Neurofeedback and biofeedback training are increasingly becoming topics of discussion. As technology progresses and research advances, neurofeedback programs are able to more acutely address health issues.
What is Neurofeedback Training?
Neurofeedback (also known as EEG) training, in a nutshell, is a brain training program used to help people see how their brain affects their entire body. This allows people to see their bodies’ subconscious or involuntary reactions to external stimuli.
Neurofeedback training programs allow people to become more self-aware of how their bodies and minds work together. Training can be used for a wide variety of mental conditions.
How does Neurofeedback Training Work?
Neurofeedback training programs are non-invasive procedures using sensors placed on the head that feed data to a computer. Computer data is available for both the doctor and the patient.
Different neurofeedback programs have different output methods based on the needs of a particular patient. Training may differ based on mental condition, training program, or technology. Talking to a neurofeedback clinic before an appointment can give you an idea of what to expect.
What can Neurofeedback Training Help With?
Neurofeedback training focuses on mental conditions that people have trouble dealing with solely by using traditional methods (medication, talk therapy, etc). Neurofeedback training can also work in tandem with medication prescribed by your doctor or talk therapy sessions handled by a licensed professional.
Conditions people commonly used neurofeedback training to help with include:
- Sleep disorders
- Post-concussion-related issues
- Frequent headaches or migraines
More conditions may be eligible for neurofeedback training programs, depending on the clinic you contact.
Neurofeedback therapy can also be used for general brain health and ‘strengthening.’ People who want to understand why their bodies react a specific way to external stimuli may be able to greatly benefit from seeing their brain in action via neurofeedback training.
Is Neurofeedback Training Dangerous?
If you are working with a doctor at a properly licensed facility (which you should be doing!) there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Neurofeedback training is non-invasive, meaning nothing is done to your body (outside of sensors being placed on top of the head).
No shocks or other harmful stimuli will be used during a proper neurofeedback training program. If you are experiencing something like this, you need to stop attending that clinic immediately.
Neurofeedback Therapy at NHA
Here at Neurohealth Associates, we specialize in Neurofeedback therapy. Neurofeedback may be helpful for training your mind, especially if you are unsure about putting yourself or your child on medication. This easy, noninvasive therapy 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.Tags: brain health, brain mapping, EEG Biofeedback, mental health, neurofeedback