Here at the Braincollective we are leaders in the field of combining Neurofeedback with stimulation technologies within the UK. We have hosted annual practitioner training courses delivered by the developers of the Neurofield platform, Dr Nicholas Dogris and Dr Tiffany Thompson.
The Neuromodulation stimulation techniques used include pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), trans cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), and transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS). Stimulation, as well as training the brain via Neurofeedback, changes functional connectivity as well as the emergent properties of the brain. Combining Neurostimulation with Neurofeedback makes us different from other neurofeedback practitioners in the UK and is used extensively to help individuals whom have suffered strokes, intractable depression, anxiety and processing difficulties.
These various modalities are used in a customised way to aid our clients’ brain and body function.
tACS is transcranial alternating current stimulation. It is a form of electrical stimulation that uses two electrodes (a positive electrode called an anode and a negative electrode, the cathode) to pass current back and forth through either the brain or the body. Clinicians in our practice use this stimulation device to help their patients heal, recover, and change the behavior of the brain and their bodies.
tDCS is transcranial direct current stimulation. It is a form of electrical stimulation that is used to treat many conditions and pathologies, both in the brain and in the body. The technology uses a positive and a negative electrode (called the anode and the cathode, respectively). Direct current passes a one-way current through the brain or the body. In the brain, a surge in calcium ions and in sodium ions creates a condition of neuroplasticity, which makes the brain more susceptible to neurofeedback and pEMF conditioning.
tRNS is transcranial random noise stimulation. It is a form of electrical stimulation that is used to treat many conditions and pathologies, both in the brain and in the body. The technology uses a positive and a negative electrode (called the anode and the cathode, respectively). Alternating current similar to white noise (like the fuzz of a television screen) passes back and forth at the desired frequency through the brain or the body.
pEMF is pulsed eletromagnetic field therapy. The application of stimulation is imperceptible, yet the effects are real. You can’t feel it because the electricity is sent through a spiral which changes the elecromagnetic field around the coil. We place these around the head for brainwave entertainment and coherence, as well as on the belly for inflammation reduction.
Our unit is a low intensity 4-channel pEMF generator using four 200-wind coil packs for precision placement anywhere on the brain or body.