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Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)

 

 

 

The LENS is an FDA certified neurofeedback system, that uses the same feedback EEG as do all the other neurofeedback systems. The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (The LENS) is an EEG biofeedback system being used in clinical applications and research in the treatment of central nervous system functioning.The LENS differs from all the other systems in that it recognizes the electromagnetic field properties given off by them all, and makes allowances in the training process to productively use those emanations. The LENS has been refined over the past 20 years, systematically capitalizing on the properties of these electromagnetic fields. The LENS has highly developed assessment and treatment tools.

  Clinically what is observed is that the shift in amplitude is accompanied by a reduction of symptoms. This includes symptoms such as pain, headaches, depression, as well as cognitive, mood, and energy problems that are a major part of fibromyalgia. Stoke patients recover movement and clarity to various degrees, depending on the areas damaged. More severe problems require longer treatments. For severe damage requiring many treatments, families have been trained to use the equipment at home and administer it regularly. The results have been very good. Mild to moderatetraumatic brain injury patients have been seen to easily recover ability to take in information, improve in short-term memory, organization, sequencing, prioritizing, sensory discrimination, initiation, confidence, assertiveness, and sense of humor. Depression, irritability, and explosiveness respond within the same six sessions. Historically, minor brain injury in formerly high-functioning patients has been treated with LENS with a mean training time of 6 sessions to their pre-morbid baseline  level of functioning.

Barring a new head trauma there have not been any relapses or regressions after treatment. Two instances have been noted in which patients were very near the end of treatment and new traumas caused a return of symptoms. These were more easily treated than when treatment began; and the both regained their former level of good functioning.

Functional improvements have also been observed with those who have
  ADD, ADHD, depression, early stage progressive disease (without stopping the diseases) such as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, autism and Asperger’s, and childhood cerebral palsy.

It is important to note that the qualitative results from the LENS training are the same as those from other forms of neurofeedback that use an operant conditioning approach; yet, the LENS accomplishes symptom reductions in approximately one quarter the time, with the same durability of treatment effects.

Area of Applicability :

 

 

 

Cognition

ADD, TBI, Autism, Asperger’s

Sequencing, memory, providing/maintaining attention, concentration, clarity, organization

Mood

Depression, prolonged or incomplete grieving, explosive disorder, bi-polar

Anger, sadness, explosiveness

Motor

Paralysis, plasticity, clumsiness, stroke, early-stage progressive disease (Parkinsonism, Alzheimer’s, MS)

Lack of grace, problems of eye-hand coordination, balance, increased muscle tone (plasticity), tremor

Motivation

Depression, lack of initiation, motivation, and completion

Problems initiating tasks, shifting from one activity to another, and/or completing tasks

Energy/Anxiety

The experience of anxiety, ADD, ADHD, anxiety attacks, PTSD, dissociative problems, sleep disorders, OCD

Problems of anxiety system activity (too much uncomfortably-contained energy): Persistent “anxiety”, restlessness, rumination, agitation, distractibility, difficulty breathing, palpitations, tremor exacerbation, sleep interruption

Reactivity

Personality disorders, borderline, seizures

Hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, multiple chemical sensitivities

Pain

Fibromyalgia, migraines, except when complicated by residual infection or toxic

Centrally-mediated pain (mismapping origins and qualities of the signals; vascular pain

Fatigue

Chronic fatigue, except when complicated by residual infection, toxic, or metabolic conditions

Fatigue; or fatigue as secondary to overcoming pain or other impediments to functioning more easily.

Performance optimization

 

Increase in functioning in the above areas in the absence of any diagnosis or comorbid conditions

Addictions, dependencies

Drug or alcohol addiction and dependency, eating disorders; substance abuse

Lack of clarity about emotions and self-comforting, defensiveness, argumentativeness, cynicism

 

 LENS versus Traditional EEG Biofeedback :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS)

Traditional EEG BioFeedback

Feedback: very weak radio frequency based on the frequency of the brain waves (There is no electricity going into the brain!)

Feedback: sights and sounds on the computer,based on the brainwaves

Change happens because the radio frequency is new information for the brain. The brain is able to change it's activation patterns.

Change happens because the brain is gradually taught to produce the desired activation patterns.

Client tasks: sit quietly.

Client tasks: learn to perform to keep rewards coming by achieving threshold requirements.

Approach: The whole brain is treated, working from most functional to least functional sites.

Approach: treat "problem areas" as defined by the therapist, based on assessment findings.

Duration of feedback: less than 1 second per site. Often several sites can be done in one session.

Duration: EEG training may last 20 minutes or longer.

Sustained results seen in 5-40 sessions.

Sustained results in 20 to 100 sessions, or more.

LENS is featured in the book The Healing Power of Neurofeedback

Traditional EEG is featured in the book : "ADD,    the 20 hour   solution"

 

Additional Advantages of the LENS :

 

 

 

·    Connect-time with the EEG averages 4 minutes per session, brief enough for many who cannot tolerate sitting for a long time

·  Movement artifact neither detracts from clinical efficacy, nor does it have to be removed

·  Cognition and attention are not necessary: can be used with infants or autistics

·  Nothing to practice, no homework

 

Statement from the Father at the End of Training at Age 33 Months : 

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"Before the treatments Dylan could not walk, crawl, feed himself, talk or think for himself. During the treatments Dylan started crawling and talking. Then he started feeding himself, stack blocks, and color by himself. Shortly after he began walking by himself. Dylan now has a vocabulary of 250 words, he can take 20 steps by himself. He is now a normal boy."

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"We don’t want to substitute our “good idea” of what the brain ought to be doing for allowing it to regulate itself, and monitoring the effects of what we do, to see if the patient is changing within the bounds of comfort.”- Dr Len Ochs, Founder of LENS.  Len Ochs, Ph.D   is an experienced neurofeedback practitioner and one of the pioneers in the field of biofeedback, (honored as a pioneer by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback) discovered the elements of a very different neurofeedback system that has been refined over the decades. It has been used with over 100,000 clients in six continents.

Academic Credentials  :

1973 Ph.D. in Social Psychology: State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY 

1965 M.A. in Psychology with specialization and internship in School Psychology:
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 

1963 B.A. from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA