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LENS

Low Energy Neurofeedback System

LENS has significantly helped patients with:

ADD // ADHD // Learning Disorders // ABI // OCD // Tourette’s

PTSD // Autism // TBI // Brain Fog // Depression

Fibromyalgia // Chronic Fatigue // Migraine // Insomnia

LENS empowers the brain to optimize itself.

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What is LENS?

LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) is an advanced form of neurofeedback that operates much more rapidly than traditional neurofeedback. Faster results are possible by resetting the neural-connectivity of the brain, which brings improvements in movement, emotional control and pain management and relief.

How does LENS work?

Using a very low power electromagnetic field – like that of a digital watch – LENS first records information about key brainwave frequencies. Those signals pass through laptop-based software, and the processed signal is then returned to your scalp through the same sensors that recorded the initial brainwave information.

Even though the signal is very weak, it results in measureable change in brainwaves without any conscious effort on your part.

The LENS works by disrupting maladaptive patterns, or looping mechanisms, that your brain has acquired in response to acute conditions such as trauma, stress, concussion, addiction, pain, anoxic event(s), and other life events to which the brain has adapted as well as it could in order to keep its superorganism – you – functioning.

The disruption causes your brain to “reset” and in so doing seeks to reestablish earlier, more effective and efficient brainwave activity patterns. The results:  reduction and/or elimination of the symptoms that previously interfered with your quality of life. It does not, however, change your personality, character, or personal preferences.

How does LENS compare to other neurofeedback systems?

Neurofeedback systems train the brain to behave in a certain way using operant conditioning, not unlike teaching a dog to sit by repetition. Training the brain requires multiple sessions that typically last from 20-60 minutes, once or more each week for several months.

LENS uses as system based on resetting – or disentraining – your brain’s own neural connectivity, which works faster and requires much less session time than attempting to train a dysfunctional brain pattern into a more functional brain pattern through non-LENS methods.

With LENS, you do not need to “Do” anything, and there is nothing to learn. The typical session with LENS lasts 3-4 minutes. This means that LENS works well for people who cannot pay attention for longer sessions.

Additionally, LENS works much faster than traditional neurofeedback methods, with the number of sessions ranging from as few 1 to an overall average of 20 sessions.

Do the results of LENS last?

If the problem being addressed is one of brain dysregulation, then the answer is yes, and that covers a lot of ground. Neurofeedback involves learning on the part of the brain, and when it brings order out of disorder the brain will continue to use and reinforce its new capabilities.

Changes are lasting, with some exceptions:  with the symptoms of progressive conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS, for example, the treatment needs to be ongoing to sustain improvement.

At times there are unknown issues such as early-stage degenerative disease, allergies, strong reactions to some foods or pollens, or spills and falls leading to bumps on the head. In these instances longer courses of LENS may be needed. 

And it may also be that some direct medical help would be the best course of action.

The LENS can’t do everything for everybody. But it can and has made a difference that other appraoches have not provided and, in general, in a much shorter time.

 

Matters are different when we are dealing with degenerative conditions, or when we are working against continuing insults to the system, as may the case in the autism spectrum.

In such cases, LENS sessions may need to be continued at some level over time.

Allergic susceptibilities and food intolerances may make it more difficult to maintain progress, as do poor digestive function and nutrition.

For an extensive list of peer-reviewed research related to LENS, contact me here, or you can contact:

OchsLabs

7300 Healdsburg Ave., Ste C

Sebastopol, CA  95472

BodyLENS

 BodyLENS is the application of the Low Energy Neurofeedback System to the body for the purpose of reducing pain, inflammation and swelling.

BodyLENS provides effective pain reduction in a short period of time, frequently providing a significant reduction in pain for as long as six months from a single 105-second application.

Health issues successfully addressed using Body LENS include: muscle tears, sprains and soreness; pain resulting from cracked ribs and arthritic joints; chronic regional pain syndrome; irritable bowel syndrome; muscle tension and spasms; scar tissue resulting from accidents, including supporting the repair of fractured or broken bones; and relief from pain associated with sciatica and peripheral neuropathy.

Can LENS help our furry friends?

Yes!  The similarities between the central nervous systems and emotional lives of dogs, cats, horses and humans provide clear inidications that LENS offers many of the same benefits to non-human mammals as it does for humans.