QEEG & Neurofeedback (NFB)
What is QEEG?
QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) is an assessment of the electrical activity of the brain (brainwaves) using a multi-electrode recording device connected to a computer. The electrical activity of the brain is directly connected to how we think, feel and act.
The recorded brain waves statistically are analyzed and compared with “normative” and “non-normative” databases. It is then converted into color maps, called “Brain Maps” that visually depict the electrical brain activity.
A brain map shows precisely how our brain affects our cognitive, executive, emotional and behavioral responses. It also offers insight into choosing more individualized nutrients and medications.
Based on the Brain Map, the physician and neurofeedback specialist decide the training protocols of neurofeedback sessions that best help for improvement and correction.
What is Neurofeedback?
The brain has an amazing ability to reprogram itself. When it receives feedback on “right” and “wrong” electrical activities, the brain develops new circuits between neurons.
Neurofeedback measures and presents real-time feedback on patient’s brainwave activities like Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta.
When brain activity changes in the direction desired by the neurofeedback protocol, a positive “reward”, typically in the form of a visual display and/or sound, is given to the patient. When this process is repeated for multiple times, the brain experiences Neurofeedback training similar to how the body experiences a workout.
Neurofeedback is a nondrug and non-invasive therapy. It is time-tested and very safe. Both the FDA and American Pediatrics Academy have endorsed Neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback Training Session
A typical neurofeedback session takes about 30 minutes. The requirement for the number of sessions varies from 20 to 40 based on the different conditions of each patient. For special conditions like Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Autism, it may take more sessions to determine the benefits from neurofeedback training.
Conditions That Neurofeedback Helps
Neurofeedback is a clinically proven therapy for treating numerous brain disorders including :
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Stress and Anxiety
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- OCD and PTSD
- Sleep disorders
- Memory deficits
- High-functioning autism spectrum disorders
- Neurofeedback Brain Training for Peak Performance
The ability to keep the mind focused, flexible, clear and sharp, as well as achieving inner calm in the face of stressors is necessary to achieve optimal performance.
Neurofeedback training for peak performance is one of the most effective tools for our successful life and high achievements in various spheres of activity – sports, education, professional activity, business, etc.
Benefits of Neurofeedback for Peak Performance
- Improve concentration, attention, planning and organization
- Enhance motivation, learning, comprehension and memory
- Perform better under pressure and stress
- Increase emotional intelligence
- Maximize high-level skills and obtain a competitive edge
- Be more resilient and creative
Neurofeedback has been successfully used by people of all ages, professions and businesses to safeguard their success in their career and life.
Neurofeedback at Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine
We combine state-of-the-art brain mapping (QEEG), comprehensive psychological testing, intensive research-based brain training methods and personalized training protocols to help our patients. With our integrative and holistic approach, we incorporate nutrient therapy, acupuncture, medication adjustment and psychotherapies into the neurofeedback treatment, and we usually achieve better and optimized results.
If you want to achieve peak performance with safe and effective brain training, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We serve the Greater Philadelphia area with Neurofeedback treatment in Bryn Mawr, Center City, and Marlton, NJ.