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2 Fairview Hills Drive
Fairview, NC 28730
Phone:828-628-7800
Fax:828-628-4328

   Edward Reilly, DC

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August Newsletter
 

New at Fairview Chiropractic Center - NEUROFEEDBACK!

 

By Dr. Ed Reilly and Cassia Imholz

 

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.  Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality.  It can be no other way.  This is not philosophy.  This is physics.  Darryl Anka

 

What it is and how it works

 

EEG Biofeedback, a.k.a. Neurofeedback, is not different than learning to ride a bike.  If a parent explains to a child how to ride a bike that child would still not be able to ride one.  The mind’s knowledge does not always translate into information for our brain.  Our brain learns from experience, and we do that with the help of feedback.  In the case of riding a bike, gravity is giving feedback to the brain.  Sometimes tools can assist the learning process such as using training wheels.  Eventually the brain develops new neural connections, which translate into, in the case of riding a bike, the ability to ride the bike without help. 

 

Neurofeedback, via software, gives the brain a way to see itself in action.  It does this by measuring brain waves via EEG.  Brainwaves are the sum total of millions of neurons all firing at once.  The number of neurons sparking in the brain at a certain frequency (speed) conveys information that defines the amplitude (or power).  Brainwaves are measured in Hertz (waves per second), and have spectrum of frequencies.  Each frequency spectrum carries a different meaning about emotions, physical movement, concentration, and creative expression.  Frequency bandwidths are part of the whole raw electroencephalograph (EEG).  During the course of a session, desirable and undesirable brainwaves are rewarded and inhibited. Rewards are visual and auditory signals that are turned on when desirable brainwaves cross thresholds.  Inhibits are visual and auditory signals that are turned off when undesirable brain waves cross thresholds.  The brain then learns how to be more efficient and effective. Neurofeedback can address brain issues by focusing on specific brain networks.  Its core is network activation and deactivation.  Drugs affect the brain on a molecular level.  Our brain cells are molecularly very similar so there is difficulty with targeting specific symptoms.  It helps us feel better, think better, and do things better. 

 

 The Process

 

Your clinician will ask you approximately 90 questions to come up with an individualized protocol.  Sensors will be put on your ears and scalp.  Nothing goes into your brain.  Sensors only pick up electrical activity coming from your brain.  Watch images created from your brain activity and be mindful of the graphics for 25-30 minutes. 

 

 Does it work?

 

There are any number of studies on the efficacy of neurofeedback in cases of PTSD, ADD/ADHD, pain, migraines, insomnia, depression/anxiety, and many other chronic conditions.  Bill Scott, co-founder of Brain Paint, is a leading expert on neurofeedback.  He – or the Brain Paint system - has appeared on shows such as CBS’s The Doctors.  To date, he has treated 13,490 clients with an 80% effectiveness rate.  Are the gains permanent?  Just as you always remember how to ride a bike - improvements made with neurofeedback you usually keep. 

 

Open House  - Introduction to Neurofeedback - What it is, how we do it, how it can help you.  9/24/15 5:30-7:00.  Free and open to the public.

 

 

  

 

 

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 828-628-7800 

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