Micro Current Neurofeedback La Jolla

People with neurological, sleep, mood, and attention issues often don’t find relief with conventional treatments or would prefer to avoid intense conventional approaches and medications. These individuals are turning to minimally invasive Micro Current Neurofeedback to find relief. At Pacific Pearl La Jolla, we use the IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback system which is FDA Registered as a 510K Class II Medical Device. The company’s dozens of amazing testimonials from clients touch on its impact on many neurological, mood, and behavior issues.

“When they go through the IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback treatment, we see substantial improvement in terms of reduction of their TBI and PTSD symptoms.” 

            • Dr. Mingxiong Huang, Professor of Radiology, University of California, San Diego.
Pacific Pearl Patient receiving Micro Current neurofeedback

A patient receiving Micro Current Neurofeedback 

Many brain studies have found that people with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other neurological conditions have high levels of delta brainwave activity. Delta waves are the slow brainwaves typically characteristic of deep sleep. Researchers have associated an abundance and intensity of delta waves with difficulties in controlling attention, mood, impulses, sleep, and memory. When brainwave activity is out of homeostasis (the ideal balance of delta, theta, alpha, beta, and gamma waves), patients may struggle with focus and diminished cognitive ability.

Brain scans conducted before and after Micro Current Neurofeedback show a significant reduction in delta brainwaves. In fact, 85 percent of patients report improvement within one to three treatments. Further, more than 85 percent of mild/moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients report reductions in headache pain, brain fog, and impulsivity. They also experience better sleep. Patients suffering from anxiety and PTSD share similar improvements. Overall, these changes persist long-term.

Micro Current Neurofeedback La Jolla at the Pacific Pearl

Pacific Pearl La Jolla has four trained practitioners who use the proven IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback system to assist patients looking for relief from conditions such as:

  • traumatic brain injuryIASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback logo
  • PTSD
  • depression
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • addiction
  • irritability
  • poor sleep
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • brain fog
  • chronic fatigue
  • fibromyalgia
  • ADHD
  • autism

But patients struggling with the above issues are not the only ones who utilize Micro Current Neurofeedback. Those interested in peak cognitive performance report it helps them sharpen focus, creativity, and clarity.

Revolutionary, noninvasive, drug-free, and customizable, IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback technology has been scientifically proven to ease many problems associated with a wide range of disorders, including chronic pain. After 15 years in operation, IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback has been used with more than 75,000 patients.

How Micro Current Neurofeedback Works

Stress, environmental toxins, family challenges, adverse childhood experiences, illness, brain injury, and more can damage the central nervous system. In addition to the emotional stress this nervous system dysregulation causes, we find it also contributes to many of the physical health issues we see here at The Pearl. As you read through our site, you’ll find that, unlike most conventional medical practices that isolate a patient’s various systems (endocrine, vascular, reproductive, etc), The Pearl looks closely at how these systems impact each other. Emotional issues cause physical changes in the body and vice versa. Decades of countless studies have confirmed this interdependency.

Micro Current Neurofeedback’s precisely calibrated micro-electrical signals provide “biofeedback to the brain,” coaxing the central nervous system back to the more balanced state of “homeostasis.” When in homeostasis, a person or system can function optimally despite changes in the environment. Micro Current Neurofeedback helps brainwaves become quieter when at rest and more flexible when at work.

IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback’s brief microcurrent stimulation (3 trillionths of a watt) to the nervous system stimulates a temporary fluctuation in brainwaves. The current has one-millionth of the power that exists in a cellphone. This current helps the brain to reorganize itself in a way we like to compare to re-booting a computer.

Many clients report their Micro Current Neurofeedback sessions have brought back their clarity, energy during the day, and better sleep at night. They are also thrilled to recapture a lost sense of humor, motivation to get things done, ability to efficiently complete tasks, memory, and an ability to read and listen with little or no distraction. Doctors and patients alike have observed a reduction in depression, irritability, impatience, and explosiveness.

Micro Current Neurofeedback patient watches her brainwaves registering on a computer screen

What is Micro Current Neurofeedback Treatment Like?

Patients embarking on Micro Current Neurofeedback arrive at The Pearl in La Jolla in comfortable clothing wearing no forehead makeup, lotions, or hair products. They sit comfortably in a treatment room where a provider attaches several small electrode wires to various points on the scalp. Utilizing power that amounts to just one-millionth of what exists in a cellphone or 1/100th of a AA battery, the provider sends small amounts of energy through the electrodes. The electrodes send low-intensity pulses to the brain. These pulses cannot be felt.

What to Expect After Micro Current Neurofeedback

The most commonly reported responses include mental clarity, clearer vision, more restful sleep, an increase in motivation, improved focus and clarity, decreased anxiety and depression, increased ability to read, diminished irritability, anger, and impulsivity.

Most patients experience no negative side-effects after treatment. A few, however, report temporary sleepy, spacey or “revved up” feelings. These symptoms are always temporary, typically lasting only a few minutes to a few hours.

Questions Micro Current Neurofeedback La Jolla Patients Frequently Ask

Why Is IASIS Micro Current Neruofeedback so helpful for so many conditions?

A brain in dysfunctional homeostasis is dys-regulated. IASIS MCN Micro Current Neurofeedback’s brief micro-stimulation to the brain prompts temporary fluctuations in brainwaves. The IASIS training does not train the brain like traditional neurofeedback, but instead “reboots” the brain so it can reorganize itself and escape unhealthy patterns.

Thus IASIS does not train the brain like traditional neurofeedback, but instead “disentrains” the brain by allowing it to reorganize itself and release itself from frozen, stuck patterns.

Is It safe?

Yes, extremely safe. There are no reported cases of anyone being worse off from being treated with Micro Current Neurofeedback.

Which conditions most improve after this treatment?

Patients managing these conditions have reported significant improvements after using IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder –   90 percent of clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of anxiety report relief in the first or second session. They also experience an improved sense of resilience and the ability to handle stress. Many report their ability to feel calm in difficult situations increases.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – People suffering from mild and moderate TBI, report better clarity, energy, memory, concentration, and multi-tasking ability.  

Depression – Micro Current Neurofeedback brings some relief to clients with depression, even clients who have not been successful with depression medications. They report their energy, motivation, and sense that life is worthwhile increases.

ADD/ADHD – Clients receiving IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback report reduced impulsivity, hyperactivity, and distractibility. Their focus and followthrough improves. 

Substance Abuse – Because patients report reduced anxiety, depression, and improved impulse control after MCN, it has won the attention of psychologists, addiction specialists, and others who help patients withdrawing from and avoiding from addictive substances. Many recovery centers have integrated Micro Current Neurofeedback into their programs.

How many sessions do I need before I start noticing improvements?

Most people start feeling better within three to five sessions. Your provider will recommend an initial number of sessions, often based on the severity of your condition. While results are long-term for the majority of patients, sometimes patents return for an additional “booster” session.

Do I need to stop my medications?

There is no need to stop or reduce your medication before your MCN treatment. You should only stop any medication or lower your dose after consulting with your healthcare provider.

Is Micro Current Neurofeedback a medical treatment?

MCN is FDA Registered as a 510K Class II Medical Device. It is a holistic, drug-free approach to combating a number of symptoms and disorders.

What is IASIS Technologies?

You can learn more about the IASIS MCN system at the manufacturer’s website: https://microcurrentneurofeedback.com/  Its MCN News tab takes you to many topics including recent posts on micro current neurofeedback research, as well as MCN and TBI, trauma, concussion, PTSD and more.

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