What Is Neuroplasticity?

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Historical thinking in the field of neuroscience was that the brain you were born with is the brain you were stuck with for life. However, with decades of brain study the emergence of neuroplasticity has challenged this thinking. So just what is neuroplasticity?

Neuroplasticity is defined as the capacity of the brain to develop and change throughout life, plasticity referring to the brain’s capacity to reorganize itself. The idea is that the brain is malleable in terms of structure, allowing ...

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Using Neurofeedback to Help Neuropathy

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Neuropathy is a debilitating condition in which nerves function improperly due to injury or disease. The most common symptoms are numbness tingling and pain ranging from mild to severe. There are also many different types of neuropathy affecting the brain, nervous system, extremities, optical nerves and more

Neuropathy has a variety of causes including diseases, injuries, infections, and even vitamin deficiency. The most common cause in America today is diabetes, but can also be caused by autoimmune disease, tumors/cancer, infections, alcoholism, ...

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The Importance Of Vision & Learning

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In the United States alone, 1 in 5 children are diagnosed with learning and attention issues each year.

That’s an astonishing statistic, and one that causes frustration and distress for children who end up feeling shame, fear and anxiety related to school and schoolwork as a result. Their parents, too, become desperate for answers and help as they try to understand why their smart, curious student withdraws from schoolwork or acts up in the classroom.

What’s more astonishing, however, is how ...

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Neurofeedback For Anxiety Treatment

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Here is a fact that may surprise you: Anxiety related disorders are the most prevalent type of mental health disorders in America. This includes general anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety and more. It is far more common in younger aged adults and lower in those over 50. With today’s societal pressures, such as making money, raising a family and having enough for retirement, this should come as no surprise.

The good news is that there are more ...

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Neurofeedback Can Boost Performance Abilities

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Whether you perform live on a regular basis or are practicing your craft at home, studies have shown that neurofeedback can significantly improve your ability to perform at your best. Why? Neurofeedback can improve creativity, reduce performance anxiety and improve overall focus. It allows your body to relax and be present in the moment, qualities highly valued by performing artists.

There are literally hundreds of studies that show
neurofeedback can improve focus, memory, emotional stability and motor ...

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AUTISM: An Alternative Approach

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Autism is a condition that effects 1 in 88 children, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control. Until recently, treatments for autism have been limited to changes in diet, supplements, or other interventions. But since Autism is a brain based problem, it would make sense that the best way to address it would be one that targets the brain directly. This is precisely what neurofeedback is designed to do, and it may offer hope to those who are ...

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Traumatic Brain Injury: What You Can Do About It.

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There are on average two million reported brain injuries every year in the US. Up to 50 percent of those can have enduring symptoms six months or more after the injury (source-Jacobson, 1995).

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in problems with
memory recall, behavior, emotional control and attention. Those affected can
also become much more impulsive and exhibit poor judgment. Many often are not
very aware of their problems. But a permanent solution that uses no drugs may
actually ...

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Neurofeedback and Post- Stroke Recovery

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About 650,000 persons survive a new stroke yearly. This equals about 7 million Americans who are living with the complications of a stroke long afterwards. Conventional therapy usually involves physical, occupational, and speech therapy, but neurofeedback is fast becoming a primary tool to aid in recovery. Here’s why:

A number of studies have confirmed what neurofeedback therapists have known for years- neurofeedback can bring about profound improvements in stroke recovery outcome.

It works by addressing specific areas of the brain that have ...

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Get Back In “The Zone” With Neurofeedback

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Stay In Control And Function Under Pressure

To understand how easily the brain can impact our ability to stay in control, imagine you are walking across a balance beam. If the beam is only 6 inches off the ground, this is a simple task. But if the beam is 60 feet off the ground, panic and terror can quickly take over, increasing the likelihood of falling off. The brain can quickly overload our arousal state in an instant, which can severely ...

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Anxiety: Why Neurofeedback Works So Well

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  • Do you have panic attacks for seemingly no reason?
  • Are you so worried about being judged by others or embarrassed that it stops you from engaging in social situations?
  • Are you so scared of heights, flying, or something else that it causes you to avoid things in your daily life?
  • Does stress cause you to not be able to function normally?

If worry, fear and apprehension are normal human emotions. Anxiety can be described as an extreme version of them. While these emotions come ...

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