Get your brain back with our neurofeedback therapy in Calgary. At Linden & Arc Vitality Institute, we recognized the importance of brain health and how it impacts all aspects of your life. Brain injuries, chronic disorders, mental health issues, and memory loss can result in years of suffering. We offer the solution: evidence-based, multidisciplinary treatments based on advanced testing that identifies the root causes of your neurological imbalances and how your biological functions and lifestyle impact them. You’ll feel revitalized as we stabilize, optimize, and improve your brain health.
Our state-of-the-art Brain Health Unit offers comprehensive assessment and non-invasive treatment to support optimal brain functioning and peak performance.
By using QEEG testing, we can assess real-time brain wave activities, identifying the specific areas that are out of alignment. Our Functional Medicine doctors can empower you to retrain and normalize functions, returning your brain to its best.
Let’s get you on the path to complete physical and mental health.
Restoring and boosting your brain, capacity, and mood requires you to improve all seven of the core healing nodes, your body’s major biological functions: gut health, immune system, energy, hormone balance, detoxification, heart vitality, and brain power. Understanding how each of these key body functions impacts your brain can help us develop an individualized Functional Medicine plan that yields spectacular results. Our practice is about thought, emotion, and memory with the aim of calming, repairing, and renewing your one of your body’s most important organs and systems.
Dr. Stephanie Varga leads our Brain Health Unit at Linden & Arc Vitality Institute. She is a licenced provisional psychologist with a PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Psychophysiology. Since 2003, Dr. Varga has been a Neurotherapist and she is currently a provisional psychologist pursuing her registration. She is a Quantitative EEG Diplomat (QEEG-D) from the QEEG Certification Board (meaning that their processing and interpretations of brain maps are valid and certified). She is certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America. Dr. Varga provides neuromodulation, which is a drug free evidence-based treatment for ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Anxiety, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmental Trauma, PTSD, and depression, among others. Neuromodulation works directly with brain waves to support more adaptive functioning. Dr. Varga also offers QEEG (quantitative electroencephalogram) assessments of brain wave functioning compared to a normative database as well as a variety of neurofeedback treatment options including pEMF, tDCS/tACS, tAPNS, tRNS, and classical EEG biofeedback.
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive medical treatment that allows us to measure your brain waves, encouraging you to self-regulate and normalize your functions through conditioning. This therapy allows you to retrain specific areas of your brain to bring it back to its functional best, helping with various cognitive disabilities, including depression, anxiety, and concussions.
Neurotransmitters are the body’s chemical messengers, sending signals to main body functions, including breathing, digestion, muscles, mood, concentration, and other primary systems. Lifestyle and health challenges can exacerbate the two main neurotransmitters – inhibitory and excitatory – causing a significant array of acute and chronic symptoms.
There are two kinds of neurotransmitters in your brain – inhibitory and excitatory. The former refers to hormones that stabilize, smooth and calm your moods and includes serotonin and GABA. The latter refers to the energizing neurotransmitters that stimulate the brain, including dopamine, histamine, and acetylcholine. When your body experiences an overdrive of excitatory neurotransmitters, your inhibitory neurotransmitters can become depleted. Advanced testing can identify the status of your neurotransmitter levels and determine subsequent treatments.
QEEG stands for Quantitative Electroencephalography and is also known as “brain mapping”. This advanced test helps measure the patterns of your brain waves and activities and is crucial in determining the status of brain function and any subsequent problems. It is a critical part of our brain assessment and treatment and is used to assess, track, and monitor conditions, such as concussions, dementia, and CIRS.