Pacific Neurotherapies FAQ’s
It depends on your needs and wishes. Every case is unique. We can estimate once there is a realistic picture of what is going on. Naturally a complicated chronic case of many years duration with extensive pathology requires much more than a more recent, less complicated case. The initial preliminary consultation (Contact Us) is without charge. Although formulating a strategy without tests costs less in the short term, it is unsatisfactory and far more expensive in the long run. If you follow the prescribed protocol then the first session is $175, the QEEG collection and interpretation is $550-$1200 and subsequent sessions run between $175 and $65 depending on how often you come.
It will be necessary, (and more beneficial) to come more often in the beginning. It is always our goal to get you on your way to better health and quality of life as soon as is possible. Often there are things that can be done at home so that it is not necessary to come in to the office as much. While we can sometimes begin to get results right away, intrinsic memory is stored by long term potentiation. So, more is more! A study I saw recently came up with the number of 26 sessions of neurofeedback as a working average, this will of course vary by individual.
It will not give you new abilities or take away abilities you already posses, but it may make it easier to function in general.
Neurotherapies have been used for decades with very few side effects. Unfavorable effects experienced from neurofeedback are generally uncommon. When they do occur they are only symptoms already familiar to you, meaning they are never something you haven’t experienced before, and they are transient (short–lived).
Instead of a ‘try this, try that’ approach (with conventional or alternative treatments), we use science and technology to get reliable data, then ‘connect the dots” to see the whole picture.
It most certainly does. Having a sound strategy to take care of your brain and prevent accelerated neurodegeneration is critical for maintaining healthy function in every system, not to mention the ability to enjoy life.
There are four kinds of treatment:
- Replace what is lacking
- Stimulate for a curative response
- Calm what is hyper–aroused
- Eliminate what is harmful
If your body is not able to get what it needs from diet and lifestyle factors it has to get it from somewhere. Those needs depend on your genes, your condition, and your environment.
Regrettably, the functional medicine model that applies science and technology to examine and treat the underlying causes of health problems and support normal function does not correspond to the insurance paradigm constrained by diagnostic labels and a symptomatic standard of care.