Neurotherapy includes several techniques used to change how the central or peripheral nervous system functions. This includes:
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Frequencies (pEMF)
- Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS)
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
- Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS)
- and the use of light and sound for brainwave entrainment
Since we work with the brain, all neurotherapy starts with a Quantitative EEG (QEEG), or brain map, which shows us how a person's brain is functioning.
QEEG and Brain Mapping
Brain mapping is used to connect a client's symptoms with activity in their brains. Various neurologically-based syndromes (ADHD, Autism, PTSD, Depression, Schizophrenia, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, anxiety, and more) have common neurological profiles that can be identified with a brain map.
Brain mapping is an extremely well researched method of identifying important characteristics of a person's brain. It can identify neurological signs of depression, mood swings, rumination, obsessive thoughts, and other symptoms of mental illness. It can point toward areas of dysregulation that can underlie attention, impulse control, learning, sensory processing, anger, emotion regulation, addiction, and behavior problems. Physicians often use it to determine what medications to prescribe. For many of our kiddos, the brain map is the only truly objective measure of the the problems they are facing. The QEEG can shine a light, helping to see the way forward.
Neurofeedback is a method of changing the way the brain functions in order to improve or correct neurological dysfunction or to improve performance beyond the normal range. It does this by providing the client with real-time information about what their brain is doing and rewarding therapeutically positive changes as they occur.
There are many different kinds of neurofeedback....
We provide 1, 2, 4, and 19 channel training using Neuroguide, Neurofield, Biograph Infinity, BioExplorer, and Biotrace, and Zukor software platforms. We use Neurofield, Thought Technology, and Nexus systems. Combined we have the capacity to intervene on all of the main components of the human nervous system.
Bringing Neurotherapy to the Next Level
pEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Stimulation)- This form of stimulation uses small electromagnetic coils placed on the scalp to induce specific changes in brain functioning. This stimulation can cause the brain to produce more of any specific brain wave that is chosen and has amazing effects on stuck brain connection problems. It has immediate benefits on brain inflammation, a common cause of brain dysfunction. Neurofeedback is a very non-invasive method of changing the brain. In many cases, pEMF is indicated to induce changes when it is likely that the job is bigger than Neurofeedback can handle alone.
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tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Simulation) used direct (non-oscillating) current to excite or inhibit specific brain regions. It can "turn on" a part of the brain that is not working hard enough or "turn off" a part that is too excited. It can be effective in treating any symptom related to over or under activation.
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tACS (Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation) is another way to produce specific frequencies of brainwaves in order to show the brain what we would like it to do. tACS can also be used on parts of the body to induce bone repair and reduce inflammation. In combination with pEMF, tACS can produce profound changes in the brain that can then be made more lasting in combination with neurofeedback.
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tRNS (Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation) provides a scrambled alternating current signal to alter stuck patterns in the brain that simply will not change through less invasive methods. Although Lighthouse uses this technique for a variety of tough problems, it has been investigated extensively and found effective in the literature for conditions such as chronic pain and tinnitus.
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