find?

Brain mapping is extremely useful for uncovering the origins and recommending potential treatments for a variety of disorders, including:

Physical disorders. Through structural brain imaging techniques, brain mapping can help physicians detect the presence of tumors or other brain injuries before it is too late. 

Emotional disorders. Certain brain mapping techniques, particularly those that measure electrical activity, can determine the origins or thought patterns behind emotional conditions, including addiction. 

Cognitive disorders. Brain mapping can help psychologists and physicians find the root causes of cognitive disorders like depression, anxiety, memory loss, and more.  

Benefits of Brain Mapping

Brain mapping is very beneficial for both patients and doctors, especially when it comes to treating cognitive disorders.  

Brain mapping can be used in tandem with neurofeedback therapy. Through neurofeedback therapy, patients are exposed to the results of qEEG scans and work with their doctor to ‘train their brains’ out of bad habits or unhealthy thought patterns. Brain mapping provides a direct route to understanding one’s mind at a deeper level than ever before.

Neurofeedback Therapy at NHA

Here at Neurohealth Associates, we specialize in Neurofeedback treatments. Neurofeedback may be helpful for treating your mind, especially if you are unsure about putting yourself or your child on medication. The easy, noninvasive treatments can painlessly improve your mental health condition and outlook on life. Schedule a consultation with NeuroHealth Associates today and find out how we can help you.

Original article posted by Flowers Health Brain Mapping.

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