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The following link will take you to a site that offers great solutions to evolve your brain, in order to keep pace with the busy world in which we live. You may use this program on your own, to pay attention, achieve clarity, concentration and focus. This is not a substitute for EEG Neurofeedback, but rather a wonderful adjunct to it.


EEG NEUROFEEDBACK

Over 20 years ago I was managing Maxene Andrews, of The Andrews Sisters singing fame. She had begun a highly successful solo career in 1979, and was appearing before thousands of people in concert all over the country. But, something went wrong during a concert in Miami, Florida, in mid-December of 1984. She suddenly stopped singing in the middle of a song. Her pianist was frozen in place, wondering what had happened. I, looking on from the lighting booth, was certain something was wrong, but had no idea what it was. After what seemed like a decade, something in Maxene kicked in, she asked for a stool, brought it to the edge of the stage, and sat there, talking to her audience for at least 45 more minutes, without a mention of singing again! The audience was completely enraptured by her, and gave her a standing ovation. But I was alarmed. What on earth had happened?

We returned to Los Angeles the next day, raced to her Cedar Sinai cardiologist and then to an all-day appointment with a neurologist at Cedar’s. The tests showed that “something” had happened, neurologically speaking, but there was no clear diagnosis. Perhaps she had a petit-mal seizure? Who knew? I had already made an appointment for her with the head of the seizure department at UCLA Medical Center, but we would have to wait until mid-January for that. And, Christmas was upon us.

Enter Margaret Ayers, who came to Maxene’s annual Christmas party. I remembered, vaguely, that Margaret’s work had something to do with the brain, and as I told her what had happened in Florida, she urged me to bring Maxene over to her office the next day. It was Christmas Eve, and we received the most magnificent Christmas gift that day. Margaret it turned out, was the “Wizard of Ayers.” Hooking Maxene up to the EEG electrodes, she saw right away what was happening, and turned to me to quickly saying, “We can fix her.” And fix her she did, for after 8 sessions during the coming weeks, we kept our appointment at UCLA, and after 8 hours of exhausting tests, the head neurologist proclaimed: “Something is very strange here. Either there’s a problem with Cedar’s machines, or with ours. There’s a definite pathology in their results, and none in ours.”

I nearly fell off my chair, and so did he when I told him about our work with Margaret Ayers. His very telling remark was, “Well, I’ll be d___ed! It works! I’ve never seen the science data on EEG Neurofeedback, but this is irrefutable evidence that something’s working! Keep going back to her.” So, we did.

Going to Margaret’s office in Beverly Hills was almost like going to Lourdes. We saw many patients coming to her as their “last chance.” Months later we would see them able to reclaim their lives. One young girl arrived in a wheelchair, unable to hold herself up, eyes darting off in different directions. She had anoxia (oxygen deprivation) from surgery in her native country of Iran. Her parents had moved their family to Beverly Hills so that their daughter could be treated by Ayers. Within three months, I saw that same girl get out of her wheelchair and walk very slowly to Margaret to get a $1 reward for having had a great session. Great, indeed.
Right then and there I vowed that one day I would have one of Margret’s EEG machines. And that is why, in 2004, I went to LA, trained with Margaret and her partner Dr. Penny Montgomery, bought her Real-Time Neurofeedback Imaging and installed it in my office in New York City.

PLEASE CALL 212.734.6665 for more information.

Here is a list of Neurological Disorders that can be helped by EEG Neurofeedback:

  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • DYSLEXIA
  • DEPRESSION
  • POST VIRAL INFECTIONS
  • PARKINSON’S
  • CLOSED HEAD TRAUMA
  • OPEN HEAD INJURY
  • STROKE
  • CEREBRAL PALSY
  • MIGRAINE HEADACHES
  • EPILEPSY
  • ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS
  • ADDICTIONS
  • ALLERGY
  • AUTISM
  • ASPERGER’S SYNDROME
  • SEGMENTAL DYSTONIA *
  • PARALYSIS (PARAPLEGIA AND QUADRAPLEGIA)



Here is a recent letter from Carol Hogue, who has had SEGMENTAL DYSTONIA* and wants to share her story with others:


I live in Southern California. I have Segmental dystonia, which includes Blepharspasm, Meige Syndrome, Spasmodic Dysphonia, Spasmodic Torticollis. My eyes were so bad I was unable to open them and had to quit work and start using "special transportation." I was treated by over ten neurologist in my area. I was given the usual Artane & Klonopin Botox injections. I was up to 32 injections every 10-12 weeks.

I was fortunate to find an acupuncturist here in Riverside, who uses Margaret Ayers, EEG machine.

I was treated for just under an year, with great results. I have not had a treatment since Dec. of 2008. I now am able to drive again. I no longer take any medicines.

I was able to train and complete the LA Marathon. I have had my quality of life returned to me. I am so thankful to Margaret Ayers. I only wish I could have met her in person.

This letter is to give you the above information so you can add Dystonia to your list of things that can be improved. I feel I am 95% improved, if you didn't know me you would not know I had a problem.

I have documentation on all the above.

Thank you so much and keep up the good work.

Sincerely,
Carol L. Hogue

For more information, you can reach Carol at:

HOGUE-C@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Read on, for more information about Margaret, and how EEG Neurofeedback can change lives!

"No one has done more to alert us to the fact that the symptoms of head injured patients can be reduced or eliminated through neurofeedback therapy than Margaret Ayers (1981, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995a, 1995b). Her creative and bold approach together with her specialized instrumentation has made her a courageous pioneer." Alvah P. Byers, Ed.D, from The Byers Neurotherapy Reference Library, Second Edition, page 118. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 1998

Neuropathways EEG Imaging™ is a newly designed neurofeedback system utilizing the most advanced clinical research software and computer. (USA patent numbers are 4,919,143; 5,024,235; 5,571,057, and European patents).
Its sophisticated design and easy to use format make it a powerfully effective feedback tool.

Introduction

Discover Real Time Digital EEG Neurofeedback

The brain whispers messages to the body through electrical impulses transmitted to the central nervous system. When the brain is injured, sometimes these electrical impulses, or brain waves, are disturbed, creating abnormal rhythmic patterns. When the brain continues to transmit these abnormal patterns, imbalances are created in the body. Since the body naturally desires balance, neurofeedback merely assists the brain in bringing itself and the body back into balance.
With the technological advancements of neurofeedback equipment, these whispers from the brain can now be amplified and projected on a computer screen as they are occurring in the brain. This capability is called "real time". It enables a more skilled and precise interpretation of the brain wave patterns.
Current brain research has shown that neurofeedback can be an effective adjunct to the medical treatment of the following brain disorders: open or close head injury, coma, stroke, epilepsy, migraine and cluster headaches, anoxia (oxygen deprivation), learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, and clinical depression.

An Adventure in Self-Regulation

Neurofeedback is one of the most compelling examples of the body's ability to self-regulate and bring itself back into balance. It offers individuals an opportunity to participate in their own health. The neurofeedback process unfolds as follows:
A Non-Invasive Process
Non-invasive sensors, or electrodes, are connected to specific sites on the surface of the head. The sensors enable the brain wave patterns to be displayed on the computer screen. By placing the sensors strategically on the head, specific areas of the brain can be trained to normalize rhythmic patterns.
The high-speed neurofeedback equipment can filter out and display any EEG electrical pattern or frequency produced by the brain. Two of the most significant ones are beta fast waves, and theta, a slow wave which ranges from four to seven cycles a second. Generally, the client's goal is to inhibit excessive theta wave patterns, and lower their amplitude. The computer assists the brain in recognizing normal patterns by producing audio and visual reinforcement when they occur. The brain makes the appropriate corrections immediately.
Real Time Digital EEG Neurofeedback Results
Neurofeedback helps to improve functions such as concentration, short term memory, speech, motor skills, sleep, energy level, and emotional balance. The results of the training are permanent unless injury occurs. Once the brain's normal patterns have been restored, the neurofeedback training is no longer necessary. The effects of neurofeedback training is similar to the effect of training wheels on a bicycle. Once you learn to balance by yourself, the training wheels are no longer needed. The body does not forget.

Technology Overview

The Art of Listening to Brain Waves

Neuropathwyas EEG Imaging system is the world's first patented digital real time EEG neurofeedback with less than one thousandth of a second delay between when the brain wave occurs and when you see it on the screen for feedback.

You can see your EEG Change in less than one thousandth of a second which allows for quick changes in physiology and behavior. Faster the feedback faster changes in behavior.

You can see your own EEG Change while doing neurofeedback.

You are in control of seeing and changing your own brain pattern.

Your new brain wave pattern becomes a learned skill.

You get printed real time digital EEG microvoltages minute by minute, and for the entire session.

You can change microvoltage settings to make easier or more difficult during session.

You can find it's user friendly with windows.

You can filter out any frequency, display it, and reward or inhibit it to have a more telescopic view of the pattern.

Neuropathways EEG ImagingTM continues to set new standards in the art of listening to brain waves. This newly designed real time digital EEG feedback system utilizes the most advanced clinical and research instrumentation software and computer available. The sophisticated design of the system combined with its easy-to-use format provides the professional with a powerfully effective feedback tool.
One of the most significant features of this system is its ability to display raw EEG and filtered frequencies with their exact voltages in real time. With real-time feedback, there is no delay between the event occurring in the brain and it display on the screen. Real-time feedback is critically important because feedback is most effective when the original event occurring in the brain is reinforced or corrected immediately.

This system's ability to filter out and display specific frequencies in addition to displaying the raw EEG plot is also significant. The most effective way to modify brain waves and behavior is to focus the client's attention on the specific frequencies and their amplitudes is provided along with an auditory reinforcement. This visual and auditory modality makes feedback modification easily understandable for clients.

At the end of the feedback session, the professional is provided with the on-line, real-time microvoltage of each frequency for each minute of the session. This is an effective tool for measuring client progress. The professional may also monitor the EEG and write notes on the computer separate from the data collection.

The session data may be stored on floppy disk or hard disk media and played back later for review. In addition, the session data and selected plots can be printed out in a professional graphic display that is easy to read and is also an appropriate format for an insurance report.

About Neuropathways EEG Imaging, Inc.

Neuropathways EEG Imaging, Inc. is established based on the research and inventions by Margaret Ayers.

She began her work with EEG neurofeedbak in 1975 when she was hired by the UCLA Medical School as an electroencephalographer in epilepsy brain research.

Margaret was the first to publish research on utilizing EEG neurofeedback with head trauma, stroke, and quadriplegia. Her pioneering patented neurofeedback equipment design and innovative work have won her international recognition.

For over twenty years, Margaret has been providing EEG neurofeedback training to clients from all over the world. Her practice is based in Beverly Hills, California in United States.

Margaret is frequent lecturer at the Menninger Clinic and other national seminars and workshops.

To contact Neuropathways EEG Imaging, Inc., please CLICK HERE

Neuropathways EEG ImagingTM is a registered trademark of Neuropathways EEG Imaging, Inc.

Neuropathways EEG ImagingTM is the only legally licensed EEG digital feedback instrumentation device under U.S. Patent numbers 4,919,143; 5,024,235; and 5,571,057, and European patents.


We are dedicated to the memory of Dr.Margaret Ayers, who left us her amazing technology, and trained us to use it. Her practice is being carried on by Dr. Penny Montgomery in Seattle, WA. Contact us and we will be happy to put you in touch with Dr. Montgomery.
212.734.6665

Neurofeedback is not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone considering neurofeedback is encouraged to consult their medical professional.



EEG IMAGING

A BREAKTHROUGH IN REAL TIME EEG NEUROFEEDBACK

EEG AS A DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT TOOL

How does it work?

After electrodes have been attached to a certain section of the patient’s head in order to evaluate the brain activity in that specific area, an EEG (electroencephalograph) instrument then captures raw brain data and displays this data as rhythmic brain wave patterns on the computer screen. To keep the body functioning as it should, the brain constantly sends messages to the body via electrical impulses though the central nervous system. On the EEG, these electrical impulses appear as rhythmic brain wave patterns.

As long as the brain remains intact, these brain waves present a normal pattern, but if the brain is injured in some way or has some other trauma, the brain patterns become abnormal. When the brain is allowed to continue transmitting these abnormal patterns, the body is thrown out of balance and serious health problems can result. However, since the body desires balance, it is the function of Neurofeedback to assist the brain in bringing itself and the body back into balance. Using Neurofeedback, the patient can actually retrain brain functions, such as, concentration, short-term memory, speech, motor skills, and sleep, energy level, and emotional balance, etc., back into normal patterns. These results will be permanent unless another trauma occurs.

What is “Real Time” EEG Neurofeedback?

When a patient’s brain wave patterns are displayed on a computer screen, this is called “Real Time” Digital EEG Neurofeedback. “Real Time” Neurofeedback allows for immediate intervention to accurately diagnosis and correct the problem. In addition to the distinctive, abnormal brain-wave patterns which identify specific medical problems for the trained clinician, the clinician also records patient symptoms to assist with determining the accurate diagnosis.

How many treatment sessions are needed?

The number of Neurofeedback sessions necessary to correct the imbalance varies with individuals and the severity of their condition. Some problems will be corrected in just a few sessions; some will take many treatment sessions. Usually some change is seen in the first 10-12 sessions, and frequently, this happens sooner. The treatment sessions are 30 minutes, but allow an hour from start to finish. In addition, it is desirable to do one or two treatment sessions a week, but this can be flexible depending on circumstances that may make this unworkable for the patient.

What medical conditions can be diagnosed and treated with EEG Neurofeedback?

Research and use have shown that Neurofeedback can be effective for diagnosing and treating many serious injuries and medical problems, such as : Panic/Anxiety Disorder, Head Injuries, (either open or closed), Coma, Stroke, Learning Disabilities, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Dyslexia, Migraine and Cluster Headaches, Epilepsy, Oxygen Deprivation, Clinical Depression, etc. For example, ADD is frequently misdiagnosed when the diagnosis is based on behavior alone. However, when the distinctive brain wave patterns are viewed, this rules out other possible causes that may present similar behavioral problems, such as, Mild Head Trauma, Viral Damage, Depression, Hypoglycemia, Allergies, or Girth Injury, and like ADD, these conditions also have different and distinctive brain patterns which will rule them out as a possible cause when the pattern does not match.



*This information is not meant to replace the advice of a Medical Professional, and we highly recommend that you consult your physician before commencing with EEG Neurofeedback. We work daily with Physicians who are familiar with the role that RealTime EEG Neurofeedback has had in enhancing their patients lives, and look forward to their referrals.

 
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