Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback Therapy: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How does Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback work?
How should I prepare for my neurofeedback therapy session?
What to expect during and after a session?
The practitioner will then prep and attach the electrodes to various places on your head/neck. After a positive attachment signal is attained, the practitioner will start initialing stimulations or “stims”. The amount of “stims” varies per client and can even vary per session for an individual client depending on response. The entire process lasts from 15-30 minutes.
Improvements experienced by clients are identified as:
- General sense of wellbeing.
There is a chance that after the initial session or subsequent sessions, a client may experience “overstimulation.”
These are identified as:
- Wired (easily excitable or emotionally reactive)
- Spacey or Lightheaded
These temporary, mild side effects can last from minutes to days, with the latter being less common. If you experience any of the symptoms above, this is a positive sign that your brain is responding to treatment. If you are concerned or have any questions, please contact your individual practitioner.
Is Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback safe?
Yes. The actually microcurrent that is being transmitted is less than that of your cell phone when it’s held to your ear. This intervention has been used on thousands of people- not one has reported significant negative results. The Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback software we use houses an FDA registered EEG amplifier- making it safe for clients of all ages.
What to expect days after a session?
Take note of how you respond differently to situations in your daily routine. These changes could present themselves in both emotional or even behavioral improvements. Are you bouncing back from a disagreement or setback more quickly than before? Did you call a friend when you felt sad or overwhelmed, instead of isolating? Did you feel calmer or experience less spinning to a triggering situation? You may still be reactive, but maybe the duration of the reaction is shorter, or the intensity is lower.