Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, is a technique that trains and regulates brain activity by giving individuals real-time feedback on their brainwaves. It is a non-invasive procedure that monitors brainwave patterns using an electroencephalogram (EEG) sensor. The feedback is typically provided through visual or auditory cues to help individuals learn how to self-regulate their brain activity. During a neurofeedback session, sensors are placed on the scalp to measure the electrical activity of the brain. The brainwave patterns are then analyzed and displayed on a screen in the form of a video, game, or sound. The individual is encouraged to make specific changes in their brainwave activity to achieve a desired state, such as reducing stress or improving focus.

Neurofeedback Benefits

Neurofeedback has a wide number of applications for individuals who struggle with their mental and emotional health. When used effectively, it can support the treatment of everything from ADHD to insomnia.

Self-Regulation

Neurofeedback helps individuals become more aware of their brain activity and learn how to self-regulate it to achieve better mental or emotional states.

Complementary Treatment

Neurofeedback works well alongside other treatments, allowing you to add it to your treatment for issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and insomnia.

Cognitive Functioning

Neurofeedback can help to boost concentration, memory, executive functioning, and impulse control to improve an individual’s ability to function in their daily life.

Reduced Depression

Neurofeedback can alleviate the symptoms of depression, including fatigue, sadness, and feelings of hopelessness, without the side effects of antidepressants.

FAQs

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  • What is Neurofeedback and How Does It Work?

    Neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, is a technique that trains and regulates brain activity by providing real-time feedback on brainwaves. It's a non-invasive procedure using an electroencephalogram (EEG) sensor to monitor brainwave patterns, with feedback often given through visual or auditory cues. This helps individuals learn to self-regulate their brain activity.

  • What are the Benefits of Neurofeedback?

    Neurofeedback can aid in self-regulation of brain activity, complement other treatments for mental health conditions like ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and insomnia, improve cognitive functioning, and reduce symptoms of depression without the side effects of antidepressants.

  • How Does Neurofeedback Help with Self-Regulation?

    By becoming more aware of their brain activity through Neurofeedback, individuals can learn to control and adjust their mental or emotional states. This process is beneficial in managing conditions like stress and lack of focus.

  • Can Neurofeedback be Combined with Other Treatments?

    Yes, Neurofeedback is effective as a complementary treatment and can be added to existing treatment plans for issues like ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and insomnia, enhancing overall treatment effectiveness.

  • What are the Potential Side Effects of Neurofeedback?

    Neurofeedback is generally considered safe with minimal side effects. However, the specific effects can vary based on individual factors, and it's important for patients to discuss these with their healthcare provider.

  • How Often Should Neurofeedback Sessions be Conducted?

    The frequency of Neurofeedback sessions depends on the individual’s condition and treatment goals. Healthcare professionals at Infuse Wellness Center can offer personalized recommendations based on a patient's specific needs and health status.

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