Greg Lamont-Mitchell, ND - Licensed Naturopathic Physician
As a Naturopathic Physician my approach to medicine is to support the body’s natural ability to heal. I strive to use the least invasive therapies available to address the unique struggles of each patient. The holistic approach I use addresses the whole person to balance body, mind and spirit. I love to educate my patients about how to address their unique struggle, how to achieve good health and a greater balance between body, mind and spirit. We all have our unique issues and there is no one way to address everyone. Restoring and maintaining good health is a journey, not a destination and the path is unique for each person.
I have many tools to use to help my patients on their unique journey. I use clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, supplements and vitamins, biofeedback, breath work, acupressure and reiki. Some conditions I work well with are traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, chronic disease and chronic pain. I also have a strong background in Men’s health.
One of the tools I use to help patients with a variety of issues is LENS Neurofeeback. (click) What is Neurofeedback?
How does neurofeedback work?
The brain’s ability to “self-regulate” depends entirely on its ability to respond appropriately to both its internal and external environments. The brain must be able to move quickly and easily between all states, including states of hyper-focus, relaxed focus, excitement, and relaxation. The ability to move efficiently between states is termed “flexibility. Its ability to maintain a stable state like ongoing focus is termed “resilience”. When the brain gets stuck in inefficient patterns of activity, it loses its ability to move easily between its various states, and/or it has difficulty maintaining a particular state when required. Proper self-regulation requires that the brain be able to move efficiently between periods of flexible behavior to periods of resilient behavior. The information “feed back” during neurofeedback enables the brain’s many systems to cooperate and coordinate, encouraging the brain to use the appropriate neural networks that it needs for optimum self-regulation.
LENS is indicated for treating the following conditions:
• Closed Head Injury
• Anxiety, Panic attacks
• Sleep Disturbances
• Chronic Fatigue
• Chronic Pain
• Migraine Headaches
• ADD/ADHD, Attention Issues
• Chronic Stress
What to expect
During the first visit an extensive, hour long, problem focused history will be taken to determine if the LENS is an appropriate treatment for you. The following visits will be shorter, usually 25 minutes. The LENS treatment itself is very fast, only lasting a few seconds. Though very brief, many people feel the effects of the LENS almost immediately.
Generally speaking there are no side effects. However, with LENS, there may be a temporary intensification of symptoms that have existed in the past. This can happen as part of the process of regaining health and balance. Any such increase in symptoms, however, is usually short-lived.
Some people may experience a slight increase in anxiety, irritability and/or difficulty sleeping for a short period of time after a treatment. It is usually mild and not much of an issue but if does happen to you please tell us, there may be ways to prevent it from happening again.
If you are taking any medication you should continue to take it. You should understand, however, that the effects of medication may be strengthened with neurofeedback. This means, for example, if you are taking medications for sleep, the dose you are taking can make you sleepier. Or if you are taking a medication that stimulates you, you might begin to feel overly wired. For this reason, it is important for you to maintain close contact with your prescribing physician and discuss with him any changes you notice in the effectiveness of your medication. It is not unusual for people to reduce or even eliminate their need for some medications.