Brain and Body Mapping and Biofeedback
Brain mapping examines the function of the brain, highlighting subtle changes in blood flow that may negatively affect how the brain works. This is conducted through quantitative electroencephalogram or q.e.e.g. by leading clinical researchers who use their vast experience of pattern recognition to decipher the results. Whilst not everyone needs this procedure if their stress levels are mild, experts can determine how necessary it is with a just short telephone consultation.
Biofeedback is a treatment which allows patients to regulate bodily functions that are ordinarily involuntary, such as blood pressure or heart rate, without the use of drugs. EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback, as it is also known, focuses on the brain's electrical activity.
This can help patients with a range of brain conditions, including, depression, anxiety, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), seizures, and other bmedical issues such as sleep apnea, headaches, diabetes, concussions, birth trauma and environmental toxins.
During a biofeedback session, a therapist will attach electrodes to a patient's skin. These electrodes receive information regarding the patient's brain condition, which is then sent to a monitoring device. The therapist analyzes the measurements from the monitoring device, and based on the individual reading, will develop a program of biofeedback exercises at specific sites, frequencies and durations, to help the patient restore the brain’s bodily processes and eventually control these processes better independently. These techniques will help to control the patient's bodily processes and eventually, patients will learn how to control these processes independently.
The brain - the vital cog
The brain is fragile and without adequate protection and sustenance, it can lead to trauma. Trauma can also be caused by stressful events, viruses and other pathogens, allergies and a number of external and internal factors. The good news is that the brain can be reeducated and restored so that it functions fully, allowing us to enjoy a fuller life.
Your brain can never switch off. It regulates your breathing, your heartbeat, your senses, your thoughts and feelings, and so much more. Despite its relatively small size, just 2% of the body's mass, the brain uses 20% of the body’s energy, and it goes up to 50% if there is brain trauma.
It is like a car running 24/7, and it needs regular refueling. And like a car, it runs well if its engine (the brain's wiring) and fuel are right for it. While very few people would intentionally put poor quality fuel into their car, many people neglect their brain fuel. It all starts with brain nutrition.
Food for thought
While nutritional psychology has been a relatively neglected area of science, it is beginning to get the interest and investment that it deserves. Newly commissioned studies are discovering strong and robust evidence for causal links between patients with deficient diets and incidents of poor mental health. A recent study found that taking a small amount (248mg) of magnesium each day lead to a dramatic reduction of the symptoms of depression. This highlights the move away from a 'one size fits all' approach of prescribing pharmaceuticals to a more holistic and cost-effective method of treating mental health. Read here for more details about the groundbreaking study.
Biofeedback and Brainmapping with an expert
Helena E. Kerekhazi is a highly-qualified neuroscientist, researcher, public speaker and educator who offers biofeedback and brain mapping. She is also certified to provide brain health coaching, brain nutrition, and neurofeedback. She is available for personal consults, home visits, remote work and speaking to groups. and her opinions are widely sought after by health professionals. Her personal care is highly valued by her clients.
Her understanding of the brain, its functions and how to care for it have developed over years of study and experience with patients in the field. She has earned two Masters degrees, both with the highest distinction; in Education and Special Needs Technology and another in Neuropsychology. Her certifications include N.R.N.P, B.C.I.A., as an Amen Clinics Health Coach, and Reiki.
She has taught her protocols at Harvard Child Study Center, U.C.L.A., Columbia, N.Y.U. Pediatric Rehab, the Epilepsy Institute, and the Veterans Administration. Helena is also a Certified Brain Health Coach with the Amen Clinic and works with their team of doctors in New York.