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The first line of treatment for the millions of kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often drugs. But is medication the best answer or might there be a less drastic natural alternative to treating ADHD? ADD/ADHD ranks among the most widespread neurological disorders among American children. It is estimated to affect up to 7 percent or as many as 5 million children at any one time. These statistics translate into at least one child in every classroom in the United States. While it is not itself a specific learning disability, ADD/ADHD interferes with concentration and attention, making it difficult for a child to do well in school and in social situations.
Research on Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) shows that neurofeedback can remediate anomalies in brain activation, leading to symptom reduction and functional improvement. This evidence raises the hopes for a behavioral, psychophysiological intervention that moderates the severity of ASD.
Research has shown that related symptoms of ASD are the result of brain dysfunction in multiple brain regions. Functional neuroimaging and electroencephalography research have shown this to be related to abnormal neural connectivity problems. The brains of individuals with ASD show areas of both excessively high connectivity and deficient connectivity. In other words, some areas of the brain are chatting excessively with themselves, while failing to communicate normally with other relevant regions.
In one 2006 study using connectivity-guided neurofeedback, pre-post analyses showed a 40 percent reduction in autistic symptoms, enhanced functioning between the brain and behavior, and a reduction of hyper-connectivity. These results begin to verify the theory that inter-hemispheric, bipolar neurofeedback montages can lead to reduction in hyper-connectivity based on the reward band trained. Neurofeedback is capable of remediating connectivity disturbances.
Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists long after the tissue has healed. Pain is vital to our survival. Some people are born with a unusual condition that does not allow them to feel pain. These people rarely live past the age of 25. This is because pain serves a protective mechanism for us. We feel pain whenever there is tissue damage or the potential for tissue damage. For example, when you cut your finger, strain a muscle, or break a bone your body sends signals back to your brain which you perceive as pain. This pain sensation is a signal to you that something is wrong and needs your attention. Pain has significant survival value, but when an injury has healed and the pain continues, or when pain seems to have no obvious connection to any injury, it no longer serves a useful purpose. Pain of this type is referred to as chronic pain, and once you have fallen under its affect, it may be very difficult to escape.
The Challenge of Pain Management
The management of chronic pain has always been a medical challenge. The traditional medical approach involves increasing doses of a variety of medications until relief is attained. In some instances, the pain is significantly reduced with the use of medication; however when the drugs wear off the pain returns. The constant need for medications becomes a permanent fixture of life, often resulting in drug dependence or even addiction.
The ultimate silent disease in the elderly is the non-optimal functioning of the brain. It is a well known tenet in anti-aging literature that cognitive health in old agegoes hand-in-hand with physical health. The normal aging process causes the nervous system to slow down and become dysregulated. In the elderly, Neurological Dysregulation Syndrome is expressed in the form of cognitive deficits such as memory loss; however this dysregulation goes beyond memory loss in that it involves every biological function in the body. Once that is recognized, maintaining brain function becomes a principal and indispensable pathway to health maintenance in the elderly as well as to enhanced functionality along the way. Braincore Neurofeedback will enhance memory, improve sleeping patterns and provide a proven vehicle for maintaining neurological performance at an optimal level at any age.
Headaches are generally not considered to be an emotional problem but they can be brought on by emotional stress.
Although there are different types of headaches and a variety of causes, the headaches that typically respond to the natural migraine relief or natural headache relief provided by Braincore Neurofeedback are Migraines and Tension Type Headaches.
Migraines are Neurological, not Vascular
The traditional view of migraines is that they are vascular in origin; however more recent research has proven that migraine headaches are neurological rather than vascular. In fact medical studies have proven that migraines are the result of a hyperactive brain. It has been demonstrated that people with migraines exhibit brainwave patterns associated with brainwaves seen in seizure type patterns. For this reason, many migraine researchers characterize migraines as a slow form of seizure.
Just like we need water and food to survive, we also need sleep. Sleep is heavily influenced by circadian rhythms and hormonal/environmental factors as well. It is a restorative process that gives us energy for the day ahead of us. It gives the body a chance to repair muscles and other tissues and gives the brain a chance to organize and archive your memories.
Our bodies have an internal, natural clock which promotes a regular sleep cycle but when this cycle is disturbed, this is where the person experiences insomnia. The definition of insomnia is the difficulty in initiating and/or maintaining sleep. The effects of sleep deprivation are cumulative and have profound effects on memory, learning, reasoning, reaction time, and what we refer to as “executive functioning” How can you pay attention, think and remember if you are exhausted? It has been found that many children who were labeled ADHD were actually sleep deprived children. When these children start sleeping the appropriate length of time, many of the ADHD symptoms go away. Adult sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on family, society, and the workplace. Sleep deprived adults are very inefficient and at times unsafe. They have more accidents, lose productive work time, and have been known to cause disasters in industrial settings. In addition sleep deprivation is a contributing factor to depression and anxiety.