What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a way to train brain activity; it is biofeedback (see below) for the brain.
The activity in your brain determines everything you feel and do.
While most people have normal brain function, they still have brain imbalances or chronic emotions that affect their day to day life. This is where neurofeedback can help.
Most neurofeedback systems require a technician who will conduct a lengthy assessment, followed by a diagnosis and treatment program. This technician is highly trained to read the electrical signals being generated by your brain and Central Nervous System. They will assess how your brain is functioning based on what is considered to be 'normal’ frequencies. In each session, the technician will interpret what they are seeing and generate the feedback to your brain accordingly. Most neurofeedback systems are considered to be medical treatments.
The FDA has approved neurofeedback training
for stress management,
to help control chaotic thoughts, and
to help people relax.
What is biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a technique to help you learn to become aware of internal functions normally outside of conscious control. You learn this with the help of sensitive instruments that help you become aware of things that you can’t easily feel or detect on your own It’s very easy.
Biofeedback is standard practice in sports performance and is used by physiotherapists to help re-train an injured muscle or perhaps after surgery. Its proven effectiveness has made it an accepted medical technique for decades.
For example; you can learn how to control muscle tension if you have a sensor showing you exactly how tense you are, when you are relaxing, and by how much.
Neurofeedback is biofeedback of the brain or neurons. It’s a way of training your own brain function.