The therapy occurs in a 2-step process:
The first step is to analyze the current state of brain conductivity with a “brain mapping”. An EEG is performed and recorded to evaluate specific areas of brain wave activity. The data is analyzed compared to optimal patterns. From there, a report is generated showing whether you have excess or under activity in various brain areas, and a treatment protocol is recommended to train your brain waves to a healthier pattern.
Treatment is technically advanced, but easy on the patient (and provider!). You get connected to glasses that emit light pulses, electrodes to pick up brain activity, and a computer system that will either play a video or music while you receive therapy. The system provides audio and visual cues to change timing and activity patterns of your brain. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. Twenty sessions are recommended as the starting point. Some people start to notice improvement after 3-5 sessions. Those with chronic, severe conditions may require upwards of 40 sessions to gain maximum relief. The very exciting thing is that once results are obtained the re-trained brain retains the balance it learned. The results are long-lasting!
Insurance coverage varies depending on your diagnosis (reason for treatment) and your individual plan.
- EEG Brain-mapping: 95957
- Neurofeedback session: 90901
- Brain Mapping EEG with physician interpretation and treatment plan discussion: $200
- Neurofeedback visits–Package of 20: $1700