nIR, pIR (HEG), BAUD, AND NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING
WHAT IS HEMOENCEPHALOGRAPY TRAINING?
Is a form of biofeedback training that helps to change the brain's energy consumption. This consumption depends from blood flow, oxygen, nutrients, and glucose. When training with HEG, the goal is to increase blood flow in the brain which also enhances our mental and emotional abilities and functioning. HEG training is divided into two modalities: Passive Infrared HEG(pIR), developed by Dr. Jeff Carmen, and Near Infrared HEG (nIR), developed and pioneered by Dr. Hershel Toomin, Sc.D. pIR Heg measures the amount of heat emitted by neurons in the pre-frontal area. nIR HEG shines a light through the skull to measure the colour of the blood in the brain tissue. What we can see with nIR HEG is that Oxygenated arterial blood is red, deoxygenated venous blood is blue. When training with HEG a demand to increase blood flow and nutrients is present. This demand results in a faster and reacher blood flow that leads to a more efficient brain functioning. How do we train you with HEG? Both Heg modalities are conducted on the Prefrontal Cortex known as the "executive control center". HEG Neurofeedback is a technique in which the brain is taught, through visual and/or auditory feedback, to improve its regulation and to work more optimally. HEG has shown success in working with depression, attention issues including Attention Deficiency Disorder and ADHD. Studies on the HEG nIR device have been conducted at UCLA and the Biofeedback Institute of Los Angeles by Drs. Herschel and Marjorie Toomim for several years. Additionally. Dr. Tooming an the other researchers have suggested that HEG Neurofeedback can enhance cognitive functioning and reduce symptoms associated with hypo-perfusion in a number of disorders. HEG Neurofeedback continues to be studied for its uses and contraindications.
Side Effects: Individuals trained with HEG feedback have not reported negative experiences resulting from its training apart from an occasional transient mild headache and fatigue that have a short duration.
HEG has been found to be helpful for:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Tension Headaches
- Stress control
- Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
- Anger issues
- Some Neurological conditions
- Mild closed head injury
- Learning & Memory problems
- To improve Concentration
- Peak performance
WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK?
EEG Neurofeedback is a non-invasive technique used by practitioners to measure the natural electrical activity of the brain (the electroencephalogram, EEG). When performing a mental task the EEG information is collected, analyzed and presented back in real-time to the person training. This information is presented in a form that the trainee can consciously see and use to change the electrical state of the brain and modify the less functioning brain states. To do the training, the practitioner uses computerized feedback technology in the form of a real time game or display. The EEG training helps the brain to progressively enhance its ability to learn and overcome deficiencies.
EEG Neurofeedback has been found to help neurological conditions such as epilepsy and stroke, ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, learning difficulties, and even pick performance. Once the brain has been trained in a particular learning or health state, the information acquired during the training it becomes embedded for good, just like learning to ride a bike, skate, or play a musical instrument.
Although our neurofeedback training services have been found by most clients to contribute to their wellness, they are not intended as a replacement for medical or psychological treatment. No medical, psychological, or psychotherapy claims are intended, express, or implied. The recipient of Healthy Options services and interventions assume all risks in the use of the trainings offered, waving any claims against Healthy Options Enterprises LLC., and its clinicians for any and all mental or physical injuries resulting from the services provided. This includes all self-created suggestions for mood altering, brain wave states altering, and for self-improvement or motivation. In no case will Healthy Options Enterprises and its clinicians be liable for chance, accidental, special, direct or indirect damages resulting from their services.