Doctor Connects Psychology & Technology For A Better Brain
Dr. Nanaz Pirnia, a psychotherapist and clinical director of The Mind Therapy Center, is excited about the results her clients are seeing with assessment and treatment plans that address emotional, psychological and neuro-physiological conditions including ADD, ADHD, memory loss, anxiety, depression, addictions, autism, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, insomnia and OCD.
The breakthrough in technology comes after 25 years of practice as a psychotherapist where she witnessed children and adults taking medications she believed were masking the brain’s imbalances and nutritional deficiencies leading to abuse and misuse of drugs.
“The missing link for therapists has been a lack of expertise to address brain disorders that arise from chemical imbalances and ‘connectivity’ problems that prevent people from having normal thoughts, mood, behaviors and actions,” Pirnia said.
The center uses Neuro-Integrative therapy, combining QEEG brain mapping and EEG-HEG biofeedback, Alpha system, sound , motion, color and light therapy, in conjunction with psychotherapy, nutrition and neurotransmitter regulation.
This non-invasive and non-drug technology balances and re-connects brains cells, Pirnia says, to resolve specific brain disorders which helps people change improper behavior while giving them better control over their mood and thoughts. “The process is safe, pleasant and relaxing,” Pirnia said. “Without the need for medication.”
The process starts when neurologists at the center measure and record a client’s abnormal activity over 19 regions of the brain using QEEG mapping from which individualized designs for neuro-feedback and neuro-integration are produced. “With this analysis, brain dysfunction is pinpointed and using non-invasive, non-drug technology, growth and change at the cellular level can be promoted that empowers patients to use their mind as a remedial too,” Pirnia said.
“The brain needs to be cared for,” Pirnia said, “as every time there is shock, trauma, accident, and a loss, abuse of alcohol and drugs or head injuries, brain cells are affected which then influence feelings, thoughts, learning abilities and simple actions people take every day.
“This state of brain decline get aggravated over time as the lack of oxygenation and cellular connectivity become accentuated with the aging process.
“The good news,” Pirnia said, “is that the brain can be uplifted to gain speed, sharpness, alertness, and have it work optimally again with this new technology.”