Have you ever heard of ‘neurofeedback’?
It’s essentially training to help your brain work more efficiently.
But as Ray Strickland reports, it can do a lot more than that.
Some use the treatment to improve their golf game and others to get rid of recurring headaches.
And for one little girl, it helps her epilepsy.
Reese Albrecht has been dealing with seizures since she was a baby.
“She was actually seizing every morning,” Reese’s mother, Danielle Albrecht said.
After years of improvement, they came back a year ago.
And that is why her mother decided for her to try neurofeedback therapy.
“And now she probably has them three times a week and if she does have them its just a couple of head drops here and there and she’s coherent. It’s been a lot nicer,” she said.
It’s an effective treatment.
And out of all places it’s happening here at the Richardton Dental Clinic.
Dental Hygienist Shila Schleppenbach is the brains behind the operation.
“Any symptom that you have that you want to relieve, we can help you, help your brain work to deal with it better,” Schleppenbach said.
It’s basically an exercise for the brain.
Schleppenbach will have you choose between a movie or game, put some electrodes on your head and monitor your brain activity.
“When your brain is exercising it retains that memory to so it can move in a healthy way instead of in a dysfunctional way,” she said.
And for the Albrecht’s, neurofeedback is something they will continue doing because life at home, is beginning to become much better.
Schleppenbach said it won’t cure a disease, but it does improve a number of things such as asthma and anxiety.
Schleppenbach has been doing neurofeedback for about a year. She says it’s one of the few places in the state where it’s offered.