Just over 80 years ago a German psychiatrist, Hans Berger, discovered that when he applied small electrodes to his patient’s heads that a tiny flowing current was recorded.
Neurofeedback since then has been successful in treating stress and stress related disorders & diseases, attention deficit disorder (add / adhd), anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue and Autism.
Neurofeedback can also treat most mental illnesses or behavioral issues without the use of a drug in the treatment plan.
Neurofeedback treatment is painless and many patients feel a difference after the first session. Neurofeedback actively trains the brain to function in a certain way so the effects will not wear off.
Neurofeedback is an integrative approach to traditional therapy, and I believe it is the most powerful personal growth and development system around. - Dr. Hadasah
Holistic Medical Options
We have been using holistic ways to treat a variety of diseases since way before egyptian times. We knew back then that our body parts are very much connected. Since before antiquity a treatment for an open infection, lets say in the foot included something for the heart. The patient was not only given salve for that body part but was given other things to orally to protect the rest of the body and reduce the effects of it on the organs or other body parts. We knew then that infections spread in some way and the village or town “medicine man / woman” took steps to reduce the spread. It seemed logical. Today we seeholistic medical treatments as out of the mainstream. We treat body parts separately and that in most cases have little to no effect on other parts of the body. We know this to be untrue but this is still the prevalent message being spread throughout the medical community. We are generalizing in our statements but we don’t feel that far off.
Eastern medicine is essentially a holistic medical treatment method. Have a look and see what you think about the centuries of practices and how the western world is not embracing it more.
Neurofeedback is essentially a holistic medical treatment. Utilizing this treatment method to reduce symptoms of disorders like ADD, ADHD and autism has been shown to be very effective. Also, utilizing neurofeedback treatment to treat hyper-tension and high blood pressure shows that changing the brainwave patterns and activity in the brain effects other body parts including blood pressure throughout the entire body.
Neurofeedback and ADD – History and Benefits
For over two decades neurofeedback and ADD have been used together. Many clinics throughout the country and the world have used this technology combined with other therapies to reduce and resolve the symptoms of ADD. This works on adults and children with great long term effects. It also boosts other skills that are beneficial like concentration, temper control and more behavioral issues, which helps make them better students or assists them in solving issues at work.
Originally called biofeedback or eeg biofeedback, we use neurofeedback as a more specific term because we are dealing mental disorders where the brain activity needs to be adjusted for best results.