Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over- all have received a medical diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These rates reflect a marked rise over the last decade and could fuel growing concern among many doctors that the ADHD diagnosis and its medication are overused in American children. The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) is a proven modality with no side effects that can help with these children.
The LENS is a specific kind of Neurofeedback that operates very rapidly and has qualities that make it much easier to use with people who can’t sit still.
Why It Is Easy:
- The child doesn’t need to “do” anything
- There is nothing to learn
- It works well for children who either cannot or will not pay attention to a computer screen for a longer time periods. The typical session with the LENS lasts 3-4 minutes
- It works much faster than traditional Neurofeedback with the number of sessions ranging from as few as 1 to an overall average number of sessions of 20
The LENS helps with any of the Central Nervous System dysfunctions such as ADD and ADHD, which result in the body’s difficulty regulating itself. This is a perfect example where the LENS is valuable.
Dr. Len Ochs, the inventor of the LENS, has discovered that one does not need to tell the brain what to do. He has found that by feeding back the very same brain waves that various areas of the brain are emitting and adding the slightest amount of change, called an offset, the brain:
- Minimizes its dysfunction
It does so with an extremely small radio-frequency input that is so tiny (far less than a cell phone and as short as a fraction of a second) as to be unperceivable.
The LENS process is not a treatment for any specific condition or directed toward a specific diagnosis. It is a general process that optimizes brain function. However, as self-regulation occurs, many symptoms that have their basis in central nervous system dysfunction begin to improve.
- Energy during the day
- Sleeping at night
- Sense of humor
- Motivation to get things done
- Ease of getting things done
- Concentration and focus
- Easier for students to initiate and complete homework tasks and to optimize their potential, abilities and performance in the educational setting
- Brings about significant improvements in a relatively brief process of therapy in physical and emotional rehabilitation (shown in clinical use)
The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) has been used since 1998 with enough success to warrant respect from former and current patients, as well as from some of the top scientific institutions in the U.S.