Why We are Different
Alpha NeuroHealth Clinic uses the most technologically-advanced method of Neurofeedback available; NeuroGuide’s 19 Channel LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback. This state of the art technology improves outcomes and helps clients reach their goals in the shortest amount of time. Many Neurofeedback providers hold onto outdated methods that often take 60+ sessions. In contrast, LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback provides clients with positive results in about 20 sessions. This allows for a significantly faster symptom reduction at a huge cost savings to the client.
LORETA 3D IMAGING
Alpha NeuroHealth clinic uses a full 19 sensor array, LORETA (Low Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography) gives a real-time 3D image of your brain activity. With 19 channel LORETA Neurofeedback, we can train deeper areas of the brain; entire networks (anxiety, addiction, mood networks etc…), coherence (the way various parts of the brain connect with other parts), phase (the speed in sending signals within the brain); all crucial factors in optimal brain health. We do not have to chase a dysregulation around your brain with a couple of sensors; we work on the whole brain! All this coverage means a more efficient training session, which in turn means fewer sessions.
If you want to see if something is out of balance or dysregulated, you need a baseline (z-score) to know if your brainwave frequencies are higher or lower than they should be. We compare your results to a normal data base of 100’s of samples of similar age and sex. Similarly, Neurofeedback practitioners use baselines to see what areas of your brain to train, and how much training is needed. Using both the client’s issues as well as the brain map, we develop a unique, data-driven protocol (a unique blueprint—molded to fit the client’s brain) to train that individual towards brain health.
Equipment and Method
Our equipment is the result of the collaborative effort of some of the world’s leading neurofeedback researches and clinicians, working together to develop the best psychotherapy tool possible. This is not an automated ‘pre-packaged’ neurofeedback system.
The hardware was initially developed as a medical research tool. The software was designed by one of the world leaders in brain research (Dr Robert Thatcher). Combined with the methods of neurofeedback pioneers Marty Wuttke, Joel Lubar as well as others, the result is the first major advance in the field of neurofeedback in the last decade.
NeuroGuide’s 19 Channel LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback system offers QEEG, Full surface, 3-Dimensional Deep Brain Neurofeedback. We use an FDA registered QEEG database meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria, transparent sample size per age group, and amplifier matching. It has been clinically correlated and cross-validated, and is cited in over 100,000 peer reviewed publications. It is capable of Neurofeedback directly on deep brain areas and functions; as well as Hagmann’s Hubs, Modules, and Default Mode Networks. The client’s symptom checklist is combined with the QEEG Brain Map to link symptoms to the dysregulated brain areas.
Alpha NeuroHealth Clinic treats behavioral health conditions affecting children, adolescents, and adults using a highly specialized treatment method known as 19 Channel LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback. Once these regions and brain networks are mapped, 19-channel QEEG Neurofeedback trains the client to gradually shift brainwaves toward increased stability, improved regulation, and greater efficiency. Treatment goals are typically reached in about 20 sessions making this treatment more efficient and cost-effective than older 2 or 4-channel forms of Neurofeedback.