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This is a place of healing and support for our first responders. Please watch the short video below to get a better understanding of how the process of Neurotherapy works.

"I’m feeling so much calmer, and my brain feels sharper."
"My depression symptoms have decreased, and I’m not as irritable."
"When I do the treatments, it feels like a mental reset."
"I’m more motivated to get stuff done!"

Neuromodulation is a groundbreaking field that involves the use of gentle electrical stimulation, (similar to that of a TENS device) to alter the activity of the nervous system.  For first responders, who often face highly stressful and demanding situations, neuromodulation can have a profound impact on their overall well-being and performance. Neurotherapy is brain training in self-regulation. It helps to regulate and strengthen the brain and improves functionality. It increases blood flow, promotes new growth of neural connections, and triggers the brain to provide more oxygen and connections necessary to heal itself. 

One key benefit of neuromodulation for first responders is its potential to mitigate the negative effects of stress. Extreme stress can lead to physical and mental exhaustion, impair decision making abilities, and even increase the risk of developing mental health issues like post traumatic stress injury (PTSI). By modulating neural activity, neurostimulation techniques can help regulate stress responses, promote relaxation, and improve emotional resilience.

Furthermore, neuromodulation can enhance cognitive function and situational awareness, which are crucial for first responders in high pressure situations. By stimulating specific brain regions or neurotransmitter systems, neuromodulation can boost attention, memory, and problem-solving abilities. This can greatly improve the ability to make split-second decisions, coordinate complex operations, and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. 

Moreover, neuromodulation holds promise for the treatment of mental health conditions commonly experienced by first responders, such as depression and anxiety. By targeting specific brain circuits involved in mood regulation, neuromodulation can help alleviate symptoms and improve overall mental well-being. 

The below graphs show the symptom reduction as an average over 20 sessions. Some individuals experience a much higher decrease in their symptoms based on many factors, some of which include sticking to routine session visits each week, better dietary choices, and proper hydration.

How Do You Know What Protocol Will Work For Me?

qEEGs can help

A quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) is a diagnostic tool that measures and analyzes the electrical activity of the brain. It is a non-invasive procedure that involves placing electrodes attached to a cap, onto the scalp to detect and record the brain’s electrical signals. Once the cap is placed on the head, the neuro-technician will then insert a gel into the electrodes to ensure good connectivity with the scalp. Then you will spend a short while in silence with eyes open while a computer maps your brain, and then a short time with your eyes closed completing the process. After the data is collected it is then run through a program to process the data that was received. This data is then presented to one of our licensed clinicians who will review it and design a protocol specifically for you. 

During a qEEG, the brain’s electrical activity is captured and recorded as a series of waveforms, known as an electroencephalogram (EEG). These waveforms represent the collective firing of neurons in different areas of the brain. The qEEG then processes and analyzes this data to extract specific features, such as frequency bands, amplitudes, and connectivity patterns. 

The qEEG data provides valuable information about the brain’s functional state and can help identify abnormalities or deviations from normal patterns. It can reveal patterns of brain activity associated with different cognitive processes, emotional states, and neurological disorders. 
When determining neuromodulation procedures, qEEG can be used to guide treatment decisions by providing insights into an individual’s brain activity and identifying areas that may benefit from modulation. By comparing an individual’s qEEG results to normative databases or expert guidelines, clinicians can identify specific patterns associated with certain conditions or symptoms. 

For example, if a qEEG analysis reveals excessive slow-wave activity in the frontal region of the brain, indicating decreased arousal or attention, a neuromodulation procedure that targets that specific region or frequency range may be recommended to improve cognitive function. Additionally, qEEG can help assess the effects of neurostimulation interventions by measuring changes in brain activity before and after treatment. This allows clinicians to monitor progress and adjust the treatment protocol as needed.  

It is important to note that while qEEG can provide valuable information, it is typically used as part of a comprehensive assessment that includes clinical evaluation, medical history, and other diagnostic measures. The decision to use a specific neuromodulation procedure is ultimately based on a combination of factors, including the individual's symptoms, goals, and response to previous treatments in addition to the qEEG findings. 

What Types of Procedures Do You Offer?

Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS)

Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that involves applying alternating electrical currents to the scalp to modulate brain activity. It is a form of brain stimulation that aims to entrain or synchronize neural oscillations in specific frequency ranges. 

During a tACS session, electrodes are placed on the scalp. These electrodes deliver a low-intensity alternating current to the targeted brain regions. The frequency of the alternating current can be adjusted to target specific neural oscillations, such as alpha waves (8-12 Hz), theta waves (4-8 Hz), or gamma waves (30-80 Hz). The alternating current applied through tACS interacts with the ongoing electrical activity of the brain, influencing the excitability and synchronization of neurons. By entraining neural oscillations, tACS can potentially modulate various cognitive processes, including attention, memory, and perception. It has also been noted to help with certain disorders such as ADHD, PTSI, depression and anxiety.

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive neuromodulation technique that involves delivering a low-intensity direct current to specific areas of the brain through electrodes placed on the scalp. Unlike Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation (tACS), which uses alternating currents, tDCS uses a constant, low-level current. 

The purpose of the tDCS is to modulate the excitability of neurons in the targeted brain regions. By applying a weak electrical current , tDCS can either increase or decrease the likelihood of neurons firing, depending on the polarity of the electrodes. This modulation of neuronal activity can potentially influence various cognitive processes and behaviors. 

First responders often face high-stress and demanding situations that require quick decision making, attention, and emotional regulation. tDCS has been explored as a tool to enhance their cognitive and emotional functioning in several ways: 

Overall, tDCS has the potential to be a valuable tool for enhancing cognitive and emotional functioning in first responders, ultimately improving their decision-making abilities, stress resilience, and overall performance in challenging and high stakes situations. 

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (pEFT)

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy involves the use of electromagnetic fields to stimulate and modulate the body’s cells and tissues. It is a non-invasive treatment method that has been explored for various health benefits, including neuromodulation, pain management, and tissue repair. pEMF helps the brain to become more neuroplastic thereby making treatments more effective and the positive effects longer lasting. The electromagnetic currents are so gentle that you will not necessarily feel the treatment as it’s taking place. The constant rhythm of the stimulation will help the neurons to synchronize, thereby inducing a reduction in the feelings of anxiety and stress. 

For first responders undergoing neuromodulation therapy, pEMF therapy can potentially provide additional benefits and support your overall well-being.The high-stress nature of first responder work can take a toll on mental health and overall well-being. pEMF therapy has been explored for its potential to reduce stress, anxiety, and improve sleep quality. By modulating brain activity and promoting relaxation, pEMF therapy can support the mental and emotional well-being of first responders, helping them cope with the demands of their work. 

The pEMF therapy is done simultaneously with the neuromodulation therapy to gain maximum benefits while doing your treatment sessions. The gentle, yet powerful effects of this magnetic therapy has additional benefits for pain reduction, enhanced recovery time, and inflammation reduction when applied to an injured or inflamed area. 

How and Why Does It Work?

Neuromodulation, including techniques like neurostimulation, can have significant effects on the brain’s ability to heal and function properly. Here are a few ways in which neuromodulation can impact the brain:

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