What if there was a way to teach to your brain to overcome the negative patterns that have been learned over the years?
We learn destructive ways of interpreting the world around us through life events, some of which are highly stressful. Relationships which are toxic and detrimental to our health, we change ourselves to cope with the stress. Or perhaps the single mother that trained herself to not get a complete nights sleep because of a nursing infant and juggling other children that need her attention. No matter what the cause of the symptom; anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, insomnia, brain fog, poor concentration, there is a tool that can teach your brain to not go to the extreme ranges that it does. This tool is called Neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback is a technique that has been used for nearly 40-years in the psychology field. In the last 10-years Neurofeedback has made its way into the Functional Medicine world, it’s proven clinical method not only impacts the brain it addresses emotional issues.
“Brain training is based on two technologies: Neurofeedback and Entrainment – optic stimulation. When these are combined together, people can see changes in their symptoms in one or two visits. The premise of how Neurofeedback works, is that it teaches the brain to stay in a different range that it falls into when it’s having the symptoms that are affecting the person. It does this on a feedback-reward system.
A Brain Map, a Quantitative EEG, is the foundation of knowing exactly where the imbalances in the brain are located. The brain map in a non-invasive test where the electrical activity of the brain is monitored and compared to a normative database of over 160,000 brains. After reviewing the brain map a specific protocol is determined and treatment is started to show the brain another way to respond to different situations. In 2013 the brain map was approved as a diagnostic tool by the FDA.
Neuroregeneration is one of the most exciting areas that we are seeing lives changed. This is where the brain can actually start healing and reversing the damage that has taken place. Neurodegeration can take place from many sources – head trauma, seizures, strokes, elevated blood sugar, PTSD, Lyme, mold toxicity, and many others. Research shows that after going through brain training there is an increase in the amount of white and grey matter in the brain, meaning that more neurons have been created during this process. That is the main reason we are able to get such phenomenal results with patients that have had head injuries and help bring their lives back to a level of normalcy.
There are many other adjunctive tools including dietary changes and supplements that can help speed up your recovery of the neurological system. The first place to start to know if Neurofeedback is the right treatment for you, is to schedule a Brain Map with Dr. Ben Galyardt of Functional Medicine Center and Neurofeedback.
Dr. Ben Galyardt, Functional Medicine Center and Neurofeedback of Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado, 970-285-1173.