FAQs - The Neurofeedback Institute
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Common Questions

What are some uses of neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include attention deficit, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, sleep disorders, headaches, migraines, memory issues, cognitive deficits, and emotional disturbances. Many neurodegenerative disorders may also be slowed through the use of neurofeedback training.

What if you are taking medications?
Neurofeedback can be used as an alternative to medication and/or to compliment medications. You do not need to stop taking medication to engage in training.

Does insurance cover the treatment?
Many insurance companies now cover neurofeedback. We will verify your benefits prior to treatment and file insurance for all covered services.

How does Neurofeedback work?
Neurofeedback therapy uses sensors to monitor your brainwave activity and almost immediately provides feedback via the use of auditory and visual cues that guide the brain to change it’s electrical activity and gain better regulation.

Does this involve any kind of electrical stimulation?
No. At no time is there any electrical stimulation given to the brain. The brain is simply taught to behave in a healthier manner. Just like a muscle learns via repetitious training, the brain can also learn through continual practice and reinforcement.

Does it hurt?
No. It is painless. It does not involve any types of needles and it is not invasive in nature.

Does age matter?
No. Children, adolescents and adults can all be trained to improve brain function.

How do I know if it is the right choice for me?
Whenever considering any type of intervention, you should always seek the advice of a qualified health professional (such as a neurologist, psychiatrist and/or clinical psychologist). They can assess your needs and make appropriate recommendations. In many cases, neurofeedback practitioners offer a free consultation at which they can let you know if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Will the symptoms return?
Once enough sessions are conducted and the symptoms are addressed, the brain should maintain improved function. However, if an emotional or physical trauma (such as a blow to the head) is experienced the symptoms may return.

What are some conditions that are helped with neurofeedback?
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