What is Neurotherapy?
Neurotherapy, or neurofeedback, is a type of non-evasive, biofeedback treatment that measures your brain activity and provides feedback in real-time. This instant feedback helps you learn how to control your brain waves so your brain can better regulate itself and function more optimally.
How Neurotherapy Treatment Works
Neurotherapy starts with the completion of a qEEG brain map. During this procedure, EEG electrodes are placed on the patient’s scalp to measure brainwave activity. These measurements help identify the mental state of the patient and pinpoint which areas of the brain are unbalanced.
After completing a qEEG brain map, neurofeedback treatment begins. During a treatment session, a visual or auditory reward is given when the brain is functioning how it should.
For example, when the mind is relaxed, a song or movie will play. But when the brain loses that state of relaxation, it will stop, thus notifying the brain that it needs to try to regain that relaxed state. This type of real-time feedback helps the brain learn how to naturally shift back to a more desired state.
The History of Neurotherapy
Neurotherapy might sound like a flashy, new treatment option, but researchers have actually been studying it for decades. In the 1920s, the first EEG device was used to measure electric currents in the human head. A few decades later, in the late 1950s, the sound of a bell was used to signify when people achieved an optimal brain state. This was the first time someone was given real-time feedback based on EEG monitoring—the first time neurofeedback was used as a form of treatment.
Since then, technology has rapidly evolved and there’s a plethora of research supporting neurofeedback as a treatment option to help improve mental well-being.
What Does Neurotherapy Treat?
Neurotherapy is used to help treat a wide variety of disorders. Most commonly, it’s used to help manage symptoms for people with ADHD, ASD, addiction, anxiety, concussions, depression, memory loss, PTSD, sleep disorders, and traumatic brain injuries.
Many people who want to improve their focus and cognitive ability can also benefit from neurofeedback treatment.
Find Neurotherapy in Denver
If you’re struggling with one of the above-mentioned disorders, neurotherapy can help. Here at Nepes (ney-pause), our specialists can help determine what the best course of treatment is for you. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, caring, and comfortable environment for all our patients.
Get Neurofeedback at Denver Tech Center, Downtown Denver, or Highlands Ranch
Nepes offers neurofeedback treatment at eight locations across Denver and Dallas. If you live or work in south Denver, come visit us at Denver Tech Center. Denver Tech Center is home to Colorado’s leading neurofeedback specialists. If you're ready to start training your brain, schedule a free consultation today.