WHAT IS IASIS MICROCURRENT NEUROFEEDBACK?
IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback gets to the cause of the dysregulation and “UN-trains” the faulty pattern and balance between the “sympathetic nervous system” (fight or flight) and the “parasympathetic nervous system” (rest/digest/heal/feel good/sleep). This brings people out of what is called “Sympathetic Freeze” which is a condition where they don’t heal well, don’t rest well, don’t feel well, don’t sleep well, can be anxious, angry and hypervigilant with OCD and headaches and more.
The IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback Process
The patient is relaxed and sitting in a chair. Small electrodes are placed on the scalp and moved to different lobes during the session according to their protocol. This does not require long periods of sitting watching a movie or show. It is not dependent on anything the patient can or cannot do. There is no skill the patient has to acquire in order for a session to be successful. Movement does not negate any part of any session. This is not the case in Operant Conditioning Neurofeedback and this is why IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback is so effective for even little, wiggly kids who have ADHD.
Training the brain using IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback can change these brainwaves over time, adjusting them into normal, healthy ranges. It can improve alertness, attention, emotional regulation, behavior, cognitive function, and mental flexibility. When the brain moves back into normal ranges, users will often see a reduction in symptoms.
The best part of neurofeedback is that results are often permanent, allowing a person to reduce or even eliminate medications altogether. Where medications only manage the symptoms, the goal of IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback is to address the underlying cause and restore normal brainwave functions.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OLDER STYLE OF NEUROFEEDBACK AND IASIS MICROCURRENT NEUROFEEDBACK?
The older style of neurofeedback, called Operant Conditioning, trains the brain where is is dysregulated. That’s a fancy way of saying that the brain is rewarded for doing the correct pattern and is deprived of a reward for doing the wrong pattern. This takes a long time, but can be very effective. It treats the effects of a faulty pattern in the brain.
IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback “UN-TRAINS” the faulty pattern in the autoneuroregulatory part of the brain where the faulty pattern starts instead of the effects of the faulty pattern. That’s a fancy way of saying, “The place where it started to begin with instead of where the effects are felt!”
The older style of neurofeedback presents problems when trying to do sessions with younger kids because they have to sit still for an entire half-hour session. And, kids younger than six years old were almost impossible to treat!
IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback is so safe it can be done on newborn infants (traumatic births)!
Small electrodes are stuck to the scalp in different spots (according to different protocols) and pulses of normal brainwaves (you cannot feel the actual electricity because it is 3 TRILLIONTHS of a Watt) are sent into the appropriate areas of the brain! This normalizes the balance between the “fight or flight” and “rest/digest/heal” parts of the autonomic nervous system.
This brings people out of “Sympathetic Freeze” so that the part of the brain that heals, digests, brings normal sleep and helps you feel joyful and good, to turn back on so that you will, once again, have both systems!
Although the best results happen over several sessions, sometimes positive results happen really quickly and we get to hear things like, “Wow! I feel so relaxed!”
Your best results will happen over 10-20 sessions. Most people opt for the 2o session package that we have because, once they have the results they desire, they know they can come in periodically and get a “tune-up” when the stressors of life happen!