When your brain works,
your body responds.
qEEG brain mapping
We always start the journey with a qEEG brain map. A
qEEG brain map provides the most accurate assessment of your brain function
and how your brain affects your cognitive, emotional, social function &
behavior. It allows us to “look inside” your brain and identify any
areas of instability, over-stimulation and under-arousal which may lead to
dysfunction, disease and pain.
There are 4 steps involved in a qEEG brain map:
Step 1. Assess & establish a symptomatic baseline
As soon as you schedule your qEEG brain map appointment, we
will email you directions on how to access our patient portal and complete
a physiological/metabolic, cognitive, emotional and social assessment. This
represents your symptomatic baseline and will also be used to track your
progress. During your treatments, we will use a progress tracker to rate
your symptoms on a regular basis and compare them with this baseline.
Step 2. Obtain history & collect EEG data
On your first visit, we
will conduct a detailed and comprehensive consultation, discussing your
condition and history, former treatments, your lifestyle and diet and
evaluate whether Advanced Neurofeedback is a good fit for you.
We will also collect your EEG data by recording electrical
activity in your brain with our Electroencephalogram or EEG system. We
place an EEG cap with built-in sensors on your head. Ear clips are
attached to your ear lobes. We insert water soluble EEG gel in each of
the sensors to ensure a good connection with your scalp and test the EEG
readings. Subsequently, we record your EEG brainwaves of each of the
different lobes of your brain and along the mid line. We record with eyes
closed first and then with eyes open. For the eyes closed recording,
patients need to be able to keep their eyes closed for one minute at a time.
For young children or patients with sensory issues, it is
advised to get patients used to this procedure before scheduling an appointment.
Use a tight swimming cap and practice putting it on and leaving it on for
15 minutes before taking it off. Use clip-on earrings to get them used to
the feeling of clips attached to their ear lobes.
We also want you to be aware that the liquid gel will make
a mess of your hair. So it’s best not to schedule any important
appointments after this procedure.
Step 3. Analyze the qEEG data
We upload your EEG data
to a normative database, where your raw EEG data is processed and
compared with peers within your age group and gender.
This results in your
qEEG or quantitative EEG brain map report. Your qEEG brain map includes
an eyes closed and an eyes open report, a mid-line and sub-component
analysis as well as a probability analysis of different issues.
The brain map compares the results of your symptomatic
assessments from step 1 with the issues found on the EEG and whether they
Subsequently we will analyze your report, investigating the
underlying causes of your cognitive, emotional and/or social issues. We
also identify whether any underlying physiological or metabolic issues
inhibit your brain function. We analyze your delta, theta, alpha & beta
brain waves along the dimensions of magnitude, dominant frequency,
connectivity & coherence, phase and asymmetry, in both relative and
Based on what we find, we will develop your custom designed
clinical protocol used during your brain training and decide whether you
need an additional nutritional evaluation.
Step 4. Explain the qEEG brain map report
On your next visit, we will explain the qEEG brain map
report and the results of the analysis. We will discuss a custom designed
clinical protocol specifically for you. The protocol is designed to
correct dysfunctional brainwaves and correct areas of hypo- (under) or
hyper- (over) stimulation in your brain.
We will also recommend any applicable and necessary
cognitive performance tests, based on the results of your qEEG brain map.
These tests will be conducted before we start any treatment to establish
a more objective symptomatic baseline. Future tests will be compared with
this baseline to manage progress.
We offer unlimited free computerized cognitive performance
After training & treatment, we take another sample of
EEG data to compare a pre and post treatment map. This can show you the
power of neuro-plasticity and the amazing
changes your brain can make.
Brain Map before
My son has been
diagnosed with autism at age 3. We have tried every type of therapy: ABA,
OT, physical and speech. Despite the years of therapy, his speech hasn’t
improved very much at all. Our son seemed absent and he could be impulsive
and socially inappropriate. He struggled with sustained attention and gets
in trouble at school. Our speech therapist referred us to the Jamieson
After the initial
assessment and brain map, we knew so much more about our son. It finally
started to make sense. After changing our diet, supplements and 2
neurofeedback sessions, we saw improvement in his speech. After 3 sessions,
his teachers were noticing a difference in his focus and attention. It was
like a miracle! Now, he has been at his second summer camp. He has friends
and shows empathy. He can play ball games and is not afraid. He is not
obsessed with certain things anymore. And we can understand everything he
says now. He is even using difficult words! His reading
comprehension is much better and I could go on and on. We are so thankful
to have found the Jamieson Health Center.