LENS neurofeedback and traditional neurofeedback can both be very effective as drug-free alternatives for treating many neurological conditions and dysregulated brainwave function. However, whereas traditional neurofeedback systems select EEG frequency bandwidths and try to train changes in the brain, the LENS enables the brain to make its own self-corrective adjustments – that is, LENS disentrains the brain where stuck in dysregulated patterns.
Traditional neurofeedback typically involves sustained effort from an often restless patient, such as a child diagnosed with ADHD, requiring lengthy, focused participation to make changes on a computer screen. The LENS approach is passive, effortless – the patient simply sits, eyes closed for seconds at a time, without active participation being required – critical for patients with attending issues.
LENS treatment is shorter, with fewer sessions required than traditional neurofeedback – usually two-thirds or less – and therefore less expensive. Enduring and early improvements have been shown using the LENS, often within the first 4-6 sessions, and frequently, clients continue to improve after the course of treatment for weeks or months.