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Neurofeedback Specialist

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center

Acupuncture & Nutrition Counseling located in Stratford, CT

Learning to regulate your brain by watching movies might sound like technology from the future, but it’s available today with neurofeedback. At Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center in Stratford, Connecticut, you can take part in a customized neurofeedback treatment plan with ongoing quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) brain monitoring by Joseph Downer, LAc, and the team. To treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other mental health conditions passively using neurofeedback, call Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Neurofeedback Q & A


What is neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a treatment process that helps train your brain to reduce symptoms of mental health conditions or improve cognitive function in a variety of ways.

These tests involve a series of sensors that your provider attaches to various points on your head which send data to a nearby computer. They interpret the results of the qEEG brain mapping and use them to create and adjust your custom neurofeedback treatment plan.

Each neurofeedback session involves visual and auditory stimuli that subconsciously train your brain to change behavior and thought patterns. Eventually, your brain learns self-regulation so you can overcome your specific cognitive setbacks.

Can I benefit from neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback at Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center tends to be successful and boasts long-term results for over 91% of individuals who take part. It can improve symptoms of various mental health conditions, and it can also improve general brain performance.

You’ll most likely benefit from neurofeedback sessions if you experience:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Trauma
  • Seizure disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Migraines
  • Dyslexia
  • Chronic pain
  • A concussion
  • Stress
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Learning problems
  • Trouble with decision-making

If you have an issue that isn’t listed, your provider can discuss the treatment with you during your consultation at Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center and tell you whether neurofeedback will be helpful for you.

What should I expect during my neurofeedback sessions?

Neurofeedback sessions do not involve conscious work on your part. In fact, they’re more entertaining than mentally taxing.

During a standard neurofeedback session at Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center, you’ll sit in front of a screen with the qEEG sensors attached to your head. On the screen, you’ll watch a movie. The movie’s brightness changes as your brainwaves normalize because your brain wants to see the movie clearly. The screen gets darker when your brainwaves are irregular.

The process is entirely unconscious for you. The more neurofeedback sessions you undergo, the easier you’ll find it to keep the screen bright since your brain is constantly learning self-regulation and building more neural connections.

If you’d like to learn more about neurofeedback for emotional, behavioral, and cognitive regulation, call Stratford Acupuncture & Wellness Center for a consultation or book one online today.