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Biofeedback Therapy

Heart Rate Variability

The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV), or heart rhythms, is a noninvasive means of measuring heart–brain and autonomic nervous system dynamics as influenced by one’s emotional state. Clinical research indicates HRV as a primary indicator of neurocardiac fitness and overall health. Abnormally low HRV is a predictor of premature mortality and is associated with a wide range of health problems, many of which can be stress-related. By influencing shifts in heart rhythms, one can positively lower stress levels, and thereby influence neural, hormonal and biochemical responses, yielding improvements in blood pressure, immune system function and so on. Effects may be both immediate and long-lasting.

Hemoencephalography (HEG)

Near infrared Hemoencephalography is the use of an infrared photoelectric cell that monitors and delivers positive feedback for increased blood flow in the frontal lobes of the brain. When the brain has greater blood flow it also has greater blood oxygen levels and becomes more active. Fresh blood brings in the necessary
nutrition, oxygen and the glucose that supplies the energy for a brain module to efficiently do its assigned job. Exercise affects the brain much like it affects muscles. New capillaries are formed to feed neurons. New connections between neurons are formed to carry information. Like a muscle, with exercise, the brain builds a vascular system, enabling more brain tissue for use by this brain area. The brain grows physically. With exercise, the brain builds a vascular system, enabling more brain efficiency in its use. Using this technology, executive functions are expected to improve, including but not limited to focused attention, mood, memory, organizational ability, planning and judgment, as well as migraines. In addition, HEG has been linked to positive changes in disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADD, and ADHD, among others.

Please note that while TMS therapy is offered at all of our Centers, Biofeedback therapy offerings do vary from center to center. We recommend you visit the specific TheraMind Center location website to verify the specific treatment options available at your location of choice.