Neurocore, a company with eight clinical locations throughout Michigan and Florida, provides applied neurofeedback services to regular people with big problems, athletes, and even other types of celebrities. One important question comes to mind for some as they read such news. What, exactly, is applied neurofeedback? The concept isn’t too hard to understand if one can understand the concept of an EEG or electrophysiological graph. See more information about Neurocore at Linkedin.com.
So our brains use a combination of chemistry and electricity to communicate with our bodies and call the shots. While managing chemical processes is much more difficult, dangerous and requires medication, managing electrical impulses and the thought processes tied to them is quick, easier and much more effective as a long-term solution for patients. The EEG type of readings allows the clinic employee to see the brain’s feedback so that a reward system can be implemented to serve a variety of purposes.
Neurocore creates a reward system involving positive reinforcement through repetition. This changes the way some thoughts occur, and can also eliminate thought processes that are undesirable (i.e. “I sure would like a cigarette.) The clinic employees get brain feedback and then use it to positively alter the brain. This is the core of Neurofeedback and the reason that Neurocore runs eight successful clinics with no shortage of celebrity clientele. Follow Neurocore on Twitter.
Perhaps the most exciting thing regarding Neurocore is their ability to treat depression and ADHD through applied neurofeedback instead of with medication. As discussed previously, these patients really require a long-term answer for a serious mental illness. Decreasing the type of alpha based activity that feeds depression can train the brain to fight the chronic blues without the need to be chemically altered. Aside from medications having lists of potentially dangerous side effects, nobody likes being chemically altered perpetually (unless of course, this is the brain disease that you wish to cure.)
Neurocore utilizes applied neurofeedback to give treatment options to people that might not be on board with some of the medication that is on the market. This sort of feedback has been studied since the late 1960’s, and with good results too.