Many people who are struggling with mental health or cognitive issues like anxiety, insomnia, or brain fog have tried everything- medications, therapies, supplements, yet still don’t feel like their optimal self. You might feel like there’s no answer out there for you, but I’m here to tell you that there may be another solution! You might not have heard of it, but a newer technology, called IASIS (MCN) could improve your quality of life.
What is IASIS (MCN) Micro Current Neurofeedback?
MCN can change your brain wave activity through low impact electrical stimulation, improving the balance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. In layman’s terms, this means that it’s “rebooting” the brain to get those stuck or frozen brain waves back into a normal healthy pattern. It treats the source of the problem rather than just the symptoms.
How Are Brain Waves Connected With Brain-Related Illnesses
A person’s mental state can be recognized by the different types of brain rhythms and simultaneous activity of the brain cortex neurons. Slow brain waves can indicate depression, ADHD, and OCD, whereas, rapid brain waves can indicate anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse. Other brain wave patterns can tell us about other mental disorders as well.
Why Would I Need This?
Over time, our brain can become unbalanced and its waves can get stuck in certain patterns that can contribute to brain-related disorders. Some factors that induce this imbalance are environmental factors, stress, sickness, or injuries. MCN can create new wave patterns to help you overcome those brain related illnesses. In fact, this therapy can be very promising with over 80% of patients seeing positive results from it.
IASIS (MCN) Micro Current Neurofeedback is a safe and non-invasive therapy that can:
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce depression
- Improve sleep
- Aid in ADHD and PTSD
- Enhance memory function
- Improve ability to regulate emotions
- Lessen feelings of anger, frustration, and irritability
- Increase quality of life
- Help with panic attacks
What does an IASIS (MCN) Session Look Like?
During a session, 5 small electrodes are placed on your neck and head. An electrical stimulation is applied to several places on the scalp, and an EEG is recorded. It’s recommended that sessions occur 1-2 times a week for 30-45 minutes. This therapy doesn’t hurt or cause any pain to the recipient either because the stimulation is so small, it can’t be felt. Since every brain is different, it may take as few as 3-5 sessions, or as many as 15-20 sessions to see results. It also depends on how long you’ve been struggling with your issues as well, however, most patients see improvements after those first three sessions. Patients usually experience a sense of calm, better restorative sleep, mental clarity, and clearer senses.
What Are The Side Effects?
Since this is a gentle and safe therapy, there are no serious side effects, some patients may feel fatigued or slight headache after their session. However, this is only temporary and lasts for only a couple of minutes or a few hours after the session ends.
Who Can Benefit From This?
IASIS MCN is safe for adults as well as children. It is even safe for babies and pregnant women. Since there are different settings your provider can choose from, they will be able to select the best one for your unique case.
Other Natural Ways to Help Your Brain and Mind
While these MCN sessions can have a significant impact on your quality of life and mental health, there are also other natural practices you can put into place to help moving forward.
Meditation can be such a beneficial practice to your mental and emotional wellbeing. It can help you focus on the present and/or learn how to recognize, acknowledge, and process your thoughts. If you can teach yourself these techniques, it can help you deal with a wide range of mental symptoms from anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and more.
When you are struggling with negative emotions, learning breathing techniques can help in the moment. They can help calm down your mind and body to help you think more clearly.
Eat A Clean, Organic Diet To Improve Gut Health
Don’t underestimate the power of food. Your food choices can either hurt or help you. When you incorporate an abundance of colorful fruits and vegetables, and gut support foods, it can enhance your gut microbiome. Since we now know there is a connection between our gut and brain, called the gut-brain axis, it’s vital we focus on the health of both. If your gut is unhealthy, it can lead to higher rates of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. To reduce those risks and improve your mental state, eating a clean diet can help the healthy bacteria in your gut flourish while reducing the amount of harmful bacteria.
Get Enough Sleep
Make sure you’re giving your body and mind time to rest and reset and recover. Patients who are sleep deprived are more likely to experience negative mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Plus, just think of when you are tired… it makes everyone a lot more moody, emotional and less able to concentrate.
Get In Touch With A Functional Medicine Provider
If you are struggling with any of the above-mentioned mind/brain disorders, and Micro Current Neurofeedback sounds like something that you could benefit from, get in contact with Dr. Lisa Ballehr. As a functional medicine doctor, located in Mesa, AZ., she can first give you tips on how to manage your symptoms and illnesses and try to get to the root cause. She can then give recommendations on where to go to get this therapy performed at.
If you haven’t worked with a functional medicine doctor before, Dr. Lisa Ballehr is highly recommended. Not only does she help patients in her local community, but she offers telemedicine services as well in 12 practicing states. You can get started by filling out her FREE Online Health Assessment here.