BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy
Retrain Your Brain to Function Well
Certified Neurofeedback Therapist
We are pleased to offer BrainCore neurofeedback therapy, a non-invasive, non-drug, cutting-edge therapy option for neurological disorders based on over 50 years of clinical research. Dr. Chiappino is not only a board-certified chiropractic neurologist but she is also board certified in neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
The BrainCore therapy program is available in our Smithtown, Long Island authorized center.
Dr. Keri Chiappino, DC DACNB BCN
Drugless Approach to Treat Neurological Disorders
BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy provides a unique drugless approach to addressing Neurological Dysregulation Syndrome (NDS), a condition resulting from tension on the nervous system caused by a subluxated spine, poor nutrition, stress, drugs or trauma. NDS may be associated with the symptoms of many neurologically-based conditions including:
Headaches and migraines
Memory Loss Associated with Aging
Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The BrainCore technology and science is based on a brain-wave training procedure that effectively regulates the nervous system, providing proven relief of a wide range of conditions associated with NDS. This procedure, called neurofeedback or biofeedback, is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Level 1, Best Support evidence-based practice for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
See Our Patients’ Experience with Neurofeedback Training
I came to New Beginnings Wellness Center on the recommendation of a friend. I can not say enough as to how pleased I have been with the care I have received. The center is clean, well run, and a calming environment. Staff members are friendly, accommodating, professional, and well trained. The chiropractic care is excellent. You will feel heard and your needs will be met. Procedures will be well explained, effective, and personalized to you. I am halfway through a course of neurofeedback sessions and have seen many positive changes. I highly recommend the center to those seeking this type of care.
My son was diagnosed with ADHD around the age of 6 but has been struggling with reading since kindergarten, with his impulsivity being one of the main factors in his struggles. Before resorting to medication Dr. Chiappino and New Beginnings Wellness center was recommended to us. Dr. Chiappino and her staff have been nothing but welcoming and supportive since day one. We began a nine week at home Neurofeedback training program with my son to help with his attention and impulsivity. From day one Dr. Chiappino has been checking in with us at least twice a week to see how things are going and the results she is seeing on her end. It has been a great experience and we are looking forward to the end results!
New Beginnings is an oasis for healing. Dr. Keri and her staff are warm and welcoming. As a holistic practitioner myself, I have referred many people. Chiropractic adjustments are necessary for wellness. I’ve benefited from her neurological assistance with the brain core program. This practice is a must do in your healing toolbox!
I have been a patient of Dr. Chiappino’s for over 16 years now. I am in a wheelchair & was born with a very complex condition that comes with frequent complications that often leave me absolutely debilitated. In recent years, my husband and I have come to the conclusion that our home is no longer accessible to me and my needs. We had to make the decision recently as to whether or not we were going to stay in our home or move out of state and build our home from scratch. Well, recently we decided to stay and renovate our home to accommodate those needs. One of the single biggest deciding factors was in fact, staying close to Dr. Chiappino and her amazing staff. Dr. Chiappino’s treatments have been SO crucial to my wellbeing that I now come every 6 weeks to keep my complications & pain levels to a minimum. Dr. Chiappino has given me a quality of life that I truly could not have if I was not under her care. Dr. C & her staff have come to my rescue more times than I can count over these last 16 years and I am deeply grateful. At one point last summer, I was experiencing life altering complications that drastically lowered my quality of life for some time. I decided to give neurofeedback a try for 3 months and honestly for me, it was life changing in the best way imaginable. It gave me my quality of life back. I just can’t say enough about how much New Beginnings Wellness Center has impacted my life. In terms of her staff and the office itself, just like Dr. C, her staff is incredibly compassionate, kind, personable and make me feel so welcome each and every time. The atmosphere of her office is incredibly soothing and puts you at ease almost instantly. I absolutely love coming to her office! All in all, I truly don’t know what I’d do without Dr. C’s treatments and continued support. In my opinion, it just doesn’t get any better than NBWC.
This is a fantastic chiropractic office! You will get exemplary personal service every time you visit here. Dr. C. is the most knowledgeable, compassionate, professional. I have been coming to her for about 10 years and I’ve also used her for Brain Core Therapy, which was very effective. I receive chiropractic care at least one time a week, and sometimes more if I need it. She has never disappointed me and goes out of her way to listen and address all of my needs. I highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed. I feel great each time I walk out of her office.
I have been going to Dr. Keri Chiappino for over 10 years, she is a phenomenal chiropractor and person! She is so caring about her patients! Braincore has been a wonderful addition to my self care for myself and my daughter. I highly recommend their practice.
How Does Neurofeedback Work?
Neurofeedback therapy is a non-invasive, non-drug, cutting-edge approach to addressing neurological disorders resulting from tension on the nervous system caused by trauma, drugs, toxins, a subluxated spine, stress, or poor nutrition.
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain function. It involves placing sensors on the scalp to measure electrical activity in the brain and then providing feedback to the individual about their brain activity in the form of visual or auditory signals. The goal of neurofeedback is to help individuals learn to regulate their brain activity in order to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
A healthy brain is able to shift gears all day long. It speeds up when it is time to learn something new and slows down when it is time to rest. Where we have challenges is when the brain gets “stuck” in a certain gear.
With BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy, we retrain the brain to shift gears correctly by the use of visual and audio reinforcement techniques. By monitoring the brain activity of a patient while they watch a movie or TV show, we are able to detect certain patterns and then reinforce or discourage those patterns by altering the visual and audio output of the watched broadcast. This method helps the brain to reorganize its processes so that the gears become “unstuck” and the proper gear is engaged to correspond to the appropriate activity.
If a patient is stuck in a fast gear they may suffer from anxiety, OCD tendencies, insomnia, and emotional rumination. A patient stuck in a slower gear can have focus issues, impulsivity problems, fidgeting non-stop, brain fog, memory issues and poor attention spans.
It is important to know that an in-depth analysis of the patient’s issues be completed first by our neurofeedback experts before determining whether BrainCore Neurofeedback Therapy is the appropriate path to take for the described problem. This analysis is in the form of a QEEG or brain map.
A QEEG, or quantitative electroencephalogram, is a type of brain mapping that measures electrical activity in the brain. It is often used to visualize patterns associated with epilepsy, ADHD, anxiety and depression. The process involves placing sensors on the scalp to record brain waves, which are then analyzed to identify patterns and abnormalities.
What to Expect During a Braincore (Neurofeedback) Session
Though the BrainCore technology is quite complex, the training activity is simple, painless, drugless and non-invasive. Braincore sessions typically last anywhere from 15 minutes to 35 minutes, depending on the age of the patient.
Surface sensors are placed on the scalp and electroencephalography (EEG) activity is transmitted to a computer screen. Braincore training is performed while watching a movie. If the patient stops producing the desired brain wave pattern the movie gets dark and the audio gets lower. The brain prefers a bright picture and a louder volume so it will re-organize to keep it that way!
If the patient’s brain stops producing the desired brain wave, the game or the movie stop playing. As the nervous system reorganizes itself based on this instantaneous information, the patterns begin to normalize.
Over the course of treatment, the brain modifies itself to begin producing the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate times, resulting in a re-organization of brainwave patterns which leads to a healthier brain!