A brain-based form of biofeedback is called Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback began trending in modern societies since early in the 1990’s.
Why? Portable devices with multiple electrodes provided this treatment option in community and outpatient settings.
How does it work? The electrodes make a ‘realtime’ study of unique neural clusters (or brain organelle) possible across different hemispheres or regions of the wired patient’s brain.
The text printed above might seem complicated, but you will discover if you attend our free seminar that NeurOptimal session wiring is simple and painless.
Why should you attend this seminar? Well, controversy abounds over the correct definition for disorders like the following: (i) Autism, (ii) ADHD, (iii) PTSD, (iv) Anxiety, and (v) Depression.
The seminar Dr Catherine Onuoha will present on March 14th, 2019 pushes media controversies aside and sets a distinct occasion to talk about symptom resolution—regardless of the causal root! Dr Catherine Onuoha will describe our powerful Neurofeedback technology. She will share data that reveals efficacy in a full array of psychiatric conditions. It is true that controversy in this field of psychiatric study will continue….but a mutual truth is that NeurOptimal sessions are available immediately to lessen any patient’s symptoms. Please come to the Natural Medicine Center on Thursday March 14th at 6:30 PM to learn how.
Natural Neurofeedback is a blog dedicated to the emerging practice of EEG (Electroencephalogram) neurofeedback therapy. Neurofeedback therapy is a relaxing and universally beneficial type of brain training that can both improve overall mental functioning and peak performance, as well as be used to treat a number of different psychological disorders and dysfunctions.
While not yet a widespread or common practice, neurofeedback has already shown to produce strong results in a variety of different settings through a wide number of different studies which I look forward to sharing on this site. But before I delve into the research and studies surrounding neurofeedback, I’d like to give a general introduction to how the process works.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a relatively new type of therapy that uses real time brain scans to help better regulate the brain and improve its functioning. A healthy brain is based on well regulated and balanced levels of different brain waves such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Theta. By using simple non-invasive sensors, a clinician is able to see your live brain activity including these various types of brain waves. Many psychological disorders and dysfunctions can be traced to an imbalance in brain waves thus regulating these brain waves serves to treat the disorder or at least improve the symptoms. If your brain isn’t functioning at an optimal level, you may experience fatigue, insomnia, disinterest, brain fog or difficulty concentrating.
Although some forms of neurofeedback will put the clinician in control of guiding brain wave activity in different parts of the brain, Natural Neurofeedback believes the body is best able to assess and fix itself. Our neurofeedback system Neuroptimal presents your brain with the information it needs to correct itself. Our Neuroptimal system reads your brain activity while calming visuals and audio are played. Whenever the client’s brain activity becomes unstable or undesired, a brief skip in the audio tells the brain to change its functioning for better efficiency. This simple form of feedback allows the brain to learn how to control and improve its regulation of different brain waves. Essentially, the brain is able to see a reflection of itself as in a mirror and uses that information to fine tune its functions just as someone looking at themselves in a mirror is able to greater control their own facial expressions.
While this process may seem difficult or complex, the best part is that your brain does all the hard work for you. By merely being alert and engaged during sessions which lasts between 40 minutes and an hour your brain will unconsciously recognize it’s deficits and train itself to fix them. Client’s can expect to see significant and lasting difference after ten sessions. Usually treatments are once or twice a week. While nearly anyone can benefit from the increased mental sharpness and focus that comes from neurofeedback, this therapy is especially effective in treating a number of different disorders such as ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Alzheimer’s, and Depression, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Seizures, Stroke and more. Most importantly, neurofeedback is virtually risk free with no side effects and no chance of conflicting with any current medication or treatment plan.
Check back next week for more detailed information on some on how neurofeedback works and it’s many benefits.
“We are Polk County’s premier IV nutritional therapy specialists”
“IV nutritional therapy fosters a variety of health benefits such as increased energy, better immune functioning, and an enhanced sense of well-being”
Please watch our video of Dr. Catherine Onuoha discussing our IV Therapy services and the many benefit’s that our patient’s experience
For maximal health and vitality, nourishment must be ‘transported’ to all of the 100 trillion cells in an individual’s body. If key vitamins and minerals cannot access body tissues, cell regulatory processes become corrupted and the affected patient’s constitutional health soon declines.
When the body has trouble absorbing proteins, fatty acids, or minerals through natural digestive processes, IV Nutritional therapy critically preserves cellular health. A number of other circumstances can be cited as appropriate for IV therapy. Consider the nutritional demands precipitated by a chronic stress condition, or a sustained medical illness. To rebound from a sustained stress interval or serious illness, patients require extra nutrition. IV sustenance also assists people who suffer from a food intolerance. The IV services provided here at the Natural Medicine Center can also benefit patients with lowered nutrient absorption secondary to prescription drugs. Did you know that ‘Legend’ (i.e.,prescription) drugs can block a patient’s uptake and proper utilization of calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, folic acid, glutathione, and biotin?
For all of the patient scenarios outlined above, consider embracing intravenous administration of nutrients to ensure that your body is getting what it needs.
Types of IV Therapy
There are a number of IV therapies designed to either treat specific conditions or just promote overall wellness. The following are some of the most common:
This particular blend was developed in the 1970’s by Dr. John Myers at Johns Hopkins University. It has been used to treat a number of conditions such as asthma, congestive heart failure, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, chest pain, infections, depression, muscle spasms, hives, and dementia.
This substance acts principally on liver and brain tissues. Research suggests glutathione therapy can lead patients to an improved memory, while also helping to lower the risk for dementia conditions, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, and liver disease.
High Dose Vitamin C Therapy
Although this vitamin is commonly found in supplement form, an IV infusion will produce much higher serum concentrations of Vitamin C than that obtained after oral dosing. Vitamin C is used to fight both fibromyalgia chronic fatigue syndrome. High dose injections of Vitamin C have also been found to boost the immune system and can help fight and prevent cancer.
For more on the specific benefits and science behind High Dose Vitamin C injections please watch the video below:
Alpha Lipoic Acid
This compound assists patients suffering from diabetes. Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) improves cellular insulin sensitivity and simultaneously lowers blood sugar levels.
Chemists refer to Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) as a ‘reactive oxygen species’. H2O2 encourages the body to release single oxygen molecules into the bloodstream. Newly liberated O2 molecules are available to kill viruses, bacteria, cancer cells. A higher oxygen serum oxygen level also makes it easier for the liver and kidneys to remove toxins.
Or – if you are an athlete in need of faster healing and recovery then IV Vitamin Therapy may help to rejuvenate your body and help you to feel better again.
For more on the benefits and science behind IV Vitamin Therapy, please watch the video below with Dr. Kristen Coles:
IV Therapy Prices
‘Myers Cocktail’ Super Immune Booster – $150
Threshold Dose Vitamin C – $120
Flu Dose Dose Vitamin C – $130
High Dose Vitamin C Therapy – $150
Glutathione Liver Flush / Cleanse – $60 by itself and $20 if added to another infusion
(You can also call us to inquire about custom made infusions)
1. Shrader, Jr., W. Short and long term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients. (2004) Nutrition journal. 3(6)
2. Padayatty SJ, Sun AY, Chen Q, Espey MG, Drisko J, Levine M (2010) Vitamin C: Intravenous Use by Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners and Adverse Effects. PLoS ONE 5(7)
3. Ali, A., Njike, V. Y., Northrup, V., Sabina, A. B., Williams, A. L., Liberti, L. S., Perlman, A. I., Adelson, H., … Katz, D. L. (2009). Intravenous micronutrient therapy (Myers’ Cocktail) for fibromyalgia: a placebo-controlled pilot study. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.), 15(3), 247-57.
4. Gaby, A.R. (2002). Intravenous nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ cocktail”. Alternative medicine review : a journal of clinical therapeutic, 7 (5), 389-403.
Candida Overgrowth can go undetected for a long time. Most people infected with candida are unaware of the yeast infection and they look very healthy on the outside. However when Candida population increases, it is able to penetrate the bloodstream through the walls of the intestines and cause a condition known as leaky gut syndrome.
Candida Overgrowth Symptoms Can Include:
Autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis
Bloating and belching
Cognitive disorders like poor memory, concentration problems and brain fog
Craving sugar and refined carbohydrates
Candida Overgrowth Yeast Infection
Flatulence or intestinal gas
Halitosis or bad breath
Joint pains and swelling
Muscle aches, weakness and paralysis
Skin conditions like athlete’s foot, fungal nail infections, eczema, psoriasis, scleroderma and systemic lupus
Vaginal itching, burning and discharge
These symptoms are also associated with numerous other conditions which make diagnosing Candida infection quite challenging.
Factors which lead to an increase in the candida population include:
Eating a diet rich in processed foods
Drinking a lot of alcohol
Taking antibiotics that kill the good bacteria in the intestines
Once the candida penetrates into the bloodstream, it triggers a cascade of infectious symptoms. It enters the blood stream by penetrating the protective mucosa lining within the intestines and throughout our bodies.
What is Candida?
Candida is a type of yeast which normally lives in the intestines in small amounts and aids the digestive process.
Julia Koehler, a Harvard University estimated that candida was responsible for around 60% of the fungal infections acquired in hospitals and it resulted in the deaths of every 1 out 3 infected persons. She reported that the fungus was dangerous because of its ability to change from a minor infection into a severe infection when the person developed low immunity.
Studies by Rice University reveal that around 70% of all people are affected by Candida. Research published in the Journal of the German Society of Dermatology found that Candida albicans was the species responsible for between 50 to 90% of all the candida infections (1).
Tests for Candida Overgrowth Yeast Infection
Candida infection can be tested by a blood test. This test checks for levels of antibodies to candida known as IgA, IgG and IgM. A Comprehensive Stool Test can also show positive Candida even when blood testing is negitive since the blood only checks for antibodies and not the actual yeast. Further, a Urine Test that looks for the yeast waste product that is called D-arabinitol can determine the presence of Candida overgrowth if elevated results is positive.
Treatment of Candida Overgrowth Yeast Infection
Once the candida infection is confirmed and its severity assessed, the treatment of candida often includes a comprehensive plan that can include the following:
Eliminating simple sugars like candy, deserts, chocolates, alcohol and flour from the diet since this fungi feeds on them.
Reducing the intake of complex carbohydrates like whole grains, beans, fruit, pasta and potatoes to further reduce the population of candida in the intestines.
Taking caprylic acid supplements which are obtained from coconut oil as it helps kill the yeast cells.
Taking probiotics to increase the concentration of the good bacteria in the gut and keep the candida in check.
You may read some herbalist recommending Oregano Oil. We do no recommend this as it kills all yeast, even the good ones you need.
Be proactive in your health. Heal your gut. Eat whole raw vegetables to your heart’s desire. Introduce foods known to fight Candia. Alkaline your diet.
Anxiety and Depression are symptoms we often shy away from talking about. We shouldn’t! There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Natural Medicine Center cares for thousands of individuals every year and many of our clients struggle with these symptoms. You are not alone. We can help.
Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Life situations such as losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life’s stressors.
Some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.
It is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The good news is that these disorders are both treatable, separately and together.
For some, restoring their mood is as simple as eliminating the physical pain that is frustrating the individual. This is something we specialize in this at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland (NMC). For others who struggle with clinical depression, anxiety or compulsive disorders, the challenge may be greater to treat. Rest assured that NMC is eager to help you overcome these challenges through:
Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is a unique technology that takes a picture and creates a map of the infrared patterns of the body. It is different than other screening tools because it helps us to see function (physiology).
Growing numbers have sought out acupuncturists for chronic health problems — when conventional medicine either hasn't worked nor has answers. An estimated 12 million American adults have used acupuncture.
61% of patients look unfavorably on the brands they depend on for their medications (Patient View, 2015)
9 in 10 Americans believe pharmaceutical and drug companies are generally dishonest (Harris Interactive, 2013)
Only 23% of people claim to have confidence in the US healthcare system (Gallup, 2014)
Percent of persons 12 years of age and older with depression in any 2-week period: 7.6% (CDC Depression in Households 2009-2012)
A Note From Dr. Catherine
Modern citizens exist and operate in a sea of both Natural and Unnatural electromagnetic fields (EMF). For example, the earth has an EMF pulsing at approximately 10 Hz. I like to encourage conceptualizations! You could think of the planet Earth’s EMF pulsing like a small engine capable of facilitating electrical impulses while […]
EMF Radiation Exposure: The Global Danger No One Wants to Talk About
Written by David Butler and Dr. Catherine Onuoha “Electromagnetic fields from power and telecommunications systems, as they are present in our everyday environment, have biological and human health impacts that have not been officially acknowledged. The effects of these fields have simply not been taken seriously enough.” – Dr. Paul Heroux. Health concerns over EMF […]
Breast Health Awareness Month Every year October is a month that we dedicate to ‘Breast Health Awareness’. We invite you to celebrate this with us at The Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland. Thermography is a great place to start with any holistic healthcare agenda because thermography is a discovery tool. […]
Liposomal NeuroCalm is a new product which many of our patients have been raving about. NeuroCalm is a blend of the natural amino acids GABA and L-theanine which helps to calm an anxious or busy mind. What is L-Theanine? L-theanine is an amino acid which can be found naturally in green tea and is […]
IV therapy is one of the best ways to give yourself an extra boost of vitality to recover from a tough week, fight and prevent infections and illness, or prepare for an upcoming trip. Nicknamed ‘the hangover cure’ by many, IV infusions provide a heavy dose of hydration and a […]
Origins of Light Therapy For centuries different cultures and civilizations have realized the healing and therapeutic power of light and our ultimate source of light and life on this planet, the sun. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome specially designed rooms were created for helio-therapy (sun-therapy) and many of their buildings strongly emphasized […]
Greetings! If you’ve been looking for more information on what we offer here at the Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland, you’re in luck. We recently uploaded three new videos with Dr. Catherine Onuoha explaining our IV Therapy, Thermography, and Neurofeedback Services. We would also like to announce our on-going specials: For IV Therapy we are […]
Convenient and Affordable Lab Testing – Regardless of Insurance
Have you been putting off getting lab-work done due to the cost or inconvenience? While regular lab testing may seem like an unnecessary luxury to those without proper medical insurance, here at The Natural Medicine Center of Lakeland we are dedicated to making this process convenient and affordable, especially for those uninsured. If you are […]
Transform Your Family and Relationships with NeurOptimal™
Wise Adage: One good relationship is worth a dozen mediocre relationships Do you feel out of touch with your loved ones? Or, is there one key relationship that you know could use a boost? If so, NeurOptimal neurofeedback can help to transform your relationships and your life! What is NeurOptimal™? NeurOptimal is a brain training and […]
A brain-based form of biofeedback is called Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback began trending in modern societies since early in the 1990’s. Why? Portable devices with multiple electrodes provided this treatment option in community and outpatient settings. How does it work? The electrodes make a ‘realtime’ study of unique neural clusters (or brain organelle) possible across different hemispheres […]