A Brief History of Neurofeedback
Operant Conditioning Neurofeedback emerged in the 1950’s. Later in the early 1990s, researchers used goggles using light and sound that responded to brainwave frequency.The goggles turned out to be somewhat effective clinically, but a significant minority of subjects suffered from “overstimulation” in the form of headaches, dizziness, sleepiness, and anxiety.
Attempts to address this issue led to the discovery that the wire sending the signal from the brain to the EEG processor and on to the computer was also the conduit for a very small signal “feeding back” to the brain. In other words, the system was sending out it’s own signal. This “micro current” signal is considered neurofeedback because the signal returning to the brain oscillates based on how brainwaves are changing.
Early IASIS Neurofeedback was called LENS, Low Energy Neurofeedback. The initial concept of LENS was helpful, but seemed to bring about a larger than desired degree of overstimulation leading to reactivity (brief periods of increased symptom(s) subjects presented prior to receiving brain training).
The Advent of IASIS Neurofeedback Device
The search for a fine-tuned, gentle neurofeedback system gave way to IASIS Neurofeedback.
In February 2017, IASIS team members were called in to meet at Camp Pendleton with Marine & Naval Medical personnel and members of the office of Suicide Prevention as they discussed the frightfully high numbers of suicide in young men & women fighting to keep America free and strong.
IASIS Neurofeedback FAQs
Anyone who has gone though a loss or presently finding life challenging, may find IASIS neurofeedback helpful
Most people notice initial changes within three sessions, occasionally a few more. The average number of sessions varies depending on the acuity of one’s condition. Once treatment has been completed, additional sessions are usually not necessary. Occasionally individuals may require a “booster.”
Do not stop or make changes to your medication unless advised to do so by your physician or medical provider.
IASIS Neurofeedback provides a visual or auditory signal corresponding to the status of one or more of a patient’s physiological parameters (e.g., brain alpha wave activity, muscle activity, skin temperature, etc.) so that the patient can control voluntarily these physiological parameters; and a prescription battery powered device that is indicated for relaxation training and muscle reeducation and prescription use.
Traditional Neurofeedback is usually associated with mindfulness training.
Information from your brainwaves is transmitted to a computer screen. Clients attempt to train their brainwaves by mentally manipulating events on the screen. No signal is transmitted back to the brain. This kind of neurofeedback typically requires 40+ sessions, with a typical session lasting 45 minutes to an hour.
With IASIS Neurofeedback clients don’t do anything other than sit still for a few moments. A brief, tiny signal transmitted feeding back to the brain does all the work. IASIS Neurofeedback clients may notice changes either immediately or within the first few sessions. Fast action, limited number of sessions, and the ease and simplicity of treatment all are features of IASIS Neurofeedback.
Practitioners have used earlier and similar versions of IASIS Neurofeedback for over 15 years. IASIS Neurofeedback is not experimental. Over 75,000 patients have been treated with technologies similar in principle to IASIS Neurofeedback.
No, IASIS Neurofeedback is only administered to patients by trained doctors and clinicians. It is not intended for home use. The IASIS Neurofeedback is for prescription use. IASIS defers to your applicable state requirements regarding appropriate parameters of prescription use.
What Your Client Can Expect From Their First Session?
While seated, five lightweight EEG electrodes will be placed at different areas on your head and neck. The areas will first be cleaned off and then a conductive paste will be applied to hold the electrodes in place. The position of the electrodes may vary through the course of treatment and in subsequent sessions.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not contain medical advice. IASIS Neurofeedback, rather, the IASIS MCN device is indicated for relaxation training and muscle reeducation and prescription use consistent with 21 C.F.R. section 882.5050.” A biofeedback device is an instrument that provides a visual or auditory signal corresponding to the status of one or more of a patient’s physiological parameters (e.g., brain alpha wave activity, muscle activity, skin temperature, etc.) so that the patient can control voluntarily these physiological parameters; and a prescription battery powered device that is indicated for relaxation training and muscle reeducation and prescription use. The information, including but not limited to text, videos, images, and other material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge about IASIS Neurofeedback. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you believe you have a medical condition, please first, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. Never self-medicate or choose to discontinue taking medicine without discussing your medical care with your doctor.