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What is HEG?
There are several conditions in which blood flow is decreased in certain parts of the brain. Hemoencephalography (HEG) is a form of neurofeedback that allows a client to increase blood flow, and therefore functioning, to those parts of the brain targeted for treatment.

How is HEG training done?
A headband is placed around the client’s forehead. A reading is taken of blood flow. This is not an exact reading such as one obtains with a SPECT scan but just a baseline for a session. The client is given visual feedback that coincides with an increase (or decrease) in blood flow.

Who may benefit from HEG?

People with AD/HD tend to have low blood flow in the regions of the brain associated with paying attention. An increase in blood flow to this area is associated with an increase in attentiveness.

Children with autism and related disorders tend to have lower blood flow in regions of the brain (mainly the right side) associated with emotional perception, empathy, social awareness, speech and attention. An increase in blood flow in these areas may increase the ability of the child to relate to others and may also increase attentiveness in inattentive children.

HEG has been used for several years to increase blood flow in migraine headache sufferers. The severity and frequency of the headaches decline and some people no longer have migraines following HEG training.

Other Uses
Other uses for HEG include elevating mood, decreasing anxiety, and ameliorating some symptoms associated with of traumatic brain injury.

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(773) 807-0936 |
Email Dr. Kathy Abbott, Psy. D.
3317 W. 95th St., Ste. 205, Evergreen Park, IL 60805

See the following websites for more information
www.isnr.org | www.eegspectrum.com
www.helpforadd.com | www.EMDR.com
Neurofeedback sounds complicated, but it's as simple as learning to ride a bike with training wheels.