East Carolina Brain Center
1310 E Arlington Blvd, Ste A
Transitions Behavioral Health
Greenville NC 27858
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Why Neurofeedback?

Neurofeedback is a method of brain training that enables the brain to function more effectively. It is non-invasive, uses no drugs and can be performed easily in our Greenville, North Carolina office.

Dr. Young is the only BCIA certified neurofeedback (BCN) provider in Greenville and surrounding area. He is also a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board.

Imagine being able to reduce or eliminate debilitating neurological symptoms simply by watching a movie or listening to music. It really is that easy! The computer does all the work, monitoring your brainwaves in real time and triggering cues when they are out of normal range. The goal of neurofeedback is to re-establish neural pathways in the brain that have been disconnected or interrupted as a result of injury, traumatic experience or physiological changes. By reconnecting these neural pathways your brain is able to function properly, and as a result neurological symptoms can be reduced or eliminated.

What Does Neurofeedback Help?

Any neurological symptoms can be helped by neurofeedback. The most common conditions are:

Anger Management
Bipolar Disorder
Brain Injury
Chronic Pain
Epilepsy / Seizures
Lyme Disease
Memory Loss
OCD / Tourrette’s
Stress / PTSD
Sleep Disorders
Substance Abuse
Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Young is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist,  Board Certified in Neurofeedback, 
He is expertly trained in Neurofeedback and evaluation of QEEG maps to assess your neurological condition.

How Can Neurofeedback Help You?

road-tangleImagine your brain as a road map. Much like a highway system that connects towns, cities and states, your brain is a complex road map of neurons and synapses that make connections to memories, actions, skills and decision making abilities. But what if a bridge is out on the route you want to take? Without that bridge you cannot make the connection from one place to another.

Neurofeedback re-establishes the connections between neurons and synapses, effectively fixing the broken bridges so that you can make the connections needed to function normally. As an example, Fibromyalgia is a neurological issue that affects how the brain regulates blood flow to the extremities. The connections between your brain and your hands and feet are essentially broken. Neurofeedback re-establishes those connections, allowing your brain and body to communicate effectively. As a result, the symptoms associated with Fibromyaglia dissipate and the effects of Fibromyalgia are reduced or eliminated.

Why Do I Need A Brain Map?

A brain map allows us to see a snapshot of your brainwave activity in real time. The process only takes about 20 minutes, but the data collected is essential. That data is then uploaded to a comprehensive database that compares it to a normal brain map. From that a report is generated showing the deviations from a normal map. Pattern emerge that can be used to identify common neurological conditions. These conditions are identified on the Brain Map report and in a format that can be easily read by the doctor. The report also sets out a protocol for neurofeedback training sessions to restore proper brain function over time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does A Brain Map Hurt?
Not at all. A brain map involves wearing a cap on your head with sensor areas on it. Gel is inserted into the brain cap, which allows the computer to capture the data more effectively. There is absolutely no pain, although your hair will get gel in it that will need to be wiped out.
How Long Are Neurofeedback Sessions?
An average session runs 30 minutes. During that time you simply watch a movie of your choosing or listen to your music. We don’t recommend action movies or loud music, and that can overstimulate the brain.
How Many Sessions Will I Need To Get Better?
The number of sessions needed will depend on the individual. Much like going to the gym, every person requires a different length of time to improve. 20 – 40 sessions is normal for many conditions to improve.
How Soon Will I See Results From Neurofeedback?
Again, results will vary from person to person. Some feel different within a couple of sessions, while tougher conditions will take many sessions to see any noticeable results. It’s important to not get impatient. We ca show you the graph results of each sessions, which will provide a visual reference of improvement.
How Long Will The Effects Last?
Owners of the Clear Mind System have commonly reported no relapses from patients after 10 years. Extensive studies have shown sustained improvements after 10-20 years.
Can I use Medication?
Yes, when starting neurofeedback sessions you can stay on your medications. However, as more sessions are done we will recommend scaling back on them, as they could offset the benefits as you progress.
Lauryn<br />Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Brain Fog

Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Brain Fog

My experience with Dr. Young has been very informative. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my brain. I’ve seen changes as far as my pain threshold, going out to eat and making good food choices. The treatment is fun, it’s entertaining and it goes by fast. Dr. Joe is easy to work with.

Linda<br />Fatigue, Depression, Lower GI Issues

Fatigue, Depression, Lower GI Issues

I have been suffering for years with lower GI issues, fatigue, depression and stresses of life getting to me. I just assumed it was the aging process and the amount of stress I allowed myself to live under. After 3 months of treatment with Dr. Joe I have begun to feel better. The lower GI issues have gone away. I have learned to enjoy eating my healthy diet. I now sleep well, I’m creating again. I have a joyful life. I am so grateful that I made an appointment with Dr. Young. His professional ethics, his patience, his empathy and his enthusiasm for what he does is contagious!