CHIROPRACTIC & FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY
When using Neurofeedback
to train brain cells to work more efficiently, one area that we often train for
more optimum function is the frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is where the
decisions for action are made whereas the parietal, temporal and occipital
lobes are where the information is received from our bodies and environment.
All the information received is sent to the frontal lobes where the decisions
about action are to be made.
Some areas in the
frontal lobe have been linked to different aspects of the decision making
process. For example, F1, found in the left frontal lobe is important in being
able to stay focused and pay attention while F2 found in the right frontal is
very important in making judgments about what I socially acceptable and the
ability to restrain impulses.
Research and brain
mapping can show that people who suffer from ADD & ADHD have a decrease in
function at these particular areas in the frontal lobes and are usually helped
when these areas are trained with Neurofeedback. It has been my experience with
our patients both adult and children can make great strides in improving their
brains this way without the use of drugs.
The process is
completely painless, as external electrodes are used to measure brain activity.
Adults may listen to music and children often enjoy a movie during and as part
of their treatment.
If brain activity
wanders, the program stops. This stimulates the brain to begin synapsing again,
to maintain the program the viewer is enjoying. Without even trying,
individuals are able to retrain their brain in the areas of focus.