The Northport Wellness Center offers a brain training program known as Neurofeedback (Braincore).
Neurofeedback provides a safe, proven, and non-invasive way to alleviate symptoms and improve performance without the use of medication.
The human brain is one of the most complex structures in the universe. But in order for it to function optimally, each part of the brain must constantly talk to one another. The brain accomplishes this communication by transmitting signals along neurons that connect one area to another. These signals are expressed as brain waves.
There are four distinct brain wave frequencies:
However, in some individuals, the “normal” brain-wave patterns—years of research has demonstrated that there is an accepted normal pattern of brain-wave activity—are disrupted. This results in a condition known as Neurological Dysregulation Syndrome (NDS), in which someone’s nervous system does not produce the appropriate levels at the appropriate times for any given situation.
NDS can manifest in various ways and can affect both children and adults:
Before beginning the Northport Wellness Center’s Neurofeedback program, a comprehensive assessment called a QEEG (quantitative electroencephalography) is performed. A prior diagnosis is not required, nor will one be made. The assessment enables our providers to determine, in a scientifically objective manner, whether your brainwave patterns are different from normal.
During our Neurofeedback training sessions, non-invasive surface sensors are placed on the surface of the scalp. Our system then translates these brainwaves onto a computer screen for observation. Visual, auditory, or tactile feedback is displayed when the individual is producing a regulated brain-wave pattern which acts as a reward, or positive reinforcement.
Over the course of several training sessions, the brain learns to modify itself and begins producing the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate times. Therefore, a regulated brain-wave pattern is produced, and reinforced through, which helps alleviate symptoms and improve overall performance for long lasting results.
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*The technology and software used in our office is created, powered, and supported by Braincore Systems, INC.