Biofeedback and neurofeedback therapy providers often claim that biofeedback therapy can be effective in the treatment of ADHD. When you consider that certain lobes of the brain in individuals with ADHD function differently, while biofeedback therapy is designed to correct the imbalances in the body, you get the answer to how biofeedback for ADHD can be linked!
What is ADHD
ADHD is not really a disease, it is more accurate to say it is different from the average. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is ADHD, essentially a disorder of behavioural control.
In children and adults with ADHD, the frontal and parietal lobes function differently. These brain areas are responsible for organising and processing sensory information.
ADHD is a behavioural disorder whose symptoms usually appear before the age of 7. The causes of ADHD are not clear, but there are genetic, nutritional, social and physical environmental factors that make it more common.
In addition, the tendency to ADHD is hereditary, with one parent having the problem in nearly 3-4% of cases.
How can biofeedback help treat ADHD
If you want to understand how biofeedback can help in the treatment of ADHD, let’s clarify what biofeedback is!
Biofeedback technology refers to innovative medical therapy tools such as the QUEX S or QUEX ED. The systems are based on the science of quantum physics.
Every cell emits vibrations and these vibrations are inherently created by nature. If there is a disturbance in the body, if the energies are not balanced, these vibrations change. You can’t see this with the naked eye, but with biofeedback devices you can measure them and get a lot of information about how your body is working.
In patients with ADHD, there is an imbalance between certain brain regions, brain function is not as it is naturally designed. Quantum biofeedback equipment measures the vibration of brain cells, analyses the results, displays them on a screen and, by running special software, can retrain cells that are not resonating at the right frequency and bring them back to normal.
How biofeedback therapy works
Biofeedback therapy takes place in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, and the process is not painful or stressful.
The biofeedback therapist places sophisticated sensors on the patient and starts the programme. The results are displayed on the screen, showing where brain function is sub-optimal and where it needs to be rebalanced. To optimise brainwaves, the system runs a biofeedback protocol that requires concentration. The quantum biofeedback device uses the power of gamification.
The child or adult with ADHD needs the power of their brain to pause the computer animation that is running, move the moving object or whatever the task at hand is. Only brain power is used, no joysticks, controllers, keyboards or mice!
The QUEX S quantum biofeedback device sends soft electrical impulses to the brain to guide it in the right direction.
As the ADHD patient performs the tasks and this happens regularly, the brain is constantly trained to strengthen concentration and over time a more balanced brain function is achieved.
Benefits of biofeedback therapy
The benefits of biofeedback are that it can be used as a therapy for almost anyone and can complement conventional medical treatments without affecting the effects of prescribed medication.
Quantum biofeedback therapy sessions are usually 50 minutes long and 15-20 sessions per week are needed to see improvements in brain function.
There are no side effects, no pain and no interference with the body.
As brain function becomes more optimal, it is possible that a lower dose of ADHD medication (previously prescribed by a doctor) may be sufficient – at the specialist’s discretion, of course – as brain waves become more balanced.