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October 3, 2018 BrainCore

If you’ve experienced any form of mental irregularity for some time and are still looking for a way to find help, you may find your answer in a new form of therapy.

Modern science allows us to examine the production of brainwaves in the human brain. Brainwaves reflect a lot about what a person is doing and experiencing at the moment, and the healthy production of brainwaves usually signifies a healthy mind.

The other side of this is that irregular brainwave production can signify an unhealthy brain. Research into brainwaves has led some doctors to treat patients with something called neurofeedback or BrainCore therapy.

What is BrainCore Therapy?

BrainCore therapy seeks to adjust a person’s brainwave production to a healthy point. This means analyzing the irregularities in wave production, identifying what mental health issues the patient is experiencing, and conducting therapy to try and help the patient produce healthy waves again.

But what do we know about waves? We know that there are four primary forms of brainwave and each one relates to a different element of our consciousness. When one gets thrown out of balance or produced unnaturally, we experience some form of mental illness.

Delta waves arise primarily when a person is asleep. They’re typically produced in stage 3 NREM sleep and are more active in women. Interestingly, females across mammal species show higher levels of delta waves.

Theta waves, on the other hand, are produced as we’re falling asleep. These waves are also more present in those who have developed the skill of meditation. Low-level meditation creates a small increase in theta waves, while “no thought” meditation brings significant changes.

Alpha waves are produced while we are in a relaxed state. When we are calm and collected, this means that our alpha waves are in balance. Beta waves are produced when we’re focusing on the outside world.

Studying, analyzing, and engaging with others produces beta waves.

How Therapy Works

Brainwave patterns are collected when a patient is analyzed by an EEG. As the patient works on games, watches videos, or listens to music as the technology reads the balance of brainwaves. Interestingly, the game, movie, or music will change as the person’s brainwaves move in and out of balance. This is a form of neurofeedback, and patients gradually learn to control and change their brainwaves as the data is presented to them.

Because the person’s brainwaves are controlling the data in front of them, they are able to see how their brain is operating in real time. As the patient progresses in therapy, they begin to recognize patterns and associate emotions with certain brainwave abnormalities.

The hope is that through this they will learn to change their own brainwaves back to a healthy state.

What Does Braincore Therapy Treat?

Braincore Therapy utilizes neurofeedback to reduce or reverse the symptoms of brain-based conditions including:

Memory Loss – pre-Alzheimers & pre-dementia
Depression
Fibromyalgia
Anxiety/Panic Attacks
ADD/ADHD
PTSD
Insomnia
Autism
Learning Disorders

You Don’t Always Need a Prescription Drug

The great part about BrainCore therapy is that there are no prescriptions. All of the work is done by the patient themselves. This means that there are no side-effects and no long-term health risks.

You don’t always need to take the route that requires dangerous medication. Even in physical ailments, there are often ways to treat your body that have no known side effects.

Contact the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic to learn more about Braincore Therapy treatment


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December 18, 2017 BrainCore

 

Depression is often a misunderstood mental health condition. Yet, over 40 million Americans are struggling with it. Moreover, there are negative stigmas associated. Sufferers are often told they’re lazy or overly emotional. Many people brush off the idea of depression as something to ”just get over”. But depression is a serious condition that requires treatment.

The good news is that awareness around depression and available treatments are on the rise. Braincore neurofeedback is one such revolutionary treatment. It’s a powerful way to overcome this mental disorder, bringing new hope to millions of people across the globe.

Understanding Depression and Neuroplasticity

Negative stigmas aside, you may be depressed and not even know it. This condition affects all aspects of your life, including how you feel, act, and think. Most sufferers experience:

  • Feeling sad most of the time
  • Losing interest in hobbies
  • Loss of appetite or emotional eating
  • Oversleeping or restless sleeping
  • Feelings of malaise
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • Difficulty thinking and making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

The brain is an incredibly powerful muscle – this is where neuroplasticity comes in. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s mechanism for creating brand new neural pathways. Our brains are far from hard-wired – they have the ability to heal themselves.

Braincore neurofeedback works on the basis of neuroplasticity. Basically, it teaches our brains to react and think differently in order to beat depression.

Braincore Neurofeedback Explained

Braincore neurofeedback is also known as EEG biofeedback. This form of therapy monitors your brain’s electrical activity, such as the brainwaves. It also tracks the reactions of all five forms of brainwaves: delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma.

During this process, a therapist regulates your brainwaves by tracking brain activity. He sends this information back to the brain via computer imagery and electrical signals. Sounds like a big ol’ bunch of quack straight out of the ’60’s, doesn’t it? Well, the process does date back to this time period.

Initially, Neurotherapy was used on NASA astronauts to prevent rocket-fuel induced seizures. And yes, they were successful.

Essentially, Braincore neurofeedback is a form of learning for the brain. This organ begins to adjust itself to the positive signals sent by electrical stimuli and imagery. The treatment is not only used to treat depression but a host of other conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Learning disabilities
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • PTSD
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines
  • Traumatic brain injuries and memory loss

The goal of neurofeedback is to improve your brain’s ability to self-regulate without medications.

You can get your life back on track as your brain learns how to maintain its flexibility between states of relaxation and stress.

Davis Clinic of Chiropractic Has Your Back

Don’t let depression take a toll on your life! A specialist can help you beat the blues and boost your well-being. Our team uses neurofeedback and other therapies to restore your health. Visit us at Davis Clinic of Chiropractic to get help!


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November 21, 2017 BrainCore

The effects of sleep disorders have been linked to depression, obesity, and even stroke. Insomnia, one of the most common sleep issues, affects more than 30% of the population.

We may not know it, but getting a good night’s sleep has a positive impact on every aspect of our lives. Those suffering from insomnia struggle with a lack of productivity, added stress, and an overall poorer quality of life. While there are a number of prescription sleep aids on the market, they carry a risk of addiction. Many people are seeking out an alternative, long-term solution.

Neurofeedback treatment presents a new way to tackle insomnia. By resetting tangled brainwaves, we can reteach the brain to sleep.

The Goal of Neurofeedback Therapy

This type of therapy also referred to as EEG Biofeedback, is a non-invasive way to rebalance the brain. Our brain creates different electrical impulses. Depending on the activity we’re engaged in, certain areas of our brains will need to be using certain electrical impulses.

Let’s say you’re engaged in a very normal activity like grocery shopping or doing homework. Certain areas of your brain need to be actively using the Beta frequency. However, it may be the end of the day and you should be winding down and relaxing. A different area of your brain needs to be actively using the Alpha frequency.

Neurofeedback helps to strengthen the brain’s ability to make a smooth transition between states of high activity and relaxation.

Assessing the Issue

The treatment process begins with a comprehensive assessment. This will tell doctors whether the pattern in a patient’s brainwaves are normal or not. Basically, the doctors are creating a map of the brain. Based on the feedback, a treatment protocol is determined. The protocol will center on retraining brainwaves back into normal functionality. This retraining results in an overall improvement in sleep activity and general health.

The Treatment Process

During the treatment process, doctors will monitor your brainwave patterns electronically. This will happen while you perform a number of brain exercises. BrainCore technology will detect when brainwaves are correctly ordered. It then feeds this information back to the patient. It does this in the form of a game or sound. However, the patient’s brainwaves are controlling the game or sound. By observing the proper ordering of brainwaves, the brain learns how to regulate itself more effectively.

This may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie. But individuals who have gone through the therapy have seen improvements in the following:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Sleepwalking
  • Restless sleep
  • Night terrors
  • Disrupted sleep patterns
  • Bruxism

Neurofeedback therapy doesn’t just cure insomnia. It resets brain activity and allows brainwaves to regulate themselves smoothly.

Achieve Healthy Sleep the Natural Way

The point of Neurofeedback therapy is to cure insomnia by returning the brain to a natural, healthy state of functionality. This helps patients avoid the many risks associated with drugs. Although the process may seem intimidating to some, it’s non-invasive and painless.

If you suffer from insomnia and need experienced help, contact the Davis Clinic today.



August 10, 2017 BrainCore

 

What is PTSD?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after witnessing a traumatic, dangerous, or extremely stressful event. PTSD can happen to anyone and many veterans returning from combat suffer from PTSD.

According to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, up to 30% of veterans suffer from PTSD after returning from combat.

Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD disrupts your life and makes it hard to get through the day. Symptoms of PTSD may include:

  • Flashbacks or nightmares
  • depression
  • isolation
  • irritability or hostility
  • severe anxiety
  • loss of interest in activities
  • self-destructive behavior

PTSD Treatment

Neurofeedback is a revolutionary and drug-free treatment that is helping veterans all over the United States suffering from PTSD regain their lives after combat. With Neurofeedback we can identify abnormalities in brain wave regulation, which is a major underlying factor in many brain-based disorders and train the patient to control these brain activities and function in a more balanced and healthy way. With Neurofeedback training, rapid recovery can be achieved for the relief of PTSD. Veterans who have been treated with Neurofeedback have shown tremendous positive benefits.

Neurofeedback Braincore Therapy in The Villages ® Community

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious condition. That’s why Davis Clinic of Chiropractic is pleased to have partnered with Homecoming for Veterans to offer our drug-free, cutting-edge Neurofeedback Braincore Therapy treatment at no cost to veterans suffering from PTSD. For more information on Neurofeedback Therapy visit www.villagesneurofeedback.com.

You don’t have to suffer from PTSD and its debilitating symptoms. If you are a veteran suffering from PTSD, please contact Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today at (352) 430-2121 to learn more about Neurofeedback Braincore Therapy and how you may qualify for no-cost PTSD Treatment in The Villages® community.

If you know a veteran suffering from PTSD, please share this important information, it just may save their life!



January 26, 2017 BrainCoreMemory Loss

You don’t have to watch your loved one lose their battle with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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A few years ago I said goodbye to my grandpa. As a baby, I fell in love with him the moment I laid eyes on him and he quickly became one of my favorite people in the world. I remember finding my baby book when packing to move to my new home. Being a second child, my mom only took the time to fill out two things in my baby book:

  1.  That I love animals
  2. That I loved my grandpa.

Both of those two things ring true to this day and are the two things that totally define my life.

Although my grandpa passed away a few years ago, we actually lost him years earlier. You see, for almost 20 years, my grandpa suffered from Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

I remember my grandma would get so frustrated with him for losing his glasses or his wallet. We would have to retrace his steps to try to find them, but in the end, she would have to replace them. It got so bad that grandma started hiding his wallet and glasses from him, only getting them out when he needed them. The changes were so gradual that we never considered that there was something wrong with him, we thought it was just forgetfulness or carelessness or just part of the aging process.

Over time we started to notice more changes in him and that his memory had become worse. We took him to the doctor where he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We were distraught, but at the time we had no clue what was to come next.

HIs medical doctors told us that there wasn’t much that they could do for him. At the time, there weren’t any treatments to stop the progression and medications only slightly slowed the symptoms. We slowly watched my grandpa slip away.

It started with him repeating himself or asking the same question over and over.
Grandpa, looking out the window: “Who’s car is that?”
Me: “It’s mine grandpa.”
A few minutes later, Grandpa: “Who’s car is that?”
Me: “It’s mine grandpa, do you want to go for a ride?” And then, a few more minutes would go by and he’d ask the same question again.

But, it was much more than just him repeating himself. It was when he didn’t remember the stories and jokes that, although we had all heard a hundred times, we still loved listening to. It was the frustration he felt when he couldn’t remember something. It was the times he would look in the mirror and not recognize himself and ask “What happened to me!” because he didn’t remember growing older. In his mind, he was still 20 years younger. It was the heartache I felt the times he couldn’t recognize me because he thought I was still supposed to be a little girl. And, it was the mental and physical toll it took on my grandma as his primary caretaker.

However, we were lucky. People who suffer from Alzheimer’s only live on average about eight years after symptoms become noticeable. My grandpa lived over 20 and died at the age of 90.

Most sufferers lash out, get easily upset, or have paranoia. Grandpa, for the most part, was happy. Although he may not have recognized us at times, he was always happy to see us. He would laugh, and sing, and whistle… that is, until the day he forgot how to whistle.

What I want others to know is this… do EVERYTHING you can to help your loved one suffering from memory loss. Get help as soon as you notice the slightest change. Don’t think that memory loss is a part of growing older, it’s not, it’s a sign that something is wrong! Don’t listen to the doctor when they say “nothing can be done.” Look for something, anything that will help them!

A few months after my grandpa passed away I heard about Davis Clinic of Chiropractic’s Memory Management BrainCore Therapy and how it can help people suffering from memory loss and the early onset of Alzheimer’s and Dementia regain their memories. I wish I would have learned about it 20 years sooner when grandpa first started showing signs.

We may not have known what to do then, but I know now. If anyone I know starts to show signs of memory loss, this will the first place we go to seek help, and I hope you will too. Help preserve their memories, before they’re lost.

More About Memory Management Braincore Therapy

Memory Management BrainCore Therapy is a non-invasive treatment for memory loss and cognitive impairment that can lead to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It retrains the brain and has been shown to slow the progression of, or completely reverse the symptoms of, memory loss, Pre-Alzheimer’s and Pre-Dementia. This drug-free memory loss treatment is available in The Villages community at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic.

Memory loss is a horrible disease, but there is help. You don’t have to watch your loved one slowly slip away.


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