Memphis doctor performs brain training on PTSD patients

Featuring Dale S. Foster, PhD, QEEGD, BCN Sr. Fellow 2
Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Diplomate in QEEG
Board Certified in Neurofeedback, Senior Fellow

Memphis Neurofeedback
758 Walnut Knoll Lane, Suite 101
Cordova, TN 38018
901-624-0100
www.MemphisNeurofeedback.com

New Brain Research Helps Treat List of Conditions

New Brain Research Helps Treat List of Conditions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A powerful and non-invasive process claims it can eliminate and dramatically improve chronic neurological conditions – simply by watching a movie, listening to music or even playing a video game.

It’s called Neurofeedback. Those who have tried it say they are seeing huge improvements in treating conditions like depression, anxiety, migraines, chronic pain, insomnia, ADHD and a number of others.

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Listen to your head and your heart: Heart Rate Variability 101


February 2017/by Morgan Ingemanson

Pop duo Roxette said it best: Listen to your heart. Words of wisdom to remember this Valentine’s Day. And, excellent advice when it comes to taking care of your health. In fact, listening to your heart can help you understand what is going on in your head!

One biomarker to rule them all

It’s no secret that doctors encourage patients to place high importance on maintaining heart health. And for good reason – heart disease is still the leading cause of death is the US. Keeping a close eye on biomarkers like cholesterol, heart rate, and blood pressure just comes with the territory of aging. But you could be skipping over a key biomarker that serves as a broad indicator of overall physical and psychological health for people of all ages: heart rate variability.

An introduction to Heart Rate Variability

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a measure of the variation in the time between individual heart beats. Rather than simply counting how many times your heart beats per minute, HRV measures how consistent the length of time between each beat is. HRV helps doctors understand if your heart is beating in a simple and predictable pattern, like a metronome, or in a more variable pattern.

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Tap your holiday stress-busting super power: Breathing

By Dana Santas, from CNN Updated 10:47 PM ET, Sun November 20, 2016

Despite the myriad joys the season brings, it can be a stressful time for many of us. Between shopping, cooking, travel, parties, house guests, winter storms and shorter days, the holidays pile on the stress with little regard for the continued demands of our everyday lives. Instead of feeling festive, we’re often left tense, irritable and exhausted.

The good news is that we’re all equipped with a natural superpower to manage stress: breathing.

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In Defense of Neurofeedback

In response to recent news media outlets which have misrepresented our field,
the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) wishes to set the record straight. February 02, 2017 (updated 02-06-2017)

Neurofeedback (NF), or EEG biofeedback, has been practiced for well over four decades. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and families impacted by various mental health and/or neurological conditions have benefited greatly from this powerful, effective, established, and proven intervention. NF is relatively non-invasive and creates lasting results in stark contrast from the outcomes derived from pharmaceutical treatment for a wide variety of conditions. We estimate over 15,000 clinicians, world-wide are using this technology. The represented professions are inclusive of: psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, nursing, neurology, pediatrics, rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, speech and language pathology, chiropractic, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and family medicine.

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How to Reduce Stress and Improve Your Health

It’s a fact of life in today’s busy world that we all live with stress.

Want to learn how to manage stress better and be able to learn to relax better, and reduce the anxiety that we all feel in this modern world?

Biofeedback training may be the answer!

What is Biofeedback Training?

Biofeedback training is a way of learning how to feel the sensations that occur when your stress response is kicking in and discovering specific recovery techniques that help move your body back into a healthy rhythm of stress management….stress – recover – stress – recover etc. etc.

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31 new digital health tools showcased at CES 2017

One of the sleep aid products we carry was highlighted this year at CES!

The 2breathe Sleep Inducer was introduced by father-son team Erez and Benjamin Gavish, who also make an FDA-cleared hypertension wearable called RESPeRATE. Realizing that their original wearable was making its users fall asleep, they were prompted to create the new tracking module, which people wear on an elastic strap around their torso.  As they breathe, the data from the rhythm of their breath feeds into their companion app, which creates a melody to synchronize with their breathing and ostensibly guide the user to slow down their respiration and fall asleep.

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How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve for Better Mental Health

Great article from a Optimal Living Dynamics blog about the benefits of HRV and stimulating the vagus nerve. Authored by Jordan Fallis

The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It connects your brain to many important organs throughout the body, including the gut (intestines, stomach), heart and lungs.

In fact, the word “vagus” means “wanderer” in Latin, which accurately represents how the nerve wanders all over the body and reaches various organs.

The vagus nerve is also a key part of your parasympathetic “rest and digest” nervous system. It influences your breathing, digestive function and heart rate, all of which can have a huge impact on your mental health.

But what you really need to pay special attention to is the “tone” of your vagus nerve.
Vagal tone is an internal biological process that represents the activity of the vagus nerve.

Increasing your vagal tone activates the parasympathetic nervous system, and having higher vagal tone means that your body can relax faster after stress.

In 2010, researchers discovered a positive feedback loop between high vagal tone, positive emotions, and good physical health. In other words, the more you increase your vagal tone, the more your physical and mental health will improve, and vice versa .

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Business: Neuropathways to Learning

Neuropathways to Learning
Neuropathways to Learning

Hume learned to operate the neurofeedback equipment and got the results from her son’s brain mapping. Upon returning to Thailand and working with her son, Hume realized the success of neurofeedback. “I saw tremendous progress, and as a result I said, ‘Wow, if this works for my son, it will work for so many others as well.’”

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