Feeling anxious, difficulty concentrating, can't sleep, concerned about your stress level? You can benefit from TetraNeuroNet! TetraNeuroNet can help you with a variety of disorders and assist you in tactics to overcome an array of issues. The approaches used address the symptoms of diagnoses not the diagnoses themselves. Please contact me with any questions or concerns- I am here to help!
ANXIETY: Everybody gets anxious. If the anxiety experienced continues long after the stimulus or situation is over, or if the anxiety is out of proportion to the problem, then biofeedback may help. Biofeedback gives the “how” to the suggestion “relax”. Also with assessment, it is possible to get a better picture of what EEG activity might be entangled with the anxiety. Once the EEG activity is untangled, people have a better chance of getting some perspective as to what their next actions are.
ADD/ADHD: Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity can have severe and long-lasting functional impairments. The characteristic problems of not being able to inhibit ones behavior along with an inability to sustain ones attention has made this disorder the focus of much research. Science shows that this is an inherited disorder with roots in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry and neurophysiology, negatively affecting neuronal functioning at the cortical level. Biofeedback training at this cortical level has proven to be as effective as medication regimens.
ASD: As a complex neuro-developmental and behavioral disorder, the challenges with social interactions, language and sensory processing issues, make autism spectrum disorders important to address. Perspectives vary on how to treat the symptoms. Neurofeedback has been effective at a variety of levels in helping children and adolescents be less in the grip of their symptoms of ASD.
DEPRESSION: Depression can stop life dead in its tracks if it is ignored over a long period of time. There are associated brainwave patterns with depression. It is a well known that exercise can help with depression but so often people get stuck in the depression that getting out to exercise is difficult to imagine. Biofeedback training attempts to allow movement on the cortical level so that then moving on the actual physical level is more effortless.
INSOMNIA: Going into a deep sleep state is something many of us take for granted. The pain of insomnia lies in the fact that one does not get to take a break from consciousness. Additionally, rest is dramatically important on a reparative level for the human physiology.
TBI: After a brain injury, the EEG from the damaged area may become abnormal. The undamaged areas are thought to compensate in order to keep the body moving and the brain thinking. Neurofeedback, either passive or active, can be helpful in restoring levels of functioning.
PTSD: With events that are experienced as traumatic, there is an encoding that happens to allow us to avoid similar situations in the future. This can be understood as adaptive. Where the encoding is maladaptive is seen in the following four symptoms 1) involuntary reliving of the event through flashbacks and nightmares 2) avoidance, detaching and shutting down emotionally and from one’s life in general 3) hyper-arousal which includes always expecting danger, startling easily, feeling irritable and angry, not being able to concentrate and trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. 4) negative thoughts, moods and feelings including guilt, blame and dissociation.
CHRONIC PAIN: There are multiple factors involved with chronic pain. Often specific problems at specific locations can be identified. In some circumstances, a reactivity to stimulation develops, such as with fibromyalgia. Psychophysiological assessments can frequently identify causes of chronic pain that other techniques cannot. Biofeedback will attempt to ameliorate issues at varying levels. Both training at the specific location to address excess tension or lack of blood flow as well as training to reduce the global over-arousal of the system can be effective.
CHRONIC INFLAMMATION: The bodies repeated attempts to heal itself under adverse conditions or the bodies constant exposure to toxic substances can leave an irritated, grim and cranky person in its wake. The stress of this situation comes from its constancy. Multiple angles are looked at including the root cause of the inflammation. Neurofield, pEMF, is a useful tool in the presence of inflammation, giving the body energy to allow ease.
CHRONIC STRESS: Physical symptoms of stress include fatigue, muscle tension, nervous stomach, teeth grinding, difficulty with sleep, change in sex drive and dizziness
POOR CIRCULATION: Poor circulation related to scar tissue formation, misalignment of the spine, lack of movement, inability to move, slow heart-rate, history of smoking, stroke, TBI and Raynaud’s syndrome all have in common decreased blood flow and its associated discomforts. The passive interventions offered such as the Photon stimulator, the LENS, the Biomat and Neurofield may be considered first for these conditions before beginning active training.
PANIC ATTACKS: As a diagnosis of exclusion, where all other causes have been ruled out, a panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. One’s heart is pounding and they feel they can’t breathe. Not during a panic attack, but in a neutral situation, a person’s nervous system can be trained to regulate more flexibly over time.
MIGRAINES: Migraines and auras are based on an underlying process called spreading depression. Migraines propagate slowly.
SEIZURES: Seizures are marked by electrical hyperactivity and they can spread rapidly. There are many possible causes ranging from genetics to brain injury to drug withdrawal. Seizures can have dramatic convulsions or no symptoms at all. A thorough assessment is necessary to most effectively modulate this brainwave activity. EEG biofeedback has effectively ameliorated intensity and duration of seizure activity.
STROKE: A stroke is considered a malfunction of the cardiovascular system in relation to the brain. Whether a brief ischemic event (lack of blood flow) to the brain or a longer event that deprives the brain of oxygen and nutrients (from either a clot or an aneurysm) The concerns addressed with biofeedback are the stress from loss of function in motor movement, language, and memory.