Brain Training

Z-Score Training

Z-score training involves identifying the aberrant brainwave amounts, patterns and relationships and comparing them to a normal sample of similar age and sex as the client. Using standard deviations from the norm we can see how deviant the brain is behaving. Using both the presenting problems, as well as the client’s presentation, as well as skill sets as a gauge, we develop a unique, data-driven protocol (a converse blueprint—molded to fit the client’s brain) to train that individual towards health.

 

Heart Rate Variability

The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV), or heart rhythms, is a noninvasive means of measuring heart–brain and autonomic nervous system dynamics as influenced by one’s emotional state. Clinical research indicates HRV as a primary indicator of neurocardiac fitness and overall health. Abnormally low HRV is a predictor of premature mortality and is associated with a wide range of health problems, many of which can be stress-related. By influencing shifts in heart rhythms, one can positively lower stress levels, and thereby influence neural, hormonal and biochemical responses, yielding improvements in blood pressure, immune system function and so on. Effects may be both immediate and long-lasting.1

 

Hemoencephalography (HEG)

Neurofeedback procedure using an infrared photoelectric cell placed on the scalp that allows the user to modulate brain oxygenation and increase blood flow (perfusion) to the brain for purposes of relaxation only. Fresh blood brings in the necessary nutrition, oxygen and the glucose that supplies the energy for a brain module to efficiently do its assigned job. Exercise affects the brain much like it affects muscles. New capillaries are formed to feed neurons. New connections between neurons are formed to carry information. Like a muscle, with exercise, the brain builds a vascular system, enabling more brain tissue for use by this brain area. The brain grows physically. With exercise, the brain builds a vascular system, enabling more brain efficiency in its use. HEG is used for Migraines, language issues and learning disorders.

 Neuroguide

Neuroguide

The NeuroGuide Analysis system is to be used for the statistical evaluation
of the human electroencephalogram (EEG). Neuroguide is a multi-faceted quantitative EEG and neurofeedback system that interfaces with other software modalities, making for a robust training platform.

 

SKIL

SKIL is a normative database that allows normative analysis of an individual's EEG to healthy, motivated adults, teens, & children. This is one of three normative and/or clinical databases that we use that entails advanced  artifact management, task comparisons, , single-Hz customizable bands, with both background and transient analysis, on numerous parameters (e.g., coherence, phase lag, magnitude unity, and comodulation) in Referential, Laplacian, and Brodmann montages.

 

Cygnet Neuroamp (aka “Othmer Protocol”)

Developed by the original designers of NeuroCybernetics, Cygnet is the culmination of over 20 years of neurofeedback practice and research.Invented by Siegfried and Sue Othmer, this system is traditional neurofeedback. Protocols are generally devised by the clinician, although we are guided by the use of brainmaps to help us fine tune the respective needs of our clients.

 

Cygnet provides audio feedback reflecting alpha and theta amplitudes and the shifting of deep states.

 

Thought Technology’s Procomp 8

The Thought Technology software we have is ideal for old school neurofeedback training, as well as peak performance training and Biofeedback options. Some of the parameters we use when applying Thought Technology are guided by the Clinical QEEG (schedule a Clinical QEEG for $250) [hyperlink that to a scheduling button]. This software can also be used to monitor, in real time, the changes that are occurring in the brain. That is to say, this is ideal for surveying the changes that are occurring in your brain, your client’s brain, or another’s brain when conducting your meditation, music, art, or healing.

 

Neurofield x3000

The NeuroField X3000 is a four-channel frequency generator that can generate pEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) frequencies from 0.31-300,000 Hz. The pEMF output intensity ranges from 1-40 microtesla. The X3000 works seamlessly with the Q20 and HRV and is used to run the RTZ (real time z-score) procedure. The X3000 connects to four 200 wind coils that can be placed anywhere on the body.

 

Neurofield Q20

The NeuroField Q20 EEG amplifier reflects the state of the art in EEG signal processing.  The NeuroField Q20 is a DC coupled, 19 channel EEG amplifier. The Q20 is a sharp, clean EEG that has can used with the X3000 device to measure EEG in between pEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) stimulation utilizing the real time z-score procedure in the NeuroField software platform. The Q20 has also been integrated in the Neuroguide 19 channel LORETA and Surface neurofeedback z-score platform.  Also, the Q20 has been integrated into the Bioexplorer software platform and can be used for standard neurofeedback procedures.  In this way the Q20 is truly a versatile EEG amplifier that combines pEMF and z-score neurofeedback technologies.

 

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Alpha Stim

Alpha-Stim products help with anxiety, depression and insomnia. The Alpha-Stim PPM also addresses acute, chronic, and postoperative pain. The primary distinctive feature in a medical device is the waveform, and Alpha-Stim has a uniquely effective waveform.

 

The application of direct electrical treatment to the brain, along with our treatment protocols for pain also makes the difference that no other device has been able to emulate. Further, Alpha-Stim® technology has been shown to be far more cost effective than prescription drugs.