Optimize Brain Function
Clinical psychoneurophysiology is a natural and holistic approach to the treatment of many conditions. We normalize and optimize brain functioning using various neurotherapeutic techniques including brainwave biofeedback, brain stimulation and self-regulation procedures. These all assist in correcting inefficiencies in brain activity and changing the individual’s brainwave architecture.
Leading Edge Research
Healthpoint Laser Clinic works closely with the Swingle Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Swingle Clinic, led by author and leading neurotherapy researcher Dr. Paul Swingle, is one of the largest clinics providing neurotherapeutic treatments in North America. The Swingle Clinic was established in 1998 and since then has grown exponentially, accommodating over 300 clients a week from around the world. Now clients in the Okanagan can benefit from this cutting edge therapy. Brain map assessments and treatment protocols for all clients at Healthpoint Laser are done in collaboration with the Swingle Clinic.
Neurotherapy can help alleviate a wide range of problems such as:
- Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)
- Learning Disorders
- Depression and Mood Disorders
- Stress and Anxiety Disorders
- Fibromyalgia and Pain Disorders
- Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
…to name a few, without dangerous and often ineffective drugs
The brain, as the center of operations for the body, is a highly evolved organ. Capable of continuous learning and adapting to various situations, the brain has shown itself capable of enhancing its performance when provided with pointers about what to change, modify or adjust.
For children, this often takes the form of computerized games which the child plays by changing brainwave activity. This is accomplished by letting the child play a type of video game with hot air balloons or racing cheetahs. As the child produces the brainwaves desired, the child is rewarded with the movement of the balloons or by their cheetah winning a race, thereby reinforcing the desired brainwaves. These changes in brainwave activity are fed back to the child using audio or visual cues from the computer.
For adult clients, the feedback of brainwave functioning can be quite complex, although adults can play the computer games if they prefer. Using this and other similar methods, clients become skilled at altering their brainwave architecture.
On the client’s first visit to the office, an in-depth intake session or “brain map” is completed. Brainwaves are measured using an electroencephalograph (EEG). Sensors from the EEG equipment are positioned on the ears and various points on the scalp (the sensors are non-invasive and painless). From the amplitude and position of brainwave bands including Delta, Theta, Alpha, Sensory Motor Rhythm, Beta and High Frequency we are able to assess a client’s condition and develop a therapy schedule that will assist the client in regaining control and getting back on track with life.