106 La Casa Via, Suite 110
Walnut Creek, CA 94518
Since 1990, Len Ochs, Ph.D., has developed the Flexyx Neurotherapy System (FNS), an advanced form of biofeedback which does not require learning or practice. EDS uses gently flashing lights as the feedback signal, and has resulted in rather significant alleviation attention-deficit and hyperactivity symptoms.
Specifically, EDS has reliably decreased the severity and incidence of the following problems:
EDS has reliably increased:
These problems exist concurrently with EEG slowing, which consists of high amplitude, high variability, low frequency brain waves. FNS should been seen only as a reliable way, and a reasonably rapid way to reduce EEG slowing, and not as a treatment magically improving a wide variety of disorders; an outcome "too good to be true." At this point, 26 child, adolescent, and adult ADD/ADHD patients have been worked with, with all patients finding significant relief from the above problems -- often first seen after the completion of treatment.
The system, in general, operates by monitoring the person's brain waves, analyzing the EEG patterns, and using the ever-changing EEG patterns to continuously make the frequency of the flashing lights relevant to the person in treatment. Instead of evoking seizures, as many predicted, this has acted as an anticonvulsant, allowing people to safely reduce their medications. The results have been holding for the people finished five years ago, in fact, once they have started improving again, their improvements have continued to evolve.
Most of these patients are light and sound sensitive. The first phase of the treatment desensitizes them to outside stimulation, at which time frontal EEG slowing is strongly decreased. The next phase of treatment involves systematic discovery and treatment of all other sites of EEG slowing on the scalp.
People sit in their chairs, eyes closed, and rest from 5 minutes to 20 minutes (on average). Daily treatment is most effective and reduces total numbers of sessions needed. Average numbers of treatments is 26, however the treatment duration varies considerably with the duration and complexity of the person's problem(s). Patients must be able to sit quietly to maintain electrode contact.
Since FNS is a non-psychotherapeutic procedure, it is always important for the patients to have competent, adjunctive psychotherapeutic treatment and support at a level commensurate with the seriousness of their problems.
The treatment code for FNS is 90901.