At the core of what we do in our practice to help patients with autism is neurofeedback therapy. Neurofeedback therapy is using EEG technology, first diagnostically, to map where there may be areas of dysfunction throughout the brain.
It is a non-invasive technology that basically looks at brainwave activity or electrical activity from the brain. But it doesn’t stop there. What we also do is we use this EEG technology now therapeutically to help get the brain functioning properly. One thing I can tell you is that anyone that we have ever seen with autism, young or old, has a dysfunctional brain to some degree. Using neurofeedback therapy is a way to noninvasively get the brain better regulated, self-regulated, and to train the brain towards normalcy. That is definitely at the core of what we do in our clinical practice.
Brainwave Entrainment Therapy
In addition to that, we do what is called brainwave entrainment therapy. This is a technology using light and sound stimulation to also help provide proper regulation and function for the brain.
We also do a variety of different types of oxygen therapy for what we call adaptive contrast oxygen therapy where we have a child or an adult performing some light exercise while they are breathing oxygen and we also use hyperbaric oxygen therapy where a person may go into an oxygen chamber for up to an hour to use oxygen as a catalyst to help provide proper brain function.
Definitely, at the core of what we do, in addition to neurofeedback therapy, is address underlying metabolic issues of both the brain and body. And at the top of that is addressing toxicity and systemic inflammation, which is a low-grade inflammation of the neurons in the brain.