Better Health Starts In The Brain
Why Brain Health Matters
The brain plays an active role in nearly every function of your body. From logic and critical thinking to imagination and talent; from digestion and sleep quality to heart rate and recovery; the brain is there, making sure everything runs smoothly.
So when the brain isn’t working properly, it can affect us in many negative ways. When we lose our temper or experience extreme sadness or lack of control, it could very well be that our brain is out of balance. An improperly balanced brain can lead to many neurological problems, such as:
We Can Help Balance Your Brain!
Neurointegrative Therapy of Torrance offers a scientifically proven system that can safely fine-tune the brain to eliminate the triggers that often cause the issues above. We can also help overcome attention and focus issues, as well as improve memory retention. Best of all, this process is drug-free, safe and non-invasive.
What Is Neurofeedback?
What If You Could Eliminate Or Reduce Chronic Neurological Conditions Just By Watching A Movie Or Listening To Music?
That may sound too good to be true, But this amazing technology works by re-aligning brainwaves while you are engaged in a movie or music. Decades of research have shown that properly aligned brainwaves can positively affect the way our body functions.
Neurofeedback is yielding positive results for many people with debilitating neurological conditions. People of all ages can see dramatic improvement in conditions like ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Brain Injury, Migraines, Seizures, Chronic Pain, Addiction and more.
Decades of Research
Neurofeedback has over 50 years of positive case studies and scientific publications and is currently used by thousands of licensed health professionals around the world. It could be the most important new tool for mental and neurological health available today.
Why I offer Neurofeedback
Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Dr. Peters emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center.
Dr. John Peters DC has been a licensed Chiropractor since May of 1997. He has been educating patients and guiding complex cases to optimal health in his own practice since 1998. As a doctor with experience, he is committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients.
Dr. Peters has extensive training in functional neurology, applied clinical nutrition, metabolic testing, electrodiagnostics, cardiovascular prevention, brain mapping, and Neurofeedback / NeuroIntegration.
Dr. Peters has received over 500 postgraduate hours in functional neurology through the Carrick Institute. He is also a member of A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) and IAFNR (International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation). Dr. Peters is one of the few doctors in the country currently doing a Fellowship in Integrative Cardiovascular Metabolic Medicine with the renowned author and lecturer, Dr. Mark Houston, MD.
Dr. Peters uses a “whole person approach” when taking care of his patients. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, state of the art technology, and providing the newest and best natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, Dr. Peters is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health.
Dr. Peters routinely travels across the country, meeting and training with elite members of the chiropractic profession. He specializes in natural non-surgical treatment of chronic pain syndromes, spinal disorders, and functional neurology. He has lectured extensively to both doctors and patients on topics such as the brain and nervous system, diabetes, autoimmunity, chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, post-surgical rehabilitation, alternative arthritis treatments, and spinal and brain trauma.
If you are not in our area and need assistance finding a well-trained chiropractor, Dr. Peters can often provide a referral. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dr. John C. Peters DC
Visualize Inside The Brain
How We Determine Your Condition
The heart of this process is our brain mapping system, which allows us to image the brain in real time. The brain map is an important tool we use to evaluate your brainwaves and identify opportunities to improve communication between various regions of the brain.
The brain map is able to capture a window of brain activity, analyze the data and create a visual representation for each lobe of the brain and each specific brainwave (Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta).
A Customized Report Of Findings
Our detailed brain map report identifies unhealthy brainwave patterns and connectivity issues in an easy to read format. It also shows the training protocols needed to improve or eliminate your symptoms using neurofeedback.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many brain issues are caused by irregular brainwaves. Neurofeedback works because it does not directly target any conditions and symptoms…It corrects irregular brainwaves and modifies timing patterns in the brain. This is achieved through multiple neurofeedback sessions, where the brain is re-trained into making normal patterns. The result is an improvement in brain regulation, which then impacts a variety of symptoms.
Absolutely not! Neurofeedback is safe because it is non-invasive, requires no drugs and does not produce any radiation like a CT scan does. The goal of neurofeedback is to identify irregular brainwave patterns and make very subtle corrections. With multiple sessions, the brain will learn to self-regulate.
No. Neurofeedback does not require anything more than your attention for 30 minutes per session. In fact, with each successful session you can start eliminating any medications you are taking.
Absolutely not! A brain map is simply a surface scan of your scalp which picks up the electrical impulses we call brainwaves. We do use conductive paste, but there are no shocks, no pain and no discomfort. All you do is stare at the wall for 6 minutes with your eyes open, and six minutes with your eyes closed. The computer does the rest.
Neurofeedback has been around since the 1950’s. It is only in the last decade and with the advancement of computer technology that Neurofeedback has been able to move from laboratory research to a system that can be administered in an office setting.
Your brain produces four primary types of brain waves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta. Beta is primarily active during your awake state, which is the majority of your day. Alpha has to do with your subconscious, and is dominant during relaxed states when your eyes are closed but you are not asleep. Theta is present briefly during the periods before you fall asleep and before you fully wake up. Delta is primarily active when you are asleep. All of these brain waves are equally important to your health, and neurological disorders can be attributed to specific brain waves. For example, when you have brain irregularities caused by a head injury, your brain may have too much frontal theta or delta being produced when you are supposed to be awake and alert. By retraining these abnormal patterns in the affected areas, symptoms can be improved or eliminated.
Each session usually lasts 30 minutes.
The number of sessions needed will depend on the individual and the particular condition that has been determined. Much like going to the gym, every person requires a different length of time to improve. 20 – 40 sessions is normal for many conditions to improve or even be eliminated. However, people have reported positive changes after just a few sessions.
Neurofeedback sessions involve relaxing for 30 minutes while you watch a movie or listen to music of your choice. Electrodes are attached to your scalp that monitor your brainwaves during the session. When irregular patterns are detected, a response is triggered from the software that pauses or dims the video or music. this response will automatically cause you to focus more, which will move your brainwaves back into normal ranges. With repetition of this process over multiple sessions, your brain can learn to stay within healthy ranges on its own without neurofeedback.
Again, results will vary from person to person. Some feel different within a couple of sessions, while tougher conditions will take many sessions to see any noticeable results. It’s important to not get impatient and listen to the practitioner. They should be able to show you the graph results of each sessions, which will provide a visual reference of improvement. The type of neurofeedback training we offer here is permanent. Neurofeedback helps to improve functions such as concentration, short-term memory, speech, motor skills, sleep, energy level, and emotional balance.
Long term follow ups have been done on many patients over the years. Dr. Joel Lubar at the University of Tennessee has followed ADD clients who’ve sustained their improvements from neurofeedback for 10-20 years. Published research on epilepsy 12 months after brain training shows the effects on epilepsy usually holds. Owners of the Clear Mind System have commonly reported no relapses from patients after 10 years.
Yes you can start neurofeedback while on your medications. As you progress your physician might suggest that you slowly reduce or eliminate certain medications related to the condition that you are addressing with neurofeedback. Since every patient is unique, the decision to reduce medication will be up to your physician. More research is needed on this, but a common theory is that the same dosage seems to have a stronger effect on a more efficient brain.
If used improperly, it is possible to see problems. That is to be expected from a system that can produce such positive changes. It all comes down to training and proper use. Fortunately, each session is designed to create small changes in brainwave activity, meaning that problems can be spotted and corrected before they become bigger. Our clinic has extensive training on this equipment and can change protocols as needed if negative effects are seen.
Recent research suggests that individuals with ADD/ADHD tend to have elevated theta brainwave activity and low levels of beta brainwave activity. Symptoms of ADD/ADHD are usually reduced when brainwave activity is changed. Neurofeedback is commonly used as an adjunct or alternative treatment to medication and behavior management.
Neurofeedback has been around since the late 1950’s when Dr. Joe Kamiya discovered that by using a simple reward system, people could learn to alter their brain activity. His partner, Dr Sterman discovered that he could train cats to control their epileptic seizures through a similar method. He moved on to train humans to control their epilepsy. Neurofeedback has evolved over the years from laboratory research to a system that can be administered in an office setting. And with 5 decades of positive case studies, it is not likely to go away any time soon.
Neurofeedback has been around for decades. To date there are thousands of studies, with more being published every day. This site has a comprehensive list of studies on neurofeedback for many conditions. You can view them here.
We have many patient success stories to share with you. Neurofeedback has had a positive impact on so many people, who now have a drug free and non-invasive alternative for treatment of common ailments. Click the button below for these success stories, told from the people who changed their lives with neurofeedback.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. You probably know a lot about concussions from professional football, and also about PTSD from the news. Those are extreme cases and the effects can be severe. But did you […]
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Neurofeedback has been around since the 1960’s, when it was first tested on cats. There is a significant amount of research available showing the positive effects of neurofeedback on various neurological conditions. To view this research, please click the button below.