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The Low Energy Neurotherapy System (LENS) enhances other forms of therapy for mood and cognitive rehabilitation.

As LENS increases the flexibility and functioning, learning of all kinds becomes easier, insight comes more readily, and tolerance and patience increase. Even fairly early in treatment, many describe a greater sense of ease and clarity. They learn new skills more quickly and become more capable of self-management. For this reason, the LENS Neurotherapy System can dramatically enhance the process of other physical and psychological therapies.

Improving the quality of life: Why and how the LENS Neurotherapy System increases the level of functioning.

WHY?

Central nervous system (CNS) symptoms and slow brainwaves are related. When people are overly stressed, injured, or traumatized, their brainwaves may get fixed, or "stuck" in a pattern of predominantly low frequencies. This is called "EEG slowing". Symptoms commonly associated with EEG slowing include: anxiety, depression, irritability, fatigue, hyperactivity, distractibility, spaciness, mood swings, confusion, disorganization, problems with sleep, concentration, memory and attention, reading comprehension, and following conversations.

EEG slowing may occur when the integrating function of the cerebral cortex is impaired. The LENS helps restore this integrating function, and is thus a direct means of affecting, and often resolving, the symptoms listed above. LENS interrupts the brain's processing system when it is trapped in a pattern of malfunctioning, restores it to its own optimal functioning pattern, and reactivates the brain's natural ability to perform with clarity, harmony, and balance when it still has the resources to do so. While not everybody can be helped, too many people, in our experience, have actually had untapped resources to reach better functioning -- even if they have been told they could not improve.

HOW?

LENS reduces EEG slowing and optimizes functioning. The patient's own brainwaves are used to guide the return of feedback to the brain. Feedback is provided by an energy field so weak that it is virtually unmeasurable; yet the brain can detect both. The feedback reduces EEG slowing, and permits the cerebral cortex, the outer layer of the brain, to work again. This allows the cortex to exercise better control of mood, cognitive functioning, smoother and better-coordinated movement, and more restful energy. These changes support greater flexibility of functioning. When the EEG slowing is reduced, symptoms can decrease and even disappear. At the culmination of therapy, the brain no longer needs the help of LENS.

What is the LENS Neurotherapy System?

LENS is a relatively new, advanced form of biofeedback. Because it is still rather new, few know about it; and fewer can conceive that it can achieve what it demonstrates. It is, nevertheless, non-invasive and painless, and requires only that a patient sit comfortably in a chair wearing electrodes on their head that generate feedback. There is no conscious learning or need for attention. Although it will take years for scientific documentation to adequately demonstrate its effects, a great deal of clinical experience, and experiments in their early stages appear to justify our confidence in this system.

Who can benefit from the LENS Neurotherapy System?

People suffering the effects of head injury, extreme stress, anxiety attacks, depression, emotional trauma, attention deficit disorder, autism, explosive disorders, Alzheimer's and fibromyalgia have benefited greatly. Post-stroke deficits have also improved with FNS. Potential benefits can be evaluated by a specialized three-hour examination.

How long does it take?

A person's sensitivity, and the complexity and duration of symptoms determine how long treatment lasts. Effects of a single upset may be resolved in as few as three or four sessions. Lifelong or complex problems may take 40 or more. A single session lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Is the LENS Neurotherapy System proven? And do the effects last?

LENS has been studied clinically since 1990. 77% of the thousands of people treated have experienced significant improvements in their CNS symptoms, and the benefits gained seem only to sustain or increase, unless new trauma occurs. Although clinical and experimental research continue, and more experimental research is planned, scientific research on LENS has not yet been published.

Is LENS covered by insurance?

Some insurance companies will pay for brainwave biofeedback. Some LENS patients pay out of pocket for our services. We do ask full payment at the time of the session. As our case load permits, we will slide our fees to accommodate those less able to pay.




People suffering the effects of brain injury, extreme stress, emotional trauma, attention deficit disorder, fibromyalgia, chemotherapy, and chemical dependence have benefitted greatly from LENS.










When the slow wave activity is integrated... symptoms decrease or even disappear.