What is Neurointegration Brain Training (NBT)?
NBT is the next level of Neurofeedback brain training that incorporates the best of technology with the science of Neurofeedback. When you do the QEEG Brain Map, the information is matched with a database of over 100,000 Brain Maps to create a customized brain training protocol to maximize the benefits of Neurofeedback. In addition, we have also added the benefits of Photic Stimulation (Light Therapy) to give additional feedback visually to balance the brain and increase the effectiveness of the training.
NBT is non-invasive and is not designed to change the personality of the participant. It is designed to train the brain to balance the different brainwaves and create better efficiency creating new brain connections. Researchers have found that not only are brainwaves representative of mental state, but they can be stimulated to change a person’s mental state, and this in turn can help with a variety of situations that affect mental health. Over-excitement in certain brain areas is linked with anxiety disorders, sleep problems, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, impulsive behavior, anger/aggression, agitated depression, PTSD, chronic nerve pain and spasticity. Under stimulated in certain brain areas leads to some types of depression, attention deficit, chronic pain and insomnia. A combination of under and over excitement is seen in cases of anxiety, dyslexia, brain injury, depression, Autism and ADHD.
It is a snapshot of brainwave activity that allows us to see how the brain is functioning by reading the Alpha, Beta Delta and Theta brainwaves. By recording these brainwaves over a period of 12 minutes, we can get an accurate picture of how fast or slow those brainwaves are moving. A QEEG brain map is crucial to effective neurofeedback training, as it presents an individualized picture of each person and how their brain is operating.
To begins with a cap is placed on top of your head, covering all areas of your head. For 12 minutes, you relax with eyes closed or stare at something while our software captures the electrical impulses in the brain.
A brain map involves scanning the brainwaves on the surface of the scalp using a nylon cap. This method is known as an Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) and provides the most accurate recording of your normal brain function. The system then compares your brainwave activity to a database of established standards of normal brain function to determine if problems are present. It does not identify specific conditions: It shows a map of problem areas in the brain that we can use to expertly determine likely neurological conditions.
It not only measures alpha, beta, delta and theta brainwaves, but it measures them for each area of the brain - frontal, parietal, occipital, central and temporal. A report is generated that identifies the areas of problem of the brain. This report will display the results in a clear and concise format that can be easily understood.
The brain map is a revolutionary tool in accurately identifying the problem areas of the brain. It takes the guesswork out of the assessment process and provides an accurate road map for improving your health and well being.
The brain is a highly complex organ made up of billions of cells called neurons. Neurons send and receive messages to and from all parts of your body. These messages are electrical impulses that create brainwaves. The brain map is an important tool we use to evaluate your brainwaves and identify opportunities to improve communication between various regions of the brain.
We know that electrical activity in the brain will change depending on what the person is doing. For instance, the brainwaves of a sleeping person are vastly different than the brainwaves of someone wide awake. This led to the discovery of 5 brainwaves types, each with a different function depending on what you are doing. Neurofeedback focuses on 4 of these.
Instabilities in brain rhythms can correlate with tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder, aggressive behavior, rage, bruxism, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, migraines, narcolepsy, epilepsy, sleep apnea, vertigo, tinnitus, anorexia/bulimia, PMT, diabetes, hypoglycemia and explosive behavior.
Our brainwave profile and our daily experience of the world are inseparable. When brainwaves are out of balance, often there are problems in our emotional and mental health. Research has identified that irregular brainwave patterns are associated with all sorts of emotional and neurological conditions.