IASIS microcurrent neurofeedback (MCN) therapy is a new and innovative tool in the expanding arsenal for wellness provided by Innovation MD. IASIS MCN supports mental well-being and has been studied extensively in the setting of PTSD. For more information on IASIS research as well as video testimonials from the types of patients who have benefited, see (website link).
WHAT TO EXPECT
The treatments are painless. No anesthesia or sedation is needed. Patients sit or lie comfortably in a quiet, private room in our office.
Our physician, technician or nurse places tiny electrodes in specific locations on the scalp. Very small electrical currents (microcurrents) are delivered to the patient to help the brain function more effectively. Sessions generally last between 30 minutes and an hour. Some patients notice fatigue for up to 48 hours following a session as the brain experiences neurochemical “rebalancing”. Soon afterwards, patients begin to feel noticeable improvements in their pre-treatment condition. Most patients undergo 10-20 treatments and many elect to receive regular ongoing maintenance treatments.
CONDITIONS WHICH HAVE BENEFITED FROM MICROCURRENT NEUROFEEDBACK
While the exact mechanism for patient reports of improvement is not completely understood, microcurrent neurofeedback appears to help the brain restore neurochemical imbalances related to the cumulative effects of “fight, flight or freeze” type responses. These types of responses occur to varying degrees in many people in the modern “always on the go” world. These types of responses also result in chronically high levels of stress hormones (e.g. cortisol) and serve as a barrier to good brain health. The therapy has proven useful in promoting improvement in a variety of troublesome conditions from headaches and brain fog to mood swings and poor sleep. Furthermore, many patients across the country have reported relief from anxiety, OCD, PTSD and substance abuse issues while receiving microcurrent neurofeedback.
If you are interested in learning more about how microcurrent neurofeedback can help you support your brain’s functioning, call us. We can schedule an assessment and consultation.