IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback
Cutting Edge treatment for children and adults
Safe, painless, non-invasive, and effective option for those suffering from a broad range of physical, mental, emotional and social health conditions.
Take back your mental health with IASIS
A profoundly helpful tool for balancing and relaxing the nervous system
What is IASIS MCN?
IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) is an innovative variant of transcranial neurofeedback that differs from traditional neurofeedback in that it does not involve feedback visuals or auditory perceptions. It is imperceptible, non-invasive and effortless to the client.
IASIS MCN is a 510K registered device with the FDA indicated for relaxation training and muscle reeducation. Our Microcurrent Neurofeedback features low intensity pulses using transcranial electrical stimulation (LIP-TES).
It produces 3 Pico-Watts of Energy, which is 3 trillions of a watt which is approximately one one-millionth (1/1 millionth) of the energy of your cell phone. So a very small microcurrent that is far less than your cell phone.
It is a safe, pain-free and drug-free treatment option for a variety of physical, mental, social and emotional health conditions. The source of the problem, not the symptoms, are treated through brief micro current stimulation to the nervous system resulting in temporary fluctuation in brainwaves. This change, or fluctuation, is what allows the brain to reorganize and shift.
Over time, frozen or stuck patterns are affected and the result is a “reboot” to the system as new neural pathways are made. This creates changes to the brainwave state and greater ability for the brain and nervous system to regulate itself. In other words it naturally balances the autonomic nervous system.
Through a cumulative series of treatments, the brain regains a healthier neurochemical balance, develops more neuroplasticity, and builds a natural resistance to returning to a dysfunctional state.
How does it work?
IASIS MCN is operated through a device called an Electroencephalogram (EEG), a set of electrodes and a laptop computer. The EEG measures electrical activity in the brain using small, metal discs (electrodes) attached to the scalp. Brain cells communicate via electrical impulses and are active all the time. This activity shows up as wavy lines on an EEG recording which is displayed on the computer screen.
The pulses are both positive and negative, so the tiny current travels in both directions. The EEG will identify the client’s dominant brain rhythm. An alternating offset signal from the EEG is added to the dominant rhythm, and a new signal (dominant + offset) is sent back to the brain, which moves their brain out of the dysfunctional rhythm. Eventually bringing the brain, and body into a state of homeostasis (a state of psychological equilibrium).
It can do many things for the brain and body. It can balance the autonomic nervous system, enhance the function of neurons, and enhance the glymphatic system. It can help create optimal brain performance for a wide range of conditions.
As a result, the brain can experience calmness, improved cognition & focus, and many have experienced better sleep, better mood, emotional regulation, the desire & ability to tackle projects and more. Additionally, the body can reregulate its autoimmune and autoinflammatory conditions, creating improved immune function and appropriate inflammatory response.
Why IASIS MCN?
IASIS MCN differs from traditional neurofeedback in that it does not involve feedback visuals or auditory perceptions. While traditional neurofeedback focuses on training the brain, MCN retrains both the brain and central nervous system by allowing it to reorganize itself and shift from fixed patterns. In essence it balances the autonomic nervous system.
IASIS MCN is the first Neurofeedback system with image based evidence of success. And it produces fast results in a limited number of sessions, and the ease and simplicity of treatment all distinguish it from traditional neurofeedback.
Our experience shows that 85% of patients report a positive response by their third treatment. Patients suffering from mild/moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), PTSD, migraines, insomnia, depression, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, and a host of other neurological disorders report a significant reduction in symptoms, improved sleep, and reduced pulsivity. These reported changes are generally enduring and sustainable.
Another thing that makes IASIS unique is their proprietary Protocols. Protocols are pre-programed micro electrical currents that are sent from the EEG to the brain after it identifies the brain’s dominant rhythm/wave and adds its offset. IASIS MCN is not a symptom/issue based modality, rather a means of supporting the CNS in self-regulating.
Who can benefit?
IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback offers a wide spectrum of benefits to people with any number of neurological issues, i.e., a dysregulated state. And thanks to the gentle, non-invasive, and highly effective nature of MCN, children, adults, and the elderly are appropriate candidates for treatment.
MCN treats the source of the problem, not the symptom, and patients have reported life-changing observations in acute, chronic, or complex conditions such as these.
Understand that while this list is long, it may not cover every source of the problem that has been seen or treated.
» Academic issues
» ADD and ADHD
» Athletic performance
» Autism spectrum disorder
» Behavioral disorders
» Brain fog
» Chemical sensitivities
» Chemo brain fog
» Concussion (past and present)
» Eating disorders
» Executive performance
» Fatigue (mental or physical)
» Focus/concentration issues
» Headaches (cluster and tension)
» Insomnia / Sleep issues
» Learning disorders
» Lyme disease
» Memory disorders
» Mood disorders
» Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
» Panic disorders
» Peak performance
» Psychological disorders
» Postpartum depression
» Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
» Sensory integration
» Suicidal ideations
» Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
BENEFITS REPORTED FROM CLIENTS:
» Mental and emotional clarity
» Positive mood and attitude
» Deeper, more restorative sleep
» Feeling more present and engaged
» Better handling of stress and stressors
» Enhanced cognitive function
» Decreased compulsivity and impulsivity
» Greater sense of calm
» Improved attention and focus
» Stimulated sense of creativity
» Increased energy
» Deeper connection to self
» Reduced anxiety and panic
» Improved ability to regulate emotions
» Lessened pain
» Increased trigger tolerance
» Lifted brain fog
» Reduced depression
» Increased motivation
» Greater sense of self-awareness
» Increased ability to handle things
Understand that each patient’s experience is unique and what they feel and achieve from their treatments is not conclusive or specific to what other patients may experience and feel.
MCN BENEFITS ARE ENDURING
85% of patients report positive changes by their third treatment. Mood or condition shifts may be felt such as increased calm, improved focus, and feeling more present.
Due to the cumulative nature of IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback, these mood or condition shifts may be temporary, but as patients progress through their treatment series, changes observed last longer with each session.
Over the course of treatment, improvements can become substantial and life-changing.
Following their initial treatment series, some patients may require “tune-ups” from time to time, however, we know that most benefits experienced become enduring!
This is the result of the brain regaining healthier neurochemical balance, developing more neuroplasticity, and building a natural resistance to returning to a dysfunctional state.
RISKS AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS
There is no evidence of risks or long-term negative effects associated with MCN.
There are no contra-indications for IASIS MCN.
MCN does not cause permanent, negative damage to the brain or nervous system.
Only frozen, stuck patterns are affected. Any healthy, functional brainwave patterns remain flexible and resilient.
IASIS can be done as a stand-alone treatment for those that do not want counseling but it has proven to be a profoundly helpful tool in combination with talk therapy. Many clients find their counseling sessions are much more productive and effective when done in conjunction with IASIS. We offer stand-alone sessions that typically take 30 minutes after the initial assessment and treatment. However, if you choose to do IASIS along with talk therapy, we have the following 2 combination packages:
- Total Care Package – IASIS + Talk Therapy in a 50 minute session (approx. 20-30 minute counseling session done after your IASIS treatment)
- Ultimate Care Package – IASIS + Talk Therapy in an 80 minute session if you want to ensure you get a full 50 minute counseling session
Initially, a client may have 1 to 3 treatments per week dependent on the level of seriousness or acuity of the condition. For best results, we recommend at least 1 session per week and then gradually increase the time between sessions as you experience longer-lasting results (ex: go from weekly to every 2 weeks to every 3 weeks). If you want faster results or your condition is more chronic/serious, then 2-3 sessions per week is ideal.
The total number of treatments will vary from patient to patient, but a typical range would be a series of 12 to 20 treatments. Recommendations for more sessions are common with longer-standing conditions.
Each patient’s experience and their treatment needs are different. While 85%-90% of patients will notice changes between sessions 1 and 3, others may require more treatments before they notice any changes at all, and in some instances, friends and family may notice changes before the patient becomes aware of them.
As things improve and treatments hold longer, there will be an increase in the time between sessions until these changes become enduringly sustainable and routine treatment is no longer needed.
When patients arrive, they are greeted and welcomed into a relaxing, safe and private room. The first session takes around 40-50 minutes.
We will start off with the initial assessment to learn more about your physical/mental health, any allergies you may have, and identify your problem areas. Then we discuss the goals for the treatment and realistic expectations.
Once you are comfortable, we will prep the areas of your head and neck where EEG electrodes will be placed. You will be educated throughout the process in the beginning so you can better understand the flow of your sessions.
Please come to your sessions well hydrated and in clothing that will allow us access to your neck area. We will need to pull up long hair and will be scrubbing off makeup for the electrodes so feel free to bring your own hair clips/ties and makeup if you desire to re-apply after your treatment.
Unlike traditional neurofeedback, MCN does not require the patient to actively participate. This means you can come to your session ready to close your eyes and unwind to a playlist of relaxing music.
The treatment itself can be an average of 6 to 15 minutes. However, from prep to finish, patients should plan for a 30 minute appointment. We pride ourselves on respecting your time and always do our best to stay on schedule. In turn, we ask that all patients do their best to be on time for their appointments.
Once you are comfortable, we will prep the areas of your head and neck where EEG electrodes will be place. During this time, we will also ask a series of questions to assess for any changes experienced and/or sustained between treatments. This feedback allows us to properly evaluate and make any necessary protocol adjustments before we begin.
Dependent on the patient, their condition, the acuity of that condition, and how they are responding to treatment, adjustments may be made to protocol settings and sensitivity levels throughout the treatment series.
During treatment, the EEG electrodes will be moved around. These locations may vary through subsequent treatment sessions.
Contrary to what many think, there is absolutely no zapping, shocking, or electrocuting involved. In fact, you won’t feel anything during treatment!
Like anything in life, MCN is a process, and I encourage every patient to practice patience as we navigate this new journey together and to allow themselves permission to welcome and accept even the smallest of changes.
Keeping notes or having a dedicated journal during the treatment series helps to build self-awareness while deepening the value of each session. Be prepared to provide observation feedback to us after each session.
We will identify and talk about things to be aware of as well as possible shifts you may experience and ways to support your brain and body post-session.
Temporary reactivity of the nervous system can occur in the first 24 to 48 hours following treatment.
While this does not occur in all patients, and oftentimes is not experienced at all, it is still very important to educate patients on.
Reactivity includes feelings of fatigue, spaciness, anxiousness, being wired, headaches, or potential (temporary) increases in condition/symptom.
Experiencing reactivity can be uncomfortable and discouraging, however, it is completely normal and will pass.
In fact, I educate patients in understanding that reactivity can actually be a positive sign that your brain and nervous system are beginning to respond. This is known as neuroregulation.
This is the brain demonstrating that “something good is happening” and that every subset of a reaction is a positive response!
Rest assured, if you do experience any unpleasant feelings between treatments, we are always available to discuss what is going on and to administer a brief gentle treatment to calm the nervous system and help bring about homeostasis.
Watershed Counseling Center recommends you consult with your healthcare practitioner if you are unsure if IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback is right for you.
For optimal satisfaction and results, IASIS MCN should be used in conjunction with appropriate lifestyle choices and changes as recommended by your IASIS provider and or healthcare practitioner.
Individual results may vary.
Per the IASIS Technologies’ Disclaimer
IASIS Micro Current Neurofeedback (MCN) and this website does not contain medical advice. IASIS Neurofeedback, rather, the IASIS MCN device is indicated for relaxation training and muscle reeducation and prescription use consistent with 21 C.F.R. section 882.5050.
A biofeedback device is an instrument that provides a visual or auditory signal corresponding to the status of one or more of a patient’s physiological parameters (e.g., brain alpha wave activity, muscle activity, skin temperature, etc.) so that the patient can control voluntarily these physiological parameters; and a prescription battery powered device that is indicated for relaxation training and muscle reeducation and prescription use.
The information, including but not limited to text, videos, images, and other material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge about IASIS Neurofeedback.
It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you believe you have a medical condition, please first, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.
Never self-medicate or choose to discontinue taking medicine without discussing your medical care with your doctor.
Individual Sessions – Pay as you go $125 each
Introductory Package – 12 sessions $1,380
- $115 each ($120 savings)
- For 1 individual
Wellness Package – 20 sessions $2,200
- $110 each ($300 savings)
- For 1 individual
- Typical treatment plan (non-chronic): 12 initial + 8 Monthly
Family Package – 40 sessions $4,000
- $100 each ($1,000 savings)
- Share among immediate family
Veteran and First Responders $100 each
- Police officers, firefighters, paramedics, ER/ICU medical staff (called to handle emergencies)
Total Care Package $215 each
- IASIS MCN + Talk Therapy
- 50 min sessions (IASIS plus 30 min counseling session)
- Based on individual Pay As You Go pricing
- Only $65 more per session to add on MCN to your talk therapy
Ultimate Care Package $275 each
- IASIS MCN + Talk Therapy
- 80 min sessions (IASIS plus 50 min counseling session)
- Based on individual Pay As You Go pricing
Hear from patients & providers about the powerful impact MCN has had in their lives and practices.
We are growing our Team!
We are looking for compassionate counselors to join our team. Contact us for more information!