Monday, February 2, 2015

Neurofeedback Center At Kuching Can Treat ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood behavioral disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 11 percent of American children have been diagnosed with ADHD.
An ADHD diagnosis can be difficult. It’s a complex disorder that can affect many aspects of a child’s daily life and behavior, which is especially why early treatment is so important. Click through the slideshow to learn about one type of treatment for ADHD that is becoming more popular.
What Does ADHD Do to the Brain?
For a child without ADHD, the act of concentrating on a task helps speed the brain’s activity, rendering it more efficient. The contrary is true for a child with ADHD – inversely, concentration makes a child with ADHD more distracted and therefore less efficient. That’s why simply trying to help a child pay attention isn’t the most effective solution. The idea behind neurofeedback is to help children with ADHD learn how to make their brain be attentive when it needs to be.

How Neurofeedback Can Help
Neurofeedback training can help children learn to make their brains more active when they need it to be. This is especially important for school and work environments. During a neurofeedback session, our doctor will instruct your child to focus on certain tasks. Sensors and monitors attached to your child’s body will show how their body is reacting. At the same time, your child can monitor their own brain wave patterns. Doctors believe that if a child is able to see their brain’s activity while they’re focusing on a particular task, they can learn to control their brain activity more effectively.

How Neurofeedback Affects Behaviors

In theory, children can learn to keep their brain active while concentrating or preforming a task by using the biofeedback sensors as guides. During a therapy session, they can use the monitors to see which methods help their brain the most. Then, when they’re no longer attached to the sensors, they can use these same strategies to help focus and perform better. In some studies, children that used neurofeedback showed improved control and behavior.

Neurofeedback training Improve Attention, Working Memory Performance

Research on neurofeedback training proves to improve attention, working memory performancehar

The Distinguished Professor Shu-Lan Hsieh's research on neurofeedback training has proven to improve attention and working memory performance, National Cheng Kung University revealed recently.

Hsieh's training method had significantly improved brainwave and brain function and slowed down aging of the brain.

Her research titled "Neurofeedback training improves attention and working memory performance" was published in the June edition of the Clinical Neurophysiology journal.
The neurofeedback training method had been used in research on human health and diseases, particularly on slowing down symptoms of hyperactivity disorder in kids and improving intelligence of kids with learning disorders, Hsieh noted.

In brainwave activity of a complex human brain, the theta wave is defined as the waveband of brainwaves at a frequency between 4 and 8 Hz, according to Hsieh.She had carried out research on the elderly using neurofeedback training for the first time, focusing training on the theta wave at the frontal midline.

Previous research indicated that the theta wave could be the main reason causing the decline in brain function. Hsieh on the other hand had proven that the neurofeedback training method can effectively slow down aging.

Using a sample of 16 elder people aged between 60 and 70 years old as subjects, Hsieh carried out the training on them for 12 times within a one-month period while successfully enhance the amount of theta wave activity.
The principle behind this training is recording real-time theta wave activity and attempting to adjust brainwave activity through audio and visual feedback in order to achieve the desired target.

After 12-month training, Hsieh found that the subjects' attention and working memory performance had significantly improved, thus implying that subjects had experienced an improvement in brainwave and brain performance.
"Many subjects noted that focusing their own attention or concentrating on thinking about an activity such as mental arithmetic or reciting poems could increase brainwave activity the most," Hsieh revealed.

She also added, "Others also discovered that those receiving such training in a relaxed, meditative state will also experience the good effect of the training."

Source: National Cheng Kung University

Neurofeedback Can Reduce Stress

Can Neurofeedback Help Reduce Stress ?

Yes it can, is the short answer. It can do this in two ways:
  1. It can help alleviate the symptoms of Stress.
  2. It can train the brain to cope better with Stress and avoid the symptoms.
Because Stress is not measured directly researchers don’t study the impact of Neurofeedback on Stress directly, they have studied the impact of Neurofeedback on many of the symptoms and causes of stress that can be measured.
For example the first study on using Neurofeedback to reduce Anxiety was published in 1978:
This paper considered multiple studies on Neurofeedback treatment for Anxiety and Depression, finding finding particularly positive research support for the treatment of anxiety disorders, finding“particularly positive research support for the treatment of anxiety disorders”:

What is Stress

Symptoms of StressStress is a common term in our current busy society and is best described by how one feels and responses, when dealing with challenges and pressures. Stress can be experienced within relationships, at school or work and when dealing with health or financial issues. The responses to stress can vary enormously; for one stress can have a motivating effect (sometimes called ‘eustress) and he or her will work harder and more focused, for another it can limit his or her concentration and mistakes are made.  For some it can even cause more severe consequences. This ‘bad stress’ is sometimes called ‘distress’.
The cause of stress is the production of excessive ‘stress hormones’. When experiencing pressure, the central nervous system is activated, which enables the body to produce stress hormones as part of the natural ‘fight or flight response’ designed to prepare our bodies mentally and physically for danger.
Normally, the level of stress hormones will stabilise again, when the pressure has gone, but when there is persistent pressure, or when pressures are too high to cope with, the level of stress hormones stays too high, generating several mental and psychical symptoms. In such situations, stress can for example have a great impact on someone’s feelings, thoughts, behaviours, as well appetite and sleeping patterns.
An important point is that what makes us stressed differs from person to person and that stress is a problem when an individual perceives that the demands on them are more than they can cope with.

Symptoms of Stress

Experienced symptoms of stress differ from person to person. It is important to identify symptoms of stress in an early stage because when untreated, stress can cause (more) severe mental and physical health problems. Associated Symptoms of stress can be cognitive, emotional, physical, or behavioural.
Cognitive symptomsEmotional symptomsPhysical symptomsBehavioural
Memory problemsMoodinessAches and painsEating more or less
Inability to concentrateIrritability or short temperDiarrhea or constipationSleeping too much or too little
Poor judgmentAgitation, inability to relaxIncreased frequency of urinationIsolating oneself from others
Pessimistic approach or thoughtsFeeling overwhelmedIndigestionProcrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
Anxious or racing thoughtsSense of loneliness and isolationChanges in blood glucoseUsing alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
Constant worryingDepression or general unhappinessNausea, dizzinessNervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)

Treatment for Stress

The initial step in treating stress is often prevention, learning to read the signs that stress is coming on, and self-managing stress. These options can consist of relaxation techniques, talking with someone, exercise, and support in for example planning and organisation. When stress remains after applying these ‘basic’ options, stress management groups, counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is commonly recommended.  In case of more severe health problems, prescribed medication could be considered.

Stress and Neurofeedback

Another option to reduce stress is Neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback training has proven to be very helpful in stress, especially since the central nervous system – which enables the body to produce stress hormones – is trained to cope better with varying demands to avoid stress.
Neurofeedback; dealing with Stress
This is different to managing stress, where one learns to deal with stress symptoms, or medication, which suppresses the symptoms. With Neurofeedback the central nervous system can be stabilised, to decrease mood swings and headaches.
Additionally, agitation caused by stress can be calmed down and self control can be increased. This will decrease feelings of anxiety or anger and improve, self-esteem, concentration and organization skills.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

What is Neurofeedback Training?

What is Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback is cutting-edge technology which use of non-invasive therapy technique through special electrical device to test brainwave activity, as well as to strengthen brain cells activities & increase the brain capacities. Neurofeedback is a treatment where real-time feedback is provided for specific brain waves. Its does not required to take any medical product for the whole process.

How can Neurofeedback helps me?

  • better concentration
  • better attention
  • reduce stress
  • quicker and deeper relaxation
  • easier decision making
  • reduced number of errors
  • shorter response time
  • enhanced creativity
  • more efficient memory
  • accelerated learning
  • increased immunity to stress
  • increased productivity
  • better mind/body integration
  • reduced anxiety and stage fright
  • increased self-confidence and assertiveness
  • better self-control
  • development of self-awareness
  • development of emotional intelligence.
The most common sickness/syndrome that can be help by Neurofeedback are: 
  • Cant concentrate on most of the activity
  • Children/adult sleep problems (bed wetting, sleep walking, sleep talking, teeth grinding, nightmares)
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Over-responding to situations
  • Overly emotional
  • Easily startled or jumpy
  • Muscle tension, feeling edgy, stressed out, and restless
  • Fear of others attention and subsequent judgment of them
  • Trouble concentrating and remembering
  • Sudden feeling of panic and anxiety
  • Hand-wringing, tense shoulders, feet moving
  • Feeling safe only with certain people
  • Dizzy, feeling of being off balance
  • Undue intense concern in relaxed situations
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • ADSD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Neurofeedback Training Center at Kuching Sarawak

We are the first Neurofeedback brain training center in Kuching Sarawak

Located beside Wisma Saberkas, Sublot 5, 1st Floor, SFWI Commercial Centre, Section 22, Green Road, 93150 Kuching, Malaysia.

We are proud to say our opening ceremony are withness by YB. Datuk Hajah Fatimah Abdullah.

Overview of our Quantum Neurofeedback Center

We have more than 6 training room to accommodate our client and our facility are all imported from Korea and USA.

During brain training, we strictly not allowed other people to come in our training room to avoid any interruption.

 Lets see our demo room !

We have screen and Neurofeedback devices and also Neuro Therapist to assist the whole training process.

This is the Neurofeedback Device to sense the brainwaves and real time interacting activity with special design Neurofeedback computer application.

 Our training Center therapist, founder and Drs. Sophian
(Professional Psychologist and Certified EGG Biofeedback specialist).  

Welcome to pay us a visit and we will advices you on Neurofeedback trainings and benefit.