We introduced Neurofeedback as a service at Carolina HealthSpan Institute about a year ago. Since then, we have expanded our space to downstairs in our same office, and now offer multiple different Neurofeedback and Biofeedback techniques for the reduction of multiple different symptoms. We have moved into research trials with the NFL Alumni Association, and are working with military veterans to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. It’s safe to say our patients who have participated have found this new service to be very valuable, and we feel it is a perfect fit in our practice.
We have found that attention is a very large concern at all stages in life. If you are lacking in attention, it is very difficult to even get through a day and the downstream effects can be terrible; Lack of focus, slowed learning, communication difficulty, memory issues, impulsivity and difficulty falling asleep just to name a few. Unfortunately, North Carolina has one of the highest diagnosed ADD/ADHD rates in the country, and many professionals are quick to throw stimulant medication at the situation to provide temporary relief to symptoms.
There are multiple different types of ADD. Not all of which are helped by stimulant medication. And regardless of the diagnoses, most people would admit they would be better off if their focus was stronger, their racing thoughts subsided, and they could fall asleep at night. This is where Neurofeedback comes in…
Neurofeedback for ADD balances the brain, by strengthening correct patterns of focus, and suppressing “zoning out” patterns. It removes the blindfold so the brain can “see itself” in action and correct inefficient patterns quickly. Through repetition, the brain learns to function optimally and many of the symptoms melt away. This technique holds over time to provide significant and lasting improvement.
This technique of naturally improving attention issues has been validated by tens of thousands of case studies as well as scholarly articles and peer-reviewed journals. In a recent study of 104 second and fourth grade children in Massachusetts, the Neurofeedback group significantly out-performed both the cognitive training and the control groups. Read more here. And if a fourth grader can improve with Neurofeedback, just think what you could get out of it!!!
Give us a call at 704.333.4817 if you would like more information about Neurofeedback for attention (ADD/ADHD), or any other condition you see on our website. We’d love to have you in for a free informational session to discuss the benefits and structure of Neurofeedback treatment.