Achieving Peak Performance With Neurofeedback

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The phrase “Peak Performance” is a popular buzzword now. In today’s hyper-competitive world, we seek out every advantage we can get. This can include modifying our food intake, supplements and using apps to help us get that little extra edge. However, many people are overlooking the most important factor in enhancing performance: your brain.

When professional golfers want an extra edge, they use advanced computer technology that monitors their swing speed, posture, height and many other factors. As a result, ...

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Taking Psychiatric Medications? Why You Need A Brain Map Before You Do

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Here’s a fact: Currently there are NO LAB TESTS that can help a doctor determine what psychiatric medications may work for you. Most of it is guesswork based on your existing conditions and how you answer their questions. As a result, you may be taking certain medications that can actually MAKE THINGS WORSE! This is why you need a brain map first.

Most doctors and psychiatrists use questionnaires to narrow down and determine a diagnosis. However it doesn’t tell them anything ...

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PTSD & Neurofeedback: A Recent Study Shows It Can Benefit

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It is widely acknowledged that United States military veterans are subjected to traumatic events given the nature of their missions. One in five veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have been identified as experiencing symptoms of PTSD.

PTSD symptoms can include agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, flashbacks, fear, severe anxiety, mistrust, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt, loneliness, insomnia and nightmares. Impairments in attention and memory may also be present.

Cal State San Bernardino recently ...

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Permanent Migraine Relief Using Brain-Based Therapy

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According to Web MD there are 150 different types of headaches. But migraines fall into a special category: They are often triggered directly from the brain, resulting from inflammation in the cerebral blood vessels. So it would make sense that a permanent solution would-need to target the brain directly. That is why researchers have been looking into brain-based therapies.

Migraines are the most debilitating form of common headache that people seek medical attention for, and it currently affects some 29 ...

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What’s Better For ADHD: Neurofeedback Or Medications?

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When it comes to reducing or eliminating symptoms associated with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), there are many different approaches. A recent university study sought to determine which was better, a physiological approach (medications) or a neurological one (neurofeedback). Both have their benefits, but which one does more to alleviate symptoms: Let’s find out.

A 2018 study by Erasmus University’s department of psychology in the Netherlands conducted 8 randomized trials to see if there was a significant difference between both methods. Medications ...

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Bipolar Disorder – Alternative Therapies That Work

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It can be said that bipolar disorder is not just one mental health condition, but a combination of many. These include depression, anxiety, anger, severe mood swings, suicidal thoughts, focus problems and more. It has been called a “psychiatric life sentence” with the patient often abusing drugs or alcohol throughout out life.

Unfortunately, like many other mental health issues it’s prevalence in on the rise. In a given year bipolar disorder affects about 5.7 million American adults, ...

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The Importance Of Exercising Your Brain

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You may have noticed that neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s are on the rise. While the exact cause is still under debate, scientists agree that every person should take steps to slow cognitive decline now while they are younger. Just like physical exercise helps your body last longer, mental exercise helps your brain last longer as well. That is where neurofeedback and brain training can help.

Neurofeedback is being studied as a primary therapy to slow the natural ...

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How To Improve Insomnia & Sleep Disorders

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In today’s electronic, caffeine-driven society, it’s not too surprising that a large number of Americans are having trouble sleeping. In addition to an over-consumption of caffeine and sugar, we are exposed to a constant bombardment of radiation (cell phones), electromagnetic frequencies (wifi networks) and declining air quality. This can also have a big impact on our stress levels.

Sleep disorders have reached epidemic status: Recent studies on the prevalence of insomnia show us that almost 1/3 of the US population suffers ...

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Can Neurofeedback Help Parkinson’s Disease?

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Parkinson’s disease is caused by a breakdown in the nerve cells that make dopamine, a neurotransmitter. This breakdown affects a person’s motor function, causing uncontrollable shaking and loss of voluntary muscle movement. About 1 million Americans live with it, and as of now there is no known cure. However, studies have shown that brain-based therapies like neurofeedback may offer some hope.

Parkinson’s is progressive, which means it gets worse over time, usually over the course of many years. The origin of ...

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How to Reduce Stress & Perform Better Under Pressure

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The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science is world renown. The faculty and alumni of Columbia Engineering have won 10 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry, medicine, and economics. So when they publish a study, people take notice.

Recently, they completed a study on the effects of neurofeedback based on the idea that humans make better decisions and perform better at demanding sensory motor tasks when they have control over the arousal state of their sympathetic nervous system. As an ...

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