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Neurotherapy: Alternative to Prescription Drugs

Neurotherapy has a broad reach.  It is evolving into a primary-care alternative to prescription drugs for many disorders.  Rather than sedating overactive children or forgetful seniors, neurotherapy changes the neurophysiological basis of the problem.  When administered by licensed and well-trained professionals, neurotherapy has no adverse side effects.  Successfully treated clients do not have to depend on a drug to get by in life.  Neurotherapy is a primary treatment option rather than the last resort of patients who are casualties of drug-oriented treatments. 

Attention deficiencies in children and anxiety disorders in adults are easily improved with neurotherapy.  More challenging conditions, such as the severe depressions, psychoses, personality disorders, the aftermath of severe mental trauma, brain dysfunctions and seizure disorders are now also being treated with neurotherapy as a first choice.  Neurotherapy is emerging as an initial choice because it works without adverse side effects, the changes are permanent, and clients are not harmed by, nor do they become dependent on, drugs.

Why Choose Neurotherapy Treatment

 

The simple answer is because neurotherapy is an efficient, proven method for correcting the neurological, psychological, and physiological bases for a wide range of psychological and neurological disorders.  Drugs may help you cope, booze may help you hide and psychotherapy may help you in the long haul, but nothing can compare with neurotherapy for rapidly and safely correcting a problem at the source - your brain. 

When neurotherapy is the first treatment, it can permanently correct the neurological basis of the problem from the start.  A person can become capable of squarely facing life’s challenges, as we all must.  In addition, neurotherapy is cost effective, its results are lasting and it has no dangerous side effects.  Rather than taking ever increasing amounts of drugs, you will see life through clear lenses.

The evidence speaks for itself.  Neurotherapy is a primary-care alternative for the treatment of many disorders which have traditionally been sedated, if they could be corrected at all.  It truly satisfies the medical credo: “First,do no harm.”  Families abandoned with their autistic children can find help; depressed and anxious people can find relief and freedom from drugs; those who have problems with concentration or sleep or anger or alcohol or mental quietude can find these problems resolved. Those with head injuries, stroke, pain, seizure disorders and age-related declines can also find help.

Articles - How it Works

Neurotherapy - focus on a cure, not just coping mechanisms

Many controlled scientific studies have shown that neurofeedback can permanently improve deficiencies in attention. The safe and lasting neurofeedback intervention, though more time consuming, is a much healthier choice than medication.  Relying on stimulants to treat ADHD and other neurobehavioral conditions does nothing to lessen their chronic nature and exposes the child, and later the adult, to long-term serious health risks.  A wide array of psychological and neurological disorders can affect a person’s ability to concentrate.  Stress, pain, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, addictions, diet and food sensitivities, hormone disturbances, fatigue and so on all affect our ability to be aware of our environment.  Our ability to focus and comprehend is central to every facet of our existence.  One should not have to spend years taking pharmaceutical drugs in order to enjoy the richness of life.

How does Neurofeedback Work

Neurofeedback tackles the problems where they reside – in the brain.  Neurofeedback is noninvasive; it does not zap the brain.  It teaches the brain how to function efficiently.  The therapy procedures are based on successful treatments that have been used for years.  Electrical activity recorded from the scalp is recorded without discomfort to the client.  The activity is then analyzed by looking at the different brainwaves which provide an intimate view of the clients’ mental and cognitive state.  The next step is devising a treatment program that creates improvement. Whether you suffer from depression or hyperactivity, the reason can be found in your brain’s activity because the brain gives off an electrical signal that a neurotherapist can measure and evaluate.

  • Lora Lonsberry Ph. D.