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Alternative Medicine

What is neurofeedback?

By Gretchen Morse, DMA, BCNS

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Neurofeedback is biofeedback for the brain.

Biofeedback can measure heart rate, skin temperature and also the electrical rhythms of the brain. When brain waves are out of balance, we can have a range of symptoms: too many fast frequencies can produce trouble sleeping and anxious feelings.

If the brain waves are too slow, it can affect focus and mood issues. In a session, sensors are placed on a client’s scalp to monitor brain waves.

The process is non-invasive, and can be used to gather information into a brain map. Clients can then learn how to slow down or speed up their brainwaves with real time feedback during the follow-up sessions.

Optimizing and balancing brainwaves can impact a variety of symptoms. A recent client had tried multiple interventions for traumatic stress, but had not seen the relief they desired. Neurofeedback helped to settle down their brain and nervous system’s response to triggers, providing relief, and allowing them to utilize tools from other therapies more effectively, as well. Neurofeedback can help ease a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and physiological symptoms.

Mid-Michigan Neurofeedback

2109 Hamilton Rd., Suite 100-C, Okemos, MI 48864

517-290-4965

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