Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. It’s a way to provide long-lasting, positive brain development. Biofeedback is highly effective at treating conditions brought on by extreme stress.
There are different types of bio feed back techniques, respiration, heart rate variability, muscle tension, temperature, and electro dermal activity. There is also EEG biofeedback, called brain wave biofeedback or neurotherapy, we use the term neurofeedback. In recent years another form of biofeedback, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (pEMF) has become available to licensed health care professionals. Pulsed Electromagnetic Field has been around for decades and been used by scientists around the world to study the effects of pEMF on organs and disease in the body. There are over 2, 000 published clinical studies that show the benefit of pEMF on many different conditions.
NeuroField is a non-invansive biofeedback technique that was invented by Nicholas Dogris, Ph.D and Brad Wiitala, E.E. NeuroField is FDA approved, the device which is an ultra-low intensity, pulsed electromagnetic field (pEMF) unit that works to replenish energy and reduce stress in the brain and body. NeuroField is purely electromagnetic and does not introduce direct current to the skin. The brain and body will “mimic” the pEMF fed into it and capillary blood flow will increase. Inflammation can limit the success of other types of biofeedback, pEMF can reduce inflammation and be given at fast speeds without generating heat and damaging tissue. pEMF can be used to en train the brain via Operant conditioning or dis entrain the brain via de habituation.
The NeuroField utilizes a normative database to bring about a more energetically balanced brain and body system. A system that is more energetically balanced is a system that can function more efficiently and effectively. NeuroField works to strengthen the body and promote a healthy balanced state.
NeuroField pEMF has been documented as an intervention for insomnia, Parkinson’s disease, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, conduct disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. It has been shown in clinical studies to be an effective intervention for many other addition conditions and symptoms. Follow-up with the subjects of the studies and the clinical population has suggested that the changes hold over time.
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Your consultation will be with the Founder & Clinical Director of The Brain Performance Center: Leigh Richardson MS, LPC, NCC, BCN, BCB. She has over a decade of experience and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board Certified in Neurofeedback, Associate Fellow, and Board Certified in Biofeedback.
We have two: one in Irving and another in Dallas. Irving is open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm and Dallas is open from Monday to Thursday. Our consultation is done mainly in Irving but we offer phone consultations as an alternative.
We provide a one-time program to treat your condition without the use of drugs and other therapy. A program of 10 sessions would cost an average of $1,700. Our services are not covered by insurance but HSA funds can be utilized.
All decisions made regarding your medication should be made with your prescribing physician. That being stated, a large portion of patients pursue Bio/Neurofeedback with the goal of being weaned off their medication, or the amount being reduced.
There are no side effects associated with Biofeedback or Neurofeedback. Although, patients often report better sleep and focus, decreased impulsiveness and a relaxed mood. In fact, these are the primary reasons Neurofeedback is chosen as an alternative to medication.
“Hello, I have been on medication for anxiety for many years. And lately, I either needed to increase the dose or change my medicine to something else. I started on this program and I made it a priority to get well, do the most because the anxiety was so bad, the panic attacks were horrible. So the program has been very, very helpful. I wake up in the morning and I can enjoy my cup of coffee, read if I want to, and life is GOOD. This has been the best thing that I could have done for me. The anxiety is gone, and it is so wonderful to know that there is hope for everyone. That you don’t need to go through life scared, afraid. Let’s not waste time. Let’s enjoy life.”
Gloria , Anxiety customer
“My son, when he was about 7 years old, was very depressed. And there’s nothing more heartbreaking for a parent than seeing your small child be so depressed. So I took him to a psychotherapist. And the psychotherapist ran some tests and he determined that he would need an additional type of therapy called neurofeedback. We started in the fall of his 2nd Grade in school and I immediately saw a change in him. He was much happier. He became more focused. Leigh and her staff treated him like he was a king when he came here. And he loved to come. In fact he still comes back for brain brightening sessions from time to time.”
Dawn , Mom of Depression customer
“My name is Mark. I came to the Brain Performance Center about 2-3 months ago and began seeing Leigh here. What brought me here was the fact that I had chronic anxiety and even panic attacks. I suffered from both of those things pretty much my entire life. I began brain training with Leigh 2-3 months ago. I’ve probably done about 17 or 18 sessions. And the cool thing is that after 17 or 18 sessions the anxiety has come down significantly and the panic is basically gone.”
Mark , Anxiety Customer