When considering any medical treatment or procedure, it is important to be informed as possible.Not only does this allow you to understand what you are undertaking but it also facilitates communication between you and your treatment provider. This is especially crucial when undergoing alternative medical treatments for ADHD, as you are a critical element in assisting in your treatment. Additionally, being better informed allows you to make any necessary adjustments to allow the treatment to be as effective as possible. Therefore, understanding how neurofeedback helps treat ADD/ADHD will provide you with the information to be better informed concerning your treatment. If you would like to learn more about neurofeedback, I have compiled video that will enlighten you about the technology and it effectiveness in helping with ADHD. You can register to view it by clicking here.
ADD/ADHD manifests itself in a myriad number of ways, thus it is considered a spectrum disorder. Additionally, there are many casual links to ADHD/ADD but there is no specific cause or issue that causes all cases of the disorder. However, all the links and symptoms do have one relation in common, and that is the brain. Brains work using electrical and chemical receptors and generators and these produce waves in patterns that are subsequently linked to other functions in the brain. For those who suffer from ADHD/ADD, the patterns are often out of sync when compared with others who have normal patterns. Neurofeedback treatments address this incongruity in the patterns and thus allow the brain to reset or adjust to generating the correct patterns.
There are several steps that occur before the actual implementation of the Neurofeedback treatment. A normal blood test is conducted and an analysis of your nutritional habits is conducted to help establish the how these will effect the treatments. Often, additional treatments are recommended in conjunction with Neurofeedback to both improve and assist the overall effectiveness of the Neurofeedback treatment. Any additional treatments considered are based upon the examination of the individual client.
Building Your Brain Map
After the first phases of developing your specific treatment has been accomplished. The next process is to develop a brain map of your brain. By using a quantitative electroencephalograph or qEEG, the treatment provider will map out your specific brain patterns and waves and compare them with a database of normal waves and patterns to determine which or if any of the brain waves are in an abnormal state. From this analysis, your treatment provider will then work with you to develop the specific Neurofeedback treatment that would be the most effective for your situation. All Neurofeedback treatments are painless and non-invasive, thus it can be repeated as often as necessary.
Your Neurofeedback Treatment
While each individual treatment is tailored to the individual case and circumstance, there are commonalities in the treatment that will help you understand how it works. Using a series of visual and auditory responses, when your brain generates the correct pattern, you will receive the appropriate response. This type of alternative medical treatment uses common systems such as video games, computer programs and more to stimulate your brain to generate the normal brain waves and patterns which are then positively corrected via the aforementioned responses to continue to produce the right pattern. In effect, retraining your brain to produce the normal waves and patterns. This type of treatment has shown to be effective over the longer term than other treatments designed to treat the same spectrum disorder.
Alternative medical treatments offer a side effect free means of helping those who deal with ADD/ADHD. If you or someone you know suffers from this spectrum disorder, considering Neurofeedback treatments by contacting a treatment provider, could help you cope with the problems and concerns associated with ADD/ADHD. Don't let ADD or ADHD control your life any longer. Pharmaceutical treatments will treat your symptoms and while other alternative medical treatments and Neurofeedback are not a cure, they can help you regain that part of your life you have been missing.
Always remember one of my mantras., "The more you know about how your body works, the better you can take care of yourself."
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