Hemoencephalography biofeedback (HEG) is a different form of biofeedback to brainwave
neurofeedback. HEG training feeds back changes in the brain's energy consumption
(which is related to blood flow, oxygen, nutrient, glucose supply). HEG training
aims to boost blood flow activity to your brain and as a result it improves mental
and emotional functioning. There are two types of mainstream HEG sensors, either
a sophisticated infrared thermometer known as a passive infrared HEG (pirHEG) or,
a near infrared HEG (nirHEG) sensor that shines light through the skin and skull
to assess the colour of brain tissue. Oxygenated arterial blood is red, deoxygenated
venous blood is blue. Increased demand for nutrition results in faster blood flow
and redder blood in the tissues leads to more effective function.
How we train you with HEG:
In most cases we attach the HEG sensors to your forehead to train the brain region
known as the Prefrontal Cortex. The Prefrontal Cortex is your brain's "executive
control centre" that helps you to: focus effectively and maintain concentration,
control emotions and impulses, maintain a sense of purpose, self-possession and
appropriately respond to the demands of the situation.
HEG neurofeedback is non-invasive, drug free and safe. Once trained your brain maintains
the new level of functioning. HEG training produces lasting benefits.
HEG has shown success in working with depression, attention issues including Attention
Deficiency Disorder and ADHD.
Comparison with HEG and Neurofeedback:
One of the main benefits of HEG training is the more simplistic approach to interpretation
as the HEG training responses only increases or decreases in magnitude and not phase.
Unlike EEG signals that can be affected by other electrical activity such as muscle
artifact, eye movement, blinking etc leading to differing responses to prefrontal
cortex neurofeedback. HEG simply measures the refracted energy due to the density
or translucency of blood flow.
What is HemoEncephaloGraphy biofeedback (HEG) ?
Contact Brainhealth for a free consultation to see if HEG training is for you