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…

Workplace wellness neurofeedback by Linda Edwards in Rumson, NJ

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, MCN is not in any way diagnostic.




What are the Benefits of MCN?


Clients report enhanced focus 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 are sleeping 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?


The initial session lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Follow up sessions last about 30 minutes. Leads are placed on the scalp with a paste. A protocol will be selected based on the assessment and information provided by the client. Five leads are used; three leads remain in place while the other two are moved to specific areas on the head, commonly referred to as 10-20 sites. Arrive well hydrated and avoid large meals just prior to your 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?


For such an effective modality, MCN is safe. An FDA registered EEG amplifier is used. The amplifier is small and battery powered. The transmitting signals are about 1/300th of a cell phone and can last for as little as 1/100th of a second. With more than 100,000 clients using the system, there have been no reports of lasting undesirable effects. As with all types of neurofeedback, in the first few sessions, it is possible that a client may experience temporary reactivity of the nervous system in the first 24-48 hours which could manifest as feelings of fatigue, spaciness, anxiousness, wired or a headache.




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?


IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback is not considered a medical treatment and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatement. Clients continue to work with their physicians to manage any medications. We do not work with individuals with a history of serious medical conditions such as seizures, brain tumor, congenital cranial deformities, etc. These conditions must be disclosed to the technician. Individuals should consult with their physician or appropriate health care provider for treatment of medical conditions.




Fees


$495 (3 sessions minimum - $165/session) $930 (6 sessions $155/session) $1,740 for 12 (UC San Diego concussion study protocol) Travel fees outside Monmouth County, NJ additional





 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  

These services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback by Linda Edwards in Rumson, NJ