Entries by INDYNeurofeedback

Chronic Pain Affects COVID-19 Symptoms

Those experiencing chronic pain, may not only be more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, but if infected, may face additional consequences and higher morbidity risks than others. That’s because there is a complicated relationship between the brain, the immune system, and chronic pain, explains Leanne O’Neil, owner of INDY Neurofeedback. This relationship is heightened, we […]

Can Taking Supplements Help with Memory and Focus?

Pop up ads for memory-enhancements bombard us today. The claims these products make are pretty tough to ignore. Everything from “Dramatically sharpens focus” to “Improves memory and concentration.” So, how well do they really work, and are they worth the cost? The answer is: It’s pretty unclear since the FDA does not require supplement manufacturers […]

Can COVID-19 Impact the Brain?

New information is emerging in COVID-19 hospital research showing that patient brains are negatively impacted in about 20% of all cases. A growing portion of those affected by COVID experience temporary episodes of cognitive decline or decompensation. This appears to be especially true of those with severe disease symptoms, especially the elderly, who required intensive […]

Are You an Introvert?

There’s been some recent buzz on the Internet about introverts. According to self-reporting, introverts seem to cope with quarantine conditions better than their more extroverted friends. If you’ve shared in similar discussions, you might wonder if you tend toward introversion or extroversion. Because, well — is anyone exclusively just one type of personality? Leanne O’Neil, […]

Breathing, Your Brain, and the Coronavirus

Over the past 20 years, we’ve begun to understand how intensely breathing patters affect brain health and contribute to illness. Researchers working together with biofeedback techniques have developed coaching strategies to optimize breathing patterns, improve health and wellbeing, and mental performance. A prime example of how learning to self-optimize breathing patterns to help control health […]

Migraines Explored

Contrary to popular belief, migraines are more complicated that just a bad headache. Not only are they exceedingly common, affecting nearly 40 million people in the United States, they can last up to 72 hours. Migraines are likely caused by a combination of environmental factors and genetic vulnerability, since two thirds of those suffering from […]

Young Childrens’ Brains Thrive on Books

At INDY Neurofeedback, we know that MRI scans can tell us quite a bit about brains with injuries. Brain scans can tell us quite a bit about healthy brains, too. Recently, therapists and researchers at Cambridge University decided to scan the brains of healthy young children while they were reading (or being read to), while […]

Adopt These 10 Habits for Better Brain Health

Living a healthy lifestyle is key to preventing chronic illness and conditions like diabetes and heart disease. And now, new research has found that living a brain-healthy lifestyle may reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive decline. Here’s what you can do now to reduce your risk for brain-degenerative diseases: Turn down […]