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MCN Information & Frequently Asked Questions
What is Micro Current Neurofeedback?
What are the Benefits of MCN?
MCN Treats the Problem, Not the Symptom. MCN has been clinically shown to be helpful in reducing symptoms associated with brain imbalances and dysregulation. These areas include: Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, addictions, anger, anxiety, Autism, brain fog, Bruxism, Chronic Fatigue, concussions, depression, Fibromyalgia, hypervigilance, irritability, lack of focus, learning disabilities, Lyme, memory problems, migraines, OCD, pain, panic attacks, PMS, PTSD, Shingles, sleep/insomnia, stress, Tourette’s, TBI’s, Tinnitus and many more.
How Does MCN work?
MCN Corrects Brain Wave Imbalances.
The brain is a bioelectrical system. Every thought, sensation and emotion are brought about by the electrical firing of neurons in the brain. The cumulative effect of millions of neurons firing produces brain waves.
After decades of studies, healthy brain wave patterns have been documented. Healthy brain wave patterns are balanced and predictable. A healthy, balanced and properly regulated brain will produce the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate times. These healthy patterns are referred to as Neural Regulation.
In contrast, Neural Dysregulation occurs when the brain and nervous system are injured or stressed. Brain wave patterns become unhealthy and imbalanced. This Neural Dysregulation results in a wide range of conditions including depression, chronic pain, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, memory, lack of focus, and many more.
The effectiveness of MCN is thought to be its ability to interrupt the unhealthy brain wave patterns and stimulate new healthy ones. Like rebooting a computer, MCN stimulates the brain to reset itself and develop new healthy brain wave patterns. The result is the minimization of unhealthy brain wave patterns and the symptoms associated with them.
What Should I Expect During an MCN Session?
A typical MCN session begins with the placement of five electrode sensors on the head and neck to measure the electrical activity of brain waves using an electrocephalograph (EEG) unit. The EEG unit transmits the signal to the computer which then responds by sending low intensity pulses back through the EEG unit to the brain. The intensity of the pulses is less than the strength of a AA battery and cannot be felt. The pulses interrupt unhealthy brain wave patterns and stimulate new healthy ones. Like rebooting a computer, MCN stimulates the brain to reset itself and develop new healthy brain wave patterns. The result is the minimization of unhealthy brain wave patterns and the symptoms associated with them.
How Many Sessions Will a Person Need?
The number of sessions will vary from person to person. Some clients may notice improvement after one session. An individual with a history of lifelong problems will typically require more sessions. A typical series is 15-20 sessions for adults, youth typically require less. Initial improvements are often temporary, but due to the cumulative nature of the sessions, the improvements last longer with each one. Over time, the improvements often lead to enduring sustainability.
What can I expect after a session?
The most commonly reported responses include mental clarity, clearer vision, more restful sleep, increase in motivation, improved focus and clarity, decreased anxiety and depression, increased ability to read, absence of irritability, absence of impatience and the absence of anger. Possible Side Effects or Reactivity: Possible side effects, include, but are not necessarily limited to, feeling tired, lightheaded, headaches or a temporary exacerbation of a symptom. Occasionally, individuals may have periods of increased anxiety, increased irritability, or a lack of energy. If you experience any of these reactions, please tell your Zen Brainz Practitioner, as the sessions can be adjusted to minimize reactivity. Staying hydrated and resting may help alleviate these symptoms.
Will I get Shocked?
No. The amount of energy that is used in MCN is very small and very safe. The EEG Amplifier puts out a very small signal that is equivalent to about 1/100th the strength of an AA battery. The signal is less than the strength of a cell phone signal and is far below anything a person can feel or detect. The MCN System is a Class 1 FDA Registered device, 510K approved.
All information disclosed within sessions and the written records pertaining to those sessions are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your written permission, except where disclosure Is required by law. Zen Brainz Interns, Interns may occasionally work with Zen Brainz Practitioners as part of their training to become Zen Brainz Practitioners and are bound by the same Confidentiality protections as mentioned herein. If you object to having an Intern present during your sessions, please inform your Zen Brainz Practitioner.
Your appointment time is reserved for your exclusive use. Should you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours in advance, or fail to use your scheduled time, it may not be used by another client. For this reason, a $50 fee will be charged for any appointment canceled less than 24 hours in advance.
Are there any studies or research?
Yes. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine conducted a study on veterans with PTSD. The results documented, via neuroimaging, showed significantly improved neural functions in the participants with mild traumatic brain injuries. The results were published in the September 29, 2017 issue of Science Daily. As a result, the Veterans Administration in San Diego is conducting a study that began October 2017. This $4 Million, double-blind study at UCSD will measure the progress of veterans who will receive treatments to care for PTSD symptoms.
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What are the differences between Micro Current Neurofeedback and traditional neurofeedback?
MCN is a passive type of neurofeedback. The only thing you will be asked to do is sit and relax. Traditional neurofeedback requires active participation and effort. MCN generally takes less time per session and typically requires fewer sessions than traditional neurofeedback to sustain improvements. With MCN there are many advanced protocols the ICP may utilize to obtain positive results.
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