Biofeedback therapy is also an effective non-invasive method for treating ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is not a disorder or a disease, but rather a „deviation from the norm”. It can make life difficult for parents and children, as it is a disorder of behavioural control. Biofeedback therapy, based on the principles of quantum physics, can be successful for such children, and can even be used on a weekly basis to achieve a drug-free or reduced need for medication.
Biofeedback for ADHD
The proliferation of biofeedback allows alternative, pain-free, intervention-free and even drug-free treatment of a wide range of problems.
Biofeedback, or biological feedback, therapy devices such as the QUEX S or QUEX ED provide the possibility to activate the body’s own self-healing capacity, to balance energies and to restore imbalances.
The ADHD connection point of biofeedback is that soft electrical impulses are sent through the body to restore the unbalanced brain waves of a child with ADHD.
What is ADHD
Let’s talk about what ADHD is, to understand how biofeedback can help you manage ADHD!
In individuals with ADHD, the frontal and parietal lobes (parts of the brain) function differently from the way they normally do. These areas are responsible for processing sensory information, organising and concentrating. Their brain waves do not vibrate at normal frequencies.
They may be characterised by problems with task retention, wandering attention, lack of focus. Overly mobile, overly impulsive behaviour, less developed motor coordination or inability to follow instructions may also occur as a symptom of ADHD.
It is of course up to a professional to diagnose ADHD.
How can biofeedback help treat ADHD
Now that we have some idea of what ADHD is, let’s talk about biofeedback to see more clearly how biofeedback therapy can work for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder!
Biofeedback therapy devices are complete systems equipped with EEG, EMG and ECG chips.
During biofeedback therapy, the therapist attaches the sensors (head, ankle, wrist) to the patient and the results are displayed on the computer. These are analysed and the system runs an effective biofeedback protocol to bring the brainwaves back to normal and increase concentration.
Biofeedback is based on the fact that every cell and organ in the human body vibrates at a certain frequency. These are measurably different from normal in times of illness or stress. During biofeedback therapy, the vibrations of the body are measured and analysed to find out where there is a deviation and what needs to be improved. Using the power of gamification, the system runs effective, supportive software to bring imbalanced brainwaves back to normal.
How does biofeedback work for ADHD
Biofeedback therapy is also great for treating ADHD because patients who are already often anxious do not need to undergo unpleasant tests and interventions. They can enjoy the biofeedback treatment in a relaxed atmosphere, with no intrusion into the body, no needle pricks or pain.
Since all the cells in the body emit electromagnetic waves that together form a circuit, known as the electrical body, when these are imbalanced, the QUEX ED and QUEX S quantum biofeedback devices aim to balance the brain waves by sending soft electrical pulses.
While the patient receiving the treatment is connected to the biofeedback device with the sensors, he or she is asked to perform a playful task requiring concentration.
For example, pausing a computer animation that requires concentration using only the brain’s power. It does not use a keyboard, mouse or joystick. With repeated practice, the child’s brain is constantly trained to strengthen concentration. Creating flashes of light, stopping blinking, changing the volume or changing the beat can also be part of the therapy.
How to start biofeedback therapy for ADHD
Biofeedback therapy for ADHD can be started by almost anyone, regardless of age or gender. There are no side effects, no pain, no discomfort. Many people take medication to treat ADHD, but these can cause side effects, whether it’s nausea, difficulty sleeping or anxiety.
With biofeedback, there are no side effects, in fact, by electrically re-educating the body and thus re-balancing the brain, some medications may be more effective, possibly reduced in dose later or even discontinued.
Biofeedback ADHD treatment is roughly 50 minutes per session. To achieve the effect, professionals usually recommend 10-20 sessions continuously, 1 session per week.