Neurofeedback, also called electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, is a non-invasive form of therapy and treatment with zero side effects that can help those with neurological issues. This extraordinary treatment has been around since the late 1950s, created through the work of Dr Joe Kamiya at the University of Chicago, who studied consciousness and Dr Barry Sterman at UCLA who studied sensory motor rhythms. Dr Barry Sterman’s studies eventually led to NASA, who to this day uses Neurofeedback to train their astronauts for space travel.
For example, as a person is treated for a neurological disorder, sensors are attached to their scalp so the patient and the specialist are able to monitor the brain waves through an EEG machine. Immediately, the neurofeedback specialist and the client are instantly provided with the information needed to detect the parts of the brain that aren’t working properly or as efficiently in conjunction with the rest of the brain. Furthermore, the specialist is afforded the opportunity to zone in on the specific areas with focused “brain training” exercises, therefore helping the patient retrain their brain to create healthier brain patterns.
With that being said, neurofeedback therapy is a highly effective form of treatment, designed to help treat people who’ve been diagnosed with having a neurological disorder such as, but not limited to, autism, attention deficit disorder, addiction, depression, bipolar, post-traumatic disorder, anxiety disorder, epilepsy, alzheimer’s disease, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge Eating) and Parkinson’s disease. It has also been effective in improving the quality of life in patients who have been diagnosed with having Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Dr Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of.