During the first session, an initial intake assessment will be done to go over client's medical history/ diagnoses, current medications, and what are your most prominent symptoms.
You will sit comfortably in a chair, the certified provider cleans and preps areas on your scalp for the conductive paste needed to attach 5 lightweight electrodes, which are placed behind each ear, one on the neck and the remaining two other electrodes are moved to various sites throughout the session and change in subsequent sessions. It is best if you sit and relax quietly during the session, trying not to think of any imagery or constructive thoughts. After the session, the paste will be removed with cotton and witch hazel.
Please bring a ponytail for long hair, avoid makeup to forehead, and please try to avoid hair products the day of your appointment.
Ensure you drink plenty of water and eat something small within a couple hours before your appointment.
The initial assessment will take around 60 minutes depending on paperwork, history,
intake, and conditions.
Each subsequent session can take 15-30 minutes depending on each individual person. The schedule is built out for 30 minutes to allow for time as needed, but the actual time on the device doesn’t take the whole 30 minutes.
It is recommended 2 times per week for the first 4-5 sessions, then weekly until effects are sustained for longer periods. This is dependent on each individual treatment plan.
IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) is an innovative, emerging technology in use for the past 10 years and FDA-registered EEG amplifier, which is extremely safe. MCN is less than a 3 trillionth of a watt (3 picowatt) and lasts 1/100th of a second during each session. A cellular telephone generates at least millions of times the power of IASIS MCN feedback signal. Treatments are safe and effective for adults, children, babies and pregnant women.
Everyone is different! Clients generally see responses in 3-5 sessions. Our experience shows more than 85% of our clients observe a noticeable positive response in one to three sessions. Reported changes are generally enduring and sustainable as we add subsequent sessions.
MCN is very effective in helping with many psychological, physiological, and neurological conditions. On average, most clients need 10-20 sessions, but this varies greatly based on each person and their healing and regulation of the nervous system.
Clients who have had symptoms for longer periods may require additional sessions to achieve the best results. In some cases, we have seen it take as many as 15-20 sessions.
Our goal is to get you to an “enduring sustainability” where MCN is not needed except on occasion as a "tune-up" or "booster".
There are 5 protocol settings and multiple different sensitivity levels selected, based on response during or after a session, which is assessed by the Certified IASIS Practitioner, and adjustments are made according to each individual.
"The recorded EEG signals influence the electromagnetic feedback; and the feedback in turn, changes the quantity and frequency of the recorded brainwave signals".
IASIS MCN has been shown clinically to bring about significant improvements of problems faced after a head injury, or psychological trauma, or problems that interfere with everyday functions, such as depression, irritability, impatience, and explosiveness.
In clinical settings MCN has repeatedly helped with clarity, energy during the day, sleeping at night, sense of humor, motivation to get things done, ease of getting things done, improved memory, ability to read and listen with little or no distraction.
MCN is comparable to the cost of other treatment modalities. We DO NOT participate in any medical insurance.
Military (active, retired, veterans), first responders, police and firefighters will always receive a discount.
Brain Renewal Center will offer a sliding scale fee based upon ability to pay on a case-by-case basis. We never want lack of funds to prevent people from getting the help they truly need.
We also offer payment plan of 1/3 installments of packages, which are to be paid on the 1st (after initial consultation), 4th, and 9th visit.
A small percentage of people experience minor side effects that may include headache and/or nausea. Other side effects may include feeling energized, very tired, and/or spacey. Side effects generally dissipate within 2-24 hours.
You may feel irritable, tense, anxious during a session briefly if feedback is too intense, please let the provider know.
Early in treatment in the first 2 weeks of treatment, you may experience intense rebounds of negative feelings or symptoms, which tend to become shorter and less intense as you continue IASIS MCN.
Long term effects of using electrical field feedback as we use it, is unknown. No instances of problems with emissions from the feedback have been recorded.
IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback therapy is not considered a medical treatment and is not a substitute for effective standard medical treatment. Individuals should consult with their physician or appropriate health care provider for treatment of medical conditions and must continue to work with their physicians to manage any medications.
We reserve the right to refuse services to individuals with any history of serious medical conditions, such as seizures, brain tumor, congenital cranial deformities, etc. All medications and conditions must be disclosed to the practitioner or technician.
Although, IASIS MCN has been used with over 100,000 patients and has shown significant clinical improvement in multiple neurological and psychological conditions, we do not have enough evidence to know if this technology will be helpful for you. Everyone's brain is different, everyone responds differently. What we do believe there is minimal risk of harm or discomfort. If it alleviates any suffering, it is worth every effort!
There are other forms of brainwave biofeedback being used for head trauma, but none appear to work as rapidly as IASIS MCN. Other treatment options with traditional neurofeedback which retrains the brainwaves with active participation from the individual and takes > 40 sessions, 6 months or greater to see a significant change.
"TMS is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy, a non-drug treatment for major depression, which uses targeted magnetic pulses, to rejuvenate dormant synapses in the brain helping your brain function better".
Biofeedback therapy, promotes relaxation which helps in conditions that are caused by stress. Biofeedback therapist helps you practice relaxation exercises, which you fine-tune to control different body functions. For example, you might use a relaxation technique to turn down the brainwaves that activate when you have a headache.
There are multiple modalities, such as cognitive behavior therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for PTSD, biofeedback therapy, rehabilitation, group therapy, hypnotherapy, and medications that help with neurological and psychological conditions. You can and it is encouraged use multiple modalities, including nutrition, sleep, exercise to improve your overall wellbeing.
"If you are taking medication(s), it will be necessary to stay in close contact with your prescribing physician. It has been our observation that the need for these medications often decreases as well as their side effects. Types of medication(s) treat: sugar problems (diabetes), thyroid problems, migraines/ headaches, seizure problems, emotional, thinking, perceptual problems, movement problems, spasticity and low or high blood pressure.
Anyone who is medically unstable should ask the therapist to consult your physician before undertaking this process. It is important to report any odd or uncomfortable sensations or experiences to the therapist and to your physician".
DO NOT STOP OR CHANGE ANY MEDICATIONS you are taking without CONSULTING with your prescribing physician to ensure appropriate discontinuation and weaning occurs for most medications. PLEASE DISCLOSE ALL MEDICATIONS YOU ARE TAKING WITH IASIS PRACTITIONER.
ADD/ ADHD is one of the most common conditions in children where IASIS MCN is used. An inattentive child's brain can "freeze" in a dysfunctional state. MCN creates a temporary fluctuation in brain waves, allowing the brain to reset or reorganize itself forming more healthy patterns. Parents have reported improvement in their child's reading and listening skills, as well as their sleep.
In order to benefit from MCN, children should be able to sit still for about 30 minutes.
As a mandatory part of your journey as a client with Brain Renewal Center, you will be asked to email or text your 24-hour Feedback "Observation Sheet" after every session. This helps us optimally adjust protocols to best benefit your renewal. We expect mild reactions as this is a positive sign of MCN working. We can't predict who will have stronger reactions, it is a process and part of the healing. Be patient and trust the process and please allow yourself to observe any changes even if minute.
Please let us know if you do experience any unpleasant feelings, as we often suggest following up after such an occurrence with a brief gentle treatment to calm one's nervous system and help bring about homeostasis.
Contact via Email at email@example.com for any further questions you may have.
All paperwork is required to be filled out when making initial consultation appointment through "Book an Appointment" tab.
24 hours after your appointment a 24-hour observation assessment will be sent. This is very important to fill out and send back ASAP to ensure you are not overstimulated and to guide our next session treatment protocol.