What if you could get rid of your migraines or headaches without taking drugs? What if you could treat your anxiety, insomnia, or depression without pharmaceuticals? Or what if learning troubles or concentration difficulties could resolve without stimulants? What if there was a way to look at the brain and decide what the problem is? For 60 years this technology has existed. The treatment is neurofeedback therapy. Specifically, LENS neurofeedback is powerful for treatment. What is neurofeedback?
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a simple procedure. It helps the brain balance itself to help with any number of conditions. Invented in the late 1950s/early 1960s by researchers at UCLA, neurofeedback is a way to retrain the brain. It helps the brain work more efficiently through the measurement of brainwaves. Many of my patients have found greater concentration, improved their sleep, increased confidence, decreased pain and anxiety, and normalize moods through neurofeedback.
Traditional neurofeedback is similar to playing a video game with your brain. The practitioner places electrical leads on the patient that are attached to a computer. The person watches a screen, typically something that is moving. If the person uses the type of brainwaves that the clinician sets as the reward, then the object on the screen moves faster. But if the patient uses the wrong kind of brainwaves, then the object slows down.
Other forms of this exist. For people who can’t handle visual input, there might be a vibrating object that they hold. The point is that there is a reward/punishment system in place based on different types of brainwaves.
But that isn’t the type of neurofeedback that I practice. I use a specific form of neurofeedback called LENS neurofeedback or Low Energy Neurofeedback System. Whereas traditional neurofeedback retrains the brain via a reward/punishment system, LENS works off the concept of brain plasticity. Our brains continuously create new connections, learning new skills, or reinforcing old beliefs. The idea that brains stop developing is a misnomer as neurons continually build new circuitry.
But our minds can get into ruts, creating the same patterns over and over again. Instead of reinforcing old models, LENS seems to encourage the brain to create something different. It helps us to think different, literally. I like the mechanism of LENS to the mind holding a mirror up to itself, sees what it is doing, and then can adjust itself. Research suggests that LENS allows for broken neural connections to reform, enabling symptoms to disappear and improve cognitive function.
What I love about LENS though is how fast it is. It only takes a couple of minutes to get significant effects. I can work with many patients who might not otherwise be able to receive treatment for various reasons. Maybe they can’t watch a screen or sit still long enough. There’s also no need for a conscious effort by the patient. They merely sit quietly. I have worked with severely disabled people, autistic and hyperactive children this way. And I have worked with adults with many different problems.
I possess over ten years experience using LENS, receiving extensive training from the inventor of the system Len Ochs. Thousands of patients have seen improvement in their lives. They have eased the symptoms of ADD/ADHD, OCD, RAD, migraines, insomnia, headaches, post-concussion issues, depression, PTSD, anxiety, and many other conditions. I also provide a limited number of pro-bono spots for Veterans who don’t have alternative medical coverage or a high deductible over the years. I look forward to assisting you or your loved one today. Please call my office today to schedule an appointment.