The Naturopath

Better Health Starts In The Brain

Like Cars, Brains Need A Tune Up.

Our brains have different brainwaves that perform a different function. Delta waves regulate sleep, while Beta waves affect our critical thinking skills. But often our brainwaves will start to run too fast or slow. When this happens, it can affect our ability to function normally. Without help, symptoms like depression, stress and sleep problems can start to appear.

Neurofeedback Can Tune The Brain Safely.

Also known as Brain Training, neurofeedback can tune the brain and specifically target the individual brainwaves that are out of balance.

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We Can Help Improve These Conditions:

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ADD, ADHD & Learning Disorders

People with ADD can be easily distracted, impulsive, and inattentive. ADD is not a disease or a discipline problem, it’s a Brain Problem. It requires a process that targets the brain specifically and without drugs. With neurofeedback, people can increase self-control, attention, focus and reduce impulsivity.

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Many people think addiction is due to a lack of self-discipline, but addiction is physiological, not psychological. Addiction is a brain disease, a mental health disorder that severely debilitates a person in all aspects of his or her life. Through neurofeedback, teaching the brain how to be calm, focused, and relaxed helps a person think more clearly.

Anxiety And Stress

Anxiety sufferers are often overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed out. Their brain seems to never quiet down. They can’t stop thinking. Learning to decrease anxiety gives suffers hope as they take control of their lives. EEG neurofeedback targets the brainwaves responsible for emotions, decreasing anxiety and calming the mind.

Anger Management

Anger is an emotional response, based in impulsiveness. Both are neurological issues that results form a lack of control. Through neurofeedback, teaching the brain how to be calm, focused, and relaxed helps a person control emotional outbursts and impulsive behavior.

Autism

Neurofeedback training has been used with several thousand autistic spectrum children over the last 15 years, by hundreds of clinicians. There have been several research studies published to support these efforts. After neurofeedback, parents usually notice their child is more calm, manages emotions better, and doesn’t get overwhelmed as easily.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is basically the inability to control emotions, which causes a person to fluctuate wildly between sad and happy based on minimal external stimuli. Neurofeedback can teach the brain to maintain a consistent state and achieve mood stabilization. This makes them less susceptible to mood swings, increases ability to focus and reduces anger.

Brain Injury / Concussion

Concussion is a common occurrence, especially with young people and contact sports. When a concussion or brain injury happens, it knocks brainwaves out of a normal rhythm, causing sleep issues and slower processing. Neurofeedback training can be particularly helpful in improving sleep patterns, mental clarity and speech.

Chronic Pain / Fatigue

Pain is one of several sensory systems that keep us apprised of the status of our bodies. For chronic pain, neurofeedback can help reduce pain or perhaps how the brain manages pain, even in severe cases. Chronic Fatigue is a result of slower brainwaves, that makes a person feel more tired. By speeding up the brainwaves, sleep can be better regulated and energy levels can increase.

Depression

Feeling down or depressed from time to time happens to most people. Some people cannot break out of a depressed state over an extended period of time. There is much research that shows that depression is neurological, not psychological. Certain brain patterns are frequently linked to depression. Therefore, training the brain through neurofeedback has a powerful ability to improve depression symptoms by regulating brainwaves.

Epilepsy

A seizure disorder can be explained as a brain that has lost stability. People with seizures can regulate and stabilize their brains through neurofeedback training. Eighteen well-run research studies show how effective neurofeedback training can be in the reduction of seizures.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is “A common syndrome of chronic widespread soft-tissue pain accompanied by weakness, fatigue, and sleep disturbances; the cause is unknown.” Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic disorder. Neurofeedback addresses the fatigue and sleep issues of fibromyalgia, regulating the brainwaves responsible for sleep. This can make fibromyalgia a manageable condition.

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is the result of a tic bite than can cause chronic problems with fatigue. By speeding up slow brainwaves, people can overcome the achiness and fatigue that results form a bite and increase energy. This makes the other symptoms of Lyme Disease more manageable.

Migraines

Although neurofeedback training can stop a migraine while it is occurring, stopping individual migraines is not the main goal. Training with neurofeedback can be very effective in reducing the intensity and frequency of migraines over the long term providing real relief for people suffering from migraines.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Tourrette's

With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a person can’t stop repeating specific behaviors or stop his or her brain from repeating particular thoughts. A substantial body of research shows that problems with OCD are related to the functioning of areas in the front of the brain. Many therapists and other health professionals using neurofeedback to treat OCD note marked reductions in OCD symptoms in their clients after neurofeedback training. People with OCD relate that, after neurofeedback training, they do not really need to make an effort to stop unwanted repetitive thoughts and behaviors.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious type of anxiety caused by an extremely stressful event or series of events. Many people experience only limited benefit after trying various therapies and medication. Neurofeedback trains the brain to produce a calm state as well as regulate stress response. In addition, the specific areas of the brain affected by PTSD can be targeted. Frequently, the first sign of improvement is that a client sleeps better. Then other symptoms begin to improve.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that generally appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. It is one of many brain diseases that may include delusions, loss of personality, confusion, agitation, social withdrawal, psychosis, and bizarre behavior. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMN), neurofeedback can help relieve many of the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term, sleep disorders. Neurofeedback is a powerful tool for helping people fall asleep and stay asleep. A skilled neurofeedback clinician can review many different options with clients to help them assess what’s most appropriate for their problem, including several brain regulating technologies such as Alpha-Stim and Brain Music.

Stroke

A stroke is a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die because of a lack of oxygen. The patient may suddenly lose the ability to speak, there may be memory problems, or one side of the body can become paralyzed. By targeting neurofeedback near the brain’s motor strip – an area involved in controlling muscles and muscle tone – those motor circuits can reorganize and become more efficient.

And More!

Learning disorders, Dementia, Brain Fog an others. Any neurological condition that results from irregular moving brainwaves can be improved or eliminated.

The Brainwave System

Brain training works, and has decades of scientific research studies showing it’s effectiveness.
Our process involves 3 easy steps:

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QEEG Brain Map
We utilize QEEG Brain Mapping Technology to identify the specific areas of the brain that are not operating at an optimal level.
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Report & Analysis
The Brain Map report precisely identifies the problem areas of the brain and provides instructions on how to correct them.
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Neurofeedback Sessions
Computer guided technology safely retrains the brain to create healthy, optimal patterns on its own. Results are usually permanent.
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The QEEG Brain Map

A Customized, Accurate Analysis Of Your Brain
The heart of our system is the Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG), also known as a brain map. A Brain Map is a non-invasive tool we use to identify the problem areas of the brain. The QEEG is designed to objectively and scientifically evaluate a person’s brainwave patterns and takes the guesswork out of determining a person’s condition. There is no more accurate tool available today for identifying irregular brainwaves.
The Brain Map process is painless, safe, accurate and non-invasive. There really is no better tool for analyzing brainwaves and collecting customized data for each individual.

How Does A Brain Map Work?

A brain map involves scanning the brainwaves on the surface of the scalp using a nylon cap. This method is known as an Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) and provides the most accurate recording of your normal brain function. The system then compares your brainwave activity to a database of established standards of normal brain function to determine if problems are present. It does not identify specific conditions: It shows a map of problem areas in the brain that we can use to expertly determine likely neurological conditions.
The procedure consists of placing a snug cap on the head. Embedded within the cap are 12 small sensors that are designed to measure and record electrical activity (or brainwaves) coming from the brain. These sensors DO NOT put any electrical current into the brain – they simply record signals coming from the brain.
A brain map takes a bout 30 minutes to complete. Once the mapping is done, the data is uploaded to our database and a report is generated.

Why Brainwaves Are Important

Brainwaves are extremely important to how we function. There are 4 main brainwaves, and each of them regulates a different part of our body. From sleep to emotions to critical thinking, we would not be who we are without our brainwaves. Let’s learn about each one.

Beta Waves

These brainwaves are commonly observed while we are awake. They are involved in conscious thought, logical thinking, writing, reading and stimulation. Having the right amount of beta waves allows us to focus and complete school or work-based tasks easily. Having too much beta may lead to us experiencing excessive stress and/or anxiety.
  • Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, stress
  • Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition
  • Optimal: Conscious focus, memory, problem solving
  • Increase beta waves: Coffee, energy drinks, various stimulants

Alpha Waves

This frequency range bridges the gap between our conscious thinking and subconscious mind. It helps us calm down when necessary and promotes feelings of deep relaxation. If we become stressed, a phenomenon called “alpha blocking” may occur which involves the beta waves “blocking” the production of alpha waves.
  • Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed
  • Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD
  • Optimal: Relaxation
  • Increase alpha waves: Alcohol, marijuana, relaxants, some antidepressants

Theta Waves

This particular frequency range is involved in daydreaming and sleep. Theta waves are connected to us experiencing and feeling deep and raw emotions. Too much theta activity may cause depression and make people “highly suggestible” because they are in a deeply relaxed, semi-hypnotic state. Theta can improve intuition, creativity, and makes us feel more natural. It is also involved in restorative sleep.
  • Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness
  • Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress
  • Optimal: Creativity, emotional connection, intuition, relaxation
  • Increase theta waves: Depressants

Delta Waves

These are the slowest recorded brain waves in human beings. They are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. Adequate production of delta waves helps us feel completely rejuvenated after we wake up from a good night’s sleep.
  • Too much: Concussions, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD
  • Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep
  • Optimal: Immune system, natural healing, restorative / deep sleep
  • Increase delta waves: Depressants, sleep
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The Report of Findings

The Neuromap Report is a comprehensive analysis of your brainwave activity. It displays the data for each brainwave type, as well as the emotional and cognitive results. The brain is a very complex organ, and the report covers most of the major areas that can cause symptoms to appear.
Listed below are sample sections of the neuromap report, with an explanation for each section.

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Brainwave Visual Reference

This page shows an analysis of each lobe of the brain (frontal, parietal, central, temporal and occipital) for each type of brain wave: Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta. Green indicates a normal level, red is elevated and yellow is extreme.
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Detailed Analysis Of Cognitive, Emotional, Executive & Memory Processing

A more detailed analysis of the brain is provided in this section. Specific measures such as impulsiveness, Aggression, Focus, Motivation, Memory processing and much more is detailed in this section.
The information displayed shows the map results and the results of the online questionnaire that each person fills out prior to their brain map.
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Comparative Midline Analysis

The Midline Analysis is a visual reference of your brainwaves compared to normal ones. Gray bars are normal levels, color bars are from your brain map.
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Neurofeedback Sessions

Neurofeedback works primarily by monitoring brainwaves on the surface of your head. To start, small sensors are placed on your scalp. These sensors have a paste on them which makes it easier to pick up brainwave patterns. For up to 30 minutes, you get to watch a movie of your choice, listen to music or an audio book. That is all that is required of you to do. It’s noninvasive, uses no drugs and does not involve any radiation.
Once healthy brainwaves are established, the patient will see their condition improve or be eliminated, often with permanent results.

Brain Training Made Easy

Neurofeedback is the direct training of the brain in real time, which helps the brain learn to function more efficiently. Neurofeedback addresses brain dysregulation, which can cause many conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, sleep disorders, migraines, and more.
Think of your brain as a musical quartet: When all musicians are in sync, the sound is harmonious. But if one musician is out of tune, the overall sound is affected. Brainwaves operate in much the same way, working together to keep your mind and body in sync and running smoothly. But if any of your brainwaves are off, it can impact your entire system negatively.

The Neurofeedback Process

During a session, patients are connected to a computer using sensors. These sensors are noninvasive, no electrical current is put into the brain. The sensors only monitor brainwaves.
For the next 30 minutes, you either watch a movie, listen to music or listen to an audio book. When the computer detects irregular brainwaves, it will fade the video and sound. This will cause the patient to refocus their attention back on the movie or music until it returns to normal. This can happen hundreds of times during a single session. Eventually after multiple sessions, the brain starts to learn to stay in the healthy ranges on it’s own. as that happens the patient will see a reduction in their symptoms.
Neurofeedback does not directly target conditions and symptoms: it corrects irregular brainwaves and modifies timing patterns in the brain. The best part, results are often permanent.

The Benefits Of Neurofeedback

  • Improve autism symptoms by speeding up Beta brainwaves
  • Increase attention and focus for kids with Learning disorders
  • Improve depression symptoms by speeding up Alpha brainwaves
  • Reduce anxiety and stress by slowing down Beta brainwaves
  • Improve sleep disorders by slowing Delta brainwaves
  • Improve memory
  • Regulate the brainwaves responsible for addiction, which can reduce cravings

Why Does It Work So Well?

Research shows that people who suffer from neurological issues have irregular brainwaves. A person with ADD will have slower Beta brainwaves, which are responsible for attention and focus.
Training the brain can change these brainwaves over time, speeding them up or slowing them down where needed. Neurofeedback can improve alertness, attention, emotional regulation, behavior, cognitive function, and mental flexibility. When brainwaves are running at the right speed, users will often see a reduction in symptoms.
Results are often permanent, which may allow someone to eliminate medications completely. Where medications only manage the symptoms, the goal of neurofeedback is to address the underlying cause and restore normal brainwave function.

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Our system is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact, the FDA recognizes that neurofeedback has NEVER produced a serious side effect since it was first discovered over 40 years ago. There are also thousands of research articles and personal testimonials that prove it effectiveness.


Testimonials

Addiction Recovery

Dan – Migraines

Darcy – Learning Disabilities

Marty – Chronic Fatique

The best thing I’ve experienced with neurofeedback is that I feel like my old self. I was dealing with extreme fatigue, sleeping 14 hours a day. I was physically exhausted. I noticed a change after the FIRST session. I felt the anxiety start to dissipate. I felt the fear start to dissipate. It’s been fantastic. I feel great!

Lorna – Fibromyalgia

I have tried just about everything offered to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Neurointegration Therapy has been by far the most effective. Not only did it reduce my pain by 95%, but it restored my sunny disposition so that I could actually enjoy life once again. For the first time I was being pulled out of the darkness and into wellness.

Laurie – Panic Attacks & Anxiety

I used to avoid crowds, loud noises and places where there were people because I feared having a panic attack. Once I started on neurofeedback, I actually felt hope for the first time. It was such a gift to know that I am not losing my mind, and to know that there is a way to retrain the brain to operate on a normal level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why We Offer Neurofeedback

“Many patients come to us after seeing their primary care physician, who only offered drugs for their symptoms. But drugs do not work well on neurological problems. That’s because the root cause often lies in the brain.”
“These people who come to us have tried many other methods and are fed up. The best part is that our system eliminates the guesswork and provides an accurate snapshot of brain issues. Then we target those problem areas using neurofeedback.
Once we show a patient their brain map and they can visually see just what is wrong, they become very excited about the possibilities for permanent relief.”

Want To Schedule Your Brain Map?

Our system is approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

In fact, the FDA recognizes that neurofeedback has NEVER produced a serious side effect since it was first discovered over 40 years ago. There are also thousands of research articles and personal testimonials that prove it effectiveness.

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