What is happening in my son’s brain? An interview with Dr. Carlton.
On today’s episode, I have a very special interview with Dr. Ed Carlton. He is our doctor. Heather goes to him for chiropractic care. Mikey goes to him for neurofeedback training and I just started and have had two sessions with him of my own for neurofeedback training. He treats children and adults to improve their performance and relieve symptoms from brain based disorders. He’s a certified neurofeedback provider and he’s a member of the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. He graduated from the Texas Chiropractor College and is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He’s the author of the book “The Answer: the Book for Anyone with A.D.D., A.D.H.D., Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, P.T.S.D. or Traumatic Brain Injury” and you can get that for free by going to www.findingmikey.com/theanswer. Today we learn about neurofeedback training, that a brain map measures the electricity generated by the brain and the treatment that follows after the mapping, as well as, what can be expected after further treatments.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Dr. Carlton describes what neurofeedback training is in “potato-head” language.
- Imaging and new studies have shown that neuroplasticity lasts all the way up to death.
- Neurofeedback training starts with a brain map or quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG).
- The brain map is just like a google maps as it measures how the brain is working in real time.
- The brain is an electrochemical generator of electricity generating about 30 watts of power.
- Dr. Carlton records on average 6 minutes of data with eyes open, and 6 minutes of data with eyes closed.
- After measuring data, Dr. Carlton uses Laplace transforms (statistical analysis program) to compare to other brain maps in their large database.
- First brain map was done in 1924.
- Video treatment follows the mapping in which the video reacts to the brain in order to train the brain to balance and function better.
- Once the brain learns these new pathways, it will continue to use the new process once you leave the office.
- Dr. Carlton says the first thing the patient notices is that they become calmer or are more interactive.
- As the brain waves are balanced, their ability to communicate with the outside world starts to improve
- After further treatments, patients can expect further improvement in communication, fewer frustrations, ability to do more complex learning.
- There are 1800 certified neurofeedback providers in the United States.
- Dr. Carlton says that one of the most common reasons for adults to seek neurofeedback training is for anxiety.
- The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) has a provider list that is the certification arm for the Association of Applied Psychology, physiology and neurofeedback providers.
- For research go to the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research.
- And much more!
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
- Finding Mikey Podcast Facebook Page — https://www.facebook.com/FindingMikeyPodcast/
- Dr. Carlton’s “Answer” book for free – https://www.findingmikey.com/theanswer
- Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) – http://www.bcia.org/
- The International Society of Neurofeedback and Research – https://www.isnr.org
- Carlton Neurofeedback Center – https://carltonneurofeedbackcenter.com