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Therapeutic applications of Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback for Peak Performance

Neurofeedback for Peak Performance is for competent and successful people who want to reach new goals of performance. All people, whether athletes, musicians, actors or entrepreneurs, who are determined to give the best of themselves and optimize time, benefit from Neurofeedback to maximize their capacities.

Neurofeedback or neurotherapy is a cutting-edge technology that helps calm the mind and maintain focus. It contributes to controlling emotions such as anger and frustration, as well as reducing anxiety or stress before or during a presentation. Neurofeedback has been shown to improve balance, as well as synchronization and fine motor control, and is used in a variety of sports and artistic expressions such as music, theater and dance.

For employers and professionals, neurofeedback can help us manage stress, improve concentration and memory, improve organizational capacity and increase mental acuity. If you are a student or intern, neurofeedback can help relieve stress and anxiety of  exams, increase sustained attention and focus, increase language and math processing, as well as memory.

The general objective of neurofeedback training is towards a more efficient brain and eliminate inefficient and wasteful mental habits and strengthen our skills.

Neurofeedback for Attention Deficit

 
Neurofeedback gives people with Attention Deficit the opportunity to train their brain to achieve greater efficiency, as they learn to regulate and harmonize their brain waves, which are associated with greater activation and functionality of the brain. After Neurofeedback therapy, people with Attention Deficit tend to have better results in reading, mathematics and behavior; They also improve their sleep patterns, as well as their interpersonal relationships.

The essential characteristic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a persistent pattern of inattention and / or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Some symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity or inattention that cause problems may have appeared before 7 years of age. Although most people with attention deficit have symptoms of both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity, in some they predominate one or the other of these patterns.

Attention Deficit is a behavioral disorder where lack of attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity is evidenced as a consequence of an alteration in brain function in children, adolescents and adults.

The American Academy of Pediatrics places Neurofeedback as the best intervention in children with Attention Deficit, both inattentive type and hyperactive type, with the benefits of being a non-invasive therapy and without side effects.

Neurofeedback for Encopresis

 
In the treatment of encopresis, that is the repeated emission of faeces in inappropriate places, Neurofeedback reduces the symptoms of anxiety and anguish in the child produced by feelings of helplessness, shame and sadness.

Encopresis is characterized by the repeated emission of faeces in inappropriate places such as clothing or soil. In most cases this issue may be involuntary, but sometimes it is intentional and occurs at least once a month for at least three months. It must be ruled out that the behavior is due to physiological effects and can occur with or without constipation.

Neurofeedback for Anxiety

 
In the case of anxiety, neurofeedback helps the person to regulate their own nervous system, since it allows to generate a greater mental calm, diminishes the obsessive thoughts, fears and paranoia, in order that the person can have an answer of appropriate anxiety when necessary and stay calm. Additionally, the brain is trained so that the person can become more aware of their body and function in a more appropriate and beneficial way, both physically and mentally. Neurofeedback is also used for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders and addictions.

Anxiety is characterized by excessive worry, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, irritability and sleep disturbances for a period exceeding six months. Although people with anxiety disorder do not always recognize that their concerns are excessive or uncontrolled, they manifest an obvious difficulty in controlling them, causing subjective discomfort and social deterioration. The intensity, duration or frequency of the appearance of anxiety and concerns are clearly disproportionate to the possible consequences that may result from the feared situation or event. The cause of anxiety and its different disorders is due to different factors, such as: genetic predisposition, brain chemistry and environmental stressors.

Neurofeedback for Fibromyalgia

 
One of the most innovative alternatives in the treatment of fibromyalgia is Neurofeedback, which, being a non-invasive and effective therapy, is a safe method that helps to stabilize the central nervous system. The aim of the treatment is to increase the functionality of the brain, physical and mental calm, greater emotional stability, stabilization of sleep cycles, among others. Fibromyalgia, being a central sensitization syndrome, is a pathological process that affects the central nervous system and consists of a lowering of the pain threshold, which leads to an altered perception of normally painless stimuli.

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes suffering and loss of quality of life to the sufferer, without a demonstrable organic alteration. Fibromyalgia generates a wide variety of symptoms, with generalized pain being the most characteristic. It affects between 2% and 4% of the population and has more prevalence in women than in men. However, pain is not the only symptom that people with fibromyalgia suffer, there are other characteristic symptoms such as fatigue or fatigue. In the same way, the person can suffer changes in mood, sleep problems and anxiety.

Neurofeedback for Autism

 
Neurofeedback has proved useful as a complement to the medical treatments of autism. And is that different research has shown that the symptoms related to autism are the result of brain dysfunction in multiple brain regions, so the techniques of conditioning or strengthening the activity of brain waves are used to promote emotional stability and the physical functioning of patients within the autistic spectrum by balancing connectivity deficits in the brain.

Autism is part of the generalized developmental disorder and is characterized by lack of eye contact, facial expression, poor social interaction, lack of communication and restricted repetitive behaviors.

By balancing connectivity deficits in the brain, Neurofeedback is a technique used worldwide for the autistic spectrum.

Neurofeedback for Stress

 
 

Neurofeedback is a treatment that helps the person to increase the resilience to stressful stimuli characteristic of stress such as the appearance of anxiety, detachment or absence of reality, or the decrease in emotional reactivity.

In these cases, Neurofeedback helps the person to reduce anxiety and improve the response capacity, thus managing to eliminate the negative symptoms produced by stress. This is achieved, because changes in brain activation are introduced. Likewise, Neurofeedback helps stress to be handled properly and assertively.

Stress is a physical and psychological reaction to different situations that we perceive as threatening, anguished, excessive or difficult to face. It is a normal defense mechanism, however, it can become a disorder and affect daily functioning, as well as our mental and physical health.

Neurofeedback for Depression

 
Neurofeedback has proved useful as a complement to the medical treatments of autism. And is that different research has shown that the symptoms related to autism are the result of brain dysfunction in multiple brain regions, so the techniques of conditioning or strengthening the activity of brain waves are used to promote emotional stability and the physical functioning of patients within the autistic spectrum by balancing connectivity deficits in the brain.

Autism is part of the generalized developmental disorder and is characterized by lack of eye contact, facial expression, poor social interaction, lack of communication and restricted repetitive behaviors.

By balancing connectivity deficits in the brain, Neurofeedback is a technique used worldwide for the autistic spectrum.

Neurofeedback for Post Traumatic Stress

 
Neurofeedback is a very useful tool for the recovery of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to several studies conducted in the United States with American soldiers. This is due to the fact that the Neurofeedback technique contributes to the improvement of the self-regulation capacity of brain waves and mental functioning.

The main characteristic of post-traumatic stress disorder is the appearance of symptoms of hypervigilance that follows exposure to a stressful and traumatic event, where the person was involved in situations that represent a real danger to their life or physical integrity, or being witnesses of situations where there is a threat to the lives of other people. The person’s response to this situation includes fear, hopelessness, intense horrors, nightmares, sleep disturbances, feelings of irrational anger and anxiety; There may also be symptoms of persistent re-experimentation of the traumatic event. All these symptoms interfere significantly in the life of the person, causing great discomfort and social deterioration.

Despite the fact that PTSD is associated with agents involved in the war, such as soldiers, police and victims of violence, the disorder can be triggered by any traumatic and overwhelming experience. Many people can suffer a post-traumatic stress disorder in silence.

Neurofeedback for the Migraine - Headaches

 
Scientists have long recognized that certain diseases produce distinctive brain wave patterns, as it is in the case of migraine. Neurofeedback seeks to restore these brain wave patterns, so that the nervous system is stabilized, so that the performance of the brain can return to normalize. Migraine relief in progress can occur within 20-40 treatment sessions with neurofeedback, taking into account the structure and individual history that determine the duration of response time.

The most common theory of migraine considers that the cause is a disorder of the central nervous system, causing neurological and biochemical alterations. The headache can be located in a certain area of ​​the head, which can vary according to each person, and in Sometimes the pain is accompanied by a pronounced sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea and vomiting. Migraines are usually of gradual onset, progressively more painful and then undergo a gradual resolution, they may even limit the person in their daily activities.

Neurofeedback for different types of chronic pain

 
It is considered that a pain is chronic when its duration is more than six months, affecting the lives of people and their interpersonal relationships. Some of the most frequent pains are: back pain, dorsal pain, arthritis, pain produced by a damaged nerve and / or by alterations in blood flow.

One of the best alternatives for the treatment of pain is Neurofeedback, since it is a safe, non-invasive and effective method. The aim of the treatment is to stabilize the central nervous system, increasing the functionality of the brain and its capacity for self-regulation, thus achieving mental and physical calm, reducing stress, improving mood, increasing the pain threshold, so that the pain is no longer perceived as strong.

Neurofeedback for Enuresis

 
It is characterized by the repeated emission of urine during the day or night in bed or clothes. In most of the cases this fact is usually involuntary, but sometimes it is intentional and occurs at least twice a week for a minimum of 3 months.

To be understood as a behavioral disorder the child must have reached an age at which continence is expected, in children around 5 years of age or, in children with developmental delays, a mental age of at least 5 years. Urinary incontinence is not due exclusively to the direct physiological effects of a substance, nor to a medical illness.

We can find three types:

Enuresis only at night: It occurs only during night sleep.
-Enuresis only diurnal: It occurs while awake.
-Night and daytime enuresis: It occurs both at night and day, since it is a combination of the two previous subtypes.

In the treatment of this type of disorder, Neurofeedback reduces the symptoms of anxiety and anguish in the child, produced by the feelings of helplessness, shame and sadness that this type of situation entails.

Neurofeedback for Sleep Disorders

 
With Neurofeedback you can work the two areas of the brain where the natural rhythms of sleep are located to help the person to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up without fatigue.

Insomnia, or dysregulation in the sleep cycle, is a sleep disorder that has a variety of symptoms. People with insomnia may have difficulty falling asleep, often wake up at night, or have difficulty falling asleep again. The sleep dysregulation cycle can also cause a person to wake up too early, feel tired on waking, or experience fatigue during the day.

A poorly regulated sleep cycle is caused by a wide variety of factors, including emotional or physical stress, life adjustments, illnesses, and physical problems. It can cause depression or anxiety, chronic stress, daytime fatigue, irritability and difficulty concentrating.