Resetting the nervous system to create flexibility in the face of stress
OverviewNeurOptimal™ is a dynamic neurofeedback brain-training system.
BenefitsNeurOptimal™ can help improve cognitive and physical performance, enhance focus and deepen sleep.
Stressors can cause erratic and dysfunctional brain activity
Whether it be from an acute brain injury or chronic work deadlines, stress can trigger our nervous system to switch into ‘fight or flight’ mode. Without neural flexibility, our nervous system can remain in this mode, leading to disorganized and dysfunctional nervous system activity.
NeurOptimal™ treats the central nervous system (CNS) with the goal of calming the CNS so that it works more effectively and efficiently
By providing feedback as to when the brain is not operating efficiently, the nervous system is able to re-organize and normalize itself, making the best use of your brain’s neural resources.
An Integrative Approach to NeurOptimal™
At Integrative, NeurOptimal™ treatment protocols vary with each patient based on their individual needs and severity of symptoms. Generally, we recommend 50 minute sessions, once or twice a week, for 10-20 sessions. Many patients report experiencing relief after only one session. Typically, this improvement will last a few hours or days, indicating that the treatment is beneficial but more treatment sessions are required. More serious or chronic injuries generally require longer courses of treatment.
Optimal nutrition, supplementation, stress management, and adequate sleep are all factors that influence healing. Many patients benefit from working on these factors with a doctor, alongside NeurOptimal™ treatments, to optimize their response.
If working with a doctor, they may include testing methods to evaluate how best to support you alongside NeurOptimal™ treatments. These testing methods may include:
Applications of NeurOptimal™
NeurOptimal™ training can be a helpful component of treatment for a wide variety of cognitive and nervous system related dysfunction. It is particularly helpful for brain injury rehabilitation.
- Brain injury rehabilitation
- Post-concussion syndrome
- Patients experiencing ‘chemo brain’ or ‘chemo fog’
- Emotional hyper-reactivity (hypervigilance, uncontrolled anger, etc)
How it Works
How does NeurOptimal™ work?
Overview of NeurOptimal™
NeurOptimal™ monitors your brain waves via five sensors connected to your ears and scalp and provides feedback, in the form of music interruption, when it is not operating efficiently. This feedback provides a cue to the brain to refocus, shifting away from erratic activity towards clearer, more centred thought patterns. With repeated sessions, the brain is trained to ‘reset’ itself easily. As you improve, the level of training adjusts to become more difficult; over time, your brain’s resiliency and flexibility strengthens.
Target Area of the Body
By specifically coordinating activity of the central nervous system, NeurOptimal™ training influences the health of the entire body.
Health Benefits of NeurOptimal™
Session by session your central nervous system will learn new and improved ways of operating, resulting in a more flexible and resilient nervous system, focused cognition, balanced emotions, and enhanced creativity
Researched and tested by industry professionals
What does your first visit look like?
Your first visit is the opportunity for you to share your health goals, and for your NeurOptimal™ Practitioner to gather vital health information that will help them to determine if you are a candidate for NeurOptimal™ treatment, and the best treatment course for you.
Initial Intake Paperwork
You will be asked to fill out an initial intake form, describing your main areas of concern, as well as a consent form.
Medical and Lifestyle History
Your NeurOptimal™ Practitioner will gather details regarding your current and past health concerns and lifestyle.
Review of Treatment
Your NeurOptimal™ Practitioner will prepare you for your first treatment, reviewing set-up, what to expect, and possible side effects and benefits of NeurOptimal™ training.
Within your first visit, you will receive your initial NeurOptimal™ treatment session.