The brain is an amazing thing. The brain's incredible plasticity allows us to condition the way we think toward or away from harmful or negative states, such as anxiety or depression. Neurofeedback is a new technology used in some clinics that combine elements of biofeedback and classical conditioning to monitor brain-wave or cerebral blood-flow, allowing the patient to visualize these parameters and learn to physically change them towards normalcy.
In other words, this technology allows the patient to realize and become aware of physiological states associated with a certain condition (ADHD, depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, etc.) and then habitually change these until they become second-nature.
NYC Neurofeedback treatments along with other neuro-modulation methods such as the ones offered by the Brain Resource Center have been proven to work in helping reduce reliance on pharmaceuticals in dealing with a variety of disorders. In cases where medications are ineffective, unwanted or unnecessary (such as pregnancy or ADHD in children), these treatments can be very advantageous. They can also help in conjunction with medication to reduce reliance on medication as the brain learns to operate in healthier and more efficient ways with ongoing treatment.
Not only are they incredibly effective, but they are incredible easy to implement as well. Some of the techniques are as simple as watching a movie or playing a video game while the brain is trained to function in a more a balanced way. Through these methods, the mind works to recognize negative states and conditions and convert them into a more positive states as the brain activity is conditioned step by step. To harness the natural ability of the brain to regulate itself is key to the Neurofeedback treatment.
Neurofeedback also works in a treatment called "Peak Performance," which works in the same way to refine cognitive abilities including clarity, focus, and creativity, among others. Call or contact the Brain Resource Center on the Upper West Side today to learn more or set-up an NYC Neurofeedback treatment consultation today.