Improve Your Health with Neurofeedback
WHAT IS NEURO FEEDBACK??
Neurofeedback and Biofeedback are words that are often used interchangeably, however there is a difference between the two. Both include the word feedback which simply means information is being received. So, Bio (biology or body) is feedback relating to biological or bodily activity and neuro (brain) is the feedback relating to neurons or brain cells.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Medical practitioners often use biofeedback to improve a particular physiological activity. For example a person experiencing TMJ pain can use biofeedback for treatment. The intent is to unlearn the physical motion of constantly clenching the jaw. A provider attaches sensors to the lower part of patient’s face. A computer screen in front of the person shows a green light when the jaw is relaxed and a red light when the jaw muscles are tightened. When repeated over a period of time, this kind of exercise in awareness can help improve body function naturally.
Neurofeedback is a specific type of biofeedback that utilizes the power of the brain as the master controller of the whole body. Therefore, many people can achieve the same and even greater results by using neurofeedback rather than biofeedback equipment. Multiple benefits can be experienced at once by training the brain with neurofeedback because of the brain’s overall functional improvement.
For example, a child can use brain training to help improve sleep. But within a few sessions, a parent might notice that the improved sleep is not the only new development. They may see that the child wakes up in a better mood, they’re more cooperative with their siblings, have far fewer temper tantrums, and are suddenly showing interest in reading books.
It’s like a positive domino effect.
And the possibilities are endless.
When your brain works better, you work better!
To learn more about how Neurofeedback can improve your health schedule an appointment at BridgeMill Athletic Club with Dr. David Lee from Wellness Revolution.
Call 770.633.5190 (text or voicemail accepted) or visit bmacevents.com to register online.