Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback Therapy2018-12-13T08:18:34-05:00

What if you could eliminate or reduce chronic neurological conditions just by watching a movie or listening to music?

The amazing technology of the Clear Mind Focus system works by aligning brainwaves to a healthy pattern while you are engaged in a movie or music.

What is Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback literally means “brain” and “input”, where the brain is monitored and input is given instantly. Neurofeedback specifically monitors brainwaves, looks for irregularities, then produces a signal that is designed to correct the irregularity and guide the brainwave back into a healthy pattern. With repeated exercises, over time the brain can sustain this healthy pattern without the need for the signal. There is improved brain regulation, which can reduce or eliminate many neurological symptoms.

Why Brain Health Matters

Brain health is so important, but we don’t notice it until it’s malfunctioning—we take a healthy brain for granted until it’s not there!  The brain plays a role in nearly every function of your body.  Critical thinking, imagination, mood, memory, sleep quality, digestion, and the active control center balancing hormones are a few of the brain’s important functions.  So if your brain isn’t working properly, you will suffer in many ways.  Neurofeedback is an important tool for maintaining brain health.

Neurofeedback is NOT New

It’s been around since the 1960’s. There are decades of research and case studies that document its effectiveness in improving brain health. Advances in computer technology have made it possible for doctors to easily administer neurofeedback in their clinic.

Who Benefits?

In short, almost everyone!

This therapy can benefit those suffering with the following conditions.

  • ADD/ ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussion
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Memory loss
  • Migraine headaches
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stoke
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

Neurofeedback can also help your brain achieve peak performance!

If you don’t have major ailments, you can still use neurofeedback–to maximize brain performance.  If you use your brain a lot, why not train it to be its best the way an elite athlete works to train his or her body?

The therapy occurs in a 2-step process:

Brain Mapping

The first step is to analyze the current state of brain conductivity with a 30 minute procedure called “brain mapping”.  An EEG is performed and recorded to evaluate specific areas of brain wave activity.  The data is then uploaded into a large database and compared to optimal results.  From there, a report is generated showing whether you have excess or under activity in various brain areas.  Finally, a treatment protocol is recommended to rebalance your brain waves to a healthier activity pattern.

Retraining Phase

Treatment is technically advanced, but easy on the patient (and provider!).  You get connected to glasses that emit light pulses, electrodes to pick up brain activity, and a computer system that will either play a video or music while you receive therapy.  The system provides audio and visual cues to change timing and activity patterns of your brain.  Each session lasts about 30 minutes.  Twenty sessions are recommended, after which a repeat EEG mapping session is performed to document changes.  Some people notice improvement after 3-5 sessions.  Those with chronic, severe conditions may require 40 sessions to gain maximum relief.  The very exciting thing is that once results are obtained, the effect will last indefinitely.  That’s right!  The brain is re-trained and retains the balance it learned in the process.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage varies depending on your diagnosis (reason for treatment) and your individual plan. 

CPT Codes:

  • EEG Brain-mapping:  95957
  • Neurofeedback session: 90901

Costs

  • Brain Mapping EEG with physician interpretation and treatment plan discussion: $295
  • Neurofeedback visits–Package of 20: $1700
  • Post-therapy repeat Brain Mapping EEG and physician interpretation: $295

I’m excited to offer this service in my practice.  I’d love to help you balance your brain for better health!

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