Menudo lío cuando intentas comprar tu primer equipo de neurofeedback

What neurofeedback device should I buy?

What neurofeedback device should I buy?

5 keys to success the first

You’re looking for something else to increase the effectiveness of your practice. You’ve started to poke your nose into Neurofeedback and Neurotherapy, and you’re starting to get a little crazy. I can perfectly understand  … I went through the same thing. Let me put some order. When you get to the end of this post you will get things a bit clearer.

 

What a mess when you try to buy your first neurofeedback device

Choosing your first neurofeedback device is not easy.

 

What a mess!

If we mix (1) an unknown new field, (2) that there are different types of neurofeedback, and (3) that each manufacturer uses 2 or 3 names for their equipment, (=) the result is a big mess.

 

 

How to put things in order?

Neurofeedback is a technique for modulating the brain waves in a more functional way. Classical neurofeedback (from the 1970s) uses reward and punishment (ie, operant conditioning) to change the amplitude of the theta, alpha, SMR, and beta waves that are being trained.

 

This technique has been enriched from its birth:

 

  • using multichannel montages: 2, 4 or 19 electrodes

  • using normative databases: z-score neurofeedback

  • training frequencies below 1Hz: ILF (Infra Low Frequency) and SCP (Slow Cortical Potentials)

  • training deep brain structures: sLORETA neurofeedback

  • sending back small electrical or electromagnetic signals: LENS and pEMF

  • guiding the training with a previous qEEG (quantitative EEG)

 

 

5 keys to consider

I asume that all neurofeedback equipments are effective. Then, what should you look at to make the decision? Here are 5 keys to success:

 

All neurofeedback systems are effective. How to decide, then?

All neurofeedback systems are effective. How to decide, then?

 

# 1 Session time. The session time plays a decisive role and will determine if you can combine neurofeedback with your practice or if on the other hand you need to add extra time by yourself and / or your patient.

 

When you think of which neurofeedback equipment to buy, if you do not have the time, choose a neurofeedback system that consumes little so you can continue practicing the profession you love

If you do not have enough time, choose a neurofeedback system that consumes little time.

 

 

# 2 Ease. Depending on how technology-friendly you are, the ease of learning and managing the equipment you choose will enable your rapid and effective access to Neurofeedback. A bad choice can make you despair and give up.

 

When you think about which neurofeedback device to buy, some neurofeedback system seems to be for advanced computer users.

Some neurofeedback system seems to be for advanced computer users.

 

# 3 Price. Some neurofeedback equipments involve an investment above 10,000 and up to 30,000 euros.  Others are sold by installments or even rented.

 

When you think of which neurofeedback equipment to buy, price is a determining factor.

Price is a determining factor in the purchase of a neurofeedback system.

 

# 4 Return on investment. Even if you want the best for your patients, a balance between costs and benefits will allow you to guarantee the financial viability of your project for helping more and more people. Your currency of exchange are the fast and notorious results, which lead to patient loyalty and its recommendation to others.

 

When you think about which neurofeedback system to buy, you should not forget the return on investment

Do not forget to consider the return on investment.

 

# 5 Technical and clinical support. Having someone “by your side” in the difficult moments that will come (I can assure you) will prevent them from interfering negatively in the development of your practice and will save you from many headaches.

 

When you think about which neurofeedback system to buy, after-sales service also counts: technical and clinical support

After-sales service also counts: technical and clinical support.

 

You are the soul of your practice

I recommend that the final decision be based on HOW YOU ARE, and not only on the alternatives you have on the market, as if it was a partner with whom you’re going to spend the rest of your life: you must understand, respect, adapt – and of course, love each other.

 

When you think about which neurofeedback system to buy, how-you-are plays a key role

Choose the neurofeedback system that fits you best.

 

 


 The neurofeedback device that you buy is like a partner

with whom you’re going to spend the rest of your life.


 

  • If you settle for little, HRV biofeedback is a basic tool that will help you by making your patients gain self-regulation ability by improving their breathing.

 

  • If you have enough time to thoroughly apply the techniques that you learn, traditional neurofeedback will fit with you.

 

  • If you are thinking of hiring someone, eeg-Info trains ILF frequencies and will allow you to lead the treatment through a tight clinical guide.

 

  • If you are not afraid to complicate your life, Neurofield puts at your disposal equipments that combine neurofeedback, qEEG, HRV biofeedback, pulsed magnetic stimulation (pEMF) and transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS).

 

  • If you want to focus solely on neurofeedback, then sLORETA neurofeedback will allow you to normalize Brodmann areas, deep brain structures, wave amplitude, phase and coherence, to optimize brain functioning.

 

  • If you want to remain being a therapist and incorporate a tool at your practice that boosts your results making your work easier, then LENS Neurofeedback is your choice.

 

When you think about which neurofeedback system to buy, LENS boosts your therapist skills quickly and easily

LENS boosts your therapist skills quickly and easily.

 


 

To know more about how much does a neurofeedback device cost, reads this post.

 

Learn more about LENS Neurofeedback by reading the questions and answers that other therapists have already made.

 


 

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Gonzalo Belaustegui

I'm co-founder of OchsLabs Europe, LENS distributor for Europe. My academic background was on Business Administration and Management, and on Actuarial Sciences. I have worked for 12 years in the health sector. I have spent the last 5 years among biofeedback, neurofeedback, LENS, qEEG and tDCS devices.