What’s the Difference Between Micro Current Neurofeedback and Traditional Neurofeedback?
A question we hear frequently is: how is micro current neurofeedback different than traditional neurofeedback? The short answer is micro current neurofeedback is a faster and more efficient form of traditional neurofeedback.
In traditional neurofeedback, information from an individual’s brain waves are transmitted to a computer. The patient, with the guidance of a technician, attempts to train their brain by mentally manipulating the events seen on the computer screen. For example, the patient may be shown a distressing video and then is taught how to de-escalate stress that they are feeling (as shown by viewing the brain waves on the computer screen). No signal is transmitted back to the brain. Traditional neurofeedback doesn’t include the software that can help patients target specific areas of the brain; therefore, this type of treatment may require 40 or more sessions to achieve noticeable results.
In comparison, micro current neurofeedback mimics what is done to the brain during deep therapy work but on a much more efficient, faster and grander scale.
Micro current neurofeedback, a painless and non-invasive treatment, sends brief stimulation to the nervous system, resulting in a temporary fluctuation in brainwaves, allowing the brain to “reset” and regulate itself as well as the central nervous system.
Using an electroencephalogram (EEG), the technician is able to pinpoint the topic of discussion that creates the most erratic brain waves, and is then able to target that specific area. The machine then balances the brain waves by mirroring the brain waves in both the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
This form of treatment has proven to be extremely effective in helping individuals manage the symptoms of:
Traumatic brain injury
Patients generally notice improvements and changes either immediately or within the first few sessions. They often self-report feeling clarity, calmness, diminished headaches/migraines, improved sleep and depression, improvement in mood and more.
At GUTS OC, Inc., we have found that a combination of therapy and micro current neurofeedback has proven to be more efficient and effective than just using one or the other.
Hear Victoria Brown, GUTS OC, Inc. Founder & Lead Therapist explain the difference between micro current neurofeedback and traditional neurofeedback below:
To learn more about how micro current neurofeedback works, we recommend reading our blog article that explains in detail what micro current neurofeedback is, how it works and what it treats.
Do you think micro current neurofeedback may be a potential treatment option for you? We recommend contacting us to share more about your situation. We would be happy to talk to you about your goals and to discuss a treatment plan that can help you start living your best life now.
About GUTS OC:
We combine mental health services and state-of-the-art technology to help our patients obtain long-term results faster. Our specialties include therapy, micro current neurofeedback and life coaching. Our evidence-based approach has helped thousands of individuals, couples and families who have sought our help over the past 22 years. Our trained specialists are committed to educating & empowering our patients with the skills and mindset to live successful, happy lives.
GUTS OC is based in Tustin, CA but provides services to all of Orange County through in-person sessions and/or virtual therapy sessions via phone, chat or video.