EEG Neurotherapy ...

EEG Neurotherapy is a specialized form of biofeedback. Neurofeedback is the measurement of brain wave activity using an electroencephalograph (EEG).   Brain waves are produced as a result of chemical / electrical / metabolic activity in the brain. EEG is recorded through the use of simple, scalp electrodes.

Certain frequencies and wave forms are associated with various states of consciousness, attention, focus, function and/or dysfunction.  If made aware of a dysfunctional brain wave pattern, an individual is then able to teach their brain to either decrease or increase brain waves on a subconscious level.

By concentrating on a computer display or listening to feedback signals an individual can reduce dysfunctional brain wave patterns.  The result can be remarkable improvement in mental, emotional, and physical performance.

A Brief Introduction to Neurotherapy and QEEG


QEEG Neurotherapy ...
Full 19 channel instantaneous Z score biofeedback is now possible.   Family Optimum Services is in possession of the technology for Neuroimage Therapy or Neuroimage Biofeedback.   The idea is for patient's to monitor their own brains in 3-D and in real-time for purposes of modifying the electrical energies of the brain.

This is made possible though NeuroGuide a Dynamic Lifespan Eyes Open and Eyes Closed Reference Normative Database of normal brain function of persons 2 months to 82 years of age.  In essence, the NeuroGuide Normative Database allows us to compare our clients brain patterns to those of what is normal.  A abnormal activity can be measured in intensity, region and low or high levels.  When you combine the location, the intensity and whether high or low, you will generally have symptoms that would be shared by others with similar brain function.

The purpose of EEG and QEEG Z Score Neurotherapy is to influence the brain to change the behavior of the brain in these regions to function closer to the norm.  By doing so, the symptoms generally go away.


Some things neurotherapy
can be used to assist in treatment...

Attention Deficit Disorder
Through Neurotherapy, reduction in ADD/ADHD symptoms are expected to occur. Improvements in school performance, social behavior and irritability are generally observed.

Neurotherapy can also have a significant effect on seizure activity for those with seizure disorders. This effect is usually positive with a reduction in the incidents of seizures.

Depression / Anxiety
Depression is one of the most common mood disorders. It can affect nearly 20% of the population, regardless of race, sex, or geography.  Neurotherapy, along with psychotherapy, can be helpful in reducing or eliminating depressive states and/or depression.

Clinical studies show neurotherapy is an effective intervention for drug and alcohol addictions, by teaching the subject to control their own brain waves; thereby, reducing or eliminating the need for drugs and alcohol.

Self-soothing neurotransmitters are produced while in a state of relaxing alpha waves. Neurotherapy helps addicts reach this state, without the use of drugs or alcohol. The need of medications is often reduced or eliminated.

Increasing Neurological Functional
Neurofeedback sensors are placed on the scalp using a non invasive conductive gel providing a safe and painless process. The individuals brainwaves are detected and transferred to a computer monitor screen.

A game is then played without the aid of a joystick. The client controls the game with brainwave activity. Changes in the brainwave activity are reinforced through information feedback from the computer through visual and auditory rewards.

Goals For Neurotherapy

  • Increased attention or attending

  • Increased and normalized brain function

  • Behavioral Modification via extended family report or via EMG or muscle movement

  • Increase functional IQ by 15 to 30 points

  • Decrease Symptomology

  • Increase Performance

EEG Neurotherapy is an effective tool in treatment of:

  • ADD / ADHD

    • Behavior

    • Performance IQ


    • Drugs

    • Alcohol

    • Prescription Drug Dependency

    • (see your personal physician before eliminating any prescribed medication)






A Brief Introduction to Neurotherapy and QEEG ...

A Brief Introduction to EEG...
EEG Neurotherapy is a specialized form of biofeedback. Neurofeedback is the measurement of brain wave activity using an electroencephalograph (EEG).   Brain waves are produced as a result of chemical / electrical / metabolic activity in the brain. EEG is recorded through the use of simple, scalp electrodes.

Research is conducted at 19 points on the head.

This method of biofeedback training is EEG Neurofeedback, EEG Neurotherapy, or just EEG. EEG Neurotherapy trains targeted brain waves to balance their amplitude, coherence, and phase lag into patterns of healthier performance within the hemispheres of the brain. Chemical, electric, and metabolic activity in the brain produces brain waves. Through EEG, a client can learn to improve focus, clarity of thought and stabilize mood dysregulation. EEG has been helpful for individuals struggling with symptoms of Epilepsy, ADHD, Panic Attacks, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Depression, and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries.

How is EEG performed?
EEG is conducted using Operant Conditioning. Brain wave activity is recorded from sensors placed on the client’s scalp using an electroencephalograph. A computer screen displays images similar to a video game. As the client’s brain waves move the images on the computer screen, the client also hears an audible reward. The visual movement on the screen and the audible reward creates a feedback loop for the client. The clinician may adjust the inhibit and reward thresholds to aid the client in producing the needed brain wave activity. Many clients experience relief from states of anxiety or depression, becoming more flexible. A client can increase their ability to become focused and stay on task. The results are rewarding for the client and the clinician.

EEG is effective and is non-stressful to the patient.

History of EEG Neurotherapy
An electroencephalograph means electrical head graph. The electroencephalograph has roots from the late 1800s. The discovery of recording brain wave rhythms from the scalp in 1927 is attributed to Hans Berger. Today, with the arrival of modern computer processing, EEG Neurotherapy is becoming a preferred therapeutic training modality.

How is Quantitative EEG different from EEG Neurotherapy?
Quantitative EEG, QEEG or qEEG, is the digital recording and analysis of brain waves. With advances in modern computer design and high-speed signal processing, it is now possible to record and sample the client’s brain waves multiple times per second. Then, with various filters and algorithms the recorded brain wave data can be analyzed. This technology allows qualified professionals to measure precisely the amplitude, frequency, and location of targeted brain waves. The QEEG accurately determines distribution of brain signals and then compares the data to normative databases. With this information, the clinician can more precisely guide Neurotherapy sessions.

This introduction to EEG Neurotherapy and QEEG provides information about a relatively new technology. Those familiar with EMDR, Photoic Stimulation and other technologies, bringing relaxation and balance to the hemispheres of the brain, will find EEG technologies provide measurable and site specific information about brain function. With EEG Neurotherapy and QEEG brain mapping, brain wave training is quantifiable and empirical in nature.



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