Frank H. Duffy, M.D. — Professor and Pediatric Neurologist at Harvard Medical stated in Clinical Electroencephalography 2000.
The video below describes what neurofeedback is and how we use it at our clinic. Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback procedure which renormalizes the brain and the central nervous system, leading to greater concentration, improved sleep, increased confidence, decreased pain and anxiety, and normalized moods. In the sense that it causes the brain to forge new pathways, leading to optimal fuction, it is also referred to as “Brain Training.” It uses the tiny signals created by the brain through sensors and responds with signals back to the brain.
At Insights to Health, three of our physicians offer neurofeedback as a treatment option, often combining it with botanical medicines or supplements that work synergistically to meet our patients’ health goals. Because it is a non-invasive, medication free, permanent solution, it is extremely popular with children and adults. We use a specific type called LENS or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, that provides feedback via an extremely gentle electromagnetic signal. LENS works without conscious effort by the patient, and requires just a few moments of sitting quietly (as opposed to traditional methods) and is therefore appropriate for active children and severely disabled individuals as well as for adults.
LENS is effective in treating a variety of conditions, including:
- Learning Disabilities
- Memory loss and Concentration Problems
- Insomnia and sleep disturbances
- Depression/mood swings
- Migraines and other headaches
- Chronic pain and fibromyalgia
- Concussion and brain injury including strokes.
During the session, the patient sits in a comfortable chair. It is painless and patients often notice immediate results. Insurance may cover the cost of treatment–call 503.501.5001 for more details, or use the contact form and we’ll call you!