What is Neurotherapy?

Neurotherapy is a combination of two individual therapies, neurostimulation and neurofeedback, to treat a variety of neuro-related conditions. Prior to starting neurotherapy, we do a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) to measure brain activity. This is done by using electrical brain waves, which are then interpreted to see how the individual’s brain activity compares to the normative database of others who
are the same age.

Neurostimulation

Neurostimulation uses pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation (pEMF), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), transcranial direct current, and/or transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS). Neurostimulation increases the blood flow to the brain, which allows for a 90-minute period of neuroplasticity (heightened brain activity in an effort to change, create new pathways and heal) after the treatment. 

  • The purpose of pEMF and tACS is to train the brain by showing it how we want it
    to act through administering a current. When exposed to this current, the brain
    then mimics this stimulation.
  • The purpose of tDCS is not to train the brain, but rather to simultaneously up-
    regulate and down-regulate specific areas of the brain.
    tRNS uses white noise to administer photons and electrons directly to the brain
    to promote healing

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback uses operant conditioning (the use of positive and negative rewards) to train your brain in real time, typically through visual or audio feedback. Neurofeedback is incorporated once the patient’s individualized protocol has been established. Using this protocol, the patient watches visual feedback, and when their brain activity changes in the desired direction, the visual (or audio) reward is administered in real time. This trains the brain to create the desired brain activity.

IASIS MicroCurrent Neurofeedback

Newbridge offers IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback which is a non-invasive, pain-free form of neurofeedback. IASIS works by placing small electrodes on the head that monitor brain waves and stimulate new patterns of the brain wave function. with repeated exposures, the brain learns these new patterns and begins to mimic them on its own, abandoning the faulty patterns that are contributing to symptoms.

This form of neurofeedback is:

  • Used to treat a wide variety of mental health or psychological symptoms such as
    depression, anxiety, ADHD and other disorders (full list below).
  • Safe and effective for treating both children and adults
  • Linked to patient reports of improved mental clarity, enhanced sense of calm,
    better sleep, more energy, less emotional reactivity, increases in positive mood,
    reduction in brain fog, higher productivity and more.
  • Helpful for patients looking to improve cognition, executive function, memory, or
    decision making.

What Conditions Can Neurotherapy Help Treat?

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental Delays
  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
  • Head Injuries
  • Meditation Improvement
  • Migraines
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sleep Disorders and Insomnia
  • Stress Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tinnitus

Info Session with Barry Bruder, IASIS CEO 

IASIS is helpful to anyone looking to improve cognition, executive function, memory, or decision making. Many individuals report being less emotionally reactive, an increase in a positive mood, and a reduction in brain fog.

Frequently Asked Questions

IASIS MicroCurrent Neurofeedback (MCN) uses brain wave feedback to help your brain reboot itself. Due to stress, food, environment, sickness, or injuries, brain waves can become stuck in fixed patterns. IASIS helps unlock the brain from these patterns and alleviate any related symptoms.

Every individual and brain is different. We hope to be seeing positive change within 5-10 sessions. 15-30 or more sessions are best to produce long-lasting results. Generally, the more severe or complex the condition/symptom, the more sessions are needed to reboot.

IASIS treatments are safe, non-invasive, pain free, and quick for both adults and children. IASIS MCN is an FDA-Registered EEG Amplifier device. It generally has little to no sensation with treatment and is completely pain-free.

IASIS is a passive form of neurofeedback, meaning that it doesn’t require focused attention like traditional neurofeedback. Take about 10 minutes to set up and 10 minutes for the treatment. The initial appointment takes (45- 60 mins) to gain a sense of patient goals.

IASIS helps to drain the lymphatic system of toxins and rid the brain of metabolic waste by disrupting slow wave delta. The goal is to shift the body out of “Fight or Flight” (sympathetic mode) into “Rest & Digest” (parasympathetic mode).

To learn more book a free 15 minute Meet & Greet with our neurotherapy technician

Find more information on their website at https://microcurrentneurofeedback.com/

What a Neurotherapy Treatment Looks Like

First, we discuss the patient’s present symptoms at the initial consultation. Then, an initial brain map, also known as a QEEG, is performed for 20 minutes to record the patient’s brain activity. An initial consultation can last anywhere from 45-60 minutes.

Next, a consultant will use the raw data from the brain mapping and the individual’s present symptoms to determine treatment protocols. After this has been determined, the first several sessions will primarily involve neurostimulation. Neurofeedback is added later in the treatment plan. Starting with neurostimulation allows us to show the brain how we want it to act. Neurofeedback then trains the brain. 

The typical number of sessions that are needed varies greatly on the condition and its severity. Improvements can be seen after 10 to 40 sessions, but again, improvements and sessions needed are based on each individual person. It is important to note that a number of sessions are needed to see a lasting effect. We ask that patients commit to a minimum of 10-20 sessions, to start seeing progress.

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