The Facts... The brain functions as the command and control center of the body. It is the primary receiver, organizer and distributor of information. When the brain is constantly in a state of hypervigilance from incoming stressors and has limited ability to recover, unhealthy patterns can develop. Many wisely engage in exercise and nutrition strategies to achieve optimal health, but neglect to support healthy pathways for their brain. "Train the body-Train the brain." Please read on…
What is Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN)?
MCN is transcranial electrical stimulation using low intensity pulses. Micro Current refers to a very small (3 pico or 3 trillions of a watt) current. The signal is imperceptible to the client and requires no conscious effort. Signals from the brain are read by leads placed on the scalp and then information is “fed back” to the brain. Although the signal is weak, MCN produces a measurable change in the brainwaves. MCN does not train the brain like traditional neurofeedback, but instead “disentrains” the brain by allowing it to reorganize and release itself from frozen, stuck patterns. This is analogous to refreshing or re-booting a frozen computer. It is important to note that even though brainwave patterns are traced, we do not use MCN to diagnose any condition.
What are the benefits of MCN?
Clients report enhanced focus, concentration, memory and more resilience in managing their lives at home or work. Athletes report better ability to “stay in the zone” by managing physical and psychological stress. Many experience a return to calm and clarity, energy during the day, sleeping at night, motivation to get things done, less irritability, impatience and explosiveness.
Does MCN affect only negative patterns? Will it change my positive qualities?
Only frozen, stuck patterns are affected. Healthy, functional brainwave patterns are flexible and resilient. MCN does not change the brain; it allows the brain to rebalance and change itself.
How many sessions are required before noticing an improvement?
Anticipating the number of sessions required depends on many factors. Each session is customized to the needs of the client. For most individuals, about 12-20 sessions can be anticipated. To begin 2-3 sessions per week are recommended, then weekly. Once completed, additional sessions are usually not necessary. This may be due to the brain regaining a healthier balance and a resistance to returning to a dysfunctional state. Occasionally, clients may request a “booster”.
Can children benefit?
YES! In fact, one of the most common applications is with children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The brain of a child with attention problems can "freeze" in a dysfunctional state. MCN creates a temporary fluxuation in brain waves. This allows the brain to reset or reorganize itself. As more healthy patterns develop, the childs' reading and listening skills are improved. Additionally, parents report that their children sleep better. In order to benefit from MCN, children should be able to sit still for about 30 minutes.
I am an employer. How do I get this for my worksite wellness program?
Well it must be a great place to work if you are asking! Many employers are offering perks such as casual Fridays, free Greek yogurt, smoothie bars, etc… in order to improve the workplace experience. However, there is also an opportunity to offer the ResilientMe cutting edge services that can make a lasting positive impact on employee health and productivity. When viewing health as human capital, it makes sense to invest in effective solutions in which employees may enjoy the rewards in both their personal and professional lives. Contact us for a complimentary consultation. We work with wellness program coordinators, human resources professionals, and executive management (or just the 2 of you in a start-up) to bring this cutting-edge technology to your employees and design a program that meets your needs.
What can I expect during an MCN session?
How does MCN differ from traditional neurofeedback?
MCN does not train the brain like traditional neurofeedback, but instead “disentrains” the brain by allowing it to reorganize and release itself from frozen, stuck patterns. This is analogous to re-booting a frozen computer. In traditional neurofeedback, information from your brainwaves is transmitted to a computer screen. Clients attempt to train their brainwaves by mentally manipulating events on the screen. No signal is transmitted back to the brain. This type of neurofeedback typically requires 40+ sessions with a typical session lasting 45 minutes – 1 hour. ResilientMe clients don’t have to do anything but sit still for a short time. A brief, tiny signal transmitted feeding back to the brain does all the work. MCN users tend to notice changes much more quickly. Fast action, limited number of sessions and the ease and simplicity of treatment distinguish MCN from traditional neurofeedback.
Is MCN safe?
Is MCN covered by insurance?
ResilientMe, Inc. does not participate in any insurance networks. MCN is not considered a medical service and there is no specific CPT billing code. Employers may elect to pay directly for services as part of a wellness or executive health program. Please consult counsel for guidance on laws regarding employee wellness programs.
Can anyone receive ResilientMe services?
If this is so great, why haven't I heard about it? Is there scientific evidence?
Great question! Various forms of neurofeedback have been around for more than 40 years. It is frequently stated that it takes an average of 17 years for research evidence to reach clinical practice. Other estimates range from 6 -23 years.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
These services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease