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Biofeedback Specialist

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine

Neurophysical & Behavioral Medicine located in Irvine, CA & West Los Angeles, CA

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in Irvine and West Los Angeles, California, has been using biofeedback to treat disorders including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders for over 35 years. This noninvasive, pharmaceutical-free treatment has improved the health and quality of life for thousands of patients. Call Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine to schedule a consultation and learn how biofeedback can restore your health.

Biofeedback Q & A

What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a pharmaceutical-free, noninvasive treatment program for a variety of disorders. It provides the feedback you need to self-correct suboptimal brain function, heal, and use your brain correctly. 

Nothing is done to you during biofeedback. You wear a sensor on your head that records and displays your brain function on a computer screen. You use that information to practice and reinforce optimal brain function. Think of it as physical therapy for your brain. 

Biofeedback increases your control of your brain function. Your work leads to self-generated, long-term improvements that heal the source of your problem instead of masking your negative symptoms.

What happens during biofeedback treatment?

Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine begins with a qEEG brain map. It records brainwave patterns from all over your head to identify any malfunctioning regions. 

Then, the team places sensors on your scalp over the area behaving abnormally. The sensors record your brain activity and display it on a computer screen in the form of a game. 

You “play” the game, and as your brainwaves shift to the faster, healthier frequency, the equipment creates an auditory tone to provide positive reinforcement. While you can’t see what your brain is doing, you learn to maintain optimal brain function. 

How does biofeedback work?

Conditions like anxiety, ADHD, autism, and depression are linked to abnormal and suboptimal brain activity. Biofeedback tracks your slow (Delta and Theta) and fast (Beta) brainwaves. 

Your slow brainwaves show when your brain is underaroused or functioning at suboptimal capacity for mental efficiency. Fast brainwaves occur when you’re alert and focused, and your neural networks are fully engaged. 

Biofeedback training provides brainwave feedback. It provides the data you need to improve and strengthen your brain activity. You learn to regulate your brain activity to enhance the dominant brain activity required for focus, organization, follow-through, and learning. 

Why should I use biofeedback?

Biofeedback heals your brain and provides long-term results. You learn to implement what you learn during training sessions during your day-to-day life.

Additionally, biofeedback can help you reduce or eliminate your reliance on medication. Many pharmaceutical treatments for mental health disorders cause intolerable side effects. 

The treatment is also helpful in improving your overall health. Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine research shows a clear link between suboptimal brain function and immune system deficiencies and inflammation.

Over the years, Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine has helped thousands of patients lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. 

Call Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine to make an appointment and find out how biofeedback can help you.