Neurofeedback Therapy in Shelby, NC at Carolina Chiropractic Plus
What Is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback literally means “brain” and “input”, where the brain is monitored and input is given instantly. Neurofeedback is a therapy in which the brain is trained to better control and regulate a wide number of cognitive issues. Much like training the body through physical exercise, training the brain with cognitive therapy can help it to learn and function better. We utilize advanced technology at our facility to provide cognitive training to our patients.
How Neurofeedback Therapy Works
Using non-invasive surface sensors placed on the scalp, our advanced system is able to translate brain waves onto our computer screen for observation. The sensors do NOT utilize the application of electrical current. They are simply collecting the signals coming from the brain and translating them to the computer screen for observation. These observations allow our certified neurofeedback technician the ability to identify specific abnormalities.
Visual feedback to the brain waves are provided instantly in the form of a movie. The movie only plays when the patient produces the correct brain wave. With guidance from our team, you will learn to retrain your brain to fight off cognitive conditions and symptoms.
Neurofeedback Targets the Four Primary Brainwaves (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Theta)
Each of these brainwaves is responsible for regulating the active and subconscious aspects of your body.
- Delta brainwaves are associated with deep, dreamless sleep and regeneration. Delta brainwaves occur when you are asleep and are responsible for healing the body.
- Theta brainwaves are associated with light sleep or extreme relaxation. When your subconscious takes over, you start producing Theta brainwaves.
- Alpha brainwaves occur when you are awake but relaxed and not processing much information. When you first get up and right before you fall asleep, you are generating Alpha waves as well as when you close your eyes to rest.
- Beta brainwaves are associated with the mental state most people are in during the day and most of their waking lives. When you are alert and focused, you are producing Beta brainwaves.
While each of these brainwaves is responsive for different body functions, they all are equally important to your health and well-being. Researchers have known for decades the correlation between irregular brainwaves and common neurological conditions. Neurofeedback is the first field to directly target these irregular brainwaves and restore them to normal ranges.
Neurofeedback is Provided to Patients with the Following Conditions:
- Anxiety & Depression
- Brain Injuries & Concussions
- Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain
- Memory Loss
- Sleep Disorders
- Anxiety & Depression
- Behavioral & Emotional Issues
- Learning Disabilities
- Memory Problems
- Sleep Disorders
ADHD therapy without medication using neurofeedback
Several studies show that neurofeedback can help with ADHD symptoms. Patterns shown by our neurofeedback technology reveal when the brain is in a focused and attentive state.
Rewards are provided when the brain is in this state. At first, patients cannot control their brain wave patterns consciously. Over time, the brain becomes conditioned to associate certain patterns with pleasant images or sounds – a reward for good behavior. And our brains like rewards.
Decades of Research
Over 1,000 studies have been published related to neurofeedback and biofeedback. The early animal research, which has been validated in many peer-reviewed journals since the 1970s, showed that brainwaves can be changed through operant conditioning and that seizures are reduced with EEG training.
These studies were originally done in the 1960s using cats with no chance of placebo effects. Since the 1970s, research has been verified in human studies. Based on decades of additional research on humans of all ages, the basis for neurofeedback has become extremely solid. You can browse many research articles on this site for specific conditions by visiting the Clear Mind Connections research pages.
BOOK YOUR NEUROFEEDBACK THERAPY SESSION
At Carolina Chiropractic Plus, we are dedicated to offering our patients the best treatments available by using the highest grade cutting edge technology at our state-of-the-art facility. In addition to traditional chiropractic care, our office provides an integrate approach to health care spanning the entire rehabilitative and wellness spectrum.
You can call us today to make an appointment for your first exam, evaluation, consultation, and treatment with us. We know you will appreciate the comfortable, easy, tranquil environment we have created for you. If you are looking for a chiropractor near Shelby, Carolina Chiropractic Plus is the one for you. Contact us to schedule an appointment at (704) 482-0135.