|For your convenience, we've opened a new location!
BrainCore Therapy of Astoria
38-04 31st Ave
Astoria NY 11103
In order to understand how BrainCore therapy works we first need to understand how the brain works. The systems that govern the human brain are the most complex and compact on earth. In order for the brain to function optimally, the parts of the brain must talk to one another constantly. The brain accomplishes this communication by transmitting electrical signals along neurons that connect one area of the brain to another. The electrical signals are expressed as brain waves. Using non-invasive surface electrodes that are placed on the surface of the scalp, the BrainCore system is able to translate these brainwaves on to a computer screen for observation – It’s like having a window to the brain.
There are four distinct brain wave frequencies:
Produced when you are awake and engaged in active thought
Produced mostly when you close your eyes and relax.
Produced when you start to fall asleep.
Produced when you are sleeping
Over thirty years of research has demonstrated that, for any given circumstance there is an accepted normal pattern of brain wave activity. This healthy pattern is referred to as Neurological Regulation. A healthy, balanced, and properly regulated nervous system will produce the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate levels and at the appropriate times for any given situation. For example, it is appropriate for the brain to produce Beta waves when it is focused on a task however in some individuals, focusing on a task results in the production of Theta instead of Beta. Outwardly this particular patient would demonstrate symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity - much like we see in some cases of ADD/ADHD. This reversal is just one example of Neurological Dysregulation Syndrome.
Some of the conditions that may be the result of NDS include:
- LEARNING DISORDERS
- CHRONIC MIGRAINES
- TENSION HEADACHES
- POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
- AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
- PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER (PDD)
- CHRONIC PAIN
- MEMORY LOSS
- TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
- CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
- OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
- NIGHTIME TEETH GRINDING (BRUXISM)
- AND MANY OTHERS
BrainCore Therapy and Brain Wave Regulation
BrainCore Therapy is a form of neurofeedback that allows the nervous system to retrain itself to create new, more appropriate wave patterns and break the cycle of NDS. Though the BrainCore technology is quite complex, the training activity is simple, painless, drugless and non-invasive. Surface electrodes are placed on the scalp and EEG activity is transmitted to the computer screen. Visual feedback of the patient’s brainwaves in the form of an animated game such as Pac Man, or a movie is provided instantly. The animated game or a movie only plays when the patient is producing the correct brainwave. If the patient’s brain stops producing the desired brain wave the game or the movie, stop playing. As the nervous system reorganizes itself based on this instantaneous information, the patterns begin to normalize. Over the course of repeated training sessions, the brain modifies itself to begin producing the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate times resulting in an alleviation of the symptoms.
BrainCore Therapy is the simple process of measuring electrical information from a person's brain, sharing it with that person, and teaching the person how to control the flow of that information in a way that makes the brain able to do a better job of regulating itself.
BrainCore Therapy is based on how the brain's level of electrical activity reflects mental states and the ability to train and control this electrical activity. BrainCore technology is painless, drugless and non-invasive. Surface electrodes are placed on the scalp of your brain and the activity is transmitted. The sensors do not involve any input of electricity; they simply detect your brain's activity. Auditory and visual feedback is provided instantly, so that the patient sees and hears representations of their brain in action.
In almost every area of our lives, we are able to improve our performance when we get clear and immediate feedback about what we are doing. Neuroscience has shown repeatedly that the brain is capable of enormous change and is amazingly adaptable. As little as 28 training sessions can result in the permanent alleviation of many symptoms.
It has been shown to successfully reduce symptoms of many conditions, including ADHD, Insomnia, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Migraine's, Chronic Tension Headaches, Spectrum Disorders, Memory Loss, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue, PTSD, TBI, Binge Eating, OCD and many more...
It is also a very valuable tool in developing Peak Performance for athletes, musicians, artists, performers, and anyone who wants to live fully maximized!
CLICK HERE to see Research Studies